March 2, 2000
Demolition: 95% percent of the demolition was performed at night so guests were not affected.
Recycling: Approximately 10 tons of rebar and concrete were recycled that ordinarily would have become landfill.
Acoustics: An acoustical engineer was brought in to create the special sound effects. The theater contains three layers of half-inch drywall, sound instal-lation and one-inch of acoustical panel. A typical home would have a single half-inch of drywall.
Special Effects Piping: Over one mile of effects piping using flexible water hoses and PVC ties all the seat effects together.
Theater Dimensions: The 15,300 square-foot theater holds 720 seats.
Screen Dimensions: The 50 foot-wide by 20 foot-high silver screen is nearly 3 stories high.
Design & Engineering SeaWorld San Diego: Patrick Owen, vice president
Architect: Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets (PGAV) St. Louis, MO
Theming Consultant: Suzanne Sessions, Inc.
General Contractor: Rudolph & Sletten, Inc.
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