New attraction coming to Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark

SeaWorld logoBeginning May 2014, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, will introduce Roa’s Aviary,a 13,500 square feet aviary containing about 300 birds representing more than 50 species. The newest attraction will be one of the park’s serene offerings, giving guests the chance to float, wade or walk among hundreds of tropical birds. Some of the birds are considered threatened or endangered and our aviary will help in conservation efforts.

AquaticaAviary - useRoa’s Aviary will be located on the Loggerhead Beach area of Aquatica, creating a new “waterfront beach” for our guests to enjoy. Guests will be able to access the aviary by floating along Loggerhead Lane river, walking through Loggerhead Beach or wading in a new pool with a grotto-style waterfall. Guests will have the opportunity to hand feed birds as SeaWorld aviculturists and educators will be on hand to teach guests about these amazing animals. When Aquatica waterpark closes for the season, SeaWorld guests will be able to access the aviary.

AquaticaAviary - use (2)Aquatica San Antonio is a waterpark only SeaWorld could create, blending up-close animal experiences with thrilling rides and family entertainment. The park offers experiences from the serene, like 42,000 square feet of white sandy beaches, to the extreme, including a “zero-gravity” wall on Walhalla Wave. For more details, visit

Have a whale of a good time in Omni San Antonio’s new Aquatica Suite

Omni logo imageThe Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade has long been a favorite destination for families traveling to the Alamo City and a new “attraction” there is sure to create even more excitement for kids.

This March, the Omni Colonnade will unveil its new kids’ fantasy suite, Aquatica. Created through a partnership with SeaWorld San Antonio and the Art Institute of San Antonio – this one of a kind suite transports children into an imaginary oceanic world complete with a coral reef and fascinating sea life, as well as all of the comforts of the “modern world” including double flat screen TV’s, video consoles, and Sting Ray bean bag chairs.

“You really have to see this suite to believe it,” said Delfin Ortiz, the General Manager of the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade and the visionary behind the project. “Our goal in designing this unique suite was simple: from the minute our young guests literally slide into the room we want them to be mesmerized and inspired by their surroundings.”

Omni Aquatica Suite

Dwight Driskill with Sea World San Antonio gives his vote of approval as construction continues on the new Omni Colonnade Aquatica Suite.

The fantasy suite, designed by Art Institute interior design student Katelyn Goudge, includes a brilliant aqua-blue “ocean floor,” bubble chairs designed to create the illusion of a beneath-the-ocean hang out, a floor-to-ceiling 3D coral wall; and a built-in salt water aquarium featuring life fish, coral reefs, seaweed and plenty of bubbles.

To give kids plenty of room to enjoy their ocean paradise, a pair of specially designed Murphy beds unfold from the wall. A treasure chest filled with books and costumes provides plenty of opportunity for children’s imaginations to run wild.

For the adults, there’s an adjoining bedroom and separate bathroom. Checking on the kids is easy even when the door between the two rooms is closed thanks to a creative porthole in the door.

The Aquatica Suite will be finished by March 1, coinciding with Sea World’s 50th anniversary. The Aquatica Suite along with the hotel’s other fantasy suite, is setting a new creative standard for kid-centric hotel suites, and is the talk of the industry across the U.S.

For more information about fantasy suites at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade as well as other accommodations and services, please visit