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SeaWorld Debuts New Turtle Reef Exhibit + New Manta Coaster Opening in May!

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Just a few weeks ago we took the family down to sunny San Diego for our annual trip to SeaWorld! This is a trip that we all look forward to each year. The kids enjoy the fun of visiting a theme park with deep sea creatures that they would otherwise never have an opportunity to get up close and personal with, and we enjoy that the girls learn more and more about our amazing world each time we visit.

This year, like all years past, brought new attractions and rides that continue to keep guests engrossed in the many wonders of the ocean. The new Turtle Reef exhibit brings the world of sea turtles right in front you. Our girls were able to get an up close and personal look at how these beautiful and endangered creatures majestically swim about in a 300,000 gallon aquarium with an amazing coral reef habitat.

After we learned about these amazing sea turtles, we stopped to play the all new educational, motion controlled game, “Race for the Beach”. This game taught our girls about the different species of sea turtles and what each type of sea turtle eats in the wild, while taking them on an amazing journey to find the shore.

As we stepped outside the Turtle Reef exhibit we were thrilled to find “Rip Tide Rescue” – a new ride where you’ll have the opportunity to board a life raft that will take you up, down, and around! Our 7 year old took three journeys on Rip Tide Rescue and has deemed it her new favorite ride.  This new exhibit is a must see and if you are planning to visit SeaWorld San Diego you must take the time to visit this attraction.

New Manta Coaster Opening in May!
Did you know that a new coaster is set to make its debut at SeaWorld San Diego in May? Manta is currently under construction and will allow guests to transition from watching rays in their underwater habitat to actually becoming one as you glide on a coaster shaped like a manta ray (keep up with Manta’s progress here). Pretty amazing right? We were able to get a sneak peek of of a “Manta Car” while visiting the park.

Of course, there’s always our personal favorites such as the amazing Polar Bear exhibit where I can get lost for hours just watching these amazing creatures. My husbands all-time favorite is the penguin exhibit, and we all love the amazing shows such as Blue Horizons (a must see!) and the ever funny Sea Lions Live, to name a few. We had another fantastic visit to SeaWorld San Diego and are looking forward to next years trip.

SeaWorld San Diego Deals & Savings

– Check out the All Day Dining Deal where you pay once and dine all day!

– Consider purchasing the SeaWorld Fun Card where you can come as often as you like in 2012 for the same price of a single ticket!

– The SeaWorld San Diego Silver Pass offers unlimited admission to the park for 12 months, plus free parking.  You’ll really benefit with the discounts on food and merchandise that this pass offers, including savings on camps and up-close animal encounters, as well as invitations to exclusive members-only events and previews

– Active-duty members of the military and up to three of their direct dependents may visit SeaWorld San Diego with a one-time free admission in 2012 through the Here’s to the Heroes program.

Thank You to SeaWorld for providing passes for our family to enjoy the park.  My thoughts and opinions remain my own.

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  • Reply Brandy April 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Sounds and looks like a wonderful time! I would love to get my fam to SeaWorld someday, looks so fun!

  • Reply Rob April 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Sea World is always a good time. Melinda and I went on the Manta coaster in Florida a few years back and it was pretty scary but cool.

  • Reply Mellisa@ Fun Saving Money April 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I have always wanted to go to SeaWorld! It looks like such a fun place that’s perfect for families. You guys looked like you had a blast.

  • Reply Apryl @ Christian Clippers April 11, 2012 at 7:40 am

    We haven’t been to Sea World in a while. It’s always so much fun and now that the kids are a little older they’ll probably enjoy it more! It will have to be after May so we can try out the new roller coaster :)

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