OK this forum will link to the front page....If it works correctly AFTER Everyone hmmhmm EVERYONE who visits will add there fave AQUARIUM (zoos are a different thread:) Then we will have a killer database of added linx!!! If you dont know how to link pm me or just add the website and Ill link it later. This will be cool. !!
See if there is one near you!!
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego opened on March 21st, 1964 with much success. It was the first SeaWorld park to ever open. The park features shows such as Believe, the current Shamu show and Clyde and Seamore's Risky Rescue, a comedic show with sea lions and otters. Rides include Journey to Atlantis, a splashdown ride that also has characteristics of a roller coaster. The Summer Nights program changes some shows and adds others. Two shows featuring Shamu are available during the night--Shamu Rocks, a rock concert choreographed to Shamu, and the fireworks show Shamu's Skysplash.
SeaWorld Orlando opened on December 15th, 1973, and had crowds topping 5,300 on its opening day.Believe, a Shamu show, is hosted here, along with Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island, an adventure with two sea lions, and Blue Horizons, the park's dolphin show. The park contains three rollercoasters: Kraken, a floorless coaster based on the mythical sea creature, Manta, a coaster designed to simulate how manta rays move, and the Shamu Express, a coaster oriented to kids located in Shamu's Happy Harbor. It is also home to the original Journey to Atlantis watercoaster. SeaWorld After Dark is SeaWorld Orlando's night program, featuring the fireworks show Reflections and Shamu show Shamu Rocks.
SeaWorld San Antonio
SeaWorld San Antonio opened on May 27th, 1988. Its formal opening over Memorial Day Weekend 1988 held about 75,000 people.3.3 million people visited SeaWorld San Antonio during its first year, 10% more than what was originally projected. The park shows Believe, a Shamu show; Viva!, a one-of-a-kind show combining diving, syncronized swimming, dolphins and beluga whales; and The Cannery Row Caper, a sea lion show following the sea lions Clyde and Seamore solving a mystery. Parks rides include The Great White, an inverted roller coaster, Steel Eel, a hypercoaster reaching a height of 150 fee, and Journey to Atlantis, a water roller coaster into the mythical land of Atlantis.
SeaWorld Ohio sale, re-birth, and eventual transition
In February 2001, Anheuser-Busch sold the Ohio park to Six Flags, Inc., operators of neighboring Six Flags Ohio (Geauga Lake until the end of 1999, reverting to the Geauga Lake Name in 2004). Upon completion of the sale, the two parks were combined in spring 2001 as the mega-park Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure, which boasted its '3 parks in 1' uniqueness: a waterpark, an amusement park, and a wildlife animal park all included in the price of admission. Sea World executives replied that the park was sold because of the short season of the animal park, due to Northeast Ohio's cold winter months, and the fact that they were not able to secure the rights to build amusement park coasters as the other Sea World properties had been able to.
In March 2004, Six Flags, Inc. announced it had sold Six Flags Worlds of Adventure to Cedar Fair, operators of the Cedar Point theme park in Sandusky, Ohio, two hours' drive to the west. Cedar Fair renamed the park back to its original Geauga Lake name, which has a history dating back to 1888. Since Six Flags retained ownership of the animals, the majority of the animal side of the park, including all the exhibits and animal stadiums, was either empty or fenced off during the 2004 season.
After a near season-long wait, Cedar Fair announced their plans for the non-operational side of the former Sea World Ohio/Six Flags Worlds of Adventure-Wildlife Side. The entire section of land would become an immense waterpark, named 'Wildwater Kingdom', opening in 2 phases, with the first phase in 2005 followed by the second phase in 2006. This decision marked the end of the marine life park forever.
All of the animal stadiums and buildings were then torn down or converted into other venues. Some of the SeaWorld property remained intact, albeit hidden or modified since its original incarnation. What remained included the former pinniped area (now part of the waterpark/lounge area scenery), the Ski Stadium (to be used in a Lumberjack show in 2006), as well as the Aquarium (used for unknown purposes) and 2 movie theater houses/simulators, once housing 3D/4D movies. The Ski Stadium, however, was removed in off-season 2008 to make way for 'Coconut Cove', a refreshment station/ observation area.
All but Wildwater Kingdom closed completely in 2007.
Busch and UAE-based developer Nakheel had planned to together build a SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove and Aquatica water park on a man-made island in Dubai. The parks would be built on The Palm Jebel Ali, part of Dubai's ambitious "Palm Islands" complex. The first phase of the project was projected to open in 2012. The Worlds of Discovery resort on the Palm Jebel Ali would include hotels, spas, shops and restaurants. The project was put on hold in February 2009 however due to the global economic downturn, but may be resumed once the economic situation improves.
Animals at SeaWorld
Takara demonstrating a breaching move during the Believe show at SeaWorld Orlando.
SeaWorld's main attraction is its Orcas, several of which are housed in 7-million-gallon habitats that are each known as Shamu Stadium. Shamu was the name of the first Orca brought to SeaWorld San Diego in the 1960s. 'Shamu' is now used as a stage name for adult Orcas in performances at SeaWorld parks. The Orcas all have real names. Currently, Sea World houses 20 Orcas in its three parks.
* Seven Orcas live at Seaworld San Diego: Corky, Kasatka, Ulises, Orkid, Sumar, Nakai, and Kalia.
* Eight live at SeaWorld Orlando: Katina, Kalina, Tilikum, Taima, Kayla, Trua, Nalani, and Malia.
* SeaWorld San Antonio used to hold six, but now has only five Orcas: Kyuquot, Keet, Unna, Takara, who was moved to San Antonio Early February, 2009, and Tuar; Taku unexpectedly died on October 17, 2007 and Halyn died unexpectedly on June 15, 2008.
Lists of other animals that can be found at each SeaWorld park can be found on each park's individual pages (SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld San Antonio).
New york aquarium is the nearest to me. But I went to Ocean park in Hong Kong! It was AWESOME! They had exotic fish, jellyfish, sharks, and other sea creatures! Plus seals! They were sooooo cute!