SeaWorld’s new Shamu show made its world premier today in Orlando with special appearances and a fireworks finale. Earth Day makes a fitting day for the show that promises to present an inspiring and educational message that both humans and animals are part of one world, one ocean. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
The whole show is more than 20 minutes long. It’s best seen in person, but below is a video showing some of the highlights. Scroll down to see our full photo gallery and more details from the show.
Animal expert Jack Hanna spoke just before the show. He talked about how the behaviors the whales do in the show are the same behavior he sees them do in the wild. Watch episode 22 of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show for more from Jack Hanna.
The show also includes a bit of humor. Here, the whales shake their heads no when the trainers try to give them small fish. This is a gag that was added to Believe when the show was reworked without the trainers in the water.
A look at some of the 35 programmable fountains. Some at the base of the seats shoot straight up and come down on guests. The fountains not only provie effects for the show, but also serve as enrichment for the whales during playtime between shows.
Here’s video of Spencer’s performance:
• For more about One Ocean, read the feature story in the Spring issue of Orlando Attractions Magazine. For interviews with guests and cast on opening day, be sure to watch episode 22 of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show.
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