We’re really excited to experience this coaster already!
SeaWorld Orlando’s new and seventh roller coaster will be called Pipeline: The Surf Coaster, the park revealed yesterday.
According to officials, Pipeline will be unlike any other roller coaster in the park currently. Set to open in spring 2023, it will be a new kind of stand-up (surf) coaster.
Pipeline will have a surf theme and feature coaster trains designed to look like large surfboards. One of the unique features will be the “wave jumping motions,” which will make riders feel like they’re surfing the waves.
With almost 3,000 feet of track, Pipeline will start with a dynamic launch. The surf coaster will reach speeds of 60 miles per hour and send riders up to 110 feet in the air.
Riders will be secure on the coaster in a “surfing position” by an over-the-shoulder harness system. The seats move up and down with the ricers as they go through the twists and turns.
Pipeline is inspired by the different surfing cultures found around the world, including countries like the United States and Australia. The surf coaster’s theme will not be incorporated not just on the attraction but throughout the whole area of Pipeline.
Back in June, SeaWorld confirmed it was building a new coaster. However, they stopped sharing any more details about it.
Construction on Pipeline is well underway and has been visible (both inside and outside SeaWorld Orlando) for a while now.
In case you’re wondering. The surf coaster is being built between the park’s entrance and the area that was used previously for festivals and special events.
With the arrival of a seventh coaster next year, SeaWorld Orlando is now calling itself the coaster capital of Orlando. The park’s other roller coasters include Mako, Manta, Kraken and Ice Breaker.
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