SeaWorld to debut killer whale show

'One Ocean' to begin in Orlando in April

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld will debut an all-new killer whale show in Orlando at the end of April, and the company's description of it does not include trainer interaction with the orcas.

"One Ocean" will replace "Believe," a show that ran for five years at all three SeaWorld parks in the United States. The new show will premiere at SeaWorld San Diego on Memorial Day weekend and SeaWorld San Antonio in June.

The new show was created after the Feb. 24, 2010, death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was drowned by a whale at the park.

The show will display whale behaviors, including leaps and multiple whales performing together, SeaWorld said, adding that the whales interact in new ways with trainers, the audience, each other and the set, which will include fountains.

"One Ocean" will feature SeaWorld's killer whales and will deliver a message that both animals and humans are part of one world, with one ocean, which should be cherished and protected, the company said.

"There is an unprecedented level of energy, excitement and passion in this show," said SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's curator of animal training, Julie Scardina. "It is the ultimate SeaWorld experience: world-class entertainment that educates and inspires action. Trainers, producers and educators are collaborating on new ways to connect with the audience and show how closely the human and animal worlds are connected."

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