Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SeaWorld Orlando Announces Antarctica Opening Date

May 24th, that's the official grand opening of the all-new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando.

Pengiun Rock inside Antarctica  © SeaWorld Orlando
Construction of the new themed land, which will contain a high-tech family dark ride that includes interaction with real penguins, is on schedule and going well according to the park.  The first of a kind family ride will utilize trackless motion based vehicles to "explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse that envelops riders in cool extremes, both above and below the penguin's icy world."

Some of the large ice facades in Antarctica  © SeaWorld Orlando
To help show off the progress of the new Antarctica area, SeaWorld Orlando held a construction tour for the media today.  Some great photos of the land can be seen from 13 News and Click Orlando.  The area looks really neat in the Florida sunshine!