Sea World San Diego capital imporvement plans approved by commission

Posted Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:33 PM | Contributed by Buzz Head

California's Coastal Commission yesterday approved Sea World's controversial expansion plans, a proposal that pitted environmentalists against many of the city's business and political leaders. The plans in part include the construction of more amusement-oriented rides, which the park says are necessary to remain competitive.

Read more from the Union-Tribune.

Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:39 PM
Wow! This is great news for us Californians! I'm glad that Sea World here in So Cal is getting their long awaited and long debated 95 foot tall water attraction! I will probably never, ever make it down to San Diego anytime soon, but it's good for the residents or frequent visitors of the park. :)
Six Flags Marine World..... Wild Life AND Wild Rides!
Sunday, February 10, 2002 9:22 PM
That's cool that they are getting another ride, but I wish that they could get a coaster, like the other Sea World Parks have.  Oh well, maybe in the next few years.......
Sunday, February 10, 2002 10:40 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wonderful news!!  Congrats to Sea World SD, this is just great after all the mess they've had to go through! 


Sunday, February 10, 2002 10:45 PM
Wow. Another destination area in the making. Great news!
2001:The downfall of Disney. The year they stopped asking the mouse for his opinion.
Monday, February 11, 2002 4:46 AM
This is a great move for Sea World California. (whoops, new name still pending). If you look at the advancments that SW Orlando has gone through, and they were simple ones at that, including the admissions area, Kracken, Atlantis, and the Key West area, the park has a more active role for the family. More attractions like that has allowed SW Orlando to pull the Dolphin show out of service last January, and the Sea Lion theatre out of service this fall for rehab, with no loss in attendance. More attractions means more business.

That park has been redone beautifully. Imagine what can be done the SW California with Mission Bay as its backdrop. Wow. The potential is there for a world class park.

Monday, February 11, 2002 10:03 AM
This is the ride that I have been waiting for at Sea World.  Basically, without this I (and most likely everyone else in Orange County) have no reason at all to drive down to San Diego for the park.

But with Journey to Atlantis, I would be excited to go visit.  Now if we could get something like Kraken!  :) 

0-82 in 2.3 seconds! =Wow!

Monday, February 11, 2002 8:51 PM
Finally, something actually is happening here in San Diego.  A coaster would be nice in the future but for now, I'm happy.
Monday, February 11, 2002 10:55 PM
What great news for SeaWorld. I love this park, but it is in need of a new development, like the article states, to stay in competition with the "big boys" to the north. I'm glad the city council relises how vital SeaWorld is to tourism in San Diego.


Thursday, February 14, 2002 4:28 PM
Yes, the city council realizes this, but remember the councilperson who represents the district where SeaWorld is located is against it. There are a number of people in San Diego who want to turn back the clock to 1950 when it was a sleepy little unheard of Navy town. And they all seem to live in that district. Don't be suprised if at least one lawsuit is filed to try to stop the work.

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