Wild Arctic

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 7 out of 10

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Wild Arctic is a motion simulator and film themed ride. Visitors have the option to ride on a non-motion-gyro-stabilizied (motion theater) helicopter, or in a gyro-stabilized "helicopter" (non-motion theater).

You end up in Base Station Wild Arctic, a research facility located in the frozen Arctic enviorment right next to a great ice cap and frozen shipwreck. There, you will see research equipment, frozen shipwrecks, and vast exhibits housing an array of Arctic wildlife, such as polar bears and beluga whales. Wild Arctic has interactive features such as cameras built into the rocks in the animal exhibits to give a closer glimpse of the animals above AND below the water. There is also a 25 foot long ice tunnel complete with foggers, misters, and actual ice! Embeded into the ice are polar bear paws, and inside of the polar bear paws are coins. See how long it takes to get a penny out before your fingers freeze!

Ride time is 4 minutes


This ride is pretty bad. The video is extremely boring and the motions are not thrilling in any way. It feels like they made a lame movie, and added random shaking to it. This ride is a total waste of time. I do not recommend riding this ride. Heck, I had more fun writing this review than riding Wild Arctic. 4/10
This is a poorly done ride. First of all, the simulator was very jerky. The preshow videos almost looks like it is a video cassette (probably transferred to digital). The simulator is best in the morning when it was not crowded. I did not seem to interested in the post ride either. If you do not have much time, just avoid this ride. If you have time to kill, go ahead and do this (note that they offer non-motion rides as well, which you might like a little more.)
It's hard to know how to rate this one, because the ride is pretty lame. But the exhibits are great - some of the best animal exhibits in park, in a great themed setting.

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