PHOTOS: SeaWorld San Antonio reveals Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster ride cars at IAAPA 2016

in Conventions, Technology, Theme Parks

SeaWorld San Antonio unveiled the new cutting-edge ride cars for their upcoming Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster attraction at the 2016 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando today.

Have a look at them below:



Carl Lum, President of SeaWorld San Antonio, was on hand to help introduce the new cars for the double launch coaster. The new $18 million ride is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017 and “will reach heights of up to 61 feet, with the majority of the coaster’s 2,600-foot track directly over water, creating the sensation that riders are surging across the park’s Ski Lake,” according to Travelweek.


The new attraction aims to simulate animal rescue operations as it zips guests along its 2,600-foot-long track over Ski Lake utilizing the new ride cars.

Photos by Adam McCabe for Inside the Magic, concept art courtesy of SeaWorld.

  1. Garaan

    These are really interesting cars. I suspect the illusion that you’re on a jetski only works if you’re in the front, but it still looks like fun. I notice the seats are angled slightly outward; I wonder if this will do unpleasant things under g-force. Angular momentum is generally unkind to the human body, but it might not be a big enough angle to matter? Or is the path of the track not violent enough to create neck issues? Guess we won’t know until they put people in these things.

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