With the interiors well on their way to completion, construction on the exterior areas of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, continue to progress rapidly in anticipation of the new SeaWorld Orlando ride's opening on May 24.
Click the video toward the bottom left of this article for a short tour of the construction zone. You'll also hear from Creative Director Brian Morrow on how this project is coming together.
The exteriors are slowly but surely getting sculpted into scenes with ice and snow. You can already see the iconic rock sculpture of a mother penguin and her baby, and penguins from around the world are being recreated on a rock wall in painstaking detail.
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin replaces the former SeaWorld Orlando penguin viewing area. The old attraction didn't have a ride, other than a moving walkway that took you by the habitat. The new habitat is state of the art, even down to the fact that you won't smell the birds at all.
The construction area is large because it encompasses the penguin habitat, ride, a restaurant, and a souvenir shop. The ride is family friendly, but you can still check out the underwater viewing area if you don't want to ride it. You'll also meet educators who will teach you more about penguins, and you'll learn how you can personally support conservation efforts.
If you missed part one of this article, with a video of Brian Morrow talking about the miniature models, go back to see it now.