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Underwater Tunnel at Sea Life Orlando, Florida – Wow!

ICONBe one of the first to experience the all new SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium! SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium will transport you into a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures! From face-to-face encounters with sharks, to a hands-on touch-pool experience, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium!  To get any closer you’d have to get wet! SEA LIFE Orlando is located in the heart of Orlando at I-Drive 360 next to Madame Tussauds Orlando and The Orlando Eye. All three attractions will open Spring 2015! Explore the amazing creatures of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans!
360 Degree Ocean Tunnel
More than 5,000 creatures
Touch pool experience
Interactive “Talking Aquarium” Educational Talks and Feeds
See how we Breed, Rescue and Protect creatures and how the SEA LIFE Trust is working to preserve our oceans for generations to come.

The short article “360 degree underwater tunnel installed inside Sea Life Orlando” appeared in attractionsmagazine.com (Orlando Attractions Magazine) on November 30, 2014 

       

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium_360 Degree Underwater Tunnel Installation

A key element has been placed in the construction of Sea Life Orlando. Workers have installed the 360 degree ocean tunnel for the brand new aquarium opening at I-Drive 360 next spring.

The acrylic tunnel weighs almost 18,000 pounds, or as much as five cars, and will provide a new immersive way for guests to view in their own habitats. The concept art below gives you a look at what the space will eventually look like:

4-24-12 --- Sea Life Aquarium, Grapevine, Texas

Sea Life Orlando will offer a new wave of underwater adventures with displays of colorful fish, sharks, jellyfish, sea horses and more. Winding tunnels, floor-to-ceiling tanks, bubble aquariums and touch pools featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures from the oceans of the world provide an immersive experience for everyone. Additionally, the aquarium, will have unique educational components for young marine life enthusiasts.

Take a look around the construction site for The Orlando Eye observation wheel, Madame Tussauds wax museum, Sea Life aquarium, and view some concept renderings. The whole shopping plaza with these attractions will be called I-Drive 360 and will open in Spring 2015.

At Sea Life Orlando, you will experience a journey from the wetlands and swamps around Lake Apopka – to the fun and colorful Florida Keys and tropical shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Diverse species are displayed within authentic and fantastically themed environments, influenced by all the language and look of the subtropical southern environment.

Seahorse

Sea Life will offer a new wave of underwater adventures with beautiful displays of colorful fish, sharks, jellyfish, sea horses and more. Winding tunnels, floor-to-ceiling tanks and bubble aquariums provide an immersive experience for children and adults alike. Additionally, the aquarium, known for its strong conservation efforts, will have unique educational components for young marine life enthusiasts.

Ocean tunnel Garuda

Features:
• 25,000-square-foot indoor attraction
• 360° underwater ocean tunnel
• Over 5,000 creatures, including sharks, sea turtles, seahorses, octopus, jellyfish and rays
• Over 30 displays
• 350,000 gallons of water in the ocean tank
• 12’ deep ocean tank
• Interactive touch pool experience
• Educational talks and feedings throughout the day
• Kids’ quiz and activity trail
• Presentation video theater
• Children’s soft play area
• Retail store

More information can be found at visitsealife.com/orlando.

See more at: http://attractionsmagazine.com/360-degree-underwater-tunnel-installed-inside-sea-life-aquarium-drive-360/#sthash.SQf3CAry.dpuf

Link to article – http://attractionsmagazine.com/360-degree-underwater-tunnel-installed-inside-sea-life-aquarium-drive-360/

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