There was already prominent (and highly obnoxious) advertising starting about 10 minutes before the actual whale show, during my visit in 2005. More specifically, there were several video ads for Coca-Cola, and other tripe that I (thankfully) don't recall, splashed across a newly-installed large-screen monitor on the back wall of the stadium.
The ads presented clashed violently with the mood the park was trying to set with the pre-show music, and even with the actual show. I couldn't help but be reminded of Sea World, and in fact I wondered at the time if SFDK was doing their "Sea World Wannabe" impression. Thankfully, the show itself did not descend to such depths (no pun intended).
And now they want to do still more ads?
They've already made the worst possible impression on me by overdoing what ads they had in 2005. I suspect that this new approach will indeed have the opposite of the desired effect by driving still more people off.
Good job, Sick Flags. Just keep shooting yourselves in your collective feet.
In any case, the minimal amount of advertising in the parks I visit [Cedar Point, King's Dominion, Busch Gardens VA] is bad enough. I have to deal with commercials enough as it is. The last place I wanna see a friggin' ad for T-Mobile is on a billboard that is posted right after the "Please stay in your seat" sign that is located a few moments from me plunging hundreds of feet towards the ground with nothing but a lap restraint keeping me from certain death. It certainly wouldn't be MY fav...