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techgeek

Well-Known Member
It could be, depending on the mammal and the conditions. I don't think there's any feasible way to keep an orca in acceptable conditions in captivity, though.

Convert WS lagoon to a salt water habitat and buy out Sea World. Orcas get tons of room and a big Stargate hoop to jump though - it’s a win for all!

... joking aside, it’s a complicated matter compounded by the fact that it’s not likely viable to return these orcas successfully to the wild. Many were born in captivity and literally know no other way. Mistakes were made in the past, but I don’t think boycotting their current management makes amends for that and may actively hurt the long term care of these individuals. I think their ambassadorship is an important role, which can also be said for many of their land mammal counterparts over at AK.

It’s a nuanced subject for another thread.
 

flynnibus

Premium Member
The screens look 8'-10' above the water line. Why aren't the screens along the side of the barges and only 18"-24" above the water line?

The lower something is.. the harder it is for people to see it. Remember, the viewing area is raised above the lagoon... and you have people several rows deep. Putting it right on the water line would make it that much harder to see.
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
Convert WS lagoon to a salt water habitat and buy out Sea World. Orcas get tons of room and a big Stargate hoop to jump though - it’s a win for all!

... joking aside, it’s a complicated matter compounded by the fact that it’s not likely viable to return these orcas successfully to the wild. Many were born in captivity and literally know no other way. Mistakes were made in the past, but I don’t think boycotting their current management makes amends for that and may actively hurt the long term care of these individuals. I think their ambassadorship is an important role, which can also be said for many of their land mammal counterparts over at AK.

It’s a nuanced subject for another thread.

They need to stop breeding them in captivity so that they can phase them out. The fact that they are trained for shows is also a potential concern -- they don't use the elephants at AK in circus shows. Regardless, I'm not sure you can build a tank large enough to comfortably keep orcas in captivity.

But it's certainly a complicated subject that doesn't need to be hashed out here.
 

peter11435

Well-Known Member
They need to stop breeding them in captivity so that they can phase them out. The fact that they are trained for shows is also a potential concern -- they don't use the elephants at AK in circus shows. Regardless, I'm not sure you can build a tank large enough to comfortably keep orcas in captivity.

But it's certainly a complicated subject that doesn't need to be hashed out here.
Didn’t they end their breeding program a couple years ago?
 

Cre8iveN8ive

Well-Known Member
Convert WS lagoon to a salt water habitat and buy out Sea World. Orcas get tons of room and a big Stargate hoop to jump though - it’s a win for all!

... joking aside, it’s a complicated matter compounded by the fact that it’s not likely viable to return these orcas successfully to the wild. Many were born in captivity and literally know no other way. Mistakes were made in the past, but I don’t think boycotting their current management makes amends for that and may actively hurt the long term care of these individuals. I think their ambassadorship is an important role, which can also be said for many of their land mammal counterparts over at AK.

It’s a nuanced subject for another thread.
That last sentence! Louder for the fans in the back, please and thank you!!!
crank it up lisa kudrow GIF by The Comeback HBO
 

Coffeeroasters

New Member
Back to the Taco & SG1 Show!
Made a visit last week and got some great perspective photos of the World Showcase Lagoon.
First up "I am pinching your head!" or "Crushing your SG1"
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If you sit on the upper porch on the backside of Rose and Crown and tilt your head just right........ no tacos or SG1!
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Last two.....when viewing SG1 edge on....the long shot not too bad but when you crop the water and sky........
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They are freaking big, but I will wait on final judgement on day and night time views outside of the new show. My big disappointment was the Morocco pavilion had scrim walls up around the "fireplace" the next day or so later I see it is now a door. 😥
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
While this is depressing, it is also gut-bustingly hilarious how they somehow look even worse with the fountains and water effects.

In their next attempt, perhaps they'll try throwing a giant tarp over them.

Just keep digging. Must be a pony down there somewhere...

I agree, the fountains do make it look worse.
 

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