well this sucks
Shame on the new executives that are in it to ruin this company. Today is the day SeaWorld died. I wish I had enough money to buy SeaWorld back and get rid of these people. I was looking forward to manby and now all he will be known for is destroying a wonderful place. Totally devastated. My platinum pass will be returned. I am done.
The show is what brought people to the park. Yes there are other shows, but the whales are the main show. It's just sad that people want this.
I also commend SeaWorld for being the bigger person and understanding the possibility of both not having Orcas in the parks while also still educating the public on the importance of the oceans the wildlife that lives within it. I feel the park can still thrive without Orcas even though that was initially their main draw, but I feel the company has changed the focus on how to keep guests returning without the need to display such massive animals that do in fact require a much larger body of water than what they can provide. I for one have an annual pass to SeaWorld and will continue to go to the park years into the future because I love everything about them, and now I love them even more for making this important decision that I believe in the long run will make everyone happy.
3rd Anonymous, may ask why? What is the company doing to keep guests coming because the most recent ride being Antarctica that sure was a flop. All the other coasters are constantly breaking down on a daily basis. Journey to Atlantis none of the effects work inside even after its yearly refurbishment. Don't even get started on Wild Arctic. Whale shows are ending now just give it time and the others will be gone too. What is SeaWorld offering guests in the future to keep them coming. SeaWorld was about animal experiences and shows. Its what they did right. I'm a pass member for over 20 years. I will also be cancelling mine as well
People are over reacting. The Killer whales will still be there and there are plenty of other animal shows and exhibits. The dolphin show and exhibit is incredible. Sea world has the top three coasters in Orlando and has the the best "Christmas" celebration of all three Orlando parks. The ocean is filled with all kinds of marine life they can bring to the park. Killer Whales are just one of them. Shame on you Kyle.
Why Kyle? Kraken, Mako, Manta, Journey to Atlantis, Manta Aquarium, Dolphin Cove, Pacific Point, Reserve, Turtle Trek, Shark Encounter, String Ray Lagoon, Bands Brew & Barbecue, Praise wave, Sea World Christmas Celebration. Wild Arctic, Clyde and Seamore show,Pets Ahoy and Blue Horizons, all with the best price for a season pass in Orlando. Better than the over rated, over priced, Mouse down the street.
Mamby did what he had to do to save the company from bankruptcy. Atchison's Blue World project would have been a huge waste of money that could be spent on new attractions that will actually bring in more attendance. When you take into consideration all with all of the bad press, legislative pressure, and the fact that Sea World has been losing money, they had to do this for the long-term survival of the company. It's better just to cut it off and move on than go into bankruptcy trying to fight it.
I just realized I spelled Manby's name wrong, sorry about that!
Ok HSUS has already said on Facebook that this was just a start today that they will not be satisfied until all the animals are out of SeaWorld. You don't believe me go ask them. Orcas are a huge victory. activist have 1 win now so they are motivated to continue down the road until they are all gone. Also Manby did not rule out about releasing the whales to sea pens. He left the opportunity open and said they will revisit the issue over the years to come. You guys don’t get it and you are not getting the point. Yes orcas are one animal of many species in the ocean but the activist groups want them all gone. And manby seems to be best buds with these groups now so SeaWorld and Busch Gardens having animals will be no more. Give it a few years and you will see I am right.
So now lets discuss your list.
The following will be closed. Give it time. Dolphin Cove, Pacific Pointe Preserve, Blue Horizons, Clyde and Seamore, Turtle Trek, Shark Encounter, Pets Ahoy, Wild Arctic animal displays, Penguins in Antarctica. I don't know activist positions on sting rays so that lagoon and Manta Aquarium who knows about them but I would assume those too.
So that leaves you with Kraken, Mako, Manta, Atlantis. Woo hoo. What a value
Bands Brew & Barbecue, Praise wave I will give that to you but it’s not enough to stay an entire day.
Summer Nights and Christmas celebration revolves around special night shows WITH animals. Light up the Night, Miracles, O Wondrous night. Clyde & Seamore if they ever decide to bring that back which I doubt. Whats left that makes these stellar events?
Firm Seaworld believer for over 2 decades and they have caved to the phonies. Hope your all happy when SeaWorld parks are the next six flags.
I guess to see animals caught from the wild living in a fake environment I will have to go to Disney's Animal Kingdom or Nemo at Epcot now. I'm glad that Disney is taking a stand against this stuff. They built a Dumbo circus area so families can remember the good ole days of elephants being whipped to perform by clowns. Having the cast of Nemo happily locked up in an aquarium is what the film was all about. I can even see horses happily dressed up pulling princess carriages and they love having their pictures taken.
What's next Universal closing Animal Actors and having no animals at its theme park at all? Good luck people only go to Universal to see the Animal Actors show.
I dont know how Sea World will survive or why they are the only park targeted