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Getting aHEAD of myself
Advisory Panel
Feb 12, 2011

My San Antonio said:
Guests can visit Discovery Point, a new animal interaction program, to swim with bottlenose dolphins and learn about dolphin behavior and communication.

Paid reservations must be made for the program, according to the release, and participants must be at least 6 years old.

“Up until now, we’ve only offered this experience in Orlando so this will make it much more accessible to guests in our region,” Dan Decker, president of the park, said in a statement.

Last August, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. announced it would undertake massive expansion and renovation projects at all three of its theme parks.

It will build tanks for orcas that hold 10 million gallons of water -- almost twice the size of the current tanks.

And so it begins...
So Behind the Thrills has a new story regarding SWSA. SWSA already announced that they are adding Discovery Point soon which will provide an experience similar to Discovery Cove in Orlando. The park also added Aquatica a couple years ago which has a seperate gate from SeaWorld but that gate is inside the main SeaWorld gate. You have to show your ticket to enter SeaWorld then show your ticket again to enter Aquatica.

Well from what I have read it sounds like the whole main entrance of SWSA is getting renovated so that SeaWorld and Aquatica have seperate entrances and a new seperate entrance will be built for Discovery Point making it a separate gated attraction. Im not sure why SEAS wouldn't just name it Discovery Cove if it's a totally new gate at the park.

Give the article a read, there is mention of new rides, the new Orca Exhibit, and a potential new coaster coming to the park.
SeaWorld fans rejoice! I visited the park in August of last year and while some areas were fine there were large chunks of the park that were outdated compared to SWO or SWSD. The park also had a lot of dead areas where there was nothing to do such as the area where the Log Flume was once located which is currently decaying away.
SWSA's problem is that it's right next door to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. SWO has been home to two of the best coasters in the state (and is adding a third). I fear SWSA can't follow the same path.

Very curious to see what path SWSA ends up taking.
Also, for what it's worth, SeaWorld San Antonio is the park that's probably facing the least bad publicity. They could sail through with this really smoothly if they try. Maybe they could come out on top.
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