May 05

Beneath the Surface- The Making of SeaWorld’s "One Ocean" - Set Design

by Staff

The fifth video in our series “Beneath the Surface” takes you to the creative world of set design for the “One Ocean” show.
the new show One Ocean at SeaWorld

Designer Stan Meyer was both inspired and challenged by Shamu Stadium’s three-story set. “Shamu Stadium is an amazing canvas,” he explains. “We want every guest to the “One Ocean” show to be enveloped in the show experience with brilliantly colored lights and soaring fountains, so placement is very important. We are also challenged by the elements of salt water and sunlight.”

Dozens of hand-crafted "sea of life" creatures adorn the towering set, reflecting sunlight through their opaque designs. The colors of the water spectrum - cobalt blue, aquamarine and even royal purple -- represent the ever-changing ocean. Hot magenta, yellow and orange colors reflect the beauty of a sunrise on the 80-foot wide whale tail in the center of the set.

Go backstage with the design team as their ideas evolve from concept to reality.

“One Ocean” is now open at SeaWorld Orlando and opens at SeaWorld San Diego on Memorial Day weekend and SeaWorld San Antonio in June.