New Electric Eel roller coaster announced for SeaWorld San Diego, opening in 2018

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It’s an exciting period of growth for SeaWorld San Diego, with three major new attractions opening this year: Ocean Explorer, the new Orca Encounter and the all-new summer nighttime extravaganza “Electric Ocean”. As if that wasn’t enough, the park announced today that it will be adding a brand-new roller coaster called Electric Eel.

Featuring loops, twists, and exciting airtime, Electric Eel will be the parks third roller coaster-type attraction, after the hybrid water ride Journey to Atlantis and the Manta, which opened in 2012. In an official statement, the park’s president Marilyn Hannes commented, “This new, first-of-its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give riders the rare opportunity to feel what it’s like to move like an eel as they twist and flip along nearly 900 feet of undulating track.”


The press released issued today by the park noted that “SeaWorld continues to evolve the next generation of marine-life experiences, setting the standard for combining immersive and innovative ways to engage with ocean animals with flat-out family fun for children and adults.” It went on to describe the new coaster’s intended potential for improving guests’ SeaWorld experiences.

With Electric Eel, SeaWorld’s Deep Blue creative design team will fuse the visceral thrills of a contemporary coaster with a compelling interactive and educational eel experience. Using innovative state-of-the-art technologies, this interactive experience will allow guests to discover fascinating information about these mysterious animals, including their unique predation skills and diets, growth rates and sensory abilities.

Electric Eel is scheduled to open in time for the summer season of 2018, and will be constructed on an approximately two-acre site on the eastern side of the park between the currently under-construction Ocean Explorer attraction and Journey to Atlantis.. Be sure to visit SeaWorld San Diego’s official website for more information and advance ticket sales.


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