Get Ready for Thrilling New Adventures at SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio

A new, interactive sea turtle attraction and thrilling new rides will bring more waves of adventure to SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio in spring 2019. SeaWorld will unveil Turtle Reef™, a fascinating habitat where you can get an up-close look at threatened and endangered sea turtles, plus learn about the threats the species face in the wild. The focal point will be a 126,000-gallon coral reef-themed environment, with a unique and natural biofiltration, featuring rescued and non-releasable green sea turtles, along with hundreds of multi-colored Caribbean fish.

New, this year at Aquatica will be Ihu’s Breakaway Falls®, a new, steep, one-of-a-kind, multi-drop tower slide, which is named after Ihu, Aquatica’s colorful gecko, who searches for the biggest thrills, steepest hills and coolest spills in the waterpark.

SeaWorld & Aquatica have introduced an assortment of crowd-pleasing attractions include:

  • SeaWorld’s Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster™
  • Sesame Street® Party Parade at SeaWorld
  • Aquatica’s, high-speed mat ride, Taumata Racer®

In conjunction with the opening of Turtle Reef, two new family rides will debut – Riptide Rescue™, where you and your family can board a boat and set out on your own sea turtle rescue mission aboard this classic spinner ride, and Sea Swinger™, a thrill ride that swings riders 180-degrees in both directions.

Located between Shamu Stadium and Rio Loco river rapids ride, Turtle Reef also will feature SeaWorld’s second underwater viewing area where guests can watch from a floor-to-ceiling, panoramic portal as turtles swim just In conjunction with the opening of Turtle Reef, two new family rides will debut – Riptide Rescue™, where guests can board a boat and set out on their own sea turtle rescue mission aboard this classic spinner ride, and Sea Swinger™, a thrill ride that swings riders 180-degrees in both directions.

An important aspect of Turtle Reef is a new partnership between SeaWorld San Antonio and The University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), which will receive 5 percent of the net proceeds from turtle-themed merchandise sold at SeaWorld. ARK’s primary mission is to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles, birds, terrestrial turtles and tortoises found along the South Texas coast, with the goal of releasing them to their native habitat. inches away.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas first new ride of 2019 ‘Pirates of the Deep Sea’!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, The Thrill Capital of South Texas, is kicking off the New Year in a big way with the theme park industry’s first new attraction of the year; a groundbreaking, new dark ride. Pirates of the Deep Sea, is a state-of-the-art gaming experience that pits the cunning skills of guest buccaneers against a marauding band of plundering pirates who try to hornswoggle them out of stolen bounty. 

You and your family board a weathered pirate ship, Man-o-War, to sail through the raging storms of the Bermuda Triangle. As they float past the eerie remains of ghost ships, riders are caught in the middle of a dramatic battle between their pirate ship and an angry mob of pirates portside. Riders will need to be quick on the trigger to blow the man down and defeat the swashbuckling scalawags.  As they battle, guests compete with fellow shipmates by firing at hundreds of themed targets to tally a score of their victory at sea.    

Pirates of the Deep Sea features:

  • Pirate galleon ride vehicles that seat four passengers and equip each passenger with their own personal musket to fire light beams at hundreds of different targets
  • Dramatic audio in 18 different zones, broadcast from a total of 39 speakers, that follows the individual pirate galleons as they make their way through the perilous journey
  • Elaborate three-dimensional scenery that re-creates an old seaside village with a gigantic waterfall, moonlit alleyways, and hidden pirate’s treasure. 

Pirates of the Deep Sea is open now and located in Fiesta Bay Boardwalk.

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8th Annual Mardi Gras Texas Style!

February 23, 2019 (Doors open at 2pm)
Fair Park Automobile Building
1010 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210

Celebrating its 18th year, Mardi Gras Texas Style is a one-of-a-kind music festival that takes place at the Historic State Fairgrounds in Dallas, Texas. All of the food, fun, and flavor of the best Mardi Gras celebration combined with 20 of the hottest Texas Country music acts on 5 stages make this party the only place to be. This outstanding day is also an outstanding value with General Admission tickets starting at only $36.50 (in advance; plus sales tax and ticketing fees), or $48.50 (full price).

For the ultimate Texas Mardi Gras experience, purchase one of the exclusive VIP packages for cocktail service and private acoustic sets, not available to GA ticket holders, played by a hand-selected group of your favorite artists (only a limited number of VIP tickets are available). Enjoy beer, eats, and beads, alongside the very best in Texas Country Music, at Mardi Gras Texas Style!

The event will be held rain or shine as the main stages are located inside a climate controlled building.

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The 59th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama

February 15, 3pm-9pm
February 16, 10am-9pm
February 17, 10am-6pm

Dallas Market Center
2200 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207

The Autorama series is a custom car show featuring some of the finest collections and individual automobiles in the U.S., with dates in several cities across the nation.

Car enthusiasts come from far and wide to compete for the prestigious Ridler Award, which is appointed to the car deemed best in show. What’s more, the event hosts a variety of other activities like autograph sessions with celebrities from the auto world and chop shop demonstrations sure
to satisfy all ages of car enthusiasts.

Regular admission is $19 (13+) and $7 (6-12), 5 years and under FREE. Discount tickets can be purchased at local O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

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