Dolphin Tale 2 Opens in Theaters in September: See Winter & Hope Live at the Clearwater Aquarium

Dolphin Tale 2 Starring Winter and HopeSeptember 2014 is the release date for the sequel to the popular 2011 Warner Brothers family film, Dolphin Tale. Based on actual events, Dolphin Tale 2 continues the true story of Winter the dolphin, whose miraculous rescue and recovery made her symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world. The story behind her groundbreaking prosthetic tail is inspirational in itself, so if you havenít seen the original film, now is the time.

The Story Behind Dolphin Tale & Its Sequel

Speaking of hope, Dolphin Tale 2 introduces a new character to this yearís film. Hope the baby dolphin was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) in 2010 and playís a vital role in the new film. Both Winter and Hope currently reside at the CMA.

Dolphin Tale 2 reassembles the team of people who saved Winterís life in the wake of her surrogate motherís passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital. The movie is set to be released on September 19 of this year and is rated PG.

The Starring Roles in Dolphin Tale 2

The entire cast of the original Dolphin Tale returns for the sequel. Big stars including Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd, among others reunite for Dolphin Tale 2. Surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton joins the cast this year and plays herself in the film.

The true stars of the film are Winter and Dolphin, though. Both dolphins play themselves in the movie.

Where To Stay on Florida's Gulf Coast

The Clearwater MarineIndian Shores on Florida's Gulf Coast Aquarium makes for a great day trip during your Florida Gulf Coast vacation. Plan to stay on the pristine barrier island shores of Indian Rocks and Indian Shores for the quiet family atmosphere you desire, while still being close and conveniently located to the busier more crowded cities of Clearwater and Tampa. The CMA is under a 20-minute drive from Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores.

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was awarded USA Todayís 2013 Best Florida Attraction. Put it on your Gulf Coast vacation itinerary and see it for yourself. Then donít forget to watch Winter and Hope on the big screen in September during the premiere of Dolphin Tale 2.

Let us know if youíve seen Winter and Hope in person or if youíve seen the movie; or better yet, both! Weíd love to hear from you.

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