SeaWorld Orlando Announces Three New Attractions For 2012 & 2013

SeaWorld Orlando has just announced details on their new experiences due to open in 2012 as well as a few tidbits on what to expect for 2013.

Opening in 2012, the TurtleTrek will offer two huge habitats, one filled with hundreds of freshwater fish and gentle manatees, and the other home to 1,500 saltwater fish and more than a dozen sea turtles. Many of the manatees and sea turtles were rescued by the park’s animal team.

Once you go through the habitat, guests will be able to enter a first-of-its-kind 3-D/360-degree dome theater film that is completely immersive. The dome allows a hyper-realistic 3-D movie to be shown all around guests and even above them – not just in front of them or on only one screen!

This will provide guests a way to see the ocean’s wonders from turtle’s eye view – literally!

The next attraction opening in 2012 will be located just across the street from SeaWorld Orlando at Discovery Cove, a limited-admission, all-inclusive tropical resort where guests swim with dolphins, hand-feed tropical birds in a free-flight aviary, snorkel among thousands of colorful fish and rays.

“Freshwater Oasis” is a new attraction featuring swimming, water adventures and face-to-face encounters with otters and marmosets in a relaxing tropical setting designed with a rainforest canopy above and sparkling springs below.

For 2013, SeaWorld will welcome Antartica – Empire of the Penguin. This voyage will take you to the coldest and windiest continent at the bottom-of-the-world.

Guests will be surrounded by the sights, sounds and awesome encounters found in this frozen place, embarking on a one-of-a-kind ride and an incredible family adventure.

They’ll experience the mystery and wonder of life on the ice through the eyes of a penguin, sensing the beauty and drama of their sometimes-dangerous habitat. Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin combines closer-then-ever animal connections with state-of-the-art interactive ride technologies for adventures that are different each time.

Sounds fantastic! I can not wait for these attractions to open!

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