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    Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure – Clearwater, Florida

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    Included in our visit to Winter and Hope at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium was a trip to Winter Dolphin Tale Adventure, which was across the water. You can get there by trolley or by water taxi. We took the trolley since it was there first. This is the area where they have all the props and behind the scenes area of how the Dolphin Tale Movies were made.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure – Clearwater, Florida

    **Please note this part of Clearwater Marine Aquarium has been taken down. They moved the movie props to the main aquarium and are doing a huge renovation at the main Aquarium. See details in my Visiting Winter and Hope at Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Clearwater, Florida

     

     

    Walking in the kids were mesmerized by the hanging shark. This building has so many of the props, sets, and things used in the movie.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Shark

    Many of the signs from the movie are displayed here.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Clearwater sign]

    These signs are all over giving tidbits from the movie.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Dolphin Tale Sign

    Then the behind the scene ‘Did you know'? Signs

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Did you know

    The workshop! Above they had a Tv playing each clip that took place in the workshop. These are the prop used and even the actual desk.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Workshop

    This scene they had a trainer holding on to each raft in the movie they were edited out.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Rafts

    Sawyers Grage. This is the actual garage that the movie was filmed in, and it was used in this exact spot!

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    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Sawyer's Garage

    Then we got to walk through Swayers house.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Sawyers Living Room

    We also peeked into Sawyers room.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Sawyers Room

    The hallway was covered in information about hurricanes.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Hallway

    They also had a map of the 2004 hurricanes including Hurricane Charley (read my experience in Hurricane Charley).

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida 2004 Hurricanes

    Then you get to walk through a  category one hurricane simulator, including the hallway of Sawyers Hosue.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Entering Simulator

    You can see the damage in Sawyer hallway

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Hallway Damage

    Then you walk into a city like setting similar to the one in the movie. The wind is gusting everywhere it's hard to see and there are loud noises from the power lines goes down.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Wind

    Then I get back from taking the older kids through the wind, and my baby girl is OUT! It has been a long day after all!

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Baby Sleeping

    Facts from the Winter Smoothie scene

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Smoothie Scene

    They had a 2nd crows next that wasn't on the houseboat to shoot the scenes.

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Crowsnest

    They used the one on the actual boat, but they also used this one in front of a green screen

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Crowsnest facts

    Winter and Hope Monopoly!

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Monopoly

    I LOVE the pieces!!

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Monopoly Back

    The kids got to walk the red carpet as if attending the movie premiere of Dolphin Tales. They had a blast with this I had a hard time getting them to stand still to get this picture!

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Red Carpet

    On the trolley ride back to our car baby girl didn't even want to wake up she passed out on daddy! We had a blast, and it made a great birthday gift for my son!

    Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure - Clearwater, Florida Trolley

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