SeaWorld Sand Diego’s Arctic Rescue ride vehicles resemble Snowmobiles, and will take you on a chilly adventure through the arctic to rescue animals in need.
By Lauren Freeman, Esq.
Arctic Rescue will have three launch points, each faster than the last, and will be the fastest and longest straddle coaster on the west coast, reaching speeds up to 40 mph. It will also reach heights of 30 feet, and cover 2,800 feet of track. The height requirement will be 48 inches.
Arctic Rescue will also feature a unique indoor launch station inside the Wild Arctic exhibit – home to animals impacted by Arctic sea loss, including a ringed seal, walruses, and belugas.
This upcoming coaster was inspired by the SeaWorld rescue team and their dedication to rescuing animals. Over the years they have rescued more than 40,000 animals and they’re hoping this Arctic Rescue coaster allows guests to learn about the animals they rescue, and bring awareness to the issues these animals face in the wild, such as poachers and melting ice caps.
“This new coaster is a great addition to our ride line-up and a perfect complement to the Wild Arctic exhibit,” said SeaWorld San Diego Park President Jim Lake. “The ride is also an educational opportunity for guests to learn more about climate change, how it impacts animals in the Arctic, and what they can do to help the issue. I truly feel that seeing these animals up-close at SeaWorld allows guests to build a stronger connection and encouragement to take action to help protect them.”
SeaWorld Pass Members will have access to ride Arctic Rescue before the general public. For more information on becoming a Pass Member, or Sea World in general, visit https://seaworld.com/san-diego/