Seaworld Orlando announced yesterday plans for an expansion of its theme parks during 2012 and 2013, adding three new attractions with themes that span the globe.
Under the banner of “Waves of the Future,” over the course of 2012 and 2013, major changes are coming to SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove, offering new experiences unlike anything else in Orlando’s many theme parks. Signs of construction will begin to appear as soon as January, with opening dates for Turtle Trek and Freshwater Oasis scheduled for Spring 2012.
More Antarctica details are soon to follow, with no opening timeframe offered other than some time in 2013.
Discovery Cove will receive a new “flooded” rainforest area, SeaWorld Orlando park will feature a new “hyperreal’ 3D movie as well as a whole new area and ride inspired by the frozen climates of Antarctica.
The announcements were made during an elaborate media event, which took attending press through multiple rooms, immersed in themed lighting, projections, and even an icy tunnel.