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Goofster57
10-18-2007, 11:52 AM
This is a little pictorial of my girls “Trainer for the Day” experience at Sea World San Diego. They went on different days so their experiences were a little different from each other.

Here is what Sea World says on their web site about the program.

Trainer for a Day
Stop wondering what it would be like to train dolphins and instead, dive into this immersive, once-in-a-lifetime dolphin adventure. At Sea World’s exclusive Trainer for a Day program, you’ll go behind the scenes for intimate feeding and behavior interactions. Snorkel with the Sea World pod to hear friendly dolphins communicate. Learn about animal health from world-renowned experts. Then, experience the power and grace of one the world’s most intelligent creatures as you share a thrilling dorsal tow or dolphin belly ride. It’s truly unforgettable.

You’ll start in our behind-the-scenes Animal Care facility helping with food preparation, morning feedings and area clean-up while learning our training techniques for animal husbandry. The adventure continues at our Rocky Point Preserve attraction where you’ll be educated on dolphin pod structure and socialization tools for young dolphins. After lunch at our Shipwreck Reef Café, you’ll venture over to our Dolphin Interaction facility where you will have an interaction of a lifetime.

Participants ages 13+ $495

The girls had a really good time, you show up early, as can be seen in this picture

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get fitted for an Official Sea World wetsuit,

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TinkerBoo on the right with her trainer

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And Swimlover with a new friend (Swimlover is on the right)

sign a ton of paper work that says if you get eaten by Shamu you can’t hold Sea World responsible, then the fun begins.

I’ll start with TinkerBoo’s since she participated in the program first.

TinkerBoo started by going to the Dolphin show and getting to participate in the actual show.

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Which wasn’t necessarily a good thing

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They got to go on stage and say goodbye to everyone after the show was over

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They then got to come back out front and talk with all the guests

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They then went back to the Dolphin Interaction Pool (DIP) to spend time with the Dolphins.

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Picture limit, up next they went to Rocky Point Preserve

Goofster57
10-18-2007, 11:54 AM
So when she was done swimming with the Dolphins she got to hang out at Rocky Point Preserve with a Trainer for that facility and play with the Dolphins

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TinkerBoo learning to follow Visual Commands…too bad this doesn’t work at home

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This concluded the interaction with Dolphins, well that is if you don’t count the $50 we spent for fish afterwards to go back to Rocky Point Preserve to feed the Dolphins

Next up the “Headliner” himself

Goofster57
10-18-2007, 11:57 AM
After the Dolphins she headed over to see the headliner for the park, Shamu himself

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Here she actually got to send him out to perform a “Behavior”

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Shamu getting a reward for a “Behavior” well done

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They also got to do a lot of behind the scenes things, but unfortunately since they were behind the scenes I was unable to photograph them, not because they were secret or anything, but I was not allowed to follow them since I had not paid for the experience.

They got to go see the Seals and Walruses, Birds, Penguins and Manatees.

We all had a really great time at Sea World, we always do.

Next I will post some general pictures that I took that day.

Goofster57
10-18-2007, 11:58 AM
Here are some general shots I took that day. In no particular order

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Carrying Shamus’s lunch

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Hope you enjoyed this part, next will be Swimlover experience.

Disneyolic
10-18-2007, 12:42 PM
That is great! Thanks for sharing that with us. And it cost $495??? And you paid for 2 girls??? I'll be your BFF if you pay for me ... :banana: :banana: Start saving now ... I'll be there in 2009.

Goofster57
10-18-2007, 01:29 PM
That is great! Thanks for sharing that with us. And it cost $495??? And you paid for 2 girls??? I'll be your BFF if you pay for me ... :banana: :banana: Start saving now ... I'll be there in 2009.


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10-18-2007, 01:30 PM
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That is great! Thanks for sharing that with us. And it cost $495??? And you paid for 2 girls??? I'll be your BFF if you pay for me ... :banana: :banana: Start saving now ... I'll be there in 2009.

thmar
10-18-2007, 02:23 PM
What a wonderful experience!! Thanks for sharing!

blue_river
10-18-2007, 02:25 PM
Hooboy...this freakin' dial up crappy stuff.

I will come back tonight to quote!

First I have to load...load....load...and reload the page for all the pics to show up :sad2:

Just 5 more days of this :woohoo:

Goofster57
10-18-2007, 03:27 PM
What a wonderful experience!! Thanks for sharing!

Your welcome, don't forget to come back and take a look at my other daughters experience, should be up soon


Hooboy...this freakin' dial up crappy stuff.

I will come back tonight to quote!

First I have to load...load....load...and reload the page for all the pics to show up :sad2:

Just 5 more days of this :woohoo:

I thought about that when I was loading all of those pictures, bet your glad DSL is coming to your town.

Goofster57
10-18-2007, 03:29 PM
Okay, here goes ...

That is great! Thanks for sharing that with us. And it cost $495??? And you paid for 2 girls??? I'll be your BFF if you pay for me ... :banana: :banana: Start saving now ... I'll be there in 2009.


Nice try you little Stinker :)

You do get a discount if you have one of their Annual Passes

Montana Disney Fan
10-18-2007, 06:40 PM
Ok, where o where is the "Slay a Dolphin" attraction????



I want pictures!!!!!




Sorrry. Just very tired.

I've been with these people for way too long.

What people?


Family! :sad2:



I'm taking a vacation from them starting next week. :thumbsup2 :cool1: :banana: :thumbsup2

Oh, and I'll actually go back and read this report for "real" once I get home.

I'm spent guys.

Buzz :banana:

TnkrBoo
10-19-2007, 01:49 AM
Best christmas ever!!!!

Goofster57
10-19-2007, 10:17 AM
Best christmas ever!!!!


We gave you this as a Christmas present? :confused3

Wow we are Awesome Parental Units :woohoo:

Disneyolic
10-19-2007, 11:18 AM
Best christmas ever!!!!

We gave you this as a Christmas present? :confused3

Wow we are Awesome Parental Units :woohoo:
So, I'm reading between the lines here and I think I got it straight. I need to visit sometime near Christmas 2009 in order for you to pay for my Sea World Trainer for a Day with your annual passholder's discount.

I'll see what I can do to arrange that! :upsidedow

Goofster57
10-19-2007, 11:52 AM
Ok now on to Swimlover’s “Trainer for the Day” experience.

As I said the girls went at different times so the experiences varied just a bit.

Here’s Swimlover in her wet suit

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And with her Sea World trainer

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Here are some pictures of her Dolphin experience in the DIP area

Here is what was called the “Belly Ride”

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Here she gets to “Dance” with the Dolphin

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Must be the “Tango”

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Just a little something for the girls

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Next up feeding the Dolphins

Goofster57
10-19-2007, 11:55 AM
Here they get to reward the Dolphins for their hard work

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Swimlover got to go for a “Fin Ride”

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Getting to give the Dolphins cues to perform their behaviors

Having them sing

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Spin in a circle

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Not sure what this was

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And just some general shots of the interaction

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Goofster57
10-19-2007, 11:57 AM
They got to go to the Sea Lion and Otter show,

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Where they got to play with the Otter’s

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And the Sea Lions

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Sea Lion continued on next post

Goofster57
10-19-2007, 11:57 AM
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Goofster57
10-19-2007, 11:59 AM
Here is a picture of the group; both girls had very small groups for the experience

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They were getting ready to meet the star of the park Shamu

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Who would have thought he was thirsty

Of course you knew he would be hungry

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More Shamu on the next post

Goofster57
10-19-2007, 12:00 PM
They said that the Killer Whales really like Ice

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The “Stars” of the show

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Swimlover is on the right

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After changing back to street clothes and lunch at Shipwreck Harbor which is provide in the cost of the experience, they got to spend some time with a bird

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A Vulture to be exact

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So after a long day the experience sadly came to an end, but Swimlover was all smiles

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thmar
10-19-2007, 12:03 PM
WOW!! That's all I can say!

Disneyolic
10-19-2007, 12:07 PM
Wonderful pictures again! Totally looks like a fun time. I can't wait. The belly dolphin ride is a bit disturbing for me. I keep thinking the dolphin is reverse humping her! :scared: The otters are so cute but I'd rather stay away from them.

Thanks so much for sharing these pictures and their experiences!! :goodvibes

Montana Disney Fan
10-19-2007, 09:07 PM
Oh my gosh. I'm definately going to Sea World next year. How awesome!!!

blue_river
10-25-2007, 10:29 PM
Wow! That's awesome!

What a wonderful Christmas gift. Both girls look so happy :)

I would love to do that on a future trip. Swimming with dolphins is on my top 10 list of things to do before I get too old.

Funny that the whales like ice eh?

There is no way I would have let that bird sit on my arm!

Have I ever mentioned that we have river otters here? We're lucky if we get to see them once or twice a winter.

Here are some shots I took:

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I think I may have posted them before :confused3



You got some fantastic photos :thumbsup2

Memories to last a lifetime :goodvibes

Thanks for sharing.

Goofster57
10-26-2007, 09:03 AM
"Grass is Always Greener"

I could only dream of living where you guys do.

Do you and Grumpy want to Adopt a slightly older Son and his younger Wife? :woohoo:

blue_river
10-26-2007, 11:11 AM
"Grass is Always Greener"

I could only dream of living where you guys do.

Do you and Grumpy want to Adopt a slightly older Son and his younger Wife? :woohoo:

It's not greener ........ trust me on this!

In fact, it's mostly white you see here :rotfl2:


Adopt more kids? Now I know you're nuts. I'm waiting for the day when we have the place to ourselves :teeth:

Dylan_&_Blake's_mom
03-14-2008, 02:37 PM
HELLO! I made it. These are great. Make me really jealous! Someday it will happen for me. Great pics.

travelmel
07-26-2008, 01:51 AM
OM goodness those are GREAT pictures! what a cool experience! I have to say I was particularly partial to the extremely candid Sea Otter pics! SO CUTE! My husband says they look like wet ferrets and should be callsed "Sea Weasels." :rotfl2:

For what it's worth, I'd adopt you all! But nobody wants to live up here in Oreegon ;)

Goofster57
07-26-2008, 08:30 AM
OM goodness those are GREAT pictures! what a cool experience! I have to say I was particularly partial to the extremely candid Sea Otter pics! SO CUTE! My husband says they look like wet ferrets and should be called "Sea Weasels." :rotfl2:

For what it's worth, I'd adopt you all! But nobody wants to live up here in Oregon ;)

Over by the Rocky Point area they have a Sea Otter encounter that I could spend all day at watching them playing.

Personally I like Oregon

Thanks for reading

heatherleigh
08-13-2008, 03:28 PM
I sure liked the pics. I had no idea Sea World offered anything like that. I am now interested in having my 6-yr old do one of them. The dolphin one. Does anyone know if they let them swim with the dolphins during that? I would like for just my son to go, but of course my husband or I could do it w/ him if they required a parent. It is our first trip to Sea World, and we're only going for a day.

Goofster57
08-15-2008, 02:05 PM
heather,

They do let you swim with the Dolphins during the Dolphin Interaction Program (DIP)

Participants must be at least 6 years old and at least 44" tall

They also have a new Interaction program

Wild Arctic Interaction
Immerse yourself in the Wild Arctic and interact with beluga whales, walruses, seals and even polar bears. Sea World's amazing Wild Arctic Interaction offers exclusive, behind the scenes encounters with huge polar bears, walruses and seals. You’ll then suit up and enter the 55-degree water for a once in a lifetime chance to touch, feed and interact with magnificent beluga whales.

Participants must be at least 10 years old and at least 44" tall

Hope you enjoy your visit and you should do a trip report about it.

Sea World Addict
08-28-2008, 05:47 PM
Lucky Looks like you had fun. I wish I could have done trainer for a day at Sea World San Diego before they changed it. Now it is all dolphins. You don't get to meet the orcas or sea lions now. If you don't know what an orca is, Shamu is an orca.

Sea World Addict
08-28-2008, 06:51 PM
I sure liked the pics. I had no idea Sea World offered anything like that. I am now interested in having my 6-yr old do one of them. The dolphin one. Does anyone know if they let them swim with the dolphins during that? I would like for just my son to go, but of course my husband or I could do it w/ him if they required a parent. It is our first trip to Sea World, and we're only going for a day.

You are waist deep in water with dolphins. I did Sea World San Diego's dolphin interaction program in June 2004 with my sister who was 6 years old at the time. It was fun. I was at Sea World San Diego for 2 days. You could do this program one day. When I go to Sea World San Deigo again I would like to do it again. I'm not sure when I'm going to Sea World San Deigo again. :sad1: Your son could go on his own. They put the kids that do the program without their parents in a group. I got a dorsal tow from a dolphin a short distance, the length of the platform. I got to dance with a dolphin. I got to pose with a dolphin. We lifted Misty up. I also met Buster the common dolphin. I jumped and landed on my side and Buster would jump. Buster also speed swam around us. He was pretending to be a shark. Sadly, the dolphins I did the dolphin interaction program with passed away. The dolphins I did the interaction program with were Misty and Buster. I hope this helps.

Goofster57
09-03-2008, 01:13 PM
Lucky Looks like you had fun. I wish I could have done trainer for a day at Sea World San Diego before they changed it. Now it is all dolphins. You don't get to meet the orcas or sea lions now. If you don't know what an orca is, Shamu is an orca.

I wasn't aware of this change, thats not cool.

I wonder why they changed it

TiggerNZ
10-27-2008, 10:34 PM
Wow, that looks like an awesome day - what an experience! The closest I have come to something like this is swimming with a pod of wild dolphins in New Zealand - but boy was that cold.

Great TR - thanks for sharing.

the_princess
04-12-2009, 09:35 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pics!!!!!