SeaWorld Orlando Florida Theme Park & Attractions

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®

  • Animals
  • Height
    42" Minimum


Get transported into the rarely seen and icy world of Antarctica. You’ll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the eyes of a penguin named Puck on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family adventure ride. You'll be able to choose a "mild" or "wild" version of this trackless, motion-based simulator experience. 

After you step off the ride, you'll explore the penguins' colony in an expanse that envelopes you in cool extremes: bringing you above and below their icy world. You can observe the penguins' antics any time on our live Penguin Cam!

Front-of-the-line access for Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® is included with Quick Queue Unlimited.

Want to get even closer to the penguins? In our Penguins-Up-Close Tour, you'll have the opportunity to go behind the scenes, where you can interact with and touch a penguin. Just click 'Select' under the Add to Cart section on the right to enhance your day.

Park Location: Antarctica

Insider Tips

See if you can point out all five species of penguins in the habitat after your ride. And don't forget to check out the underwater viewing area!


Rider Requirements

  • Guests less than 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Guests must be at least 42 inches tall to ride the “Wild Expedition”.  Guests between 42 inches tall and 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion (at least 14 years old).  Guests 48 inches in height or taller may ride unaccompanied.
  • Guests less than 42 inches tall can ride the “Mild Expedition”.  Guests between 42 inches tall and 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion (at least 14 years old).  
  • Handheld infants may not ride.  However, all guests may experience the penguin exhibit and underwater viewing area.
  • Riders of this attraction will be exposed to forces, speeds and other intense features that may cause distress or injury to persons with pre-existing health conditions.
  • For your safety, you should ride the Wild Expedition only if you are in good health.  If you know or suspect you may be pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness or recent surgery you should ride the Mild Expedition.
  • Guests will be exposed to cold air temperatures.
  • You should not ride if you have any impairment or condition that would prevent intended use of seating and safety restraints as provided or the inability to follow any safety requirement.
  • Guests using wheelchairs should enter the standard queue and must transfer into the ride vehicle or proceed into the exhibit via the non-rider entrance.  Please see team member at the attraction entrance with questions.
  • Guests with any type of prosthesis must ensure that it is properly secured and will remain in place during the ride.
  • Certain loose articles are permissible to take on the ride provided they do not obstruct the ride’s safety restraint and fit securely inside the ride vehicle.  Loose articles larger than a backpack are not permitted.
  • Guests must wear footwear and shirts at all times.
  • Please follow all posted and verbal safety instructions.

Choose Guests

Quick Queue Unlimited
  • Skip the regular lines and enjoy front-of-the-line access at our most popular attractions.
  • This pass provides unlimited all-day access to Mako™, Manta®, Kraken®, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, TurtleTrek®, Journey to Atlantis®,  and Wild Arctic®.
  • Prices starting at $19.00 ages 3 and up. Prices vary by season.
Unlimited, all-day access for avoiding long lines at major & most popular attractions. Admission is NOT included but IS required.
Starting At
x $19.00 =
Valid for unlimited front-of-the-line access for participating attractions on reservation date listed above only. Please check ride and park operating hours before visit. Ride, shows, and reservations may be cancelled for any reason without prior notice. Rides present forces and speeds that may not be suitable for guests with pre-existing health conditions. Guests must meet all rider safety requirements to participate. Quick Queue Unlimited is non-refundable and has no cash value. Access to the front row may not be included. Park admission is required but not included.

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