SeaWorld Orlando: TurtleTrek open April 27

SeaWorld Orlando has set a grand-opening date for TurtleTrek. Its domed, 3-D film will debut on Friday, April 27.

The attraction, which the theme park says in the first of its kind, will follow 25 years in the life of a turtle — compressed into about seven minutes. Guests will stand in the round to watch the events unfold above.

TurtleTrek also includes animal habitats for manatees and turtles plus a call for guests to become “everyday heroes.”

The TurtleTrek building is located where the Manatee Rescue attraction was. It’s near the Whale & Dolphin Theater (home of “Blue Horizon”) and the Journey to Atlantic thrill ride.

Also under construction at SeaWorld Orlando is Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin, an area scheduled to be complete next year.