Construction has progressed a great deal since out last look at the next mega-attraction for Sea World Orlando, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.  This trackless attraction will have guests “Floating” through frozen scenes and ending with up close encounters with the little birds of the south.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about SeaWorld Orlando’s upcoming new attraction. Speculation has remained high in regards to what type of attraction will be built to take visitors through the glacial landscape.  There are more than a few good clues to be found.

The video suggests that the ride will utilize a trackless system similar to Tokyo Disneyland’s Pooh Honey Hunt attraction, though simulated rides videos often take great liberties with what the actual ride experience will look like. Let’s take a closer look at the poster art.

Notice the vehicle in the background of this poster.

Note the large white base under the boat shaped vehicle. Sure looks like a trackless vehicle motion base. Yes, it looks like a boat ride at first glance, but clearly not in the traditional sense.

Let’s take a look at the current state of construction.

The main show building now has a roof.

A little to the left we see the main pathway through the area taking shape

Further to the left we see a separate building

You can see the construction to the right of the blue coaster track.

From ground level you can get an idea of the size of the buildings.

Glaciers taking shape?

Sea World Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins promises to be an impressive attraction.  We will have more news for you from this project and the rest of SeaWorld Orlando soon.