July 16, 2005
Orlando, FL — SeaWorld Orlando announced its intention to open a new water park in 2007. The new "naturalistic water park" will feature water slides and attractions that will bring guests up close to dolphins and other sea creatures.
One of the signature attractions proposed for the new park is a pair of clear acrylic water slides. Each slide will allow guests to slide down and through a pool that will be home to black-and-white Commerson's dolphins.
According to SeaWorld, park guests won't come into direct contact with the animals, but the attractions will bring them within inches.
The new water park will be built on 58 acres east of International Drive between the original SeaWorld park and the Williamsburg subdivision. Residents there are already objecting to the water-park project.
SeaWorld plans to file its plans with the Orange County planners within a week. The county will have to approve the plan before SeaWorld can start construction.
Many details about the park remain unknown, but SeaWorld plans to make this water park unique. Orlando already has several water parks including Wet N' Wild and three water parks located inside Walt Disney World.
If approved by the County, construction on SeaWorld's third Orlando park will commence in the Fall.
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