New killer whale exhibit to create splash at SeaWorld

New close-up tour to offer guests chances to better engage with killer whales

ORLANDO - The sign at the entrance to SeaWorld February 24, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Guests at SeaWorld will now have the unique chance to interact with killer whales at an all new level.

Announced on Tuesday, SeaWorld released a new program where visitors to the Orlando theme park can now learn about killer whales for 45 minutes, including opportunities for up-close photos.

The new tour will also give guests the chance to meet the killer whales' trainers, meet the whales and have a chance to understand their personalities and traits.

The tour offered daily will also feature stories regarding the whales and their tales and a look into how the whales take part in voluntary husbandry sessions. The tour will also include discussions of the whales' healthcare, feeding habits and behavior. 

Joining popular tours such as the Dolphin Up-Close tour and the Penguin Up-Close tour, the Killer Whale Up-Close tour begins at 10 a.m. and costs guests $79. SeaWorld advises guests to go online at SeaWorldOrlando.com to reserve spots online beforehand since space is limited.