After teasing #NewShores on its social media channels, SeaWorld San Antonio announced a new aviary will be added to their Aquatica water park in time for the 2014 season. Aquatica first opened at SeaWorld San Antonio in May 2012, and the new float through aviary will create an animal interaction similar to that found in Orlando’s Discovery Cove. The Explorer’s Aviary at Discovery Cove encloses a portion of the Tropical River, and guests floating through can stop, feed birds, and listen to their gentle song. It was certainly a memorable part of our family’s visit to the Discovery Cove, and I loved taking photos of the birds in the aviary (below). A similar type of aviary sounds like a wonderful addition to Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio. Continue reading for more details and photos from SeaWorld San Antonio’s press release.
From SeaWorld San Antonio’s Press Release
Beginning May 2014, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, will introduce a 13,500 square feet aviary containing about 300 birds representing more than 50 species. The newest attraction will be one of the park’s serene offerings, giving guests the chance to float, wade or walk among hundreds of tropical birds. Some of the birds are considered threatened or endangered and our aviary will help in conservation efforts.
The aviary and new pools will be located on the Loggerhead Beach area of Aquatica, creating a new “waterfront beach” for our guests to enjoy. Guest will be able to access the aviary by floating along Loggerhead Lane river, walking through Loggerhead Beach or wading in a new pool with a grotto-style waterfall. Guests will have the opportunity to hand feed birds as SeaWorld aviculturists and educators will be on hand to teach guests about these amazing animals. When Aquatica waterpark closes for the season, SeaWorld guests will be able to access the aviary.
Aquatica San Antonio is a waterpark only SeaWorld could create, blending up-close animal experiences with thrilling rides and family entertainment. The park offers experiences from the serene, like 42,000 square feet of white sandy beaches, to the extreme, including a “zero-gravity” wall on Walhalla Wave. Click here for more photos of SeaWorld San Antonio Aquatica.