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SeaWorld's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins Behind the Scenes Tour!

On Monday I, along with other local media, were invited by SeaWorld for the first Behind-the-Scenes Tour of their exciting new attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins.

SeaWorld Antarctica

I arrived early and took a few photos from outside the walls; what you would see in the park itself. This is on the Journey to Atlantis side of the construction site.

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

As we entered the construction area, this was my first glimpe of Antarctica, a la SeaWorld.

SeaWorld Antarctica

Our tour began inside the “creative model room” where 2 scale working models of the project are set up to ensure the accuracy and the scale and the detail of all the ice work inside and outside the attraction.

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

Creative Director Brian Morrow explains....

From here we went into the actual construction site and an official announcement was made of the opening date for Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins - May 24, 2013!

SeaWorld Antarctica

After the announcement we were able to walk around and explore the space. We were "inside" the realm of Antartica but "outside" the actual indoor attraction.

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

Brian Morrow explains more about the exterior features of the attraction and additional details and has some fun with me at the end.


SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica


The Penguin Wall is a very important component of the educational aspect of the attraction. Penguins live all over the planet and all the species are represented in the attraction. Guests will be able to come right up to the penguin wall and touch the sculptures. This is a also great for someone who may be vision impaired to feel the shape of the penguins.

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica

SeaWorld Antarctica


SeaWorld Antarctica

If you want to explore even more of SeaWorld's new adventure download the free Antarctica app, available now for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The app can be downloaded at SeaWorldOrlando.com/Antarctica.

SeaWorld Antarctica

The app is full of create-and-share videos and photos, swim, march and dance with penguins. Put your face onto an Antarctic explorer. And the best part? All of videos and photos can easily be shared with family and friends through social media channels -- Facebook, Twitter and You Tube " and can be emailed, too.

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The app is also the place to get the facts about penguins and Antarctica, watch behind-the-scenes teaser videos about the “making of” SeaWorld Orlando's newest attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Fans can even enter the Family Voyage Sweepstakes to win a trip to Orlando!

I'll keep you updated as we get closer to May 24th, the official opening date of what looks to be a first rate attraction!

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Comments (2)

Pam:

Deb- I was invited last week to a presentation about the new exhibit in my hometown (in PA). They brought out 2 penguins (Penny and Petey... they are mates) and they were adorable! Petey kept going under my chair and his handlers had to keep bringing him back out! It was a cool experience and can't wait to be there in person. Looks pretty neat!

Amanda Pryzybylski:

We are coming to Disney may 15th to 25th from Wisconsin. We cant wait to see this ride but I don't much want to head to seaworld in opening day. Do u know if it will be open for previews like Disney did for new fantasy land.

ALLEARS: The only thing that has been announced so far is the opening date of May 24th.

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