SeaWorld’s new penguin-themed roller coaster opens next month

A new penguin-themed roller coaster is set to open at SeaWorld Orlando next month.

On Friday, the Orlando-based theme park announced that its newest roller coaster, Penguin Trek, will officially open on Sunday, July 7.

Billed as a “family launch coaster,” the roller coaster will take riders through Antarctica at up to 43 miles per hour. The minimum height requirement is 42″, according to the park.

Penguin Trek roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando 1
Penguin Trek will take riders up to 43 miles per hour through icy caverns. (Photo: SeaWorld Orlando)

SeaWorld states that the new roller coaster, which features over 3,000 feet of track and two separate launches, will take riders on a “journey through the vastness of Antarctica.” Riders will also “narrowly escape the crumbling hazards of an icy cavern” while making their way to a real penguin habitat.

To prepare visitors for the upcoming roller coaster, SeaWorld has released a POV video of the ride.

Those with an annual pass will be able to ride Penguin Trek as early as July 2, according to the park.

For more information on the new roller coaster, read about Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando online.

In addition to Penguin Trek, two other roller coasters have opened at SeaWorld Orlando since 2022: Pipeline, a surf-style roller coaster that opened in May 2023, and Ice Breaker, a steel roller coaster that opened in February 2022.

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