Recently was announced from SeaWorld Orlando that they will start a series of expansion to its theme park.
First, the one that will draw the eyes will be "Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin". This will be the biggest-ever attraction and will be open in 2013! In their own words this attraction will make you be "surrounded by the sights, sounds and awesome encounters found in this frozen place, embarking on a one-of-a-kind ride". I will also carry state-of-the-art ride technology "for adventures that are different each time", so that visitors can be able to "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."
Another incredible attraction coming from SeaWorld Orlando is "TurtleTrek", which will open in 2012! What is really unique about this attraction is that visitors will enter into "two massive naturalistic habitats, one filled with hundreds of freshwater fish and gentle manatees, the other home to more than 1,500 saltwater fish and more than a dozen sea turtles". Then, guests will move to a domed theater were there will be a 3-D/360-degree "completely immersive" picture. The picture, plus the effects and the dome "allows a hyper-realistic 3-D movie to be shown all around – not just in front or on only one screen. It’s this unique and immersive way of showcasing a sea turtle’s epic and astounding journey that is the heart of TurtleTrek. And for the first time, you, the guest, are given a turtle’s eye view of the ocean’s wonders."
The Third attraction will be in its sister theme park Discovery Cove. Here, it will open a new attraction in 2012 called "Freshwater Oasis"! In a relaxing and totally stress-free environment with a design closely resembling the rainforest of the world, guest will "wade past rocks and trees to encounter the thriving, lush habitat of the Asian small-clawed otter. Experience the lively energy of the otter in an up-close-and-personal way, without ever having to leave the refreshing water." There's two ways to "discover" this amazing experience "Swim through waist-deep water to the center of Freshwater Oasis, or view from a scenic pathway, an island abundant with life. There will be no glass separating you from the marmoset monkeys that call the idyllic island home. Experience a whole new world, right in front of your eyes."
Cannot wait to see these incredible attractions, it will certainly make you plan ahead and be ready to experienced it with your own eyes!
So, 2012 will bring TurtleTrek (in SeaWorld Orlando) and Freshwater Oasis (in Discovery Cove), and 2013 will bring Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin.