Sea World Australia's Shark Bay begins to take shape

Posted Monday, November 10, 2003 6:05 AM | Contributed by auscoasterman

Construction for Sea World Australia's Shark Bay has been underway nearly a year, and still has a long way to go before it opens to the public. Opening day is set to an optimistic December 26 this year. The attraction will include two main lagoons: One where guests can snorkel in a replica reef environment with the safer sharks and rays and the other with the larger more dangerous sharks, separated by a glass wall.

Guests who don't wish to pay for the experience to swim with the marine animals are able to view the lagoons from both above and below water.

See the latest construction photographs at Total Thrills.

Link: Total Thrills Amusement Guide

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Monday, November 10, 2003 8:42 PM
I think a Boxing day opening will be pushing it, by the looks of the pics, but you never know.

Their last new exhibit (the polar bears) was top notch, and i think this one looks even better. An excellent addition to the park.

Now a lot of chat goes on on this site about parks running out of room, well come to Sea world, there is basically no spare room left now. Just a tiny square where the old mouse type coaster was, and a sliver of land by the Corkscrew, which is perfect for an Impulse in my opinion.

Not sure what the park has in mind for the future, but it is good to see them keep building new attractions.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 1:35 AM
Yeah, you're right. The park confirmed for me earlier today that there is no confirmed date for the opening at this stage, but they've been told that early 2004 is now what they're looking at.

I must agree in that Polar Bears Shores is by all means outstanding, and it was certainly an improvement on Dolphin Cove, which looks amazing. Based on how Shark Bay is looking at this stage, I'd like to suggest that this one will blow everything else away.

I'd absolutely love for Sea World to keep going the animal park route. They really do a fantastic job, so much so that it makes up for the lack of decent rides (it's not a ride park, and hasn't been for 20-odd years). They're really getting short on land, but I think they've easily got room for at least two or three of these animal exhibits, and that's without taking out some of the underperforming/outdated attractions (of which there are probably three or four).

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