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SeaWorld says goodbye to Wild Arctic

Jan. 10 is the last day to ride
Posted: 1:39 PM, Dec 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-27 17:40:11-05
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - SeaWorld San Diego announced Friday the final date for a farewell ride on its Wild Arctic simulators.

The ride, which features landcapes of the Arctic Circle from a helicopter, will shut down after Jan. 10, 2020. The animal section of Wild Arctic will remain open, according to a theme park spokesman.

“The Wild Arctic simulators have been a unique and complementary experience for our guests who have visited the attraction since it opened as an educational arctic animal exhibit in 1997,” said Marilyn Hannes, SeaWorld San Diego’s park president. “While the simulated jet helicopter flight has been very popular for nearly 25 years, we are very excited to update the ride-experience of the attraction. I hope our fans will join us for one last thrilling trip to the frozen north in the New Year.”

The theme park will replace Wild Arctic with a new attraction in 2021, park officials said.