Building Penguin Paradise

Interested in seeing behind the scenes footage about the making of Sea World Orlando’s Empire of the Penguin attraction? Tune in to tonight’s episode on National Geographic titled Building Penguin Paradise! The episode will feature the daring task of replicating the difficult environment of Antarctica. Creating this acrylic zoo exhibit was challenging, not only because of the mandatory climate conditions needed, but also the 18 month time constraint that left no room for errors. Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc. was the acrylic manufacturer chosen for many of the acrylic panels featured in the Empire of the Penguin. RPT also manufactured the largest aquarium window that gives visitors ample room to see many of the 200 penguins that call Sea World home. Our industry partner, Hammerhead International, did the installation for the custom acrylic panels throughout the attraction. Tonight’s show will be aired on the National Geographic channel at 10 PM ET