Behind the Freeze – The Making of Antarctica

Only SeaWorld® can take you behind the scenes on the incredible journey to the exciting and mystical land of Antarctica. Make sure you Follow the Freeze for the latest news and updates, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Holiday Gifts For the Penguin Lover!

Watch the newest installment of Behind The Freeze, where you’ll see the amazing penguin-themed merchandise that’s available at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®. From the adorable children’s lines to housewares for the kitchen, Glacial Collections™ has the coolest merchandise on the planet for penguin lovers this holiday season and year-round! Plus, learn about how your trip to Antarctica can make a difference to our environment with the exclusive CUP THAT CARES™.

Life at the South Pole

Watch the newest installment of Behind The Freeze, where you’ll get a taste of the South Pole from Animal Expert Corey Oxman, who’s actually braved the harsh conditions on the continent of Antarctica. Since so few will ever get the opportunity to explore the land themselves, she showcases how we've re-created the realm at our newest attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®. From little known facts about the international treaty to a hydroponic garden producing fresh herbs to places to enjoy the good eats from Expedition Café, this video will open your eyes to the Bottom of the World.

"Antarctica: One World, One Family"

Go "Behind The Freeze" and into the studio as Lauren Alaina records "Antarctica: One World, One Family." Also, find out how you can download the song for FREE!

Puck's Antarctica

In this latest installment, SeaWorld Creative Director Brian Morrow takes you Behind the Freeze of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® where you'll see Antarctica through the eyes of our new hero – a penguin named Puck™. From the amazing sights to the original score, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® will blend an all-family adventure ride with up-close encounters never before seen.
 

Creating Antarctica: Storytelling through the Ice

SeaWorld Creative Director Brian Morrow takes you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how SeaWorld Orlando’s new attraction - Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® – is shaping up … literally! In this Behind The Freeze video, find out how our design teams are creating a frozen realm in sunny Orlando and telling an incredible story of adventure through the eyes of a special penguin hero named Puck™.

Antarctica's Newest Hero

Watch the newest installment of Behind The Freeze on our chilled-out Web site where you’ll get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of animation that will give you a glimpse of the incredible story of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin’s lead hero, Puck™, a young gentoo penguin.

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® is an awe-inspiring penguin attraction only SeaWorld could create. Immerse yourself in this first-of-its-kind family adventure ride and walk among penguins as you explore their colony, both above and below their chilly world.

Ride Technology

In this episode, we take you to our secret ride testing facility where designers are busy preparing the first-of-its-kind vehicles for Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®. You'll see the cars in action and how they'll take you into the icy wonders of our amazing new attraction opening next spring.

Creative Director Brian Morrow interviews SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment's Ride Engineer, Mike Denninger, about how the cars move through the space, what you'll expect when on the ride and how these amazing vehicles will help you become part of the story as you follow a young penguin’s adventures. 

Ride Experience

Take a first look at the incredible vehicle that will transport you and your family into the icy wonders of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, SeaWorld Orlando's newest attraction opening spring 2013. Creative Director Brian Morrow shares details about the cars, technological marvels, and the ride, a theme park "first."

Each car is a mobile simulator, with movements that allow guests to become one with the story line as they follow a young penguin’s adventures. For the first time in any theme park, this motion-based simulator ride will be completely trackless and guests will choose one of two levels of adventure with various levels of intensity.

Penguins

Our second installment of Behind The Freeze focuses on the stars of our 2013 adventure -- the penguins! SeaWorld Orlando's top animal expert, Mike Boos, showcases the species of birds that will make their home at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® when it opens at SeaWorld Orlando next spring.

Get ready for an epic exploration into an icy world like you’ve never seen before. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, the most immersive mega-attraction ever created by SeaWorld, opened in spring 2013. Set in the majestic grandeur of the icy South Pole, this exhilarating ride glides, slides and transports your family to the penguins’ surprising world where you can brave a blizzard. Be dazzled by ice and lights. Then it sets you free to explore a one-of-a-kind penguin colony in an expanse that brings you above and below their icy world. It’s an awe-inspiring penguin attraction as only SeaWorld could create.

Overview

Are you ready for Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®? You’ll be transported into the icy world of the penguin like never before, on a first-of-its-kind family adventure ride, and you’ll walk among penguins as you explore their colony. We’ll share amazing facts and special behind-the-scenes looks into what makes this the coolest experience ever… and Orlando’s must-see attraction in 2013. Stay tuned – and follow the freeze!

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