New One-of-a-Kind Experience Features Orcas as Never Seen Before

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As SeaWorld San Diego continues its transformation into the world’s next generation sea-life experience, the park will now be offering guests an intimate, individualized killer whale encounter never before provided in its 53-year history, featuring the orcas and the behaviorists who care for them.

Beginning March 18 and running for nine weeks only, guests will have unprecedented access to the earth’s most majestic creatures at All Day Orca Play, a full day of events and activities delivering exclusive encounters with killer whales.

As the park continues preparing for its long-awaited new Orca Encounter debuting this summer, All Day Orca Play will provide a non-stop series of events and programs showcasing the park’s beloved killer whales for the next two months. This new all-day, everyday experience will include introducing guests to each whale and their unique personalities; live chats with orca behaviorists and educators; an in-depth look at SeaWorld’s killer whale family and their behaviorists; and comprehensive insider knowledge about the park’s killer whales.

These live behaviorist talks, up-close killer whale training presentations and exclusive videos will provide guests an unparalleled, behind-the-scenes glimpse into SeaWorld’s killer whale family.

We are thrilled to offer guests this unique, unmatched and uninterrupted experience with killer whales,” said SeaWorld San Diego’s park president, Marilyn Hannes. “Our hope is that these extraordinary hour-by-hour encounters with our orcas will inspire our guests to protect wildlife and wild places.”

SeaWorld remains committed to protecting killer whales in the wild and has committed $1.5 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) through the Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program (KWRCP).  Support for the KWRCP is part of SeaWorld’s $10 million pledge to fund research and conservation for killer whales in the wild – the largest private commitment of its kind.

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 29,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.


The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection of over 800 species of animals. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.


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