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SeaWorld shows off new Antarctica ride vehicle

SeaWorld Orlando on Tuesday unveiled the ride vehicle for its new motion simulator in its Antarctica expansion this spring — a ride that will let guests pick the intensity level and variables that change the experience with each ride. The saucer-shaped vehicle, right, will carry eight passengers on a journey through Antarctica that combines a mobile simulator platform and a trackless navigation system. Riders can select a high- or low-intensity ride, and the cars move along different paths making each ride variable. "There's no predetermined route, making (the ride) very unpredictable – like Antarctica," SeaWorld's creative director, Brian Morrow, told USA Today. The ride will open with Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin in the spring and was being shown off to an industry trade show meeting in Orlando on Tuesday, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. The queue will allow visitors to "program" their vehicle before boarding. The attraction will go from queue to the ride to a very cold penguin enclosure that allows guests to walk among the dapper birds.

SeaWorld shows off new Antarctica ride vehicle 11/13/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:51pm]

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