Dive In And See What SeaWorld Parks Has Planned For 2017

Posted in SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Author: Josh Gilson

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SeaWorld has just announced a few new attractions for 2017 across their parks. Let's dive right in and see what's in store for next year!

SeaWorld Rescue Rollercoaster

SeaWorld's San Antonio (Texas) park will roll out Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster. Capitalizing on Sea Rescue, the ABC TV show produced in collaboration with SeaWorld, the coaster train will feature cars that look like the Jet Skis used on the program.

New Orca Encounter

At SeaWorld San Diego (California), instead of being the stars of a variety show, orcas in the new Orca Encounter will get to do their own thing in a more natural setting according to the company. Audiences will learn about the animals' behaviors in the wild including their hunting, communication, and navigation skills.


When SeaWorld introduces a ride, it incorporates SeaWorld's recalibrated vision and aims to include educational experiences that engage visitors. For example, SeaWorld San Diego will debut Submarine Quest, a custom attraction geared to younger guests and their families.

Ocean Explorer

It will be part of a new Ocean Explorer land slated to open next summer. In addition to the digital creatures that the sub riders will meet, Ocean Explorer will feature real octopuses, giant spider crabs, eels, and other animals in aquariums.

Kraken VR Coaster

In Florida, SeaWorld Orlando will dip its toe in the burgeoning trend of virtual reality coaster experiences by adding VR to the park's floorless coaster, Kraken, next summer.

Dolphin Nursery

Also next summer, SeaWorld Orlando will make modifications to its dolphin nursery. With larger viewing windows, slide-out areas, and digital monitors that will display video from underwater cameras and other content, visitors will have greater access to the animals.

What are you most excited for!? Let us know in the comments below.

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Josh Gilson

Josh Gilson

Josh is a designer and got an idea one day in May 2015 and locked himself in a room for a month and created Thrillz! A website where users can view, edit, create, review, rate and read about their favorite theme parks, rides, shows and more from all around the world.

As the creator of the Thrillz website, Josh not only loves theme park, he even worked at one, owned by a mouse, in California. He also is a foodie that enjoys popcorn & churros, but is still looking for that perfect theme park burger! Josh currently lives in Austin, Texas, USA. 

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