Guests visiting SeaWorld Orlando can now encounter the park’s iconic killer whales in an all-new way with the Killer Whale Up-Close Tour. [Read more…]
Would you ever take a dive into shallow waters infested by sharks? Discovery Cove now invites you to do just that with their new Shark Swim experience. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando comes to life at night with their new musical celebration, Electric Ocean. This nighttime event transforms SeaWorld Orlando into an immersive, bioluminescent undersea festival that is sure to entertain. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Rodriguez bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando’s original roller coaster, Kraken, is getting an extreme upgrade today with the grand opening of Kraken Unleashed – a virtual reality coaster experience. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando is getting in the virtual queue game with Spot Saver, a new free reservation system they are introducing with the debut of Kraken Unleashed on June 16. [Read more…]
Want to go to the theme parks with us? Tune in live and interact during our weekly show, “Early Night Live”. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando welcomed a baby walrus into the park on June 3, when a 14-year-old female named Kaboodle gave birth to her first calf. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando has collaborated with Bubble Legendary for this summer’s newest show, “Pop.” This live performance, inspired by bubbles from the sea, is presented by Fan Yang as he brings his talent to the stage in a beautiful display. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop have announced the extension of their 37-year-long partnership today, as well as the development of a new Sesame Place theme park in the U.S. [Read more…]
More festive Latin flavors and sounds are coming to SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival, starting April 22 through May 14. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando has announced its newest attraction, Infinity Falls, set to debut in the park summer 2018. Described as a thrilling adventure through raging rapids in their new rainforest river experience, this attraction also includes the chance for guests to plunge down the world’s tallest river rapid drop. [Read more…]
SeaWorld San Antonio’s Seven Seas Food & Wine Festival returns for its third year on April 21. Guests and foodies alike will be able to sip and sample various wines, beers and cocktails, as well as over 85 chef-created dishes and food offerings. [Read more…]
The Journey to Atlantis ride ride at SeaWorld Orlando recently reopened after refurbishment as a more family-friendly ride. [Read more…]
On April 1, SeaWorld Orlando will launch a new show called Dolphin Days, immersing guests into the world of the ocean’s most playful ambassadors. [Read more…]
SeaWorld San Antonio opens February 25, and ecological artist Guy Harvey will be on hand to inaugurate the park’s 2017 season, which will feature new shows and expanded events. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave 2017 concert event will lure Christian music fans back to the park on Saturdays starting January 14 through 28. [Read more…]
Tilikum, SeaWorld Orlando’s largest and most famous orca, and the one involved in the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, has died after an extended illness. [Read more…]
SeaWorld San Diego has unveiled plans to open the Electric Eel roller coaster in 2018, which will be the tallest and fastest attraction in the park’s 5-decade history.
The Electric Eel roller coaster will feature multiple launch elements, high-energy twists, and inverting loops. Electric Eel’s design appears to be a Premiere Rides Sky Rocket II shuttle loop coaster, the same model which currently operates as Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and Phobia Phear Coaster at Lake Compounce, as seen in this video:
SeaWorld’s version will expand the park’s new Ocean Explorer realm, which is set to open later in Summer 2017, along with the new Orca Encounter and the new summer nighttime extravaganza Electric Ocean.
“Electric Eel will bring a whole new level of excitement to SeaWorld in 2018,” said SeaWorld San Diego’s Park President Marilyn Hannes. “This new, first-of-its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give riders the rare opportunity to feel what it’s like to move like an eel as they twist and flip along nearly 900 feet of undulating track.”
Electric Eel will feature loops, twists and airtime, with multiple-launch experiences that will propel riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Riders then rocket skyward nearly 150 feet where they will brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as riders crest the top before breathlessly returning to the station. This adrenaline-pumping coaster will offer riders the only upside-down view of Mission Bay.
“The future is bright at SeaWorld and we remain committed to long-term investment in the park,” said Hannes. “We always strive to provide new reasons to visit SeaWorld and give our guests experiences that matter with a blend of exciting rides and incredible animal and educational experiences. We want our guests from around the world to not only have a great time, but be inspired to care about the ocean and the animals that live there.”
Complementing the Electric Eel roller coaster is the Ocean Explorer experience opening in 2017, which will include a live eel habitat featuring one of the world’s most extensive collections of moray eels. Through large viewing windows, visitors will plunge into the world of the eel as they swim and dart through the caves and crevasses of their naturalistic deep-ocean environment. Using innovative state-of-the-art technologies, this interactive experience will allow guests to discover information about these mysterious animals, including their unique predation skills and diets, growth rates and sensory abilities.
Electric Eel will join Manta and Journey to Atlantis as the third coaster-type ride experience at SeaWorld San Diego. It will be constructed on an approximately two-acre site on the eastern side of the park between the currently under-construction Ocean Explorer attraction and Journey to Atlantis. The ride is expected to open in summer 2018.
Visit SeaWorldParks.com/en/SanDiego for more information, and watch these videos featuring some current attractions at the park: