"Into the blueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee........."
While I agree that it is time for an update, I really wish they wouldn't move in Blue Horizons. I've seen the show several times, both in Orlando and San Antonio, and it's always been my least favorite of all the SeaWorld shows. I always feel that it takes too much of the focus off the animals in favor of the performers. After all, didn't we come to the park to see the animals? Horizons seems to cast them as the second-stringers.
I wouldn't have a problem with an additional show featuring the aerial acrobatics, and would likely go see it, but when I go to see the dolphins, I want to see the dolphins.
Or maybe it's just the former dolphin trainer in me :)
With that said - I agree wholeheartedly! Shows like "Blue Horizons" make me wonder why Sea World doesn't simply pack up and move to Vegas, where such silliness would be right at home (the old saying about 'What happens in Vegas...' etc.)
Interestingly enough, myself and my lady had a long discussion about that very thing with a senior Sea World Orlando trainer at the last conference. His position was "We're just giving the audience what they want."
My position remains at "No, you're giving the audience what they THINK they want." Honestly, I question whether most audiences have any clue what they really want in any such environment.