Turtle Reef, Two New Family Rides to Officially Open on Friday, May 3rd at SeaWorld San Antonio

Chuck Cureau |

126,000 gallon habitat will feature first of its kind natural bio-filtration system

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 9, 2019) – SeaWorld San Antonio’s newest animal attraction, Turtle Reef™, along with two new thrilling rides Riptide Rescue™ and Sea Swinger™ will officially open on Friday, May 3rd .

A 126,000-gallon habitat with floor-to-ceiling underwater viewing, Turtle Reef, will provide guests with an immersive and educational look at the underwater world of threatened and endangered sea turtles and hundreds of multi-colored tropical fish. The habitat also features a unique natural bio-filtration process, the only one of its kind in a zoological setting in the United States. 

“We are really excited to share this amazing new attraction so early in the season with our guests,” said Carl Lum, SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio park president.  “The opening of Turtle Reef on May 3rd will give guests even more reasons to visit SeaWorld this summer.”

The opening of Turtle Reef will mark the fifth-consecutive year of major investment in the SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio parks. The best way to experience the rides and all attractions at SeaWorld is with the annual pass for as low as $79.89 for a year of unlimited visits.  


SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 34,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit for more information.