San Diego back down from demands, SeaWorld will move forward with plans

Posted Thursday, June 27, 2002 6:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The San Diego City Council has backed down from its demand that SeaWorld sign labor agreements on a proposed new hotel, ending a threat that the theme park might cancel its $50 million expansion plan. The city leases the land to the park. Council voted on the issue Tuesday night in a closed session.

Read more from the Union-Tribune.

Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:22 AM
does this 50 million include a coaster

I just want to ride as many coasters as posible

Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:27 AM
I think the only ride it includes is a water ride, but its a really big one
Thursday, June 27, 2002 11:50 AM

It's a variation of the water coaster located at the Florida theme park.


Thursday, June 27, 2002 11:51 AM

Its going to be a Journey to Atlantis clone from what the Union-Tribune has said in the past (I get that paper since I live in Poway, CA). No coaster scheduled :(

G's and helices. G's and helices. That's what I love!

Thursday, June 27, 2002 12:11 PM
Yeah, it's part flume part rollercoaster. Sea world's plans could be found on their website under news. they can build up to 180 or so feet with easier approval. they really need a new ride
Thursday, June 27, 2002 2:31 PM
It's not just Sea World that needs a new ride but the whole city of San Diego. I'm glad these plans are going through, finally something to look forward to in this city.
Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:14 PM
It's great that Sea World is green lighting this project,but can someone please tell me how to ask for a pillow in Spanish???
Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:22 PM

Now we need a new city council to replace the idiots who called for this union thing in the first place.


Thursday, June 27, 2002 6:00 PM
Don't get me wrong. I am pro union all the way..but this whole thing stinks of the other hotels in the Mission Bay area. Come on! If the city counsil mandates this, why not mandate union labor universally? Let's hear what the unions have to say.

"If the beats were made of meat then they would have to be me ..." - L.L. Cool J

Friday, June 28, 2002 4:33 AM

How to ask for a pillow in Spanish? Hows this ...

"Me and my Hombre Benjamin Franklin need mucho pillows, comprende?"

Friday, June 28, 2002 9:02 AM
I am glad that SWC is once again green lighted for this expansion. The entire thing sound incredible- and I feel that it can really help transform SWC into one of the most beautiful and entertaiing parks (not to mention educational) in the country. As someone said before the entire "master Plan' can be found in pdf format on their website- just go to seaworld. com , chose the san diego park- and the file is in the "In the news" section of the site (click on master plan update). The coaster (yes it is a water coaster) layout can be seen there- as well as sketches of the new entrance, and edu center. SWC's coaster appears to feature more actual coaster that SWF's- and will also feature a COmmerson's dolphin display (they are the coolest little dolphins!!!) I can't wait!

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