SeaWorld Orlando unveils ‘Penguin Trek,’ newest family launch coaster

New attraction to open in spring 2024

"Penguin Trek" coming to SeaWorld Orlando in Spring 2024 (SeaWorld)

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Orlando is set to raise the thrill even higher with the introduction of its latest attraction, “Penguin Trek,” scheduled to open to visitors in spring 2024.

This incredible new addition marks the eighth coaster to join the park’s ever-expanding portfolio of exhilarating rides.

Penguin Trek is poised to redefine the family coaster experience. Designed as the ultimate family launch coaster, the attraction promises a heart-pounding adventure through the breathtaking vastness of Antarctica.

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SeaWorld Orlando is set to raise the thrill even higher with the introduction of its latest attraction, “Penguin Trek,” scheduled to open to visitors in spring 2024.

See the roller coaster rendering in the video above.

“We are incredibly excited to unveil our newest addition to SeaWorld Orlando’s outstanding coaster lineup in spring of 2024. This family launch coaster embodies the spirit of adventure and exploration, offering an immersive journey through the wonders of Antarctica while further connecting our mission and commitment to our animal care, education, and research,” said Jon Peterson, president of SeaWorld Orlando. “We know our guests were ready for a new thrill that the whole family could enjoy, and we’re excited to redefine the family launch coaster experience alongside our longstanding partners at B&M.”

“Penguin Trek” features a unique snowmobile-styled ride car. Once aboard, riders will embark on an unforgettable expedition that catapults them through the Antarctic wilderness at speeds of up to 43 mph across a 3,020-foot track. In their role as intrepid researchers, guests will navigate the icy track, narrowly escaping the clutches of an ice cave. The adventure grows as they burst onto an outdoor coaster track featuring two exhilarating launches and a maze of twists and turns.

"Penguin Trek" coming to SeaWorld Orlando in Spring 2024 (SeaWorld)

What truly sets “Penguin Trek” apart is its unparalleled finale. The coaster comes to a halt and guests will be in the heart of SeaWorld Orlando’s own penguin habitat.

The exhilaration of the ride seamlessly transitions into a heartwarming encounter with these charming, feathered inhabitants. This unique and immersive blend of family coaster thrills and authentic animal interaction offers an opportunity for the whole family to connect with the captivating penguins, making it a one-of-a-kind adventure.

The engineering and world-class design of this family coaster is credited to Bolliger & Mabillard, renowned for their excellence in roller coaster engineering. With this new addition, SeaWorld Orlando is set to tie the park for the record of the most B&M coasters in one location. B&M helped bring “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” to life earlier this year, and now it’s set to do it again.

"Penguin Trek" coming to SeaWorld Orlando in Spring 2024 (SeaWorld)

For those eager to be among the first to experience the thrills of “Penguin Trek,” SeaWorld Orlando is offering 2024 annual passes on sale now.

These passes include unlimited admission, access to seasonal events, and exclusive Pass Member benefits like free guest tickets, free parking, and special savings on merchandise, food, and beverages. SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members will be among the first to experience “Penguin Trek” when it prepares to open next year.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.