Monday, October 3, 2022

Sea World San Diego Building New Launched Family Coaster for 2023 Season

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Sea World San Diego will be sending visitors on a brand new adventure in 2023 when the park opens their new family launched roller coaster, Arctic Rescue, this coming Spring.  Billed as the "longest and fastest straddle coaster on the West Coast," the attraction will also feature three launches to keep the vehicles moving through the course and the excitement flowing.


 “We’re continuously looking for ways to add new experiences to the park for our guests and this new coaster is a great addition to our ride line-up and a perfect complement to the Wild Arctic exhibit,” said Jim Lake, SeaWorld San Diego Park President. “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 upclose at SeaWorld allows guests to build a stronger connection and encouragement to take action to help protect them.”


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Arctic Rescue will start with passengers entering the Wild Arctic exhibit and boarding snowmobile themed coaster trains.  The ride's first launch will take place indoors, sending the trains out of the building at 34 miles per hour.  The rids is themed around sending guests on a mission into the "unpredictable arctic climate to help animals in danger" and requires that passengers be only 48 inches tall to ride.

After the initial launch the coaster's layout will feature a twisted course that feature two more launches - each faster than the previous at 38 and 40 miles per hour.  The coaster will have a maximum height of 30 feet above the ground and a total track length of 2,800 feet.  Arctic Rescue will be created for the park by Intamin and features 16 passenger trains.

The new coaster is also meant to bring awareness to the effects of Global Warming in the Arctic, where many species depend on Arctic sea ice that is quickly melting away.  The effects are forcing the animals to change how they hunt, breed and migrate - and the coaster will also bring awareness to Sea World's famous animal rescue program.