SeaWorld Aquatica nearly ready for June 1 debut

Water park replaces Knott's Soak City

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - SeaWorld's new water park Aquatica will open to the public June 1, and park officials took 10News on a tour Wednesday as construction crews worked on the finishing touches.

SeaWorld bought Knott's Soak City in Chula Vista last year and started shelling out millions of dollars to make the transformation.

New this season is fresh paint, lush landscaping and tropical themes throughout the park. Guests can lounge on the lazy river or get a quick thrill on a fast slide.

SeaWorld opened Aquatica in San Antonio in 2012. That park has pulled in 1.5 million visitors a year. Of course, those visitors brought their pocketbooks and pumped money into the local economy. There is hope that Chula Vista will see the same cash flow.

To add even more life to the park, Caribbean flamingos and fresh water turtles will be by the entrance to greet park guests.

Single-day tickets cost $38 for an adult, $30 for children age 3 to 9. Guests can get a season pass for less than the price of two single-day tickets.

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