Monday, November 23, 2015

SeaWorld San Antonio Makes Aquatica a Separate Gate + Discovery Point Update

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It has been announced by SeaWorld San Antonio that starting in March of 2016 their Aquatica water park will become a separate gate, no longer an add on to the general theme park ticket.  The park cites guest feedback as the reason for the change, which will require a new entrance to be constructed.

The streamlined ticket options will include a $65 ticket for SeaWorld San Antonio, or a $40 ticket for Aquatica.  A season pass to either park will cost $102, or a combination pass valid at both parks will go for $135.

The change makes a ton of sense, previously having to buy a two park ticket meant the water park probably lost a great deal of visitors.  It was so greatly expanded that it is now a full day adventure, and guests can more easily decide to spend the day at one park or the other without feeling rushed.  By nature of the separate parks, the property may see an increase in two-day visits as well.

SeaWorld San Antonio's major expansion for 2016, Discovery Point, is well underway and now has plenty of new details available.

A brand new website for the attraction has been launched, which will reside within the border of the existing theme park.  The largest addition is the new Dolphin Lagoon, which is coastal themed and nearly twice as large as the previous exhibit.  Guests to SeaWorld San Antonio will be able to experience the new habitat as a visitor, but Discovery Point offers much more than that.  Additionally, Explorer’s Reef, home to the park’s shark, fish and coral reef aquarium, is located within the new realm and will "reopen with updates to help showcase ocean life."

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Visitors looking for an in depth experience can schedule a swim with dolphins, sea lions and beluga whales.  Similar to the offerings at the company's Discovery Cove in Orlando, the pay-extra swim sessions feature personalized interactions with the animals and a higher level of guest attention and care.

For more on Discovery Point, including the first in a series of construction updates, check out the newly launched official website.