On the verge of opening its TurtleTrek attraction, SeaWorld Orlando designers revealed more details on Tuesday of the park’s largest-ever expansion, Antarctica Empire of the Penguin, which is set to open in 2013.
The themed land will include a first-of-its-kind family adventure ride that changes from visit to visit. Each 8-seat car will also allow guests to choose the level of thrill they experience.
A gentoo penguin will guide guests on a journey through the Antarctic.
SeaWorld also promises to bring guests closer than ever to its colony of penguins. The new penguin habitat will include gentoos, rockhoppers, adelies and kings.
The new land is also billed as the coldest theme park attraction in the world, as penguins require a habitat in the low 30s.
Antarctica will also feature a new shop and restaurant. It is currently under construction on the site of the old Penguin Encounter and its surrounding plaza.
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