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Behind-the-Scenes of SeaWorld Orlando’s New Coaster “Penguin Trek” Coming Spring 2024

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Behind-the-Scenes of SeaWorld Orlando's New Coaster "Penguin Trek" Coming Spring 2024
Behind-the-Scenes of SeaWorld Orlando’s New Coaster “Penguin Trek” Coming Spring 2024

Behind-the-Scenes of SeaWorld Orlando’s New Coaster “Penguin Trek” Coming Spring 2024. When seen from a distance or even in a queue, roller coasters look impressive. Sometimes they can even look scary and get your heart racing, but it is not until stand next to the track and physically touch the steel that you get the full picture of how massive these rides really are.

Not only are they impressive, but they are well built and as safe as you can make something that will be ridden by 18 people per train, with three trains going at once. Only by touching the steel can you get close enough to see how thick the beams are, and how large the bolts holding the track together are.

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Thanks to SeaWorld Orlando we got a chance to go behind the scenes of their newest, and 8th major, roller coaster called “Penguin Trek“, you can read the press release about the new coaster below. For now, I want to take you on an image tour of what we got to see. This will make it the 3rd major coaster Seaworld has built in the past 3 years alone!

The journey kicks off as visitors step into a research station before transitioning to the loading bay to embark on their Antarctic adventure. Riders hop aboard vehicles to navigate through an icy landscape filled with thrilling twists and turns. With two pulse-pounding launches and a labyrinthine track layout, the ride climbs to a towering height of 110 feet.

Above you can see the track layout, including the indoor area that was once home to Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.

Behind-the-Scenes of Seaworld Orlando's New Coaster "Penguin Trek" Coming Spring 2024
Behind-the-Scenes of Seaworld Orlando’s New Coaster “Penguin Trek” Coming Spring 2024

Penguin Trek is designed by the legendary Bolliger & Mabillard who just completed Pipeline: The Surfing Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando which opened last year. They also designed and created Mako, Kraken, and Manta. Mako could be my favorite coaster in Orlando.

Behind-the-Scenes of Seaworld Orlando's New Coaster "Penguin Trek" Coming Spring 2024
Behind-the-Scenes of Seaworld Orlando’s New Coaster “Penguin Trek” Coming Spring 2024

SeaWorld Orlando, already recognized as the Coaster Capital of Orlando with an impressive array of heart-pounding rides, is about to take your breath away once again with its all-new attraction coming in Spring 2024 – “Penguin Trek” – the eagerly awaited eighth coaster to join the park’s ever-expanding ride portfolio.

Designed as THE ultimate family launch coaster experience, “Penguin Trek” features a unique snowmobile-styled ride car where once aboard, riders will embark on an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking vastness of Antarctica as they join a penguin research mission unlike any other.

Behind-the-Scenes of SeaWorld Orlando's New Coaster "Penguin Trek" Coming Spring 2024
Behind-the-Scenes of Seaworld Orlando’s New Coaster “Penguin Trek” Coming Spring 2024

Featuring two exhilarating launches and a maze of twists and turns, this unforgettable coaster moves at speeds of up to 43 mph across a 3,020-foot track that traverses both indoors and outside. Yet, what sets this experience apart as truly extraordinary is its unparalleled finale: as the coaster comes to a halt, guests find themselves not in a simulated penguin colony, but in the very heart of SeaWorld Orlando’s own penguin habitat. An experience for the whole family, the ride accommodates rider heights from 42-inches to 77-inches. 2024 Annual Pass members can be the first to ride before the public and passes are on sale now.

Above you can see the inside queue guests will use to line up for the ride. The trains will carry 9 rows of 2 seats each. Making it a total of 18 passengers per cart, with 3 trains running simultaneously.

Below is an artist rendering of what the inside portion of Penguin Trek will be. While doing our walkthrough they were able to describe the screens that will be used and how massive they will be.

Above is the construction site as it is right now. Which from our perspective is pretty far along, considering the amount of work they are doing for the whole area. This isn’t just a coaster expansion, but a while area of the SeaWorld that is being redone. Below is the new exit gift shop that is being added to the existing building.

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Behind-the-Scenes of SeaWorld Orlando’s New Coaster “Penguin Trek” Coming Spring 2024

Greg Gatelyhttp://TheFUNaticsBlog.com
Greg "The Blue Hair" Blogger. If you are traveling around the Central Florida area you wont miss his Blue Head walking around, probably taking images. Co-Owner, Photographer, Podcaster, All Around Nice Guy, and curator of the most fantastical Disney Blog. You can listen to Greg on The Live Podcast show every week, along with seeing him live on Funatics Diary with Sam's Disney Diary. Once an Audio Engineer and Tour Manager with bands like Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Collin Raye, Dispatch, just to name a few. Having retired from touring Greg spends all his time bringing the World of Disney to you. With over 3000 Articles written, and countless Images taken, Greg still enjoys living this amazing lifestyle. Thank You for reading!

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