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SeaWorld San Diego debuts 'All Day Orca Play' program

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Posted at 6:44 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 09:44:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - If you've ever wanted to learn more about killer whales, SeaWorld San Diego's new program is giving the public unprecedented access to the orcas at the park.

As part of SeaWorld's "All Day Orca Play," park visitors can take part in a full day of activities with the orcas and the SeaWorld animal behaviorists who train and take care of them.

SeaWorld officials said of All Day Orca Play:

As the park continues preparing for its long-awaited new Orca Encounter debuting this summer, All Day Orca Play will provide a non-stop series of events and programs that showcase the park's beloved killer whales for the next two months during regular park hours. This new all-day, everyday experience will include introducing guests to each whale and their unique personalities; live chats with orca behaviorists and educators; an in-depth look at SeaWorld's killer whale family and their behaviorists; and comprehensive insider knowledge about the park's killer whales.

These live behaviorists talks, up-close killer whale training presentations and exclusive videos will provide guests a unique glimpse into SeaWorld's killer whale family.

"We are thrilled to offer guests this unmatched and uninterrupted experience with killer whales," said SeaWorld San Diego's park president, Marilyn Hannes. "Our hope is that these extraordinary hour-by-hour encounters with our orcas will inspire our guests to protect wildlife and wild places."

All Day Orca Play begins March 18 and will run for nine weeks.