2010 Best Theme Park Attraction nominee: SeaWorld Orlando's Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island
Sure, theme parks remain closed for the season in most parts of the United States, but here on Theme Park Insider, we're enjoying the best of the best that the industry has to offer. Based on your reader ratings submitted over the past 12 months, I've seeded 64 of the best rides and shows in the theme park industry into the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
, and we're profiling one of those attractions each weekday up until the tournament begins in March.
Today, we shine the spotlight on SeaWorld Orlando's Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island, which joins the field as the 10th seed in the Best Live Show bracket.
Playing in SeaWorld's Sea Lion and Otter Stadium, the show features - you guessed it - sea lions and otters (and a walrus). The current version, Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island, tells the story of lost treasure, pirates, and shipwreck... oh, who cares, really? The animals and trainers are going to mug for the audience, at some point, the trainer's going into the drink, and everyone sitting in the first few rows of the stadium is gonna get wet.
Sure, it's a formula, but when one works as well as this one, why mess with it? Take a look:
(You can watch part two and part three, as well.)
Many fans advise arriving early for the show, not only to snag good seats (inside or outside the splash zone is your choice), but to watch the mime who gets big laughs mocking late arrivals as they enter the stadium. Here's a life tip, folks: If you walk into a theater or stadium and see a mime in the aisle with you... walk away, as quietly and drawing as little attention to yourself as you can.
SeaWorld San Diego's "Clyde and Seamore" show is Sea Lions Live, which spoofs current TV shows, and San Antonio's show is Clyde and Seamore's Cannery Row Caper, where the crew tries to solve the mystery of missing fish at a local cannery. (Longtime readers might remember that I had a tiny walk-on role in a Clyde and Seamore show in San Diego in 2008.)
Let's hear your thoughts about Clyde and Seamore, in the comments.
It is good but no"Believe"
This is my favorite show at Sea World!
Best show in Sea World in both the San Diego and Orlando locations. The show is funny and the animals are great in it. Unlike Believe, the show is actually centered around the animals. It's also important to note that the night time versions of the show are excellent.
Could very well be the best animal show around, a
By the way, this entry is only for the daytime show. (Of course, by mentioning that, I'm probably giving away something about the nighttime version. Alas.)
this is ok to see once but i cant see this over and over..even once a year is too much unless the show is changed. i go every fall and kids w/ us love this show but i remember all the jokes and everything from the year before and its just as cheesy..this year i rode kracken few times & journey to atlantis while the rest of my party saw the show..
a good all round show, very cheesy but i like it beacuse of that. it knows what it is and the animals are very well trained and quite funny. get there 5 or 10 minutes earlier so you can see the mime he is hilarious.
Also my favorite show at Sea World. I've always been a fan of Clyde and Seymour. The dolphin and Shamu shows are great and all, but I'll take this one anyday.
This is always good fun and , as has already been mentioned, the pre-show mime is not to be missed.
Clyde and Seymour have been around a long time. I remember watching Clyde and Seymour at the old Sea World in Ohio when I was a lad. I have a VHS recording of one from around 1989. The theme was a haunted house/murder mystery story.
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