Texas, Washington players ride Tidal Surge, interact with dolphins at SeaWorld San Antonio ahead of Alamo Bowl
Football players from the University of Texas and the University of Washington took a break from their Alamo Bowl preparations on Monday and headed to SeaWorld San Antonio.SeaWorld San Antonio said select players from each team put on wetsuits to swim and interact with dolphins and learn about their history.
Fired BCSO deputy turned SeaWorld ‘scare character’ accused of body slamming child while at work
A former Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy fired after he was captured on camera assaulting an inmate in 2019 faces new criminal allegations after San Antonio police said he assaulted a child Sunday while working at SeaWorld.
SeaWorld San Antonio announces dates for Seven Seas food festival
SeaWorld Seven Seas will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 2 through May 30, plus Memorial Day. SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio is bringing back its “Seven Seas” food festival that will take place over several weekends this spring. During the event, participants receive a Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard and will get to try a variety of samples of food derived from the Caribbean, Italy, Brazil, Asia and elsewhere. Samples include food like Korean Kimchi fries, German apple strudel with frozen vanilla cream, Caribbean jerk chicken or Brazilian roast beef sandwich (Bauru). AdThe Seven Seas Whiskey Tasting Hut will also debut this year, and about 50 beer, wine and cocktail selections will be available for tasting.
SeaWorld’s Aquatica re-opens for 2021 spring break season
SAN ANTONIO – Need something fun to do with the family this spring break? SeaWorld San Antonio is also home to WaveBreaker: The Rescue Coaster, the Great White and the Steel Eel. To cool off, Aquatica San Antonio is open for the 2021 season, with daily spring beak operation through Sunday, with hours from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. AdTo win a family four-pack to SeaWorld San Antonio, click here to enter the sweepstakes. SeaWorld is committed to the health and safety of guests, employees and the animals in its care.
Aquatica San Antonio opening to guests just in time for spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Aquatica San Antonio at SeaWorld will reopen just in time for spring break. Waterpark officials said it will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. starting Saturday through Sunday, March 14. After spring break it will be open on weekends through June 4, then it will be open daily. “Starting this Spring Break, we are thrilled to welcome guests back to Aquatica and provide families a much-needed opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy quality time together, while doing so safely,” Byron Surrett, park president of SeaWorld and Aquatica, said in a news release. SeaWorld has been open since January, and will be open year-roundAdAlso on KSAT:
SeaWorld, Aquatica hiring for hundreds of positions in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld in San Antonio is hiring for hundreds of positions at the marine life park and Aquatica waterpark. The parks are looking to fill more than 500 part-time and seasonal positions including park operations, merchandise, food service, lifeguards and maintenance. Some of the positions come with a $200 signing bonus, SeaWorld officials said. All employees get free admission to both parks, free and discount tickets for friends and family and other perks. Those interested can apply today at www.SeaWorldJobs.com.
SeaWorld lawyers question SAWS about using parking lot as water distribution site
SAN ANTONIO – Lawyers for SeaWorld apparently had some concerns about the San Antonio Water System wanting to use its parking lot as a water distribution site for residents in desperate need of water. According to SAWS president and CEO Robert Puente, the lawyers had a lot of questions. The SeaWorld site was among seven water distribution sites at SAWS pump stations where the utility is giving away free water for customers who have no water or low water pressure due to the winter storm. The sites will be open until the water system is back to normal operating conditions. Check below for the water distribution site closest to you:NACO (drive-thru), 13655 O’Connor RoadSeale, 254 Seale RoadMission, 615 E Theo AveMaltsberger (drive-thru), 8910 Jones MaltsbergerUniversity (drive-thru), 7172 Hausman RoadSeaworld, 10349 Military Dr. W.SE Booster (drive-thru), 1208 S Loop 1604 W.Related:
As seen on SA Live - Friday, February 12, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m., a rodeo spotlight, Valentine’s fashion, crafts and treats, Mardi Gras at SeaWorld and more. What’s the worst Zoom/video chat fail that’s happened to you? Have you seen that video of the lawyer with the cat filter? 😂 What's the worst Zoom/video chat fail that's happened to... Posted by SA Live on Friday, February 12, 2021Jen pays a visit to One & Only Boutique to share three looks for the big, romantic day, and Alamo Pizza and Wings is here with a heart-shaped pizza for your valentine. SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12.
View rare video of beluga whale in utero from SeaWorld San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of sonogram pictures before, but have you ever seen one of a beluga whale? New footage released by SeaWorld San Antonio shows one of the park’s beluga whales, Luna, and her baby to be. According to park officials, the staff at SeaWorld San Antonio conduct husbandry training with animals as part of conservation efforts. “Through this specialized training, beluga whales are taught to rest comfortably and hold still so they can be examined by our veterinarians,” SeaWorld San Antonio said in a statement. The gestational period for beluga whales is between 14 and 15 months.
Meet Rudolph, Santa Claus at SeaWorld San Antonio’s annual Christmas celebration
Get ready for some ho-ho-ho-liday fun at SeaWorld San Antonio. The park’s annual Christmas celebration is returning on select dates starting Nov. 20 and ending Jan. 3Visitors will have the chance to meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. The park will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20 – 22, 25 – 29, Dec. 4 – 6, 11 – 13, 18 – 20, 23 -27 and Dec. 30 – Jan. 3. Visitors are required to make reservations to visit SeaWorld San Antonio and are encouraged to do so as early as possible. Guests can also experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration for free by purchasing a 2021 Season Pass.
Video shows firefighters rescuing riders stuck on rollercoaster at SeaWorld San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – A new video shows San Antonio firefighters rescuing several riders stuck on a rollercoaster at SeaWorld. The video shows firefighters utilizing a high-extension ladder to reach the riders and get them down safely. SeaWorld San Antonio on Monday released the following statement:“Yesterday at 12:51pm the Wave Breaker roller coaster stopped during the ride. Consistent with our established safety protocols we worked with the San Antonio Fire Department to safely evacuate all guests on the ride. RELATED: Penguin Cam: Chill with the penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio
San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld featured in new Helen Mirren-narrated documentary ‘Escape From Extinction’
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo and SeaWorld are featured in a new conservation documentary called “Escape From Extinction” which is narrated by Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren. American Humane’s inaugural feature-length documentary shows the efforts being taken by accredited zoos and aquariums to preserve millions of species threatened with mass extinction, according to San Antonio Zoo officials. “San Antonio is home to two zoological institutions that are significantly contributing to the conservation of wildlife,” said SeaWorld San Antonio spokesperson Chuck Cureau. View the video below:“Escape From Extinction” is available to watch in theaters, including select Santikos and Alamo Drafthouse locations. Proceeds from the 90-minute documentary will go back to American Humane, helping to further its vital work to protect animals around the world, according to documentary officials.
Penguin Cam: Chill with the penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio with 24/7 livestream
SeaWorld San Antonio and KSAT are teaming up to bring you what we all need this year - a little happiness. This time, by way of the Penguin Cam. You now have 24/7 access to view the roughly 250 birds at SeaWorld San Antonio.
Do penguins sneeze? Yep, and here’s what it looks like
SAN ANTONIO – If you’ve visited SeaWorld or seen penguins on tv or in person, you’ve probably seen them sneeze and not even realized it. Penguins are typically characterized as cute, tuxedo-wearing birds who can’t fly but their sneezes aren’t as adorable as one might think. SeaWorld San Antonio sent KSAT a video of several resident Gentoo and chinstrap penguins sneezing prompted by a visitor who asked if the birds sneeze. Throughout the day they ‘sneeze,’ expelling saltwater from their nares - a bird’s nostrils.”Check out all that salty spray in the video player above. 🤢If you’re a a lover of all things penguins, we have some exciting news for you.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, September 25, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today on SA Live, a safe way to play ball while social distancing! Plus, SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, Get Fit Friday, service dogs, an “Ozark” star and more. Jen’s live at SeaWorld San Antonio to give us a sneak peek at the marine park’s Halloween Spooktacular event! SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Things to do, see in San Antonio for a socially distanced Halloween
Many attractions around San Antonio are planning for scary business as usual — under social distancing guidelines, that is. The San Antonio Zoo, Six Flag Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio are among the places offering a modified version of Halloween activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure San Antonio: The Alamo Plaza attraction that bills itself as “San Antonio’s longest-running haunted house” remains open year-round. San Antonio Zoo: Zoo Boo! is included with admission into the San Antonio Zoo, but is free for annual pass holders and members.
SeaWorld San Antonio lays off 242 employees
SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio has laid off 242 employees, according to documents the theme park submitted to the Texas Workforce Commission. According to SeaWorld San Antonio Park President Byron Surrett, the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the theme park’s attendance and revenue. Laid-off workers can apply for future positions at any SeaWorld park. The same is true for the travel, tourism, entertainment, and hospitality industries, and the operations of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, September 3, 2020
SAN ANTONIO Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, Jen catches up with Josh Hutcherson for some big news about The Hunger Games! Plus, Get Fit Friday, a visit to SeaWorld and more Labor Day deals. Which brings us to our question of the day: Whats better, beer and pizza or beer and tacos? Let us know your favorite beer food, tag us @SALiveKSAT and look for your answers from 1 to 2 p.m. today on SA Live! pic.twitter.com/eU7K0P3c7b SA Live (@SALiveKSAT) September 4, 2020Do you love The Hunger Games?
SeaWorld San Antonio offering free admission for military veterans, their families
SAN ANTONIO – Military veterans and their families can receive free admission to SeaWorld San Antonio throughout the summer. SeaWorld announced that starting Wednesday, veterans and retirees can redeem free tickets for themselves and up to three guests through Nov. 11 via www.wavesofhonor.com. The offer is valid at SeaWorld San Antonio, as well as SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Upon reopening, the offer will be valid at SeaWorld San Diego and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Waves of Honor already offers active duty military free admission for members and three guests, SeaWorld stated in a news release.
SeaWorld San Antonio announces reopening date
SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio will reopen June 19 with limited capacity and new safety measures intended to improve safety for guests. The reopening of the park will include enhanced health and safety protocols for cleaning and sanitizing, physical distancing, face-covering requirements and temperature screening, according to a press release. Aquatica San Antonio reopened on June 6 and also has enhanced safety measures for guests. SeaWorld San Antonio is offering 50% off admission for a limited time, according to a press release. For the complete list of enhanced safety measures at SeaWorld Antonio, click here.
20 random San Antonio facts you may not know about
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio is -- in our opinion -- the best city in the state. The area was an early settlement dating back to 1729 when the Canary Islanders settled in San Antonio. Church’s Chicken first opened in San Antonio and the first location used to be across the street from the Alamo. Pope John Paul II visited San Antonio in 1987 and held a mass where more than 350,000 people showed up. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson got married at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in downtown San Antonio.
Explore, discover, connect with SeaWorld’s free virtual classroom experiences
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. SAN ANTONIO – Do you have questions about animals? SeaWorld San Antonio has created fun virtual turnkeys and engaging activities for grades K-12 to discover something amazing along the way. Distance learning resources provided by SeaWorld can help everyone continue to explore, discover and stay connected in a fun and inspiring environment.
SeaWorld CEO resigns five months into job, cites board
ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Entertainment's chief executive has resigned only five months into his job, becoming the third leader of the theme park company to depart in just over two years, according to a company filing released Monday. The spread of the novel coronavirus has paralyzed the theme park industry. Like most other theme park companies operating in the U.S., SeaWorld's 12 theme parks have been closed since mid-March. The company said he would stay in the job at least until the theme parks reopen. “The board will review the role once the company reopens its theme parks," the SEC filing said.
Explore SeaWorld San Antonio’s free learning resources
SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio is helping families virtually explore the wild with free learning resources as social distancing and mandatory “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders have kept people inside amid the coronavirus pandemic. Access to classroom activities, teacher’s guides, species saving videos, information books and fact sheets about certain animals are all available at SeaWorld San Antonio’s Education Portal. The education resources are geared towards students in grades K-12, according to a news release. You can learn about everything from Clydesdales to coral reefs with SeaWorld’s distance learning resources. Explore, discover and connect here with an in-depth look at animals around the globe.
SeaWorld is temporarily furloughing over 90% of its employees
SeaWorld is temporarily furloughing over 90% of its employees as of April 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is unknown how long the employees will be laid off, according to SeaWorld. The company, which operates 12 theme parks around the United States, announced on March 13 it was closing down all its locations. Disney closed its eleven theme parks across North America, Europe and Asia in mid-March. Universal Orlando Resort announced it, too, would temporarily shut dow its theme parks starting at the close of business on March 15.
SeaWorld donates toilet paper to medical trainees at Ft. Sam Houston
SAN ANTONIO – SeaWorld San Antonio donated its supply of toilet paper Saturday to Navy medical trainees stationed at Ft. Sam Houston. Members of the Navy First Class Petty Officers Association, a non-federal, non-profit group that advocates on behalf of enlisted sailors, reached out to SeaWorld officials and requested the donation for 1,000 Navy medical trainees in need of supplies. The military students are restricted to the base due to the new coronavirus pandemic and were experiencing a shortage. SeaWorld San Antonio donated 45 cases, about 500 jumbo-sized rolls, of toilet paper. All SeaWorld theme parks temporarily closed on March 16 and will stay closed at least through the end of the month.
COVID-19 expected to affect spring break plans
SAN ANTONIO – Friday’s weather was made-to-order for visiting some of San Antonio’s biggest attractions, such as the River Walk and the San Antonio Zoo, ahead of spring break, which begins next week for many. Even so, on the minds of many visitors on Friday was the current outbreak of COVID-19. Many spring break plans revolve around the coronavirusBeatriz Galarza, who was at the San Antonio Zoo, said she’d decided to try to avoid large crowds. But Strawdernan said she wanted to accompany her son to San Antonio, where he’s attending a law conference. I think that’s a good way to live.”Everything we know about coronavirus in TexasThe manager of a restaurant on the River Walk said they’ve been busy ahead of spring break, but the true test of COVID-19′s impact will be over the next two weeks.
SeaWorld San Antonio debuts ‘first-of-its-kind’ water slide
SeaWorld San Antonio debuts ‘first-of-its-kind’ water slidePublished: March 6, 2020, 1:36 pmTonga Twister will open March 7 at SeaWorld’s Aquatica. The first-of-its-kind water slide features tubes that take riders through 415 feet of twists and turns before splashing into a large pool.
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