One Ocean Press Release
1/1/2011 1:12:00 PM
SeaWorld’S One Ocean Show Inspires Guests To Protect Ocean Health
One Ocean®, SeaWorld® San Diego’s killer whale show, features the park’s majestic killer whales as ambassadors of the sea, and the ocean as the center of our natural world. The show opened at all three SeaWorld parks (San Diego, Orlando, Fla., and San Antonio) in 2011.
One Ocean connects guests with these remarkable animals and immerses the audience in the vivid colors and sensations of the underwater world. At the core of the show is the unifying message that both animals and humans are part of one world, with one ocean, and its future is in our hands to cherish and protect.
“This show is the essence of what guests love about our parks,” said Marilyn Hannes, SeaWorld San Diego’s park president. “It brings to life SeaWorld’s mission of education and conservation in the most powerful way yet.”
The show features spectacular whale behaviors, including thrilling high-energy leaps and multiple whales performing simultaneously. The whales interact in new ways with trainers, the audience, each other, and even the set itself. In one segment, the whales play amid giant fountains.
Shamu Stadium—with its three-story set, panoramic LED screens and hundreds of surround-sound speakers—features special effects that envelop guests in the show experience, including brilliantly colored lights; soaring fountains; stunning underwater imagery; and an original, contemporary musical score with global rhythms.
But even more important is the educational message the show imparts: we are all part of one world and have the power to make a difference. The message of caring and respect for the world we share is woven throughout the show—encouraging guests to make a difference through their own everyday actions.
“There is an unprecedented level of energy, excitement and passion in this show,” said SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s curator of animal training, Julie Scardina. “It is the ultimate SeaWorld experience: world-class entertainment that educates and inspires action. Trainers, producers and educators have collaborated on new ways to connect with the audience and show how closely the human and animal worlds are connected.”
One Ocean replaced Believe, a show that enjoyed a five-year run in all three SeaWorld parks.
SeaWorld is open year-round including holidays. Admission is $93 for ages 10 and older; $87 for ages 3–9; free for under 3. Parking is $17; $12 for motorcycles; $22 for RVs and Up-Close. Park hours vary by season. Visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com or call (800) 257-4268 for hours and information.
About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of globally recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Shamu® and Busch Gardens®. Over its more than 50-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 11 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection of approximately 89,000 marine and terrestrial animals. The Company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld rescue team has helped more than 29,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
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Updated: July 2016