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I have been thinking about SeaWorld attractions for a while now because SW Parks and Entertainment is my favorite theme park company by far. I think that the waterwork needs to come back to the Shamu Show. The One Ocean stage and music is great, but the tricks are kind of boring. I feel like they do the same jumps for a whole 30 minutes. In order to get the trainers back in the water, I think they need to install a false bottom in all the pools (including the show pool), tell the trainers about the history of incidents, and give them some sort of "Life Alert" thing to let everyone know. The key is telling the trainers though. The trainers should have to fill out a liability waiver saying that they understand the danger but they want to continue anyways.
I also think that they should have some sort of ride that gives you a tour of the rescue area. I think that they have special exclusive tours of that area (not entirely sure), but turning that into a ride would help their company being under scrutiny by enforcing the conservation that they do as well as giving the guests another ride experience.
One last idea I'm going to share is that they need to have a habitat for the otters that they use in the shows. I heard that they have an enormous habitat for almost 20 different otters behind the stadium or something like that. Otters are great animals to watch because they are so playful and active. They should repurpose the aviary between the Shark Encounter and the Sea Lion Stadium into an otter habitat. I think it is plenty large enough (they don't have to put all of the otters there, maybe rotate them) and nobody looks at those birds. That's just my opinion.
I have more ideas, but I'm reluctant to share them online because I want to become a part of their creative department one day.
I had no idea about that otter habitat - fascinating. It would be amazing to see the cute little critters. I know they now have a display in Discovery Cove for them and that was marvellous! (I wasnt pretending to be an otter in there...much).
Getting the waterwork back for me is a must.
Also updating Clyde and Seamore. Its been Pirate Island for longer than I can remember. Sealions Tonight is brilliant, and capitalising on that format would work wonders for a refreshed day show.
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