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AN EMPIRE OPENS

SeaWorld Orlando has opened its all-new attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Antarctica is a new realm in SeaWorld where icebergs, snowcaps and howling winds greet guests. Visitors will also meet a very special penguin named Puck, and it’s through his eyes that they’ll learn about penguin life and the dangers and beauty of this frozen land. On board a first-of-its-kind trackless, all-family adventure ride, guests become one with the storyline as they follow Puck’s adventures. Each mobile simulator ride car allows guests to choose one of two levels of exploration — Wild Expedition or Mild Expedition — for various degrees of ride intensity. Designers say each version has multiple variations for a feeling of unpredictability, just like the continent of Antarctica. Brian Morrow, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment creative director, said: “When our little hero penguin learns to waddle and slide, we’ll feel what it’s like as the car moves and reacts to the storyline. When he takes his first swim or barely escapes danger, our guests will feel as if they’re right there with him. On this adventure, we learn that we’re a lot like penguins. We’ll find we need each other and our families to survive.” And when they step off the ride, SeaWorld guests will find themselves among a colony of Adelie, gentoo, king and rockhopper penguins in a 30-degree habitat filled with wind, snow, rock and chilly water. And that, if you were wondering, is what makes Antarctica the coldest theme park attraction in Orlando. New technologies combine to create a freezing – but dry – climate, allowing guests to spend time in the penguins’ amazing world. Check out the video at: http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/Antarctica/Experience-Antarctica/One-World-One-Family And for more on SeaWorld and Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, go to http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/Antarctica .

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