In keeping with the Atlantis theme (which they do throughout), the aquarium is laid out as a series of tunnels and mazes. So you're constantly exploring underwater worlds, and feeling like an intrepid adventurer and a marine biologist - sort of a Jacques Cousteau/Indiana Jones hybrid.
This delightful conceit sets the stage for the stars of the show to shine. Lit to highlight the strange and wonderful sea creatures who call this place home, you'll find yourself sucked into the world of the deep, as well as learning about the lives of the sea creatures. If you want to go 'full Atlantean' there are also hourly Myth Tours that focus on the legendary lost city.
If your focus is on the slippery and flippery inhabitants, there are plenty (more than 65,000) to keep you occupied. Lobsters, sharks, eels, jellyfish, octopi, seahorses and piranhas all go about their watery business in an endlessly fascinating way. However, the star attraction is baby brothers Ali and Blue. Everyone agrees that these rare albino alligators are oddly adorable (and just short of 'cuddly').
After a visit to the lost city of Atlantis, and communing with all of its undersea residents, you'll no doubt have the taste for more adventure - and the rest of the world awaits.