Park Overview:Like the other SeaWorld locations, the San Antonio park has grown and evolved through the years and now offers great rides along with marine life shows and exhibits. Some of the attractions meld coaster and other ride experiences with the aquatic stuff. And speaking of aquatic, SeaWorld features a world-class water park, Aquatica, to round out its activities.
Not quite as huge as its sister properties in San Diego or Orlando the Texas park nonetheless offers plenty of shows, rides, exhibits and other activities. If you've never been, or if you have been but love marine animals, you could easily spend two days exploring the park -- especially if you go to the water park as part of your visit. (And the park often offers free admission for an entire season for the price of a one-day ticket. Check to see if it is available.) If one day is all you can spend, take some time to learn the lay of the land, note show times, and plan a rough schedule before you mosey around the park. You might be in the wrong part of the park when a show is about to begin, or you could miss a show altogether if you don't plan properly.
The park offers lots of extra-fee experiences, such as behind-the-scenes tours, that allow visitors to get face time with animals and dive deeper into the exhibits. Check with SeaWorld for info, prices, and reservation details.
Operating Schedule:The park is open nearly year round, closing for the month of January. In the off-season, it is open on weekends and other select days. It generally stays open longer during holidays and the peak summer season.
Location:10500 SeaWorld Drive in San Antonio, Texas
Admission Policy:Reduced price for children 3 to 9. Ages 2 and under are free. Admission to SeaWorld is required for admission to Aquatica. Admission to Aquatica requires an extra fee. Season passes and special promotions available.
Save money on tickets by purchasing them in advance. SeaWorld is offering a Fun Card that includes admission for an entire season for the price of a one-day pass. A combination SeaWorld/Aquatica Fun Card is also available. Buy direct from SeaWorld.
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- Marine life highlights include:
- "One Ocean," is SeaWorld's signature Shamu stadium show.
- Alligator Alley- You might not want to get too close to the ornery critters.
- Sharks and Coral Reef habitat- View the mighty animals in SeaWorld's massive tank.
- At Rocky Point Preserve, guests can view, pet, and feed seals and sea lions.
- Ride and attraction highlights include:
- Steel Eel- A thrilling coaster.
- Journey to Atlantis- A themed roller coaster/water ride hybrid.
- Rio Loco- A river raft ride.
- Shamu Express- A kid-sized coaster.
What's New:New for 2012
SeWorld's water park gets a South Seas makeover and adds a bunch of new slides and attractions.