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SeaWorld rumors: New ride at Penguin Encounter confirmed

Sea World Orlando: Lots of good stuff from insiders about happenings at SeaWorld Orlando.

From Robert Niles
Posted September 30, 2011 at 1:24 PM
I know we're supposed to be all about Disney World this weekend, but I got some interesting nuggets about SeaWorld I didn't want to wait to pass along.

SeaWorld's filed construction drawings for three buildings going up next to Penguin Encounter (near Journey to Atlantis and Kraken) in Orlando. From what I've been told by people who've seen them and can recognize such things, the plans include a ride system. So it looks like the rumors of a new ride going in as an expansion of the Penguin Encounter or a replacement for it are true.

But what will it be?


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From James Rao
Posted September 30, 2011 at 5:48 PM
Some sort of penguin based dark ride would be fine with me...maybe some tie-in with "Happy Feet Two" coming out?

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted October 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM
Mr. Popper's Penguins the ride.

From Andrew Carrieri
Posted October 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM
Maybe an indoor tweener/family coaster in which you ride penguin shaped cars through an arctic environment? I'm thinking Crush's Coaster at Disney Studios Paris with the arctic theme replacing the EAC because as of now all of Sea World's coasters are exteme in either direction. Kraken and Manta are pure thrill rides while Shamu Express is a kiddie coaster.

From Manny Barron
Posted October 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM
This is fantastic news. Can't wait to hear more about it. Maybe a dark ride, Spider-man style maybe?

From Andy Milito
Posted October 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM
Daniel...that would be.....TERRIBLE :P

From Thomas Crain
Posted October 3, 2011 at 9:15 AM
I'm very much seeing a dark ride using the Darkastle system from BGW.

No idea on the theme though.

From Pyra-Danny V
Posted October 4, 2011 at 6:21 PM
OOOH! I think a family ride where parents AND little kids can share a time together would be great.

As long as they add even MORE cute penguins!

From Robert Niles
Posted October 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM
I spoke with Jason Garcia at the Sentinel this morning, and he has some more details about the SeaWorld expansion.

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