Entertainment replaces education at new SeaWorld shows?
Written by Robert Niles
TPI reader Jason Moore is the first to post a review of the new "Believe" Shamu show at SeaWorld Orlando. He's also posted a comment on the Blue Horizons show that debuted last summer.Tweet
In my opinion, the purpose of these shows has generally been to use entertainment as a vehicle for education. Yet both Blue Horizons and the new Shamu show Believe have removed all or most of the educational aspects which were added by the trainers talking segments. The shows seem now to be completely built for entertainment, and with the exception of the standard, expected high spots from the animals it is the the human "performers" who are given the spotlight. This shows a a lack of focus on the original mission of parks such as Sea World as far as I'm concerned.
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