Dolphin Tale 2 Hits Theaters Sept. 12th

Hope in 2011

Hope in 2011

Dolphin Tale 2, starring Morgan Freeman, opens in theaters nationwide September 12th. Filming began on October 7, 2013, at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and finished early this year. In addition to the aquarium, filming also took place in a variety of locations around Tampa Bay, including Clearwtater Beach, Tarpon Springs, Fort De Soto and Largo. The sequel  revolves around more true stories from the aquarium, including both Winter and the baby dolphin, Hope. Also included is the story of the rehabilitated dolphin Mandy, a dolphin CMA successfully released back into the wild. Aquarium visitors can partake in “Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure” daily. The photo of Hope was taken in 2011 at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The movies have gained the aquarium worldwide attention, resulting in more visitors and generating revenue for both CMA and the local economy. Hotels from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach are offering vacation packages that include aquarium admission and souvenirs.