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An exclusive first-look at SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin attraction, opening May 24, 2013. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) An exclusive first-look at SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin attraction, opening May 24, 2013. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
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Our news partners at the Orlando Sentinel got an exclusive first-look preview of "Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin" attraction at SeaWorld Orlando.  The attraction is scheduled to open Friday, May 24.

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Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will transport families into a rarely seen, icy world where they'll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole, SeaWorld officials say.   Guests can explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse that envelops them in cool extremes, both above and below the penguins' icy world.

The attraction features a trackless ride, a walk-through penguin habit, and a 325-seat restaurant.

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.


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