SeaWorld Orlando’s New TurtleTrek Attraction Will Feature The World’s First 3D 360 Degree Dome Theatre

They say the TurtleTrek could be the season’s must-see attraction in Orlando for 2012. SeaWorld’s newest experience will feature the world’s first 3D 360 degree dome theatre, plus dozens of live sea turtles and manatees in naturalistic habitats.

TurtleTrek, will offer up-close encounters with manatees and sea turtles as well as a whole slew of state-of-the-art entertainment, making for a real adventure and a first-of-its-kind 3D 360 degree dome theater film that is completely surrounding and immersive.

After visiting two massive naturalistic habitats, and learning about the manitees and sea turtles, families will then enter a domed theatre where they will be surrounded by a hyper-realistic, 3D 360 degree film that takes them on the amazing life journey of a special sea turtle named Nyah. The experience is all around guests and even above them – not just in front of them or only on one screen. It’s this all-new and immersive way of showcasing a sea turtle’s epic adventure that is the heart of TurtleTrek. And for the first time, SeaWorld guests are given a turtle’s eye view of the ocean’s wonders.

Starting at TurtleTrek, SeaWorld and all its parks are eliminating plastic gift bags within the next year. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will be the largest theme park operator to make this commitment. The eco-friendly move will save an estimated 4 million plastic bags per year from both entering landfills and impacting wildlife. SeaWorld routinely rescues marine wildlife such as endangered sea turtles that sometimes mistake plastic bags for a favorite food such as jellyfish.