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proliferate SeaWorld’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is the latest of several attractions to open over the last two years fusing a ride with a penguin encounter.


Visitors to the new Sea Life Adventure Park in Oberhausen, Germany, can see 15 Gentoo penguins as they travel through their enclosure in a glass tunnel on the flume ride Pinguine! Abenteuer Antarktis. The attraction uses a ride system by ABC Engineering and the penguins were sourced from other attractions operated by Merlin


Entertainments including Sea Life Konstanz in Germany and Legoland


Billund in Denmark. The latter park launched a new attraction last spring called Polar X-plorer (pictured), a Zierer vertical drop rollercoaster with cars themed as snow mobiles. The attraction’s highlight comes towards the end of the ride inside a mountain as guests see a short Lego animation in which an explorer drops his axe, causing the ice to break. Suddenly the coaster’s train plunges 5-metres and passengers then proceed into a slower, dark ride section and pass a penguin enclosure. What attraction will penguins feature in next?


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Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin


SeaWorld Orlando launches largest expansion ever


A combination of thrilling innovative ride technology with chilly close-up animal encounters, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin opened to an enthusiastic reception at SeaWorld Orlando on 24 May. Thought to cost in excess $40 million (€41m), it is the Florida park’s single largest attraction investment ever. Paul Ruben reports from the coldest corner of the sunshine state


World Parks & Entertainment’s three Orlando properties W


e’ve always created attractions that take our guests to places they could never go on their own,” notes Terry Prather, president for Sea


– SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. “This includes the north pole on Wild Arctic, on a voyage as a sea turtle in TurtleTrek which opened last year ...and now we are taking our guests on an epic voyage to the bottom of the world to experience a penguin’s thrills and chills.”


Antarctica is where icebergs, snow caps and howling winds greet SeaWorld guests. They’ll also meet a very special penguin named Puck, and it’s through his eyes that passengers on Antarctica learn about penguin life and the dangers and beauty of this frozen land. Families enjoy the attraction on board first-of-their- kind trackless ride vehicles from Oceaneering


The custom ride vehicle by Oceaneering


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