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Antarctica / Empire of the Penguin

Discussion in 'Sea World Orlando' started by Tom Morrow, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. 919Florida

    919Florida Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree with you. The ride is just the way to "get" to Antartica. Its still fun and preetty neat but its not a thrill ride and its not worth waiting hours for but the penguins at the end of the ride are amazing and how close you can be to those penguins are amazing. I love getting splashed by them and feeling the cold.

    Also the whole overall land with the new dining location and the gift show. Its all so beautiful compared to what that area looked like before. Its a major upgrade tot he area. I love it
     
  2. luv

    luv Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I remember thinking the ride vehicle was very cool. I was excited when getting in.

    I hope some park - any park does something like this, but much cooler (not in temperature, obviously!)

    Soon enough, it will be cold enough outside that we can wear clothes that allow us to be in there without thinking we might have to be hospitalized for hypothermia. ;)
     
  3. Chicagoshannon2

    Chicagoshannon2 Active Member

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    Is there a way to see the penguins without the ride? My son isn't 42" yet.
     
  4. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    The 42" height limit is only for the Wild Expedition. Your son can ride the Mild Expedition.
     
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  5. 919Florida

    919Florida Well-Known Member

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    Also if you just want to skip the ride when it gets to the area where you choose mild or wild just tell the team member there you want to skip the ride and they will take you the non rider route and take you right to the penguins.
     
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  6. Chicagoshannon2

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    StageFrenzy Well-Known Member

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    The art, trackless vehicles and promotion that Sea world was spinning likened it to Tokyo's pooh or Mystic Manor. What we got however was wild arctic 1.2, and wild arctic 1.0 stopped being novel years ago.
     
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  8. Walt would be

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    I believe I basically agreed with you when I stated that SW blew it with their marketing. Doesn't change the fact that the technology of the ride is pretty cool and that the end destination ... The penguins, are WAY cool.
     
  9. OFTeric

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    I love the experience. The ride is a short part of the entire experience, part of the trek, the journey to see the Penguins.
     
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  10. brb1006

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    Still can't top Mystic Manor
     
  11. WildernessLodge

    WildernessLodge Well-Known Member

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    It's fun it's just REALLY short and the animals in the ride part are underwhelming (there weren't many - but then you go see way more and that part was cool). The new ground around it outside is really tacky lol but that doesn't really matter. The line is way too cold though omg lol.
     
  12. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    Mystic Manor?
    This ride barely deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence as Hunny Hunt.
     
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  13. brb1006

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    At least it's a great place to be during a hot summer day.
     
  14. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    This ride is so bad that they no longer even run it on slow days. Luckily you can now see the penguins without riding the ride, which is always open.
     
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    Wow- I didn't think it was THAT bad.
     
  16. blm07

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    It smells like socks.
     
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