Orlando's Sunday downpour turned the parking lot of SeaWorld into an actual sea world


  • screengrab from video by James Reitmeier/Facebook
Sunday afternoon, SeaWorld attendees came out to the parking lot to find an unwelcome surprise brought on by rising oceans and global heating good old Mother Nature: The parking lot was flooded with rainwater, swamping some cars above the bumpers. James Reitmeier made a video of the swampy scene.

"These cars are floating!" exclaims one woman off-camera, while a man says "This is … this is … this is SEAWORLD."

You are correct, my dude. This IS SeaWorld.

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