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Theme park guide: SeaWorld adds high-tech turtle's-eye view

SeaWorld Orlando’s TurtleTrek is now open. While creating TurtleTrek, designers stayed true to SeaWorld’s blend of up-close animal encounters and state-of-the art entertainment.

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SeaWorld Orlando’s TurtleTrek is now open. While creating TurtleTrek, designers stayed true to SeaWorld’s blend of up-close animal encounters and state-of-the art entertainment.

SeaWorld steps beyond its signature trained animal shows to put a conservation message in state-of-the-art computer-generated animation. The Orlando park's $30 million-plus TurtleTrek, which opened in April, features the world's first 3-D film projected on a wraparound 360-degree dome 60 feet in diameter. A clever telling of the odyssey of Florida loggerhead turtles puts the audience at turtle's-eye view. For ticket options: seaworldparks.com

Discovery Cove

This SeaWorld park that lets you swim with dolphins is opening Freshwater Oasis, a rain forest-themed attraction, this summer. Asian small-clawed otters will swim right by you, and mega-cute marmosets watch from the trees. The price on this one is steep, $129-$259 per person, but that includes all your food, drinks, photo, lockers and, within 14 days, free admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica for another day. Florida residents should check DiscoveryCove.com for deals.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne and Mark Albright

Theme park guide: SeaWorld adds high-tech turtle's-eye view 05/23/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 1:25pm]

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