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Riding this Eel is indeed electrifying

SeaWorld San Diego threw open Electric Eel —  San Diego’s tallest and fastest roller coaster with astounding loops, twists and airtimeon May 10, 2018. Featuring multiple-launch experiences, Electric Eel propels riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Riders then rocket skyward nearly 150 feet where they will brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as riders crest the top before breathlessly returning to the station.

“Electric Eel will bring a whole new level of excitement to SeaWorld,” said SeaWorld San Diego’s Park President Marilyn Hannes. “This new, first-of-its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give riders the rare opportunity to feel what it’s like to move like an eel as they twist and flip along nearly 900 feet of undulating track.”

Complementing the Electric Eel roller coaster is a hypnotic live eel habitat featuring a collection of moray eels. The eel habitat, located at the eastern edge of the Ocean Explorer realm and already part of the guest experience at SeaWorld, features large viewing windows where visitors can plunge into the world of the eel as they swim and dart through the caves and crevasses of their naturalistic deep-ocean environment.

The Electric Eel attraction area will also feature an interactive educational experience called  Mission: Deep Discovery, which will allow a team of one to four players to embark on a virtual deep sea adventure aboard a manned-vehicle while they encounter the marvels of the deep ocean.

“We always strive to provide new reasons to visit SeaWorld and give our guests experiences that matter with a blend of exciting rides and incredible animal and educational experiences,” said Hannes. “We want our guests from around the world to not only have a great time, but be inspired to care about the ocean and the animals that live there.”

Electric Eel joins Manta and Journey to Atlantis as the third coaster-type ride experience at SeaWorld San Diego. It is located on an approximately 2-acre site on the eastern side of the park between Ocean Explorer and Journey to Atlantis. The new coaster is an expansion of the park’s Ocean Explorer realm, which opened in summer of 2017 as part of the park’s largest new attraction premiere in its history, also including the inspiring documentary-style Orca Encounter; and the summer nighttime extravaganza Electric Ocean, a nighttime transformation of the park into a sea of glowing color and energy, inspired by the phenomenon of ocean bioluminescence. Electric Ocean is set to ignite at SeaWorld on June 16 and light up the park on select dates through Sept. 2, 2018.

SeaWorld is open 365 days a year and is located on SeaWorld Drive off of I-5. Park admission is $89.99 for ages 10 and older; $84.99 for ages 3–9.

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 31,000 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.

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Bangalore has the best amusement park in India

wonderla-resort-amusement-parkWonderla Amusement Park in Bangalore has been named as the best amusement park in India by TripAdvisor, an online review community of travelers across the world. TripAdvisor released the travelers’ choice awards for best amusement parks and water parks around the world. Siam Park, Adeje in Spain was named best water park in world and  Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida was named best amusement park in world.  In total, 242 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, China, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S. Orlando in Florida comes out to be richest in world in terms of water and amusement parks.

Discovery coveTravelers’ Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor said, “there is a wide variety of activities to appeal to all ages at these top-rated parks across the globe. Travelers in search of outdoor entertainment should look no further than the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks”

ramoji_filmcityIn combined list of amusement and water parks in India, Ramoji Film City near Hyderabad was the no 2 and another Wonderla property- Wonderla Amusement Park, Kochi (Cochin) at third place. Water Kingdom at Mumbai was 4th and Science City at Kolkata stood 5th. India’s one of the earliest amusement parks EsselWorld in Mumbai was 6th in list. Kolkata’s second entry in list Nicco Park was 7th and another park near Bangalore GRS Fantasy Park at Mysore was 8th. National capital region of Delhi gained last two places in the list- Adventure Island in New Delhi at 9th and Worlds of Wonder in Noida at 10th spot.

Beach Park, BrazilBut the world list for amusement and water parks were separate.  Beach Park, Aquiraz, Brazil was 2nd in list of water parks. Florida’s two water parks stood next- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando at 3rd and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando at 4th. Asia had next two winners- Waterbom Bali, Kuta in Indonesia at 5th and Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai at 6th. Brazil had another of its park in top list- Hot Park, Rio Quente at 7th and similarly Dubai’s another entry Aquaventure Waterpark at 8th. Florida had its third park in list at 9th- Aquatica in Orlando, while last one in top 10 was  Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Atlantica_(Europa-Park_Germany)In world list of amusement parks behind Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida at no 2 was Europa-Park, Rust, Germany. Florida had no 3, 4 and 5 in this list too- Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando and  Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando. Brazil has an entry in amusement parks as well with Beto Carrero World, Penha at no 6. California’s Disneyland Park, Anaheim is 7th, Universal Studios at Sentosa Island in Singapore at 8th and PortAventura Park, Salou, Spain is 9th. Florida has fifth entry in top 10 with  Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando completing the list.