Illustration of circle divided into eight equal segments colored either blue, orange, yellow, red or green with smiling cartoon orca whale emerging from a blue circle in the center.
© 1987 Sea World of Florida, Inc.
SeaWorld is a chain of theme parks located in San Diego, Orlando, San Antonio, and Abu Dhabi. The park includes thrill rides, such as roller coasters and splash rides, as well as performances featuring animals and their trainers. In particular, SeaWorld is well-known for theatrical killer whale shows. The park has been open since 1964 and was highly successful until more recent years when the parks received backlash over their controversial breeding programs and theatrical shows. In 2016, SeaWorld ended their in-park Orca breeding program and announced that they would be ending their killed whale shows as well.