Arriving just in time, the new and improved water park in Chula Vista opened to the public with a dedication ceremony featuring Aquatica™ Hula dancers who brought delight to the audience, Mayor Cheryl Cox, former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, county Supervisor Greg Cox, and the South Bay-area beauty pageant winners.
SeaWorld Parks inspire millions through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with others, and care for the natural world. Aquatica in Chula Vista, San Diego is a lushly landscaped water park with up-close animal experiences, high- speed thrills and the amenities of a beachside resort. Called Aquatica SeaWorld Waterpark, the facility includes spruced-up water slides, new lush landscaping and up-close animal encounters.
18 beautiful Caribbean flamingos are now calling our Aquatica waterpark home. You can see them as soon as you enter the water park in their fantastic new exhibit by the Loggerhead Lane lazy river.
The park’s transformation is the result of several months of discussion with Chula Vista officials, according to SeaWorld parks and entertainment communications director Dave Koontz.
Caribbean flamingos and varied species of fresh-water turtles, which can be viewed in an above- and underwater exhibit, are meant to round out guests’ experience as they enter the park.
Cromwell said that having animals in Aquatica parks adds an educational component for kids and adults alike.
“The animal connections are provided in a way only SeaWorld can deliver,” Cromwell said.
Cromwell said the park features architecture unique to Aquatica, similar to its two sister parks in Florida and Texas. It originally launched in Orlando in 2008.
“Every ride is being re-branded to fit the Aquatica water park theme,” Cromwell said.
The park also provides guests with an opportunity to hang ten at Big Surf Shores, which is filled with 500,000 gallons of water and period swells up to five feet.
Cromwell said SeaWorld prides itself on its service-oriented environment with vacation-like amenities, which is why adults are given the opportunity to relax on a white sandy beach in lawn chairs or underneath a cabana, catered to by professionals in hospitality.
“It’s a resort-like experience,” Cromwell said.
Splish, splash and slide your way into summer with family and friends in the new Aquatica SeaWorld's waterpark!
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue and rehabilitate ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 22,000 animals in need over the last four decades.