Discovery Cove have today announced the building of their Grand Reef expected to be opened in June 2011, the new reef will combine a white-sand beach, palm-lined island and underwater grottos filled with moray eels, reef sharks and schools of other tropical fish. Additions to the premium theme park will range from snorkeling with eagle rays to crossing a rope bridge over a shark-filled lagoon.
But the most significant addition will be an underwater walking tour that has been dubbed “SeaVenture,” in which guests will be able to walk along submerged paths while breathing through hoses that rise to the surface. The experience will include views of lion fish and sharks through panoramic windows.
We also believe that SeaWorld owned Discovery Cove will announce the construction of a new coral or swimming area, to be positioned just to the right of where the dolphin swim takes place…
All of these announcements come on the back of some very interesting news from the Baker Leisure Group who have stated their intention to build a Orlando Thrill Park, the rumored park is billed as 78 acres of roller coasters — some so high an FAA waiver would be required for guests to ride them!! hmmm
“It’s official! Big baby whale born to Katina at SeaWorld Orlando.”
They also followed up with this great youtube video
The Whale in question is SeaWorlds oldest Killer Whale Katina. Vets working at SeaWorld said the sex and name of the baby orca, which is 7-foot long and 350 pounds, will be known later. The Whale is born straight in to controversy as its father is Tilikum, who became infamous as the Killer Whale that drowning its trainer in February this year.