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Sea World Future?

Sea World Orlando: What will be the future of SWO after Empire of the penguin?

From Tyler Harris
Posted May 2, 2013 at 8:38 PM
Hi. Anyway, with Empire of the Penguin opening in
Orlando this month, do you think Seaworld Orlando
will do anything else to it's park in the next 5
years? THIS IS NOT A CONTEST!


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From Tyler Harris
Posted May 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Yea!

From James Trexen
Posted May 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM
I have to say Tyler, I've never seen anyone respond to their own question on a thread.

Brilliant! :)

From Armando Thomas
Posted May 3, 2013 at 7:47 AM
Maybe Shipwreck Rapids?

From steve lee
Posted May 3, 2013 at 2:01 PM
Yes, I think they will do something in the next five years.

From robert morris
Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:29 AM
My suggestion is level the old stables and current pizza buffet areas and incorporate a 4D movie based on Sesame Street characters with a mini themed land and family ride with character interactions along with a retheme of happy harbor.

Also revisit Wild Artic with an upgrade

From Nicholas Pelisek
Posted July 29, 2013 at 7:50 PM
I agree that the Wild Arctic needs a redo. I think that could be a simple fix too. First, they should modernize the movies that you watch both before and on the ride. Second, they should try to conceal the simulator a little more. The last time I got on the ride, I could see the entire apparatus, which took away from the experience. It's supposed to be a helicopter ride, so seeing the simulator took away from it all.

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.

From Oscar Marquez
Posted July 29, 2013 at 8:10 PM
robert morris will become into a HOMER SIMPSON.

From robert morris
Posted July 29, 2013 at 9:15 PM
@ Oscar Homer Simpson?

From Kelly Muggleton
Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:11 AM
Really like your ideas Nicholas - SeaWorld is my favourite park too.
They do have a rescue area tour which I would highly recommend! But with the scrutiny they are due to come under I think raising that area's profile would be a huge positive.

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.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted July 30, 2013 at 7:27 AM
Yeah, Robert Morris, I don't get it either. D'OH!

From Tyler Harris
Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Stop calling Robert Homer guys, even though I enjoy the humor.

From Dominick D
Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:08 PM
Ok then, we'll call Tyler Homer now!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM
I enjoy humor too..I just don't get why Oscar referred to Robert as Homer. There was nothing in Robert's post that was remotely Homer-esque.

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