SeaWorld parks across the United States will debut a new whale show this spring and summer, connecting guests to the sea with the aim to educate and inspire them to make a difference in this world.
“One Ocean” features SeaWorld’s killer whales as ambassadors of the sea, and the ocean as the center of the natural world. The show connects guests with these animals and immerses the audience in the vivid colors and sensations of the underwater world.
At the core of the show is the unifying message that both animals and humans are part of one world, with one ocean, and its future is in our hands to cherish and protect.[ Also Read: Shark Populations Dwindle; Face Extinction ]
“One Ocean” is scheduled to premiere at SeaWorld Orlando at the end of April, SeaWorld San Diego on Memorial Day weekend and SeaWorld San Antonio in June. It will replace “Believe,” a show that enjoyed a five-year run in all three SeaWorld parks.
“This new show brings to life SeaWorld’s mission in the most powerful way yet,” said Jim Atchison, president and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
“This show is what guests love about our parks – thrilling entertainment that educates and inspires you to celebrate, connect and care for the world we share.”[ Also Read: Top 10 Endangered Places in the Southeast ]
The show features spectacular whale behaviors, including thrilling high-energy leaps and multiple whales performing simultaneously. The whales interact in new ways with trainers, the audience, each other, and even the set itself. In one segment, the whales play amid giant fountains.
Shamu Stadium – with its three-story set, panoramic LED screens and hundreds of surround-sound speakers – will feature special effects that envelop guests in the show experience, including brilliantly colored lights; soaring fountains; underwater imagery and an original, contemporary musical score with global rhythms, says SeaWorld.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group, operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.