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  1. That would be correct and also it is Board to Death. (tho it is rather tame...but yeah)
  2. *looking at park map* You can say that again. If the sea lions make a return, guess I'll consider going just to see.. At least Hart doesn't own them, then I'd be more worried than I already am for the pinnipeds.
  3. For me all of KI's mazes are tame. But then again I am hard to scare...I startle at least twice a year, if I am lucky, and most of the time it isn't even noticeable I been startled at all apparently. I have a feeling Knott's will change things for me though when I go back cause I am not looking forward to Tooth Fairy. From what I seen so far already creeps me out and I hate dentists.
  4. I remember riding Iron Dragon before Mantis ever existed. That seems forever ago.
  5. I'm definitely an oddball. I can and will watch most horror movies unless it involves a cat or a dog in someway then I won't touch it with a ten foot poll (unless the movie is something like Cat's Eye where the cat was mostly the hero). o_o faeriewench, who has never seen Pet Sematary and has no intention of doing so.
  6. I miss my dog I doubt I would have taken her to this though...she never knew how to act around other dogs as she was raised around cats for her entire life.
  7. This is part of the reason why I plaster a watermark on all my cetacean photos. This and plus my photos were also victim to the media plastering them all over TV right after the 2010 incident in Orlando. I love the documentary about the orcas and great white sharks. Jaws was inaccurate in that sense, sharks don't typically go out of their way to mess with a pod of orcas (unless it is a sick/old individual all alone that is about to die anyway), orcas on the other hand....will go after great whites.
  8. Funny thing SeaWorld will (or they did once upon a time) show wild orcas snatching up on sea lions on some of their educational videos however they never went into excruciating detail beyond that. I think SeaWorld always could go into more detail when they talk about orcas, I felt (still do) the Shamu Story shows were a positive route with the whales as it was a nice break from in water ballet performance that Believe was, and One Ocean is only slightly better than Believe. Believe was when SeaWorld really began to do more entertainment than education with the whales, personally I was never a fan for that show actually... shows before that were more educational. Heck, I remember Cedar Point's dolphin shows being fairly educational compared to KI. So yeah, Shamu Story, Beluga Story and Sea Lion Story are all welcome presentations. Irritating for me that people now act like they want educational when for the longest time they probably would have snored at such shows. Shows themselves continue on the whales own schedules, not the trainers if they don't want to do a show then oh well lol... trainers just give speeches. You can not force an animal that weighs over a ton what to do. I seen it happen at least once every time I go to their parks, orcas themselves run the show, the trainers do not and they the trainers know this very well. But yeah, I never disagreed with the fact SeaWorld needs to push harder in the educational aspect, they are after all considered the experts of not only orca care in the zoological community but when it comes to just about marine mammal. It's SeaWorld facilities like Marineland France, Loro Parque and even Kamogawa SeaWorld in Japan as well as the many zoos up along the east and west coast of our country turn to in case of emergencies and/or dealing with rescues/strandings.
  9. Still don't change the fact they rip 5 year old (or older) footage off saying it is "new and ground breaking evidence". The one person I know who granted the OK to use her footage (footage of Kohana at Loro Parque interacting at the glass with some patrons) said they could only as long as she was credited. What happened? No credit and they manipulated it by dubbing orca vocals on top of the footage saying she was making distress calls. (they weren't even Kohana's own calls to begin with but then again she was portrayed as Tilli in the film as well)
  10. High Roller is amazing Pictures don't do that thing justice. Last time I rode Manhattan Express was 2013 and it was 11 bucks, a friend of mine from LA had a coupon for double rides so we were stuck riding the stupid thing twice. I wouldn't touch it even if it were free.
  11. You are correct. Majority of the footage they even used for the docufiction was ripped off loyal patrons like myself (a lot of it was very close friends of mine) for it without consent. Even better... a lot of the "Tillikum" footage isn't even Tillikum at all. *rolls eyes* A lot of that material could be found on the net 5+ years before Blackfish even existed.
  12. I guess for some places it is cheaper to just basically rent the seals/sea lions from an outside source, I doubt Ed would like how expensive pinniped upkeep is so I won't be shocked someone else owns them like it is with Hershey and back when KI and sister parks did have the shows (KI, KD and CW never actually owned the phins and sea lions). Edit: I was right, they belong to Squalus Inc., same company Hershey worked with when they had the Patagonian sea lions.
  13. Can't watch on my phone but I'll definitely be watching this tomorrow (or later today rather). Oddly enough, I want to visit KK primarily for them. I'd really be interested in what their back pools look like (if there is any at all...). These guys deserve to have a pool where they can have their rocks etc just as much as cetaceans do and there are some places (like Hershey Park from what I saw last) who have not grasped that concept yet and the pinnipeds are still left with completely barren tanks. They do A LOT of sleeping by nature so they lay on rocks and/or beaches. I like the exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, LOVE the Indy Zoo's, SeaWorld Orlando has a gorgeous one, of the 3 parks San Antonio needs the most work as far as space is concerned so I am glad that SW included them in their expansion/revamp plans.
  14. ^Sad to see how it is reduced to just that...transport to and from the water park. It's the only ride that doesn't trigger a migraine and/or make me vomit so I gladly do multiple rides on it.
  15. ^Blue was a girl unless you meant her owner Steve, lol
  16. Just to clarify, this is about the water works in the SHOWS. Waterworks where it concerns for vet care continues which is more important anyway. I kind of side with Terpy...there have been times where I feel like SeaWorld was better off keeping quiet.
  17. ^Don't you mean Skeleton Crew? (which is what I am hoping...I hated Hot Blooded) ....Skeleton Key is the tiny key that you got to pay fifty or sixty something bucks for, lol. (well I paid 75 bucks for it at Knott's)
  18. Nope. And don't get me started on the two attempts at releasing orcas that spent time in captivity (one a captured orca and the other a rescue)...they were NOT the successes activist make them out to be.I actually no issues with the idea of sea pens, problem is the threat of disease mainly. Oceans are pretty polluted...(thanks to us of course) the captive orcas probably get sick and any bacteria they themselves carry can have its own negative impact on their wild counterparts. SeaWorld need to work on all the exhibits (orcas, dolphins and even the seals/sea lions). In the case of the dolphins, I wonder about the show dolphins because in Orlando and San Diego they share the complex with pilot whales. At Orlando in particular there are 4 pilot whales there now, and they are all still on the young side and still growing... Now you see the difference between book (video/internet) knowledge and experience, my big problem with sea pens is the fear of some over the top activist vandalizing the sea pen in an attempt to free them. Isn't that how the three whales at Sealand ended up in big crates overnight? That was a if I remember correctly a concern for Keiko when he was in his pen, that and plus tourists trying to sneak in to take pictures of him and ride him because he was "Willy".
  19. Busch Gardens I think you forgot. Nah, I like the parks as they are now...for the most part, SW aren't completely perfect either. No coasters doing backflips/corkscrew/whatever over main entrances (it just doesn't look inviting for someone like me), mediocre food, musical reviews please. I'd be worried for the animals too.
  20. Cedar Fair better not touch SeaWorld. The thought of that makes me want to puke.
  21. Nope. And don't get me started on the two attempts at releasing orcas that spent time in captivity (one a captured orca and the other a rescue)...they were NOT the successes activist make them out to be. I actually no issues with the idea of sea pens, problem is the threat of disease mainly. Oceans are pretty polluted...(thanks to us of course) the captive orcas probably get sick and any bacteria they themselves carry can have its own negative impact on their wild counterparts. SeaWorld need to work on all the exhibits (orcas, dolphins and even the seals/sea lions). In the case of the dolphins, I wonder about the show dolphins because in Orlando and San Diego they share the complex with pilot whales. At Orlando in particular there are 4 pilot whales there now, and they are all still on the young side and still growing...
  22. In all honesty I feel like they need to be building all new bigger complexes than what they got the whales in now to have them in and give their current ones to the dolphins. But I doubt that will ever happen. As much as I miss having a SeaWorld in Ohio, if it were still open and no updates to those facilities, I doubt I would have supported that park as much.
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