SeaWorld penguins make announcement on new Antarctica attraction

SeaWorld penguins and their trainers visited Toronto on Jan. 29, 2013 to announce the opening of a...

SeaWorld penguins and their trainers visited Toronto on Jan. 29, 2013 to announce the opening of a new Antarctica attraction at SeaWorld Orlando. (NICOLE FEENSTRA/QMI Agency)


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SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Orlando is visiting Toronto this week and the team didn’t arrive alone. A couple of too-cute penguins came with the gang — joining their caretakers in coach for the plane ride – to help launch SeaWorld Orlando’s biggest expansion ever in the new Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin attraction.

Opening in spring, Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin takes guests on an interactive journey that offers a different experience with each ride. Visitors will see the icy continent of Antarctica through the eyes of a penguin as they travel in a special trackless vehicle that mimics the movements of a young penguin exploring his surroundings for the first time. Guests can choose from two different levels of adventure.

“When our little hero penguin learns to waddle and slide, we’ll feel what it’s like as the car moves and reacts to the storyline. When he takes his first swim or barely escapes danger, our guests will feel as if they’re right there with him,” Brian Morrow, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment creative director, said in a press release.

There will also be opportunities to visit with a colony of adorable penguins in their massive, chilly habitat.

Deals just for Canadians

If a visit to SeaWorld is in your travel plans this spring, these two travel deals will help you stay on budget, while enjoying a fun, family getaway.

The SeaWorld or Busch Gardens Free All Day Dining Deal includes one all-day dining voucher with the purchase of a single-day admission ticket. The voucher includes an entree, drink and dessert at participating restaurants throughout the day. This offer is available only to Canadians through April 30, 2013.

The Discovery Cove Free Ultimate Upgrade is available for reservations through Feb. 28, 2013. The free upgrade, offering savings of $80 for a party of four, includes a day at Discovery Cove, plus unlimited visits to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens for a 14 day period. This offer, too, is only available to Canadians.

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