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Anyone know anything about the Killer Whale Up-Close Tour?

Discussion in 'Sea World Orlando' started by WildernessLodge, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. WildernessLodge

    WildernessLodge Well-Known Member

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    I feel like this is a brand new experience, I've never heard of it before:

    Have you ever dreamed of getting up-close to our most amazing ocean ambassador?

    Find yourself face-to-face with SeaWorld’s awe-inspiring orcas on this unforgettable 60-minute tour. Join our trainers as they share personal stories, unique facts about our whales and discuss world-class care and attention they receive each and ever day. You’ll get closer than ever before and discover why these majestic mammals have touched our hearts and inspired millions of people from around the world.

    During this one-of-a-kind experience you’ll get up close with our park’s majestic marine ambassadors and learn how we care for them each and every day.
    • 60-minute walking tour
    • Personal session with our animal trainers, ending with a photo opportunity you’ll never forget
    • Tour begins prior to park opening at 9:45 a.m
    Beginning at $79.

    https://seaworld.com/orlando/tours/killer-whale-up-close-tour/
     
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  2. Journey_On

    Journey_On Active Member

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    Definitely very new - it was just announced on June 20th. Really looking forward to doing it someday!
     
  3. neoshinok

    neoshinok Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if you can do this without regular park admission. Can't see anywhere if it specifies that.
     
  4. Journey_On

    Journey_On Active Member

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    This tour requires park admission - info is listed under "More Details" under the tour.
     
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  5. joanna71985

    joanna71985 Well-Known Member

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    I've done the tour twice. It is amazing! I'm already planning on doing it again
     
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  6. WildernessLodge

    WildernessLodge Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    What exactly do you do?
     
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    joanna71985 Well-Known Member

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    You start out at Dolphin Nursery. Then the tour guide takes the tour over to Shamu Stadium. The guide discusses facts about orcas. After a bit, the trainers take over. The group is broken up into smaller groups, divided among 3 whales. Each group gets to interact with the whales, and gets to take pictures with them. The tour moves back up into the stands, and the trainers discuss husbandry behaviors with the whales
     
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