SeaWorld’s nightly summertime firework’s display has been shelved for now.
Instead, the park is rolling out a new lights show it’s calling Electric Ocean, according to a report from The San Diego Union-Tribune.
A SeaWorld spokesman told the U-T the fireworks are on “hiatus for the foreseeable future,” but might light up the sky again during summertime holiday weekends and other special events.
While some San Diegans and vistors will likely miss the fireworks tradition, others are glad to see it go.
The petitioners argued that SeaWorld’s pyrotechnics were “damaging the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of San Diegans on a nightly basis, every day for 3 months straight during the summer season alone.”
The petitioners also said the fireworks frightened pets.
“The fireworks at SeaWorld constitute animal cruelty. Dogs, cats, and other companion animals don’t understand that the terrifying loud bangs are a celebration.”
Thursday, one of the petitioners reached out to supporters, thanking them for efforts to shut down the fireworks.
“You did it! SeaWorld suspends nightly fireworks! … Thank you to everyone who signed, wrote, called, and protested!”
The SeaWorld spokesman interviewed by the U-T did not state whether the petition impacted the park’s decision to halt the fireworks. Instead, he said the move was a way to showcase the new Electric Ocean show.
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