Sea Life Aquarium In Orlando Fills Tank To Prepare For May 4th Opening

Tuesday, February 24 marked a milestone for Sea Life Aquarium in Orlando, as they held a ceremony marking the filling of their Atlantic Ocean tank.

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Copyright Sea Life Aquarium Orlando

A unique feature to this version of Sea Life is there will be three distinct aquariums representing the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Photo by Josh Young

Photo by Josh Young

A unique feature to this version of Sea Life is there will be three distinct aquariums representing the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.  Click the video for a look around the tank from above while it’s still dry.

Sea Life brought in three time Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines to help fill the tank!  Here’s a video of it being filled:

“As someone who has spent half their life in the water, I’m so excited to be on hand for this water fill milestone,” said Gaines, who serves as Vice President of Aquatics for the Central Florida YMCA. “It’s great to see children appreciate and learn about the world’s oceans, and how to help respect and protect the Florida Everglades which is in our backyard.”

Photo by Josh Young

Photo by Josh Young

In total, 45,000 pounds of sand have been placed around the attraction…

Photo by Josh Young

Photo by Josh Young

…which is nothing compared to the 90,000 pounds of salt that will be added to make the new aquatic residents comfy.

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Copyright Sea Life Aquarium Orlando

It will take 192,000 gallons of water to fill the tank and roughly two days to fill it entirely.

Copyright Sea Life Aquarium Orlando

Copyright Sea Life Aquarium Orlando

Theme Park University will continue to cover the construction of the entire I-Drive 360 area as it develops in advance of it’s May 4, 2015 opening date. If you’d like more information visit https://www.visitsealife.com/orlando/

Photo by Josh Young

Photo by Josh Young

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