San Antonio, TX — Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, will welcome guests to its newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary, on May 24. The opening comes just before the summer travel season begins on Memorial Day weekend. The new 13,500-square-foot attraction will contain about 300 tropical birds representing more than 50 species from all over the world, including scarlet ibis, pigeons, doves, turacos, pheasants, roseate spoonbills and many more. Lush landscape, and the sound of running waterfalls and brooks, along with bird vocalizations, will create a serene environment to Roa’s Aviary.
Guests will also have the opportunity to hand feed the birds with SeaWorld aviculturists and educators on hand to teach them about these beautiful animals.
Roa’s Aviary will be located on the Loggerhead Beach area of Aquatica, creating a new “waterfront beach” for visitors to enjoy. Guests can enter the attraction by walking through a waterfall on the beach or by swimming, wading or floating along Loggerhead Lane, a winding 1,200-foot-long water route enhanced by tunnel jets, geysers and misters. Loungers will be available inside a shallow pool for guests to relax and enjoy this new attraction.
“This is another example of an experience only Aquatica can deliver,” said Dan Decker, SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio Park President. “Roa’s Aviary will give guests an opportunity to see and interact with birds from all over the world, including threatened and endangered species, which they may otherwise not have an opportunity to connect with.”
Aquatica opened its doors two years ago and was the largest single investment the park made since 1988. Today, it’s the only waterpark in San Antonio to offer the luxury and amenities of an island resort, including terraced pools, expansive sandy beaches, thrilling rides and private cabanas, all in a tropical setting. Aquatica features live animals, including southern stingrays, brilliant macaws and a multitude of colorful fish that add to the park’s playful, high-energy ambience. Stingray Falls, one of Aquatica’s extreme offerings, is the park’s signature ride and the only one of its kind in the U.S. On Stingray Falls, guests twist and turn through an underwater grotto that puts them face-to-fin with several species of stingrays and tropical fish.
The most affordable way guests can experience Roa’s Aviary and all the Aquatica attractions is with a Two-Park Fun Card: SeaWorld’s 2014 Fun Card promotional offer provides unlimited visits to the park at $65 plus tax for adults and $55 plus tax for children ages 3 to 9. Guests wanting unlimited access to both SeaWorld and Aquatica parks can purchase a two-park Fun Card for $100 plus tax for adults and $90 plus tax for children ages 3 to 9. The SeaWorld Annual Pass is $100 plus tax for adults or children and includes unlimited admission, free parking and discounts. A SeaWorld/Aquatica Annual Pass is available at $135 plus tax for adults or children and includes unlimited admission, free parking and discounts. EZ Pay monthly payment options are also available on the park’s Annual Passes for those who qualify. Single-day admission to SeaWorld is $65 plus tax for adults and $55 plus tax for children ages 3 to 9.
For park hours and more information, visit seaworld.com.
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