Friday, February 3, 2023

SeaWorld San Antonio to open Aquatica Texas in 2012

Message from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment about the new Aquatica Texas, opening at SeaWorld San Antonio in May 2012:

“The South Seas meets South Texas at Aquatica, a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark only SeaWorld could create. Aquatica blends up-close animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, high-speed thrills and white, sandy beaches.

The new park will take over the land now occupied by Lost Lagoon, and it will be several acres larger. Lost Lagoon will close in September 2011.
Lost Lagoon was a stereotypical waterpark. But Aquatica truly is a unique experience – a blend of exhilarating water rides and breathtaking animal experiences in a tropical oasis. 

“Aquatica will be known for two things: for having the amenities and beachfront resort and for its iconic stingray raft ride – which takes riders through an underwater grotto to see several species of stingrays and tropical fish. 

We are keeping a few of Lost Lagoon’s most popular slides, and adding a couple new ones. We’re adding new rides, pools and animal encounters. 

“The park’s signature animal – the majestic stingray – will be represented in a few different species, including cownose and spotted eagle rays. Macaws and Spoonbill birds and a multitude of colorful fish add to the park’s playful, high-energy atmosphere. Guests zoom and float through these amazing animal habitats, creating the most thrilling waterpark rides in the world. Visitors also will encounter unusual birds and animals in walk-around interaction opportunities. Goodwill ambassadors of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, these animals inspire guests to learn more about the environment and conservation.

“SeaWorld admission will be required in order to purchase a ticket to Aquatica.”

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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