SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is opening 10 new attractions at its parks this year, including a new killer whale show at SeaWorlds in three cities and a swim-through artificial reef at Discovery Cove in Orlando.
The whale show, "One Ocean," has an environmental theme, with a focus on teaching the public about orcas. It will be offered at SeaWorlds in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio
Discovery Cove in Orlando will open The Grand Reef in June, with hammocks and sandy beaches. Visitors will be able to swim and snorkel amid marine life similar to what you might find in a real coral reef.
SeaWorld San Diego will open Turtle Reef this summer, with a ride and massive aquarium featuring sea turtles and an underwater viewing gallery.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will debut Cheetah Hunt, a coaster with 4,429 feet of track and three zero-to-60 mph launches in one ride. A new viewing area, Cheetah Run, will offer a close-up look at real cheetahs.
Other new attractions at parks owned by the SeaWorld company include Sesame Street Bay of Play at SeaWorld San Antonio; Mach Tower, a rotate-and-drop ride at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia; Vanish Point, a water tower ride at the Water Country USA water park in Williamsburg; and a Neighborhood Street Party parade and Elmo's Cloud Chaser ride at Sesame Place in Pennsylvania.