SeaWorld offers more details on expanded Orca habitat at San Diego park

Posted Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Although former CEO Jim Atchison officially left his post last week amid a planned reorganization and months-long search for a new leader, the Orlando, Fla.-based company is still forging ahead with its previously announced plan to double the size of its orca tanks, commencing construction later this year at the San Diego marine park.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:11 AM

I still think this is an over-reaction to a minority voice that is no longer getting any press. If they want to fix the attendance decline, install something now to attract people, especially in Orlando. This is one case where I'm saying, yes, build a big flippin' roller coaster.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:04 PM

I agree. To me, it looks like they're saying, "yes, we were in the wrong. We're guilty." Even though Sea World jumped to quickly say they do all these wonderful things for their animals (and I truly believe they do) and their animals are safe and treated with the best environment and care, building bigger Orca habitats is great, but it undermines all the work they did to repair what damage they thought had been done. And for a small pretty much crazy group of people that had no business making the "documentary" they did. Building an awesome, epic ride would basically be a nice way to say they're over it, they're not scared, and basically throw up middle fingers in defiance.

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