SeaWorld held their long-awaited conference call in which the company discussed the future of the parks today.
The company announced everything from new attractions to new partnerships to solidify them as a must do destination in the Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio areas.
These new attractions include the new record-breaking roller coaster Mako coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2016.
SeaWorld is also turning their focus to their incredibly popular SeaWorld Rescue program with new attractions themed to the brand.
SeaWorld Texas will be getting SeaWorld Rescue: The Ride in 2017. A family-style roller coaster where guests are on a mission to save a rescued animal.
SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando will be getting new dark rides themed to SeaWorld Rescue as well.
SeaWorld will also be simplifying the ticket process for guests, making it easier and cheaper to purchase tickets online. A one day ticket will be $20 cheaper if purchased in advance online. They will also continue to make sure that annual passes are a great value for local guests.
SeaWorld also announced new partnerships as well. The park announced that Panasonic is now the official technology sponsor of the park and will most likely provide technology enhancements throughout the park.
Also, the park announced that Rudolph is coming holiday 2016 to SeaWorld parks! The red-nosed reindeer has proven to be popular at other amusement parks that Joel Manby has had a role in including Silver Dollar City and Dollywood.
And of course, there was the news that we reported earlier that SeaWorld San Diego is phasing out their killer whale show for a more educational experience with the whales.
Joel Manby hinted that the park is looking into on-site hotels, announcing they are partnering with the Evans hotel group to discuss their options about hotels.
Do you think these changes are the right direction for SeaWorld parks?