SeaWorld San Diego, have just announced an exciting new rollercoaster. Set to open at the park next year, ‘Electric Eel’ will become both the tallest and fastest coaster in San Diego! Reaching speeds of up to 60mph in a matter of seconds, it will also be the fastest coaster in the park’s history, offering guests the ultimate adrenaline rush.
SeaWorld San Diego's park president Marilyn Hannes has said that the new coaster will “give riders the rare opportunity to feel what it’s like to move like an eel”. Guests will twist, turn and flip along the almost 900-foot long track, with multiple launch experiences sending riders in all different directions. One of the scariest parts of the ride, will see those brave enough rocketing almost 100-feet into the air, before facing an inverted “heartline” roll (where the rider performs a 360-degree roll) and a twisting loop, giving that exciting airtime feeling that all thrill seekers love! Electric Eel will also be the only coaster to offer an upside-down view of the beautiful Mission Bay- that’s if you can keep your eyes open of course.
The ride will also feature an interactive and educational eel experience, so that guests can learn all about the mysterious creatures. Advanced state-of-the-art technology will convey fascinating information about their unique predation skills, impressive sensory abilities, diet and growth rates. This is in keeping with SeaWorld’s other coasters (like Manta) which combine exhilarating attractions with fun learning experiences.
Electric Eel will become a part of the new Ocean Explorer expansion, which will be an immersive realm of ‘deep sea discovery’. Complimenting the Electric Eel coaster, the Ocean Explorer area will feature a live eel habitat, that will house one of the world’s most extensive collections of moray eels. The new area of the park will also include a signature ride, where guests can become researchers and embark on a thrilling mission in mini submarines. Admire beautiful creatures that have never been seen at the park before (like Japanese Spider Crabs), collect data, and learn about SeaWorld’s extensive rescue missions.
The new attraction will be the park’s third coaster-type ride, and will be constructed on an approximately two-acre site, near the highly-anticipated Ocean Explorer attraction. Expected to open in 2018, make sure you keep checking our blog for the latest updates.
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