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Shamu Believe in Orlando

Sea World Orlando: They were working Saturday morning, then it rained, and the rest of the shows were done in a modified format since the screens couldn't articulate.

From Ted Lund
Posted June 23, 2008 at 9:46 PM
Anybody know anything about the Screens at Shamu Believe at Sea World Orlando? They were working Saturday morning, then it rained, and the rest of the shows were done in a modified format since the screens couldn't articulate.


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From Bruce Lane
Posted June 24, 2008 at 7:20 AM
Not directly, but I will say that, in general, electronic equipment and oceanariums are natural enemies. More specifically, salt water and hardware do not mix well at all.

My guess is that the video displays are typical indoor-rated industrial-grade units enclosed in a custom-built and (supposedly) "water resistant" shells.

If that's the case, and given some of the downpours that I know Florida can produce (because I've been in a few), it wouldn't surprise me at all if the enclosures turned out to be less water-resistant than advertised. Consider that the level of sealing required to truly isolate the units from the Elements would also present some unique problems with keeping the displays cool while running (and plasma displays do get HOT!)

Then again... Given the typical content of the shows, was not having the displays running any great loss? ;-)

Happy travels.

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