SeaWorld: 'Dine with Shamu' Returns After Tragedy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Orlando, FL (AP) - SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment plans to
restart its "Dine with Shamu" killer whale show, which was
suspended after a trainer's death last year.

The company announced Thursday that it plans to restart the show
Feb. 26 at SeaWorld San Antonio and later this spring at parks in
Orlando and San Diego.

The limited admission performance includes a buffet meal for
guests while trainers work nearby with one of the park's orcas.

The show has been suspended since last February, when trainer
Dawn Brancheau was dragged into the water and killed by a six-ton
orca named Tilikum. The death occurred shortly after a "Dine with
Shamu" show, and some guests were still in the area.

A company spokesman says Tilikum will not be used in the show,
at least initially.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Billo Location: Tally on Jan 14, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    "Dine with Shamu" his BELLY!!! Good times.
  • by Surprice Location: leon county on Jan 14, 2011 at 04:10 AM
    They would get a bigger Gate $$$$ if they changed this to? "Shamu dines on you after the tragedy dummy don't get in the pool."
  • by wdyoung Location: Tallahassee on Jan 13, 2011 at 06:33 PM
    "A company spokesman says Tilikum will not be used in the show, at least initially"...I can't believe Tili would even be considered for future use. Granted, maybe he could not fend for himself if put out to pasture, but don't use him again.
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