In the previous part of this report, we walked around the entrance of the park, the area surrounding the Manta roller coaster, Key West, Turtle Trek, Journey to Atlantis, and Kraken. Now we will move on to other parts of the park, which will include a look at the Antarctica-themed land and the Sea Lion & Otter Stadium:
Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin:
We are not big fans of the ride, but the surrounding area is very nice:
The Sea Lion & Otter Stadium is closed as they prepare for the new show:
It looks like the pirate ship is completely gone:
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to see anything above these walls. The new wrap on the Sky Tower also doesn't help, unfortunately. Of course, they still have at least seven or eight more months to go:
The Sky Tower:
Moving on to other areas of the park:
The Sea Gardens:
Still one of the best-looking spots in all of the Orlando theme parks:
Only two shows of One Ocean on a Saturday. Not a very good sign:
Wild Arctic really needs a refurbishment. The simulator part is considered very rough:
More photos of the rest of the park:
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We was on Wild Artic 2 weeks ago and I agree, its very rough. Could do with a major update.
I would love to be proven wrong, but SeaWorld doesn't have any money to refurbish attractions. Look how long it took them to save up to refurb the sealion show (almost 5 years since the show was originally meant to be replaced) Blackstone is still a stockholder and they are known to be cheap.
SW definately has money to refurbish. They are already spending tons of money to refurbish the killer whale tanks at every single park. I think a pretty good refurbishment plan would be to install a Falcon's Treehouse Suspending Theater. SW and FT have a good relationship(Turtle Trek, Kurse Of Darkastle at BGW, Manta SWSD). EX: http://youtu.be/16GWKTo_jW8?list=UUvXL3cwgzcjREbjtqRv-aFA
What's everybody's thought on SeaWorld since the release of blackfish? Has it put anybody off from visiting the park?
During off season as long as I can remember One Ocean has always been 2 shows a day. So that's not a bad sign like you say it is. I was there on Saturday and it was so packed they added another one ocean and another blue horizons show. The busier season is coming starting this weekend with Halloween and we are going with 4 and 5 one ocean shows. Everything is fine. Love the park its very exciting. I am looking forward to the Blue World Project to come and all the other changes