Monday, 21 November 2011 6:55 PM
SeaWorld Orlando will provide a new experience for holidaymakers visiting Florida next year with TurtleTrek, which is set to open in the spring.
The attraction is described as a "visual conservation experience" that invites guests to learn more about the sea turtle and its life cycle, from hatching on a beach and dashing into the water to facing the dangers of the open ocean.
TurtleTrek will be presented in a 3D, 360-degree dome theatre that is reportedly the first structure of its kind, designed to take viewers on an immersive journey through an underwater world.
A pair of large habitats are situated next to the dome, one of which will house more than a dozen sea turtles and some 1,500 fish in saltwater.
The freshwater area will also serve as a showcase for hundreds of fish and manatees.
Another Orlando site operated by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Discovery Cove, will also be boosting its visitor offering in spring 2012 with Freshwater Oasis, an attraction offering face-to-face encounters with otters and marmosets.
The new experience will be included in general admission to the park, which provides other activities such as swimming with dolphins, hand-feeding tropical birds and snorkelling among thousands of colourful fish.
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