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Is SeaWorld San Antonio Worth it? | Easily Explained

One of the more popular questions that we've received is whether certain theme parks are worth it or not.

In this page, we will breakdown what SeaWorld San Antonio offers, along with our personal experience to explain whether SeaWorld San Antonio is worth it or not.

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Is SeaWorld San Antonio Worth it?

SeaWorld San Antonio is absolutely worth it, as the 250 acre park offers some of the most thrilling rides in the state, spectacular shows, and provides an emphasis on conservation efforts, education and animal rescue.

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Although this park has plenty of exciting rides to offer, it is also a fantastic place for visitors who would like to walk around at a slower pace and sightsee.

The Park Tailors to All Ages

One of the nicer features of this park is that it does a great job tailoring to all ages.

Teens and Adults

For teens and adults, there are many thrilling rides including Texas Stingray and Wavebreaker that will create unforgettable experiences.

One of the newest rides in the park happens to be the tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster in the state.

This coaster begins slowly as it climbs up the first big hill prior to making a right turn for a few seconds.

Unlike other coasters that stop at the top for a few seconds, this coaster gets right into it, and you'll immediately be going down the massive hill before you know it.

This is easily one of the coolest coasters in the park, as most wooden coasters that are out there today are on the older side.

You'll experience a modern wooden coaster that reaches speeds of 55 miles per hour.

For Families

For kids and adults of all ages the shows provide a more laid-back experience, and a perfect opportunity for visitors to get off their feet.

Our Favorite Show Hands-down is Orca Encounter

These powerful apex predators are known for their extreme intelligence, amazing power and athletic ability.

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In this show you'll be able to see everything that makes orcas special.

Beginning of the Show

The show begins when the music begins blaring through the speakers, and the two giant tv's turn on and begin displaying graphics.

Then the underwater gate will open up, and the orca's dorsal fin will be popping out of the water as it picks up speed and swims to the front of the tank.

After the orca makes a lap, it will showcase its tremendous ability as they jump out of the water and several feet into the air. It's honestly amazing to see an animal that weighs several tons to have the athletic ability to effortlessly jump out of the water. 

Splash Zones

Splash zones are available in this show, which means you can get wet!

There's special seating that can be differentiated by signs containing 'Splash Zone' on each row.

You'll want to make sure that you arrive early to secure these seats, as they are popular and fill up fast.

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The stadium is outdoors, but there is a protective roof which is very convenient for guests to have shade and temporarily cool off from the Texas sun.

How Many Days Are You Spending at the Park?

If you're visiting a theme park, it's normally important to determine how long you plan to stay.

This is important as you will be able to determine how many rides/shows you'll be able to visit and whether or not you'll get your money's worth.

SeaWorld normally takes a full day to visit the main attractions of the park, so you'll want to plan accordingly, and know the best time to go to SeaWorld San Antonio.

The above guide breaks down the weather over the last 10 years for all seasons, and explains which time is the best to visit, and why.

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