Construction for SeaWorld Orlando’s new blockbuster attraction, Antarctica, continues at breakneck speed as it prepares for a late Spring 2013 opening. Exterior theming and rock-work is taking shape and we are really beginning to see this incredible new land and attraction take shape.

Here’s how SeaWorld describes the upcoming Antarctica attraction:

Get ready for an epic exploration into an icy world like you’ve never seen before. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the most immersive mega-attraction ever created by SeaWorld, is coming in spring 2013. Set in the majestic grandeur of the icy South Pole, this exhilarating ride will glide, slide and transport your family to the penguins’ surprising world where you can brave a blizzard. Be dazzled by ice and lights. Then it sets you free to explore a one-of-a-kind penguin colony in an expanse that brings you above and below their icy world. It’s an awe-inspiring penguin attraction as only SeaWorld could create.

The ride vehicles for the attraction are trackless and have a motion base. SeaWorld refers to them as “mobile simulators.” Visitors will choose their adventure and even the level of intensity of the experience!

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will feature four species of penguins found in the Antarctic and subantarctic regions: Adelies, Gentoos, Kings and Rockhoppers. Do you have a favorite?

Here’s a little video from SeaWorld teasing the new attraction:

We begin our recent spy mission with overview shots of the entire construction site.

The large multi-story show building to the right.


That’s the Manta coaster on the left.


It appears that the facade into the new attraction will feature craggy glaciers.

From the ground, we get another perspective on the size of the show building and ice-work.

The show building.
We can see many glaciers now. It’s amazing how quickly everything seems to be coming together now.

It won’t be long now until we experience SeaWorld Orlando’s coolest new attraction.

We close with the most recent video from Seaworld Orlando’s Behind the Freeze video series.

Are you ready to be chilled and thrilled at SeaWorld this summer? And what do you think about the multiple adventures, trackless vehicles and letting guests select the intensity of their experience?