Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Live the Life with Turtles at SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando, FL, USA -- SeaWorld Orlando’s new TurtleTrek – the only attraction of its kind in the world - plus amazing admission offers and values, makes the park a must-see for localsand residents.

TurtleTrek, SeaWorld Orlando’s newest attraction, comes to life with SeaWorld’s unique blend of up-close encounters with manatees and sea turtles and 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.


Guests first visit two massive naturalistic habitats, home to gentle manatees and gliding sea turtles, learning what makes each species so precious. Families then enter a domed theater andwhat happens next has never before been seen and is a first at any theme park in the world.


Inside the dome, they’ll 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 aroundguests 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 viewof the ocean’s wonders.


TurtleTrek is as inspirational as it is astounding. There’s a call-to-action at the end of the experience: SeaWorld urges guests to join in conserving the world we share. “Do a little, doa lot, but join us and do something to help the world and its animals,” said Brian Morrow, the attraction’s chief designer. “TurtleTrek is about the everyday heroes who can make a difference in nature.”


And there’s even more at TurtleTrek: Families will love competing on the fun (and educational) “Race for the Beach” video game that plays out on massive video screens at the new attraction.And TurtleTrek’s gift shop is unique in the way it continues the attraction’s inspiration and guests will see exactly how a portion of each dollar spent benefits in-the-field research to help save animals.


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 thiscommitment. 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 fora favorite food such as jellyfish.


For residents and locals, the best way to experience TurtleTrek again and again is with a Fun Card or annual pass. Each provides unlimited visits to SeaWorld Orlando and all the park’s specialevents and festivals including Halloween Spooktacular and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Even better, there are no blackout dates!


For more information, go to www.SeaWorldOrlando.com
 

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parksin Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg. The10 parks play host to 23 million guests each year and employ 20,000 people nationwide.