Be on the lookout for roaming penguins and ice-enclosed autos. SeaWorld Orlando has just kicked off its most epic adventure ever. Designed to introduce travelers to the park's upcoming attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the Epic Voyage tour is bringing thrills and chills to a street near you.
With teams scoping out city streets in Antarctic-themed Hyundai Santa Fes and Sonata hybrids, SeaWorld’s Epic Voyage will invade malls, convention centers and consumer travel shows, mingling with locals and visitors at spots such as commuter stations and notable landmarks. This unique, family-friendly experience consists of a massive dome of ice complete with interactive virtual reality, photo opportunities, chances to win prizes and, most importantly, live penguins.
Along with stops in seven cities, the Epic Voyage campaign includes a new mobile app. Both are designed to give families a chance to familiarize themselves with the new penguin attraction at SeaWorld Orlando. The Coca-Cola Freestyle machines will also be out and about, dispensing free, refreshing sodas.
Only at SeaWorld Orlando, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is a journey into an icy world where guests will see the splendor of the South Pole through the eyes of hundreds of penguins, including gentoos, kings, rockhoppers and adelies. This first-of-its-kind family ride allows guests to explore a penguin colony from the state-of-the-art confines of a mobile simulator. If you're as much of a penguin fan as this Examiner, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will be the must-see theme park attraction of the year.
In recent press release, Toni Caracciolo, Vice-President of Marketing & Sales for SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando, said ...
“Since Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin was announced in November 2011, we’ve been planning and looking forward to bringing a glimpse of the attraction to these key markets to connect with our fans and let them feel the chill."
SeaWorld is inviting everybody to "follow the freeze" with SeaWorld’s all-new mobile app, SeaWorld Antarctica. The app puts fans right into the action of Antarctica with behind-the-scenes videos and tour details and penguin facts and trivia. They can also enter the Family Voyage Sweepstakes where two lucky families will receive a four-day, three-night journey to SeaWorld Orlando to be one of the first to experience Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
This vacation for four includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, tickets to SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando, front-of-the-line ride passes, dining options and more. The app – SeaWorld’s Antarctica – is available for download now on iPhone and iPad, and will soon be available for Android devices.
SeaWorld’s Epic Voyage schedule:
The New York Times Travel Show
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
January 19-20, 2013
Gurnee Mills Mall
January 24, 2013
Chicago Travel & Adventure Show
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
January 26-27, 2013
Boston Globe Travel Show
Seaport World Trade Center
February 8-10, 2013
King of Prussia Mall
February 23-24, 2013
Washington, D.C. Travel & Adventure Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
March 9-10, 2013
The Avenues Mall
March 23-24, 2013
April – dates TBD
Miami Dolphins Fin Fest
April 27, 2013
May 4-5, 2013
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is SeaWorld's biggest expansion in company history. The realm of Antarctica includes the ride, a gift shop, restaurant and the penguin colony itself.
Terry Prather, President of SeaWorld Orlando ...
"We've taken our guests and fans on astounding journeys. But no one has ever experienced what we're bringing to Orlando in 2013. The first-of-its-kind ride, the cold, the wind, the thrills and danger of Antarctica and walking among penguins in a massive habitat is something only SeaWorld could do."
For more information about SeaWorld and the Epic Voyage, please visit SeaWorldOrlando.com/Antarctica, where you can watch videos, learn about penguins and Antarctica, enter the Family Voyage sweepstakes, and find the best information to start planning your next voyage to SeaWorld Orlando.
Be sure to check out SeaWorld’s new mobile game app, Turtle Trek, to learn all about sea turtles and the park’s Turtle Trek exhibit that opened last spring.
SeaWorld in the World
With a strong commitment to its “animal ambassadors,” SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment created the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to protect wildlife, support habitat conservation and provide research, education and animal rescue programs. The company cares for more than 60,000 animals, including 200 endangered or threatened species, and has rescued more than 20,000 orphaned, injured or ill animals over four decades.
SeaWorld’s commitment extends to animals around the world. The company has contributed more than $50 million to conservation, wildlife rescue and environmental stewardship initiatives and operates one of the world’s most respected animal rescue and rehabilitation programs. To learn more about this private, non-profit foundation, please visit www.SWBG-ConservationFund.org.
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment operates 10 parks across the United States, including the newly formed SeaWorld Pictures division. Locations include SeaWorld in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, the waterparks Adventure Island Tampa and Water Country USA Williamsburg, Sesame Place in Philadelphia, PA, and Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando, FL. A brand new Aquatica will open in spring of 2013 in San Diego.