The new Manatee Rehabilitation area allows park guests to step into a working wild manatee acute care facility, come face-to-face with animals that have been ill or injured, and follow their journey to recovery and release back to the wild.
Here you are some photos of the area taken earlier today by the Orlando Theme Park News team:
The area is located next to the exit of the nearby TurtleTrek attraction:
Two video screens show manatees rescued by SeaWorld and a live feed of one of the pools:
Guests can go up these stairs to check out the rehabilitation pools:
This section certainly looks like a backstage area (it used to be closed to the general public):
Here you are two panoramic photos of the area:
A truck used as part of SeaWorld's rescue projects is parked nearby:
Enjoy a few more pictures of the area in general:
The following video provides an even more in-depth look at the area:
Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership
This is great and they need more of this to help educate people and what they do and who they are.
There is a growing segment of what you would xall theme park goers who completely do not know understand or care that sea world began as an entertainment company focused on sea life, oceans etc. these people view sea world as a place for sea life themed thrill rides and roller coasters. Add a new manatee exhibit and they yawn, but if you add a coaster named manatee and they pack the joint.
Sad, but that's the reality these days. Same goes for Disney animal kingdom and Epcot. Too many no longer care about anything but rides.