Penguins arrive for Christmas at Busch Gardens

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 8:33 AM

WILLIAMSBURG-Some special guests are in place for Friday's opening of Busch Gardens' Christmas Town.  

Two Magellanic Penguins arrived at Norfolk International Airport Tuesday afternoon from Sea World San Antonio. Photographers were waiting to snap their photos and Busch Gardens had their video cameras rolling. Animal specialists from the Williamsburg theme park were there, too, to check them out after the flight.

On the Southwest Airlines flight, some passengers got to see them up close with penguins waddled down the aisle to "stretch their legs."

The penguins will be staying in the Ice Palace: A Penguin Paradise, which is in France at Busch Gardens.

This is the fifth season for Busch Gardens' Christmas Town, filled with more than six million lights, trees and holiday other decor. Christmas Town will be open from November 22 through December 31.

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