Last updated: 02:00 PM ET, Wed February 17 2016

SeaWorld San Diego Announces New Ocean Explorer Attraction

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | February 17, 2016

SeaWorld San Diego Announces New Ocean Explorer Attraction

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On Tuesday, SeaWorld San Diego announced plans for a multi-million dollar, aquarium-based attraction called the “Ocean Explorer”.

According to, the attraction will take SeaWorld guests on a journey through multiple aquariums with the purpose of teaching people the importance of protecting the earth’s oceans and wildlife.

The Ocean Explorer ride will last three minutes and will transport guests in a miniature submarine through an area where they will get up close and personal views of animal life such as octopuses, spider crabs and jellyfish.

The attraction is expected to be completed by late spring 2017, and is just one of the five rides planned during SeaWorld San Diego’s planned expansion. One of the other attractions being built is the “Wave Swinger,” a ride that swings suspended guests from the tentacles of a giant rotating jellyfish as they fly through real bubbles.

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SeaWorld San Diego President John Reilly released a statement about the new attractions:

“I’m extremely excited about Ocean Explorer and I know our guests, of all ages, are going to love this fun, interactive and educational new area of the park. The opportunity to see and learn about some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures, coupled with a mix of distinctive rides and activities, will give our visitors a meaningful experience only SeaWorld can create.”

“Our guests’ response to new attractions has always been tremendously positive. The scope of Ocean Explorer demonstrates our ongoing commitment to creating new and fresh attractions, exhibits and events that provide the exciting, educational and entertaining experiences SeaWorld is known for.”


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