On a recent trip to San Diego, my extended family and I visited SeaWorld San Diego as their guests. We spent more than nine hours tromping around the park, stopping only when the sun went down and we became chilled in our whale-water soaked clothing. We voted on our favorite attractions over dinner that night:
1. Shamu Show: Believe
This is the biggie, and it’s all about the “special relationship” between the whales and their trainers (which might have something to do with the dozens and dozens of mackerel the trainers throw in the whales’ giant, toothy mouths).
It’s hard not to love this show, even if you accidentally sit in the “soak zone” because you thought it was called the “splash zone”. The whales jump, wave, beach themselves and spin, and interact with their trainers for 30 delightful minutes.
By far the best trick (and the one which prompted my sister-in-law to turn to me and say, “How do they train the whales not to eat people?”) involves Shamu leaping from the water and tossing his trainer high in the air. It’s nuts.
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