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Shark Bay

Sea World (update/edit)

Status: Operating
Opened: April 9 2004
Cost: $13,000,000
Ride Type: Animal Exhibit
Manufacturer: Sea World

General Overview
Shark Bay is made up of two lagoons; the Shark Lagoon where a variety of sharks are kept and the Reef Lagoon where guests can snorkel around a replica reef environment surrounded by marine creatures. The two are separated by transparent acrylic walls, allowing snorkellers and divers to see the sharks up close yet safely.

There is also the Touch Pool at the top of the Reef Lagoon, which flows into the Inter-Tidal Zone where anemones and other shallow-water marine creatures live.

Park History
Originally slated to open December 26 2003, construction delays pushed the date forward to April 9.


Coaster Name Date
Corkscrew Rollercoaster 1982
Defunct Coasters
Thrillseeker 1981

 Rides & Attractions

Attraction Name Date
Fish Detectives 2007
Sea World Eye 2006
The Plunge 2005
Shark Bay 2004
Dugong Discovery 2004
Planet S.O.S. 2003
Polar Bear Shores 2000
Sesame Street Beach 1999
Dolphin Cove 1996
Bermuda Triangle 1994
Sky High Skyway 1994
Sea World Monorail System 1986
Carousel 1981
Pirate Ship 1981
Viking's Revenge Flume Ride 1979
Sea World Train 1975
Waterski Wipeout 1958
Future Rides & Attractions
Unknown Hippopotamus Attraction 2009
Defunct Rides & Attractions
Bumper Boats 1980 - 1987
Lassiter's Lost Mine 1988 - 1993
Adventure Island & Adventure Island Ferry 1996
Shark Encounter 2001
Reef Discovery 2001 - 2004
Quest for the Golden Seal 1996 - 2007

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Construction Timeline

Shark Bay Construction
23 June 2006


Shark Bay opens

»The Reef Lagoon
5 Sep 2005 . Having ventured north to the Great Barrier Reef many times, it's amazing to see something so vivid and realistic right in your own backyard.

No one will tell you there's a substitute for the real thing, but Shark Bay is the next best thing.

The Sharks have surfaced