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SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin to open May 24

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Construction is on-schedule at SeaWorld Orlando's new attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, according to park officials.  

SeaWorld Orlando has selected May 24 as its grand opening date.

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will transport families into a rarely seen, icy world. They'll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins' eyes on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family ride. They'll explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse that envelops them in cool extremes, both above and below the penguins' icy world.

VIDEO: SeaWorld unveils ride car for Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin

Fans wanting to explore even more of SeaWorld's thrilling, chilling new adventure of a lifetime should download the free Antarctica app, available now for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The app can be downloaded at SeaWorldOrlando.com/Antarctica.

The app is full of incredible create-and-share videos and photos, where fans can swim, march and dance with penguins. They can place their 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.

The app is also the place to get the cold, hard facts about penguins and Antarctica, watch incredible 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!

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