Catapult Falls now open at SeaWorld San Antonio

Catapult Falls, the world’s first launched flume coaster, is now open at SeaWorld San Antonio, featuring North America’s only vertical lift elevator.

Catapult Falls
Images courtesy of SeaWorld San Antonio

The first-of-its-kind flume coaster combines the thrill of a roller coaster with the splashing of a water flume ride and features a state-of-the-art vertical elevator that lifts riders 55 feet above the theme park before releasing them down the steepest flume ride drop in the world at over 37 miles per hour.

Catapult Falls

“SeaWorld San Antonio is thrilled to open Catapult Falls, the world’s first launched flume coaster which also boasts the steepest drop in a ride of its kind.” said SeaWorld San Antonio Park President Jodi Davenport. “The highly anticipated flume coaster is the perfect family ride for our guests, giving them another way to cool off at SeaWorld.” 

The location of Catapult Falls was the site of Texas Splashdown, which holds the distinction of being the first ride at any SeaWorld Park in the U.S. Eagle-eyed guests will find tributes to the original Splashdown attraction on the new ride.

Catapult Falls POV SeaWorld San Antonio

SeaWorld’s 60th Anniversary

2024 marks SeaWorld’s 60th anniversary, with the first park opening on March,21, 1964 in San Diego, Calif.

SeaWorld San Antonio will celebrate the milestone with:

  • Daily Celebrations on the 60th-Anniversary Weekend (March 21-24, 2024) – A festive celebration in the entrance plaza will start each day with characters, remarks from officials, and giveaways
  • All-New Presentations & Shows – A new Cirque-style show and all-new character parades, including a new 60th-anniversary celebration parade debuting this summer
  • All-New 60th Anniversary Food & Beverage, Merchandise, and Collectibles – Special limited-edition food and beverage offerings, collectibles, and exclusive memorabilia available throughout the year

Spring Break Sale: Buy SeaWorld/Get Aquatica Free

The best way to experience Catapult Falls, the SeaWorld 60th-anniversary celebration, and everything else happening at SeaWorld San Antonio this year is by taking advantage of the Spring Break Sale.

Catapult Falls

For a limited time, guests can buy a SeaWorld pass and get a pass to Aquatica for free. Pass members enjoy unlimited visits to both SeaWorld and Aquatica, plus benefits like exclusive access to new events and attractions, free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise, and more.

Click here for more information.

For all the new attractions coming to theme parks this year, check out our story here:


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