The colourfully decorated construction walls are still up hiding SeaWorld’s newest attraction ‘Turtle Trek’ There are murals featuring tropical fish and turtle graphics which lend promise a new attraction in a corner of SeaWorld that is often overlooked.
TurtleTrek is a “world’s first” a new exhibit, with a signature 3-D movie presented in a domed theatre. In a constant effort to offer visitors the best experience possible SeaWorld believes that the new TurtleTrek 3-D experience will make quite a splash.
The project has advanced in a big way this week with the completion of the dome screens. Seen below is the last piece being installed. Remember, TurtleTrek, opening this spring, is going to be the world’s first 3D, 360 domed theatre experience. So it’s kind of a big deal when the screens are all in so we can start loading in the movie and begin the testing phase.
TurtleTrek is a one-of-its-kind attraction that can only come from SeaWorld, bringing guests close to sea turtles and manatees then immersing them in a sea turtle’s epic journey with the world’s first 3-D, 360-degree movie in a domed theatre. SeaWorld guests experience a turtle’s eye view of the ocean’s wonders and are inspired to be everyday heroes who can make a difference in nature.
Designers married a state-of-the art animated film and powerful stereoscopic 3D projection system with a fully domed theater, allowing for a seamless 3-D virtual environment, all around the guests, even over their heads!
The dome itself is 32-feet tall and64 feetin diameter, making the movie visuals massive in this space as you stand watching the turtle and other sea creatures come alive on the screens.
It took more than five weeks for the panels to be installed because each panel was measured and cut after the previous panel was installed. This effectively means that every panel is precise for each individual location on the dome.
As mentioned above this exciting new edition to SeaWorld is planned to open in the spring. We’ll keep you posted with updates as they are released…and of course, that all important opening day!
Let me know what you think so far, will you make time to check it out this summer?
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