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SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, California

Kicking off our final full day in California the four of us hopped in the car and headed south to San Diego to tackle Belmont Park and SeaWorld San Diego. 

SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, California

SeaWorld San Diego is the original SeaWorld park.  The idea for SeaWorld began with a gentleman named George Millay and his Hawaiian themed restaurant called "The Reef".  That restaurant was heavily themed and an immediate success.  One success breeds another and soon George started thinking about a restaurant that was underwater where diners could watch sea life swim by as they appropriately ate sea food.

SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, California

The idea grew quickly into a heavily themed marine life park and SeaWorld was born.

SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, California

Built on the shores of San Diego's Mission Bay, SeaWorld opened in 1964.

SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, California

What I really like is that the entrance theming makes guests feel as if they are beneath the waves.  Once you are within a few feet of the gates you are able to get up close and personal with the denizens of the deep.  SeaWorld is and has always been a hands on experience.



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