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Family-Friendly Roller Coaster to Replace Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando? 

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As with any kind of rumour, this information should be considered unofficial until SeaWorld Orlando officially confirms.

A recent post/rumour on Screamscape suggests to us that a new family-friendly roller coaster will replace the Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin ride at SeaWorld Orlando in either 2024 or 2025.

Three quotes (plus one additional one) from Screamscape’s post can be found below:

Quote #1:

“Would you believe that SeaWorld Orlando is preparing for another new roller coaster for 2024 or 2025? I’ve been sitting on this news for a bit as some elements were said to be a bit up in the air, but I’ve pointed out before the park’s former Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin dark ride is kaput…dead…gone and buried.”

Lance Hart, Screamscape

Quote #2:

“So what’s next for SeaWorld [Orlando]? Well, the situation here is a bit more tricky, but if you look at they’ve been building at their other parks you can probably make a good guess as to what may be planned here…a new enclosed or semi-enclosed family-friendly roller coaster ride.” 

Lance Hart, Screamscape

Quote #3: 

“Well, it’s time to spill the beans on this project because construction work is now starting. Midway Mayhem’s latest video from SeaWorld Orlando mentions the rumour of putting a new coaster in there, and then goes over to discover construction fences [aka walls] have gone up between the pathway to the Pacific Point Sea Lion exhibit and the backside of the former dark ride building, which is project is going.”

Lance Hart, Screamscape

Additional Quote

“No major heavy lifting, clearing or deep digging just yet of course, but from what Screamscape was told we can expect the entrance to the new coaster to be where these new work walls are, and the old dark ride entrance area will be exclusively used for the ongoing use of the penguin exhibit. I don’t know the theme of the ride yet, but its possible that the shift of the entrance out of the arctic-themed section could possibly indicate a theme with a warmer climate”

Lance Hart, Screamscape

You can find out more by reading Screamscape’s post in full here.

It’s fair to suggest that this wouldn’t surprise us at all if this came to fruition earlier. Stay tuned for further updates.

The park is really becoming the coaster capital of Orlando! 

Once again, as with any kind of rumour, this information should be considered unofficial until SeaWorld Orlando officially confirms. 

Stay tuned to Orlando Theme Park Zone for more Orlando theme park-related news and information.

H/T Screamscape

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