Looking for ways to beat the heat this summer? SeaWorld San Diego’s animals and guests share seven of their favorite ways to stay tres cool in the park:
Guests on Journey To Atlantis get their “wet and wild” on while they experience the water coaster’s 60-foot plunge. “Journey to Atlantis” is a wet and wild water coaster experience that tells the tale of Atlantis through simulated tremors, floods, and other dazzling special effects, such as projected lights, fog and water cannons.
Graceful beluga whales at Wild Arctic soar and swim through their underwater habitat while enjoying their 55-degree water. “Wild Arctic” takes guests on a journey to the frozen North where the exhibit features beluga whales, polar bears and walruses.
Magellanic penguins outside the Penguin Encounter take time during the heat of the day to preen and frolic in the water. Inside the Penguin Encounter are more than 300 penguins representing five Antarctic and sub-Antarctic species (gentoo, Adélie, macaroni, king and emperor).
Bubbles the pilot whale knows how to cool down a crowd during the “Blue Horizons” show at Dolphin Stadium. “Blue Horizons” is a spectacular show that centers on Marina, a young girl whose vivid imagination sets the stage for an extravaganza of graceful dolphins, magnificent pilot whales and a rainbow of exotic birds.
Guests squeal with delight as they plunge through a roaring waterfall. “Shipwreck Rapids”takes passengers on an adventure through raging rapids, roaring waterfalls, past sunbathing sea turtles and a near collision with a ship’s propeller.
Guests and sea turtles both have a chance to cool down and experience life under the water at “Turtle Reef.” The exhibit featuresa 300,000-gallon, coral reef-themed aquarium with up to 60 threatened and endangered sea turtles, including adult Hawksbill and green sea turtles.
And of course, only world-famous Shamu knows how to cool down his fans in a big way during the “One Ocean” show. “One Ocean” features SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales as ambassadors of the sea, and features spectacular whale behaviors, including thrilling high-energy leaps and multiple whales performing simultaneously.