This is a definate must see. Who would have thought an animal as big as a Killer Whale could jump so high. BEWARE though, what goes up must come down, and when SHAMU comes down you are likely to get a good soaking if you are sat in the front few rows.
Shamu the Killer Whale performs all kinds of tricks with his handler, it is amazing to watch as he jumps, twists, spins and splashes around.
A very funny and entertaining show following the fortunes of the Hotel Clyde and Seamore. The cast comprises of sealions, walrus and an otter with a bit part played by the human handlers, in a slapstick comedy on land and in water.
The animals are in charge of the Hotel and the humans are the brunt of many a joke and end up getting a good soaking.
See a resident of Florida up close without endangering it. The Manatee is a beatiful animal but is in danger of extinction through no fault of its own. Propellors on boats are the main cause of death for the Manatee in the wild but here you can see them safe in a close replica of their natural habitat.
They look as though they would be big and clumsy animals but they just seem to glide through the water effortlessly.
The Manatee eats greenery and when they are fed at Sea World you can see their noses out of the water searching around for food on the surface of their pool.
KILL YOUR SPEED NOT THE MANATEE
A superb show of acrobatics from the animals and their trainers. Some people question this sort of activity but the facilities and the love for the animals shown by the trainers is excellent .
Look out for the specially selected member of the audience as well.
This place is definately worth a visit. It is expensive but if you take into account that you get a 7 day pass ot Seaworld or Busch, its not to bad. I found it very emotional when I actually got to kiss our dolphin. The layout of the park is very good and it never gets crowded.
The photo opportunities are endless, and the Stars of Sea World have got to be the Dolphins, there are set times during the day when the visitors can purchase small fish to feed the Dolphins, they know when the times are as they seem to get excited prior to feeding time. I think they know that when they get the food they have to pose for pictures as you can see.
I know that when a lot of folks go to Sea World they go to just the animal shows and that's it. Of course the animal shows are wonderful but don't forget to check out the off beat shows they have too. They change from time to time but the cast remains the same. They just like to freshen the show up at times. Get to shows early and sit up front. Don't be afraid to get involved and be a part of the show. You'll be creating memories that will last a lifetime, especially if you have children with you. My daughter still talks about how we ended up being part of the show at Seaworld to all her friends. We were sitting up front and this character that started the show was motioning for a camera. Well, I handed him mine and he proceeded to take a picture of himself and us in the audience. We have the very funny moment captured on film!
Sea World is one of the best parks in Orlando. For one thing it is a bargain. Upon visiting you can always get an extended pass which for an extra few bucks you can come back any time for free. The amount of the add on depends on how long you extend. You can choose a 5 day extension, or even an annual one. No other park allows you to do this. Also this is one of the best parks if the weather is rainy. The animals are still very active, sometimes more so. And hey, you're going to get wet at the Shamu show anyway so who cares if you get wet! I always tell people, if you're going to be in town for a week, get the extender pass. All else fails, come back...there is always more to see and do and it's such a large park it's tough to see everything in one day anyway!
If you like the out doors and animals then this is the place for you to spend the day. Lots of dolphin , sea lion and whale shows. Petting area to pet the dolphins, rollar coasters, and for those that drink a on site beer factory. complete with a free sample.
real nice shows
ofcourse shamu (if you are in the splashzone you get terrible wet).
plan what you want to do
it is very much for one day
we missed that we can feed the dolphins.
we had a flex ticket (seaworld, universal studios, (u.s.)island of adventure, wet 'n wild (we liked the disney waterpark more than wet 'n wild)
Well, actually I don't like these kind of parks but Sea World is an exception for they support programs for the prevention of cruelty to animals. So, I think spending one's money on a Sea World ticket is a good thing actually, at least it seems so.
Besides visiting several shows, the most famous / popular is probably the one of the killer whale Shamu, you can learn a lot about all kinds of anmials living in the sea here.
Besides other attractionparks, Seaworld is the largest sea-aquarium/dolfinarium in the world. The shows, aquaria, exhibitions and park itself, can keep you busy for a full day. Great thing is the fact that Seaworld truely tries to also learn you about the ocean and it's inhabitants, the delicate balance of the seas and the wonders of the natural (wet) world. More in the sence of spectacular action are the waterski-shows and the closing firework & lasershow. Shows of otters, dolphins, sealions and - most wonderful - Killerwhales / Orca's. By the way, Shamu, star of this last show, has been raised and trained first in Dolfinarium, Harderwijk, The Netherlands! But our little country is too small for such big animal (-:
Swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove
It's an absolutely magical experience to interact with such beautiful creatures you normally only get to see on TV! Although a word of advice, you go out with about 6 or 7 other people and each take turns in having your own individual interaction. If you go on your swim with a friend, partner etc you share your interaction with them. So to spend more time with the dolphin do the swim by yourself. Your friends and relatives can then take photos and vice versa and save money on buying the expensive photos taken of you (Although they are brill and I bought nearly all of mine!!)
Shamu? Yes, this is where Shamu, the killer whale, can be found. Actually, there are three SeaWorlds, so there must be three Shamus, right? ;) Anyway, Shamu will do tricks like the one where he splashes some of the audience. There are tons of shows that show off the sea life, plus exhibits where you can pet sting rays or gawk at sharks. There are even some rides, I believe. Anyway, it's another neat tourist-filled park! :)
Fantastic shows and exibits! It will take 2 full days to see and do everything. If you want a unique experience and have lots of money, you can also sign up for the special, limited tour where you can swim with the dolphins and killer whales. You can actually see them up close and in person and reach out to touch them. My oldest son did this on a recent school trip and he loved it!!