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SeaWorld Orlando announces grand opening for Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin

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Published: February 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

SeaWorld Orlando today announced it will officially open its newest addition, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, on May 24, 2013. The attraction is replacing the old Penguin Encounter and is billed to be the coldest theme park attraction in the world. SeaWorld says its construction is right on time and offered us these two sneak peeks.

Antarctica 1

Antarctica 2

The park has also released a free Antarctica app that is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The app gives users access to pictures, videos, and facts related to Antarctica and allows you to become an explorer.

Explorer Domenik

Within the app there is also info to Antarctica sneak peek tour stops coming to New York City, Chicago, and more.

Over the last several months, SeaWorld Orlando has also released several "Behind the Freeze" behind the scenes videos with a look at everything going into the making of the attraction.

Readers' Opinions

From Robert Niles on February 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM
Here's our video from late last year with SeaWorld attraction designer Brian Morrow, talking about Antarctica..
From 108.128.98.234 on February 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Wow this is goin' to be a wildly popular Antarctica ride and the land theming is off the charts!

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