We had the fortune of checking out this attraction on a very stormy trip two weeks ago, and I would agree that it's definitely a new hidden gem for Orlando, or even an Orlando must-see. From what I understand, 3D on a surface that curved was supposed to be impossible (supposedly why it wasn't utilized in Soarin' or the curved Harry Potter projection screens), so kudos for SeaWorld for pulling off that technological stunt. It's also great to see they've managed to revitalize a major attraction without ripping out what made it great (the manatees). The original manatee exhibit always seemed empty whenever I was there.
My family & I visited SeaWorld San Diego to-day, and we were disappointed because they had replaced the manatee exhibit in the back of the park with a turtle exhibit. Then I got home & saw this, & laughed out loud at the coincidence of this being posted to-day!
Floridians got it better though- You got a turtle exhibit, you now can see a very cool-sounding movie, & you still have the manatees!
"Pretty soon he would be hundreds and hundreds of miles away on the great plains and deserts, and among the mountains of the Far West, and would see buffaloes and Indians, and prairie dogs, and antelopes, and have all kinds of adventures, and may be get hanged or scalped, and have ever such a fine time, and write home and tell us all about it, and be a hero."
- Mark Twain, jealous of his brother who was traveling west.