One Ocean Press Release

One Ocean Press Release

1/1/2011 1:12:00 PM


One Ocean®, SeaWorld® San Diego's newest 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 John Reilly, 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 — will feature 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 are collaborating 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 $78 for ages 10 and older; $70 for ages 3–9.  Park hours vary by season.  For more information visit or call (800) 25-SHAMU.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for more than 50 years and is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands. The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows. In 2011, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world's most respected programs to rescue and rehabilitate ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 22,000 animals in need over the last four decades.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 21,000 people nationwide.