Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2002 4:57 AM | Contributed by CoasterDad64
After 22 years of wowing and soaking audiences, the Dolphins of the Deep show will close Sept. 2 in what officials are calling a facelift for the theme park. The dolphins will be moving to Orlando's Sea World with two sea lions, two otters and their trainers. The show will be replaced with a new exhibit called Haunted Lighthouse, a 25-minute adventure film based on a story by R.L. Stine, author of the popular and scary Goosebumps books.
Read more from the St. Petersburg Time.
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That stinks, I really liked the shows at BGT when I went. And the replacement doesn't exactly sound exciting to me. But at least the show will be around at SWO...
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The bright side, for me at least, is that the marine life has WAY better facilities at SWO than they did at BGT.....never been a fan of keeping mammals captive, but they'll have a better life....and I definitely recognize Busch's commitment to preservation and teaching....most, if not all, of their animals either couldn't survive in the wild or are born in captivity.
SUF, true, the replacement does sound like a real dud....
bill, sounding more and more like one of Cartman's hated hippies....
On my visit to Orlando last fall that's what struck me the most was the sheer scope of that facility. The whale pens in particular are absolutely huge. I've never seen anything like that before.
I would add that the biggest tank I've seen for dolphins is at Baltimore's aquarium in the Inner Harbor.
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Well, I'm not as upset as most here on the change -- though I have to cringe when I think of the last time that R.L. Stine had an attraction in Central Florida. It was the dreadful and thankfully short-lived Goosebumps show and walk-through house at Disney-MGM.
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