I could’ve done without the Shamu laser light show and the uplifting Shamu video presentation and the Shamu meets a future veterinarian pulled from the audience and the Shamu theme song and especially the Shamu hand gesture, which was presumably supposed to resemble a flipping tailfin but mostly looked like you were throwing the gang symbol for Westwood.

But watching the whales jump up and down is fun.

Photo of Shamu