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New penguin attraction to open at SeaWorld May 24

SeaWorld Orlando’s chilling new attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, will open May 24, the park announced Tuesday.

Empire of the Penguin, which SeaWorld says will be the coldest theme park attraction in the world, will be both a ride and an encounter with penguins in their habitat, where the temperature must be kept in the low 30s.

The attraction will be an extension of a practice by SeaWorld Orlando and its sister park, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, to combine thrills with a wildlife encounter. SeaWorld’s newest roller coaster, Manta, winds through aquariums, while at Busch Gardens, the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster loops around a large, grassy enclosure that is the home of about a dozen cheetahs.

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