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Wild Arctic

Location:Orlando, Florida, United States
Theme Park:Seaworld
Year Built:1992
Indoor or OutdoorIndoor
Attraction Location:Seaworld
Height Requirements:None
Line Priority:None
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Exploring the Wild Arctic has never been tamer, when you visit SeaWorld Orlando. Wild Arctic is an indoor pavilion that immerses guest in the beauty, exhilaration, and dangers of a polar expedition. During your wait in line TV monitors will show you what you have just gotten yourselves into, as this video presentation is about the lifestyle of the Inuit people who inhabit the frozen tundra of the Arctic.

There are two ways to enter Wild Arctic guests can chose to enter with a high-definition adventure film that also includes flight-simulator technology. This ride will offer breathtaking Arctic panoramas, and a few hazardous surprises over the frozen north. Guests that are prone to motion sickness or having small children can take the less adventurous line of the walking tour and see a film with all those cute and loveable animals of the Wild Arctic.

Either way guests will emerge into an expedition gone wrong as there are wrecked ships from the expeditionary John Franklin. John Franklin was a British explorer who disappeared in 1845 while searching for the nonexistent Northwest Passage.

The wreck has drawn a wide variety of wildlife seeking shelter and food, so the scientists constructed their observation station around the wreck. They have seen will those magnificent white beluga whales, a couple of polar bears and on occasion they are playing, and the Pacific walruses performing aquatic ballets.

Wild Arctic is a great educational station for the kids. There are tunnels to crawl through a simulated polar bear den or poke their heads through the ice, just like a seal. Dotted throughout the exhibit are touch-sensitive video monitors that let us learn more about the animals we are viewing and the environment in which they live. Just before the ramp to re-enter Seaworld, a small room offers a variety of computer interactive games based on knowledge.