Clearwater Marine Aquarium Opens Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure in Clearwater, Florida
December 15, 2011
Warner Bros. recent blockbuster hit, Dolphin Tale, is coming to life with the opening of “Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure” on Wednesday, December 14th. The new attraction is located in the heart of Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District in the Harborview Center and features an authentic behind-the-scenes experience of the major motion picture about the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s famous tailless dolphin, Winter.
The grand opening was held on December 14th and comes just in time for the movie’s DVD release on December 21st. “Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure” is both fun and educational and will include re-built scenes, movie images, and a variety of actual props from Dolphin Tale, all donated by Alcon Entertainment. The adventure also includes two mini-theaters, an interactive children’s play area, Winter’s true tail history, a new and expanded retail store and more.
Guests can purchase tickets on location or at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) where combination packages to both attractions will be sold, including free Jolley Trolley transportation linking the two. Admission is only $9.95 for children 12 and under, while the special combination ticket to both CMA and “Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure” is just $19.95.
The CMA is dedicated to restoring and preserving marine life and the environment through leadership in education, research and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine life. The CMA invites guests to learn about and experience dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more at their facility. Winter the dolphin’s story of survival and inspiration has touched millions of people around the world. A movie produced by Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment, Dolphin Tale, boasted huge box office success and will be released on DVD December 21st starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick, Jr., and Ashley Judd.
As well as being home to the CMA, the City of Clearwater is a year round beach destination on Florida’s acclaimed Gulf Coast, consistently hailed as one of the top beaches in the US. Clearwater offers extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea as well as a wide range of dining and accommodation options. Many local properties are offering special packages inviting people to visit Winter, all of which will be available on the CMA’s website, at www.seewinter.com.
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.