SeaWorld Parks to introduce world’s first ‘surf coaster’ in 2023

All SeaWorld parks will introduce a new ride aimed at thrill seekers

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SeaWorld has announced several first-of-their-kind rides will open at parks in 2023.

“2023 promises to be another exciting year for our SeaWorld parks as we introduce more new rides and experiences that cannot be found elsewhere,” said Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

All three SeaWorld locations will see new rides. Here’s what to expect at the company’s parks in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego.

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster

This Orlando attraction will be the first ever “surf coaster” in the world, with a unique surfboard ride vehicle that gives the customers the ultimate surfing experience.

The ride will see visitors “in a standing position as the coaster sends them through several gnarly twists and turns with five airtime movements and an innovative ‘wave curl’ inversion,” SeaWorld explained in a press release.

Artic Rescue

This family friendly roller coaster at the San Diego park launches guests up to 40 mph as they race through chilly arctic climates to help animals in danger.

“The straddle snowmobile-style seats allow for an immersive ride experience for each rider as they lean into banks and turns and glide up heights as tall as 30 feet along the 2,800 feet of track,” said the press release.

Catapult Falls

Get ready for the world’s steepest flume drop in North America’s only vertical coaster at SeaWorld’s San Antonio park.

“Once at the peak of the ride, guests will experience the world’s steepest drop in a flume attraction. Angled at a staggering 53 degrees, the chute plummets riders into a watery splashdown at over 37 miles per hour,” according to the press release.

“We strive to continually bring new thrills to our parks while also providing unique and engaging experiences with marine life that guests may not otherwise ever have a chance to have,” said Swanson.

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