Thursday, December 29, 2022

Sea World San Antonio - Rides


Sea World San Antonio is home to a great collection of rides too

Steel Eel is an airtime monster that towers over the rest of the park

The initial plunge of Steel Eel

Wave Breaker is a guilty pleasure coaster for me.  It is not the biggest or fastest but it is a ton of fun and coaster that I try to get several laps on when I visit this park

I miss the old spiel of "Experience the Terror of the Great White" that used to play before launch but the "Blue Batman" is still packed with thrills

You really cannot go wrong with the Batman layout.  It is near perfection

Some crazy people were actually riding Rio Loco today.  Hard pass

This has quickly become the best wooden coaster in the state

While the day time rides are pretty good

The night time rides are life changing

Tidal Surge is the newest addition to the park

This is currently the largest and tallest S&S extreme swing in existence - and yes size does matter

Before we move on, they also have this cute little disco swing.  It sure seems small when compared to Joker and Riddler at the Six Flags parks

Sea World San Antonio


Time to head over to the main park and check out their animal exhibits

We first headed to Pacific Point Preserve to check out the sea lions

They were having a good time jumping off the rock features

Next door at Sea Lion Stadium we got to learn more about Otters

and sea lions

Both the otters and sea lions seemed to be having a great time

The penguin exhibit was closed for some major upgrades, but the puffins were open for viewing


Ocean Discovery at Beluga Stadium

The belugas were a lot of fun to watch

Doing enrichment with their trainer

The dolphins dancing across the surface of the pool

They can really get some air when they leap out of the pool

Turtle Reef

I think I counted 3 sea turtles in the large tank

Orca Encounter was our final animal show of the day

Such an amazing display of power.

Discovery Point at Sea World San Antonio



Welcome to Sea World San Antonio.  We are going to start off our day in Discovery Point

The first exhibit you come upon is the Dophins

The trainers were busy doing enrichment exercises with the dophins

They were doing some tests on this dolphin and then rewarding with full body rub downs

Make sure you check out the underwater viewing

The dolphins were being extremely playful

Explorer's Reef is the other large exhibit in Discover Point

You are greeted by a 360 reef tank

Don't skip the smaller tanks on the left side of this building, there's lots of neat sea life

Lionfish are always impressive to look at

The shark tank is always the main draw to this exhibit

The sharks are really fun to watch swim

More smaller tanks to check out

The final tank is fun to check out to see the eels

I could probably spend hours in here watching the sea life, but we have more things to check out