SeaWorld Orlando is ending the eleven year run of it’s popular Blue Horizons dolphin show later this month. On April 1st an all new, education based show, Dolphin Days will premiere.
Dolphin Days will get guests up close and personal with Atlantic Bottlenosed Dolphins, and learn more about the personal bond between the Dolphins and their trainers. The show has been in place at SeaWorld San Diego for a while and is a pretty big hit.
The new show will feature a soaring rainbow of macaws and other tropical birds will also delight guests, uniting the mysteries of the deep oceans with the wonder and beauty of the skies above.
The new Dolphin Days will also present an interactive opportunity for young guests. During each show, one lucky young volunteer will be selected from the audience to learn firsthand from the training team in an up-close encounter with one of the dolphins and a green-winged macaw.
Blue Horizons tells the story of a young girl named Marina who discovers the ocean in a musical and acrobatic story.
The show is one of the few remaining in the park that features interactions between trainers and the animals. In Blue Horizons, several different species are used in the show, including dolphins and pilot whales. The use of acrobatics is also a special feature, and the only show in the park that uses cirque style performers to dance above and in the water.
As guests are wowed by the agility, grace and aerial bows of the dolphins, they will learn how they can help protect dolphins in the wild. The addition of Dolphin Days is the latest example of how SeaWorld continues to provide families with experiences that matter. Through up-close encounters and unique shows like Dolphin Days, guests will leave the park inspired to care about this amazing species, and take action to help wild animals and the places they live.
SeaWorld Orlando has previously announced an end to theatrical Orca shows by 2019 in the park. SeaWorld San Diego ended their One Ocean show earlier this year, and will be premiering Orca Encounter this summer. There was no mention of ending other theatrical runs of other shows, but it appears that SeaWorld is aiming to shift all the shows from entertaining to more educational interests.
Later this year, SeaWorld Orlando will debut Kraken VR, which will take guests on a wild adventure across the world of the mythical beast, as guests ride on the award winning coaster.
As for Blue Horizons, the transition will be very quick. The final show will be on March 31st, and Dolphin Days will debut on April 1st. If you haven’t seen Blue Horizons yet, now is the time.
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