SeaWorld Orlando isn’t wasting any time as they jump right into 2016 in a big way. The park is kicking off their annual “Wild Days” festival this weekend, which brings guests closer as they connect with more animals and learn what they can do for the environment. This year the event is even bigger, as Shamu gets in on the conservation message with an all new show. Each weekend will feature a different guest, and this week SeaWorld favorite, Jungle Jack Hanna takes the stage!
Wild Days kicks off at SeaWorld Orlando this Saturday and features three weeks of themed fun, all while getting closer with animal specialists and celebs from the animal world. The big news, however, is the inclusion of an all new Shamu show! The new show is less about the splash, and more about the animals as trainers tell guests about not only Orcas, but other whales as well. The 30 minute show also gives guests a better understanding of the animals habitats and behaviors. This new show is at the beginning of every One Ocean show, so you’ll get that much more Shamu!
Another new feature is “Inspiring Stories” pre-shows at three of the parks biggest shows. During the preshows, trainers will show guests what it takes to care for animals that call SeaWorld home and how caring for them has helped with the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals that need help. “Inspiring Stories” will take place at the beginning of three of the park’s popular shows: Blue Horizons, Pets Ahoy and Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High.
This weekend kicks off with Jack Hanna as guests can meet and learn about amazing animals from Jack, and hear about his unique travels and personal experiences. There’s also a special breakfast package that gets guests up close at Sharks Underwater Grill, where Jack will be hanging out and talking to families.
Here’s the rest of the line up for SeaWorld’s Wild Days Weekends:
January 23-24: “Penguin Lovers’ Weekend
Nationally recognized SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina hosts a cool weekend of wildlife surprises with a special focus on penguins. Guests can get up-close to these amazing feathered friends and hear from Julie about her lifelong love of animals and the parks’ commitment to wildlife conservation.
January 30-31: “Sea Rescue” Weekend
SeaWorld has rescued more than 27,000 animals over 50 years, and these amazing animal stories are featured weekly on the popular Saturday-morning ABC TV series “Sea Rescue.” Hear first-hand accounts of marine animal rescues, rehabilitations and returns by SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Team, heroes and partners featured on the show.