Guest Editorial: SeaWorld’s ‘Orca Encounter’ is the show the aquatic park needed
Earlier this month SeaWorld Orlando debuted its new killer whale show, “Orca Encounter.” This show replaces “One Ocean,” which debuted in April 2011, and took its final bow recently. By Dr. Brian W. Ogle, assistant professor of anthrozoology with specialties in zoos and aquariums at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. The new show does a fantastic job of entertaining guests while educating them about the care of the animals at SeaWorld. While not innovative in design or approach, the show is more successful at delivering targeted messaging than “One Ocean,” but also remains friendlier to a theme-park audience than SeaWorld