It all began in 2011 and it was two years in the making. It finally arrived and it is one of the biggest attractions in Atlanta outside of the sports attractions like the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons and even the Atlanta Hawks. It is called the AT&T Dolphin Tales Theatrical Show and it is very powerful.
According to the Georgia Aquarium website, Georgia Aquarium – Dolphin Tales, the new dolphin gallery and exhibit “is dedicated to creating memorable connections between humans and animals and helping guests better understand the majestic bottlenose dolphin”.
The gallery includes a beautiful, natural light entrance lobby which features an underwater dolphin viewing window allowing guests the opportunity to view dolphins and their incredible playful behaviors.
At times, the guest will have the opportunity to interact with a guide and possibly an experienced animal trainer. These individuals are educated and share interesting facts about the dolphin.
The Dolphin Tales Show
Complimenting the gallery is the AT&T Dolphin Tales theater. This is state-of-the-art enclosed facility designed as the perfect backdrop for the incredible musical theatrical performance which highlights the fantastic emotional bond between dolphins and humans. The show includes the dolphins, human actors, beautiful and dramatic costumes and great effects.
The show incorporates the beauty and agility of dolphins, live human actors, dramatic costuming and amazing effects. The story itself is narrated by the StarSpinner, who is a mysterious seafaring adventurer that leads the way through an “interactive journey across the oceans and through an epic battle against villains of the ocean. It’s a timeless tale of good against evil, with exhilarating performances and a powerful, enlightening subtext of the importance of caring for and about aquatic creatures.” Georgia Aquarium – Dolphin Tales
A great deal of work went into establishing the AT&T Dolphin Tales show. It is the first-of-its-kind production. The original musical score for the show was recorded by a 61-piece orchestra at Sony Studios in Hollywood, California. Others from the world of entertainment from Emmy award winners to Broadway as well as accomplished animal trainers helped put the show together.
Last year, to welcome the show to the Georgia Aquarium, then Air Tran Airways redesigned and redesignated one of the 737s as Dolphin One.
There is no doubt that the AT&T Dolphin Tales show and gallery have been added to the Georgia Aquarium to help motivate and inspire the guests who have the opportunity to visit. This season is no different and the show is expected to be even bigger and better.
The AT&T Dolphin Tales Show is included in the general admission pricing. Special bookings are available for groups and events. It is asked that guests purchase their tickets to the Georgia Aquarium as well as the AT&T Dolphin Tales Show in advance so that there will be seating available as it is limited to its popularity.
To learn more about Dolphin research and conservation, visit the following website: Georgia Aquarium Conservation
The Georgia Aquarium is opened 365 days a year and there are opportunities to have special group events as well as parties and much more. For all the information that you will need to plan your trip to the Georgia Aquarium, visit its website at: Plan Your Visit.