SeaWorld San Diego Has Reopened as a Zoo With Animal Exhibit
On February 6th, SeaWorld San Diego reopened again as a zoo and is ready to entertain and educate guests. Like many popular theme parks and attractions, SeaWorld San Diego was impacted directly by the public health crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to provide renowned experiences for guests, while maintaining ongoing health and safety protocols, SeaWorld San Diego navigated ongoing changes and restrictions to maintain operations throughout the temporary closure.
The reopening is the result of diligent work on behalf of the SeaWorld Management Team to make informed decisions about the most effective way to safely maintain health and safety protocols while providing memorable guest experiences. The Management team is led by SeaWorld’s interim CEO, Marc Swanson, and SeaWorld Entertainment’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Scott Ross.
SeaWorld San Diego is approved to operate as an accredited zoo, as of its reopening day on February 6, 2021. Guests can once again explore 100 acres of the park’s ground, seeing a variety of wildlife and marine animals in various exhibits. SeaWorld San Diego guests can experience live presentations that teach them about orcas, dolphins, sea lions, and more.
A new presentation, “Rescue Tails,” highlights the history of SeaWorld’s team of Conservation Ambassadors, sharing interesting and informative stories about rescuing animals and caring for them. It’s being held in the Nautilus Amphitheatre, where guests can feel safe, thanks to physically distant seating arrangements, and other safety protocols.
As required in all public spaces in California, guests at SeaWorld San Diego above the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering. SeaWorld San Diego’s commitment to protecting guests includes requiring guests to make reservations online, in advance of each visit. This helps the zoo to safely manage capacity. Ticket sales are limited each day, accordingly.
All employees and guests receive temperature screenings prior to entry. In addition to standard six-foot physical distancing and consistent use of face coverings, other bespoke barriers are in place to regulate guest distancing. Finally, guests are advised to check SeaWorld’s website prior to their visit to verify current operating hours and to see if there are any schedule changes.
By following physical distancing guidelines, wearing face coverings, washing hands frequently, and adhering to all other public health guidelines, guests can feel confident in their safety and enjoy a day experiencing animal exhibits and presentations.