Sharks Coming to the Fair (Cue Foreboding Music…)

June 7, 2011

No, I don’t mean as part of our group ticket sales offer – I mean sharks are really coming to the L.A. County Fair (although it would be funny to see a group of sharks walking through Yellow Gate for a day of  fun at the Fair –  wearing their Dodgers caps, sunglasses, betting $2 on a horse named Ampullae of Lorenzini (oh look it up! Give me the correct answer and I’ll send you a prize), trying the deep-fried calamari and finding it too salty but loving the deep-fried Oreos!).
Yes, sharks will be here in all their underwater sea-tastic glory with Shark Encounter – a new exhibit for 2011 that is sure to fascinate Fairguests of all ages. Shark Encounter will bring Fairguests face to steely-eyed face (or is that doll’s-eyed – “You know the thing about a shark? He’s got lifeless eyes, like a doll’s eyes.” – Quint, Jaws. Ah! I love that movie! I’m having too much fun!) with an array of these awe-inspiring fish – lemon sharks, nurse sharks, sand-tiger sharks. The sharks will swim around in a 7,000-gallon tank with divers daring enough to take the plunge.
The Great White Encounter features a replica of a Great White shark as well as several other interesting species of this unique animal. Guests also have the exclusive opportunity to see items that have been found inside a shark’s stomach, a real shark cage, varying sizes of shark teeth, fossilized teeth, and a replica set of jaws from a prehistoric Carcharodon Megadon shark. The exhibit is packed full of photos, educational material, and includes an exciting video where visitors can learn more about this giant fish. Stop by Under the Sea Adventure to take a look at our tide pool touch tank.
You’re gonna need a bigger season pass because you’ll want to come back again and again to Shark Encounter. The Fair is Sept. 3 – Oct. 2. That’s 88 days away! We are getting excited – hope you are, too! And if you know what Ampullae of Lorenzini is, email me at First one to give me the correct answer (along with your name and address) will win a Fair prize!
Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women!

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