SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio will begin construction in spring 2015 on a significant addition that will open in 2016. This project, one of the largest capital investments in the park’s history, will include a revolutionary new area for dolphins located in the northern part of the park. These changes will provide an enhanced natural environment that reflects a coastal themed home for the dolphins, as well as allow guests to experience these amazing mammals in new, more powerful ways.
“For 50 years, SeaWorld has connected millions of guests to the natural world through our amazing animal attractions. As an accredited Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) facility and world leader in animal care, these future attractions will not only revolutionize the way our guests interact with our animals, but will allow us to continue SeaWorld’s excellent standard of care,” said Park President Dan Decker.
In spring 2015, SeaWorld San Antonio will also complete major renovations to its California sea lion attraction. The area surrounding the sea lion facilities will be reimagined as Pacific Point Preserve – an immersive experience that has the look and feel of a Pacific coast town where guests will make powerful connections with sea lions and other coastal wildlife. This new realm will not only include a brand-new show, but will also feature a significant transformation to the park’s sea lion exhibit that allows guests to experience a more enriching animal connection.
“These enhanced habitats will allow our guests to have a greater connection to these animals, inspiring them to learn about and care for the natural world we share,” said Chris Bellows, Vice President of Zoological Operations. Pacific Point Preserve will also feature a new restaurant that’s unlike anything SeaWorld has offered before. The restaurant will feature food-court style service, giving guests the options to choose among up to four different styles of cuisine and allowing for quicker order delivery.
The park’s current sea lion show, “The Cannery Row Caper” – the longest-running show in SeaWorld San Antonio’s history – will end its nine-year run on Monday, Sept. 1. This popular production stars sea lions Clyde and Seamore in their hilarious attempt to solve the mystery of fish disappearing from a cannery.