Officials have cleared SeaWorld San Diego to reopen, under California guidance that allows zoos to operate in the state.
The San Diego Zoo recently reopened, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in the Bay Area has been welcoming guests for its Marine World Experience. (Those links go to tickets and packages from our travel partner, by the way.) Now, SeaWorld San Diego is set to take advantage of the same opportunity by reopening its outdoor exhibits.
Theme parks still do not have approval to operate in the state of California, nor do indoor attractions and theaters. So no rides or indoor exhibits will be open when SeaWorld welcomes back guests. Although San Diego County officials have cleared the park to return, we're still awaiting details from SeaWorld and will update this post as soon as we get them. That should include word about operating hours, potential outdoor shows, and prices.
As we posted on Twitter last night, some full-time SeaWorld employees have been getting recall-to-work notices this week, though only for part-time hours according to the ambassadors we've heard from.
Theme parks throughout the state have had to get creative to retain any type of market share while the pandemic keeps their main operations closed. In addition to the animal exhibits at Discovery Kingdom and soon SeaWorld, Knott's Berry Farm has turned to weekend food festivals, under authorization for outdoor dining within the state. That same clearance could allow SeaWorld to operate some version of its Seven Seas food festival along with the animal exhibits, should it choose to do so.
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