SeaWorld aka: Sea World of CaliforniaShamu Stadium, Dolphin discovery, and Wild Arctic. SeaWorld is featured on the lists Sea World Marine Amusement Parks, AZA Member Zoos and Aquariums, and California Amusement Parks.
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I’d suggest making the visit at least once. The thing is, once you’ve seen the whale jump and touch the ball on the pole more than twice, it kind of gets old. Kids love the place, there’s nothing really all that “cool” to do for teenagers to do (they made a fast roller coaster-type ride to appeal to that audience, but as a teenager I thought it was less than exciting to say the least), but if you’re a couple with kids, it’s a good time. There’s also those programs where you can go one-on-one with the animals, but I haven’t experienced them so I can’t say anything about it (sounds fun, though!). ♥over 6 years ago
Being a San Diego native, I have been to Sea World many times. This last trip I was highly disappointed and this saddens me as I have enjoyed the park in the past. The shows were awful, especially the new Shamu show “Believe”. I didn’t learn anything about the animals while watching any of the shows. The non-animal attractions like Cirque de la Mer and the Haunted Lighthouse were too cheesy for me and not worth the time I spent watching them. Admittedly, I still do like the fair amount of aquariums and interactive attractions available, but this isn’t enough to make me want to visit again.over 6 years ago
The killer whales were so cute! Yes horrible killing machines in the ocean but “cute” in captivity. The show is based around Shamu, the killer whale. However, at Sea World they have 5 killer whales and 3 of them are named Shamu. They have Shamu, baby Shamu and grandbaby Shamu. I think they do that just so they can continue to call it Shamu Adventure. The show is very enjoyable. The killer whales do lots of jumps and one of the trainers “surfs” on Shamu.
After the Shamu adventure show I went and watched the Killer whale training session. They have a program where you can be a trainer for a day and help feed and train all of the animals. There was young boy who was helping the Sea World trainers feed and train the killer whales. It looked like heaps of fun (expensive though, $395 US). One of the trainers was blowing raspberries on Shamu’s stomach and saying, “who’s a silly killer whale”, in a baby voice. In the underwater viewing section a girl was holding a killer whale stuffed toy up to the glass and Shamu loved it. Shamu was kissing the glass, smiling, rolling upside down and splashing with her tail. It was amazing to watch!over 6 years ago
I only had one day there when I went, but it ruled. I loved the penguins and the orcas and everything else there. When I was there Baby Shamu was just old enough to swim out into the arena for a few minutes so we could see him…or her…I don’t know whether it was a boy or a girl. It doesn’t really matter though. As soon as the main Shamu dies, they take the next orca in line and name it Shamu. Nobody who doesn’t work there can tell the difference. But I would really love to go back. My mom wouldn’t let us go on any rides that could get us wet. We couldn’t chance gett the rental car messed up.over 6 years ago
It’s part of my youth, growing up and going over there time and again. I think my favorite moment was when my dad, an inveterate tale-teller, spun a yarn one time while at the newly opened shark exhibit about how the glass had broken once, covering folks in water and ravenous sharks. Various uncomfortable looks from others thereabouts showed my dad succeeded in his mission.over 6 years ago