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Missed this one a couple weeks ago. Looks like they got American Idol talent Lauren Alaina to perform the song for the ride. She was partially inspired by Pete the penguin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsZhD55H4M0

You can download the song for free here.

Also some dining info on Expedition Cafe.

http://www.insideseaworld.com/sampling-amazing-food-antarctica-empire-penguin

Looks like pretty basic fare. Three stations, American, Asian, and Italian. They do have some GLUTEN-FREE Teriyaki chicken for Nora's next visit to SeaWorld.

Antarctica opens friday. I wish I was going to be able to get down there this year.
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDrJOHUKMjE

The first Antarctica POV was released recently. Looks like an okay ride. I love the trackless ride system and the beautiful interior scenes. Just too bad the ride itself is a bit short.

The ride itself has both "mild" and "wild" settings which means that you can choose the tamer side or the more intense side with more movement and spinning.
 
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^I like how that penguin exhibit at the end of the video isn't fully enclosed like the old one.
 

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To be completely honest, I'm horrendously disappointed. There's about 2 1/2 scenes and the animation in all of them is terrible. Someone at Universal is sitting back in their armchair laughing to themselves about SeaWorld's mediocre attempt at a darkride right about now.
 
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Zachary said:
To be completely honest, I'm horrendously disappointed. There's about 2 1/2 scenes and the animation in all of them is terrible. Someone at Universal is sitting back in their armchair laughing to themselves about SeaWorld's mediocre attempt at a darkride right about now.

I like it. I mean it's what I expected from it, especially after seeing what they did with Turtle Trek this new attraction is more along the lines of what is expected from the park. To compare them to Universal is unfair because the majority of their dark rides have more of a thrill factor to them. And considering what they had with the original penguin exhibit, this is a VAST improvement.

Here's a more complete video from Inside The Magic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRo6HV4oQm0
 
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I would just like to point out that this ride is currently one of only two dark rides in the SEAS chain(WIld Arctic has been closed for "maintenance" for months now) Also, I think if you look at the whole land as a whole(a lot easier to do with all-season dining) it's actually pretty cool!
 
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It seems I never posted this video here. This is Antarctica at night, with no people. Not a soul. I’m sorry YouTube compressed it so much, but it’s such a rare sight that I had to share it with you all.



Admins: can we add “Antarctica“ to the title of this thread, to match the full name of the attraction? I almost couldn’t find it. Of course, the area itself is simply called “Antarctica,“ if I’m not mistaken, and the ride is called “Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.“ Maybe this calls for two separate threads?
 
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