SFWoA Frightfest?

Friday, October 5, 2001 7:35 AM
Is the Wild Life section of the park open during Frightfest?


Are any rides on the Wild Rides side closed?



Friday, October 5, 2001 8:39 AM
I've heard that there are limited shows on the WildLife side. And at SFWoA, there are ALWAYS some rides closed.

I can let you know more tomorrow when I get back.

Putting the Amusement back in the Park

Friday, October 5, 2001 9:28 AM

The Marine side of the park is open during Fright Fest in a limited capacity. The dolphin show (the innovatively named "Dolphins!") and sea lion and otter show ("The Do It Yourself Sea Lion and Otter Show") have a few performances throughout the day and "Pirates 4-D" is also shown several times. A Halloween laser show takes place at 9:30 each night the park is open at the Batman Stadium. The "Looney Tunes Spookytown" trail for kids is on the Marine side near Batray Cove in the area that once housed the animated dinosaurs when the park was Sea World. And yes, Mission: Bermuda Triangle is open for adventurous riders (sarcasm there).

As far as rides on the Ride side being closed, Grizzly Run, Shipwreck Falls, and the Deer Park Plunge are all down for the season. Some rides also have limited hours, such as the Bounty, Typhoon, and the ferry boats that shuttle guests between the two sides. El Dorado was closed last Saturday, but it was listed on the "Available Rides" list given to us upon entry. I also believe the Skycoaster and Go Karts are not open for business. If you do go, have a good time.

Friday, October 5, 2001 9:46 AM
Thanks for the info... I was going regardless, but I wanted to know how much time to budget for SFWoA...
Friday, October 5, 2001 1:59 PM
Actually, ProgRay... I was there last Saturday, and El Dorado was open that day. I remember it clearly because I went on it and I also saw it being run several times during the day.

The Go-Karts were ALSO open during that day... although it wasn't until evening that they were opened. I know this first-hand because I rode them and thought it was a major disappointment because of all the stops from "accidents" which took away from actual ride time on the Go-Karts.

I was surprised how much was open. I would have to say that every single ride except the water-based attractions were open.

I was even more surprised the marine side was open... but then again, I shouldn't since that's "open" year-round to take care of the animals, so why not open it to the public?

Around 11pm, I noticed that Superman: Ultimate Escape wasn't running. I'm not sure if that was due to no riders, or they closed it early. All other rides were open, however.

It sure didn't have that "fright fest" atmosphere until later on at night when there were a FEW (stressing few) strolling characters and a lot of fog. Otherwise, it's a bunch of hay, a haunted house, and a trick-or-treat trail in the marine side!!

Proud to be an American!!


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