With the grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica realm just over two weeks away, today the park offered a virtual look inside the highly-anticipated attraction Empire of the Penguin. Featuring twirling trackless vehicles roaming amidst an icy environment surrounded by vibrant visuals, Empire of the Penguin will certainly be unlike any other theme park attraction around.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has also announced a partnership with award-winning country artist Lauren Alaina (made famous from “American Idol”) to perform the official theme song for the new attraction at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin for its grand opening the week of May 24th.
The video below shows promotional footage of Empire of the Penguin ride vehicles set in a virtual environment, showcasing what the feeling of the ride will be like.
Video Preview: Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin and its theme song
Alaina recorded two songs for SeaWorld, including the theme song for the ride in Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, and a remix version called “Antarctica: One World, One Family.” The remix version will be available for free download at www.SeaWorldOrlando.com/Antarctica starting May 9.
UPDATE (5/10/13): SeaWorld has released an extensive series of images from throughout Antarctica, including inside the Empire of the Penguin ride and new penguin habitat, Expedition Café, and merchandise.
(Photo credit: Jason Collier, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc)
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will officially open to the public on May 24, 2013.