SeaWorld San Diego is now welcoming guests, including those from out of state. The park is now at full capacity for all shows and is able to pack all the roller coasters and rides without social distancing. They will continue with improved cleaning and disinfection and will follow the guidelines of the state health department. SeaWorld parks rarely operate at full capacity, according to Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment.
Guests can roll up their sleeves and pick up a vibrant starfish or pointed hedgehog during their reception at California Tide Pools. Then head to Aquaria World of Fishes for dinner, where you'll be surrounded by thousands of fish. The immersive and interactive attraction features a 300,000 gallon aquarium with nearly 60 sea turtles and thousands of tropical fish. SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outdoor aquarium and marine mammal park, in San Diego, California, United States, within Mission Bay Park.
SeaWorld's second location, SeaWorld Ohio, opened in 1970, followed by SeaWorld Orlando in 1973 and SeaWorld San Antonio (the largest of the parks) in 1988. Visitors to the color-coded sections will leave the stadium row by row and follow SeaWorld employees with color-coordinated flags to the exits. Initially held as a private company, SeaWorld offered its shares publicly in 1968, allowing it to expand and open additional parks. SeaWorld San Diego plans to reopen this week at a quarter or a third capacity with zoo displays and stadium shows along with a food and beer festival, while marine park rides and roller coasters remain closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The San Diego marine park tried to reopen as a zoo in early July before a surge in coronavirus cases forced the state to reverse plans to reopen many California businesses.
The new Sesame Street themed show “R is for Rescue”, which focuses on the SeaWorld animal rescue team, debuted during the pandemic at the Nautilus Amphitheater at SeaWorld San Diego. SeaWorld San Diego will bring back exciting rides and roller coasters next week after operating as a zoo, hosting food festivals and offering a once-in-a-lifetime self-service special event in an effort to keep the theme park partially open during the year-long coronavirus pandemic. San Diego County, home to SeaWorld San Diego and Legoland California, has moved to the orange tier. Although his original idea of an underwater restaurant was not feasible at the time, the idea expanded to a 22-acre (8.9 ha) marine zoo along the coast of Mission Bay in San Diego.
The returning SeaWorld range of rides will include the Electric Eel and Manta roller coasters, the Tentacle Twirl wave swing and several rides for children at Sesame Street Bay of Play. SeaWorld San Diego will fully reopen at limited capacity with rides, rides and roller coasters on Monday, April 12, according to park officials. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Legoland California in Carlsbad, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk reopened on April 1 SeaWorld San Diego is home to California sea lions in both its Sea Lion Point exhibit and the Sea Lion & Otter amphitheater. SeaWorld San Diego killer whale, dolphin and sea lion shows will open at 40% capacity with physically distant seats.
The new Emperor roller coaster, which opened last year at SeaWorld San Diego, will open at a later date.