This weekend, SeaWorld Orlando kicked off their Summer Nights promotion with concerts by country artists Trick Pony, and the return of a fan favorite, Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night. SeaWorld invited The Disney Blog to check out Summer Nights, and I caught the first… Read More »SeaWorld Orlando Kicks Off Summer Nights with Trick Pony and Return of Shamu’s Celebration
I’m a bit surprised, but not totally shocked, by SeaWorld’s decision not to appeal the court ruling enforcing OSHA’s finding that it was unsafe to have employees (aka trainers) in the water with Killer Whales (aka big animals with a remote risk of danger). I… Read More »SeaWorld won’t appeal OSHA ruling keeping trainers out of water
The 2012 Edition of Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration is back and better than ever. They’ve expanded the Sea of Trees and added lots of little touches that make the evening special. Add to that all the returning favorites and it’s clearly one of the best deals… Read More »SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration Joyous Family Fun
In a move they telegraphed widely last week, SeaWorld has returned its trainers to the water with Killer Whales. SeaWorld says it is taking the re-acclimation process slowly, but having trainers interact with the killer whales in the water is an important part of their… Read More »SeaWorld Returns Trainers to Water with Killer Whales, but only Off-Stage
SeaWorld is appealing an administrative judge’s opinion on whether the company is violating workplace safety rules when allowing trainers to swim with killer whales at its theme parks. The conservation minded theme park ran into a roadblock when the first stop on the appeals course,… Read More »SeaWorld Faces Setback in Quest to Return Trainers to Water with Shamu
Last week a fascinating show was aired on WMFE.org, the Central Florida NPR station, that looked at what SeaWorld needs to do to complete its recovery from the twin blows of a deflated economy and the death of a trainer who was attacked by the… Read More »What must SeaWorld Do To Fix Shamu Show, Parks?
SeaWorld’s newest Killer Whale show One Ocean debuted in Orlando last month and is opening in San Diego this weekend. It will reach San Antonio in June, but they have to be patient as it was just announced that they’ll be getting their own Aquatica in the future too.
I’ve got two quick videos to peak your interest this morning. First is a look beneath the waves at how SeaWorld produced the show:
Then follow below the jump for my video from the grand opening show of One Ocean
Today most of the major news channels covered the story of Tilikum’s return to live performances at SeaWorld Orlando. Tilikum was involved in the tragic death of a trainer just over a year ago. That tragedy resulted in huge changes for the Shamu show at… Read More »Run for Dawn’s Dream on April 16th