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Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Opens at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando gets a cold snap—just in time for the hot Summer Season—as it launches its newest attraction with South Pole theme and lots of feathered friends in classy black and white wardrobe

Without question, 2013 is already marking the beginning of an exciting streak of theme park additions—including Disney’s new Fantasyland and Universal’s Transformer 3D attraction. And if you’ve visited SeaWorld Orlando in prior years, you may recall that the Penguin Encounter exhibit was closed in January 2012 to prepare for the development of a “secret” new attraction in its place.

The “old” Penguin Encounter exhibit featured a people-mover that took guests from one end of the artificial habitat made to resemble a South Pole landscape, complete with frozen water on which penguins would swim and play—not much of an exciting attraction for some, but little did we know that this was but the first phase of a much bigger and colder second phase that is now finally ready to open at SeaWorld.

On May 24th, 2013 SeaWorld Orlando opened the newest attraction in its almost 40 year-old park (in case you didn’t know the park first opened on December 15, 1973) with the epic title of “Antarctica” Empire of the Penguin”. This new penguin-themed experience will take guests beyond an exhibit seen through thick glass and instead transport them into the cold world where penguins live, play and thrive.

Featuring a colony of lively penguins that include Gentoos, Rockhoppers, Adélies and Kings—all living in a make-belief habitat resembling their South Pole Home—Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will feature a slippery ride through ice-solid waters that culminates with coming face-to-face with the penguins in an exciting and educative attraction like no other at SeaWorld Orlando.

SeaWorld’s new penguin attraction has been a long-expected addition to the park—which is visited by people from every corner of the world every year—and it plans to give it a boost in park attendance and merchandising sales throughout the hot Florida summer. As parks enhance their attractions, guests can expect more modern rides and exhibits that put to good use the latest technologies available to create new worlds of excitement.

If you are a die-hard SeaWorld Orlando fan and have been counting down to the grand opening of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin—then it is time to get to Orlando and see it first hand, before you hear about it from your friends and family. This new attraction appeals to people of all ages and the opportunity to rediscover SeaWorld Orlando is a plus when you bring your family to Orlando.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is ready for your next Orlando adventure, offering exceptional accommodations in a beautiful family vacation setting that is also three miles from SeaWorld Orlando. Call us today at 1-888-297-8081 or book online your Orlando vacation at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium —we’re ready for you!

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