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TurtleTrek concept art

SeaWorld Orlando has opened its new TurtleTrek attraction, which offers guests an immersive 3-D look at the lifetime of a turtle.

TurtleTrek has replaced the former Manatee Rescue attraction, and opens officially on April 27. A series of "soft openings" have taken place over the last few days, enabling guests to get their first look at the new addition. As well as the 3-D movie, a pre-show area hosts manatee and sea turtle tanks, while educational, interactive games are on offer in the exit area.

Orlando Attractions Magazine was on hand to capture a video of the TurtleTrek experience on April 25, which is embedded below:

A total of 34 projectors are used to produce the 360-degree 3-D images that surround guests in TurtleTrek's central dome. The movie itself is based on Turtle: The Incredible Journey, a documentary which was produced for theaters by SeaWorld Pictures in 2011.

TurtleTrek is one of a number of additions coming to SeaWorld Orlando, which is seeking to maintain a recent boost in attendance. Earlier this week, the park released further details of Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin, a new multi-million dollar dark ride that it is billing as "the coldest theme park attraction in the world".

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

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