After getting off of Pirate Island, Clyde & Seamore have enrolled in school as the new show Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High opened today at SeaWorld Orlando.
Full of fun with sea lions, walruses and otters, the show takes place in an aquatic-themed high school where laughter and education go hand in hand (flipper). A new pre-show salutes teachers from all over, and guests learn about the animal stars, their relationships with the trainers, and how the animals are trained.
When Clyde and Seamore are nominated to win scholarships to Ocean University, they must pass their science, dance and gym classes in a storyline that is full of fast-paced fun. Also woven into the comedy are moments that subtly teach lessons such as the importance of keeping our oceans healthy.
Sea Lion High features a new, two-story set that is the marine mammal high school, complete with sea lion-sized waterslides and ladders for otters. SeaWorld’s animal stars and trainers have also worked together to put together new behaviors.
“We love creating a show like ‘Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High’,” said Kelly Flaherty Clark, curator of animal training. “Finding entertaining ways to encourage guests to care about these animals is what we do, and this show does it in a way that makes you smile and laugh.”
The creative process to produce a show like Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High is highly collaborative between animal trainers and the group of writers and directors. In fact, the process always starts with the animals. They watch interactions and relationship sessions with them and their trainers, looking for unique ways to highlight their natural abilities.
“The show takes our guests on a journey where they’ll learn about celebrating, connecting and caring for the natural world,” said Michael Fletcher, SeaWorld Orlando’s vice president of entertainment. “But this is a Clyde and Seamore production, and that means it’ll be hilarious and zany.”
Keep your eyes open for a tribute to the old pirate show, and come early to see the new school crossing guard helping guests to their seats.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.
We’ll have a look at Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High on the Apr. 23, 2015 episode of Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show. See a small preview of Sea Lion High in our video below: