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Here's the teaser video for the new coaster:

 

Wave Breaker: The Rescue CoasterTM Jets into SeaWorld® San Antonio

 

Double-launch, jet ski-inspired coaster based on marine animal rescue missions will be the first of its kind in North America, Debuting Summer 2017

 

SAN ANTONIO (September 27, 2016) — Race into action on a new generation of coaster that combines the thrill of the sea with the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster in ways never before seen or experienced. Coming to SeaWorld San Antonio in summer 2017, Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster will enable riders to feel what it’s like to race alongside SeaWorld’s heroic animal care team and veterinarians as they spring into action at a moment’s notice to help rescue animals in distress.

 

“The new coaster promises a ride of a lifetime that’s also unique to SeaWorld’s mission,” said SeaWorld San Antonio Park President Carl Lum. “Replicating an adventure limited to only a few trained professionals, Wave Breaker will launch riders into an exhilarating experience similar to going on an animal rescue mission. The coaster is sure to thrill, but also brings awareness to the brave efforts of our animal teams as they join forces with organizations around the world to help ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned animals.”

 

Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster boasts a variety of features inspired by the reality of jet skiing across a body of water. The unique jet ski-style car design is the first such coaster design in North America and engages riders in a straddled seating position. The design will allow riders to lean into a series of banked and serpentine turns, and grip the handle bars as they race over air time humps and a pair of high acceleration launches. Reaching heights of up to 61-feet, the majority of the coaster’s 2,600-foot track will be directly over water, creating the sensation that riders are racing across the park’s Ski Lake. With a minimum height requirement of 48”, Wave Breaker promises to be a dynamic coaster experience for the whole family.

 

“Inspired by our guests’ ongoing requests to learn more about how they can help support animal rescue efforts, each ride begins by telling the story of a rescue mission and invites guests to become personally involved in helping to protect animals,” adds Lum. “Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster will definitely be a thrilling ride, but we also hope it brings riders on a journey of discovery, as together we work to protect the wild wonders of our world.”

 

Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster marks a major addition to SeaWorld San Antonio’s coaster portfolio. With the addition of Wave Breaker, SeaWorld San Antonio will feature four coaster experiences, spanning a range of ages and thrills Wave Breaker joins:

1. The Great White® - a floorless steel rollercoaster challenges riders to 360-degree flips, breathtaking loops, corkscrews and thrilling curves at speeds of up to 50 mph

 

2. Steel Eel® - a true hypercoaster featuring a 15-story vertical drop, followed by a series of camelbacks giving riders periods of weightlessness

 

3. Shamu Express® - a junior-sized coaster perfect for families with younger children

 

 

Share your excitement for Wave Breaker using #SeaWorldWaveBreaker and follow SeaWorld on Facebook (/seaworld), Twitter (@seaworldtexas), Instagram (@seaworldtexas) and Snapchat (@seaworldtx) to learn about promotions and insider information first.

 

WAVE BREAKER: THE RESCUE COASTER FACT SHEET

 

Name: Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster

 

Location: SeaWorld San Antonio

 

Theme: Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster – will be the first ride in the SeaWorld portfolio that speaks to the company’s rescue mission.

 

Wave Breaker will allow guests to become part of the SeaWorld Rescue Team and simulate a thrilling animal rescue experience.

 

Type: Launch coaster

 

Wave Breaker will use electromagnetic propulsion, which uses electricity to propel the coaster train along its track.

 

Inspiration: Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster is inspired by the SeaWorld Rescue Team and its efforts, which have helped to rescue and rehabilitate more than 28,000 animals over the company’s 50 year history.

 

Manufacturer: Intamin, Switzerland

 

With a portfolio that includes more than 100 coasters throughout the world, Intamin is renowned for its high-quality, innovative amusement park rides.

 

Construction Timeline: Construction is slated to begin October 2016, and Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster will debut in summer 2017

 

Ride Length: More than 2,600 feet of track

 

Maximum Speed: 44 mph

 

Seats: 8 coaches per train, 2 riders per coach

 

Guest Capacity: 886 riders per hour

 

Ride Duration: More than three minutes

 

Height Requirement: 48 inches

 

Location: The queue line for Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster will be located across from Penguin Plaza

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This park really needed a coaster between Shamu Express and Steel Eel/Great White. This is a great fit for the park and it looks fun. I know when I show the video to my nieces later, they will be wanting to ride. Not to mention, it's going to be great to see an Intamin coaster being built again in the states.

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So is there proof this will be an Intamin? I'm almost certain this will be a Mack.

 

Hahaha, it's Intamin... Mack doesn't even have a motobike style coaster line (like Intamin, Zamperla, or Vekoma). If you're saying Mack because SeaWorld has recently worked with Mack (all the JTA's, Cobra's Curse, Manta), I'll point out that they've also worked with Intamin (Cheetah Hunt, Falcon's Fury). They've also worked with B&M, Premier, GCI, Zierer, and Moser in the past 5 years as well...

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This is an awesome addition for the park! Honestly, this coaster should have been put in to Orlando instead of Mako. You guys now have two, major, 48" height requirement rides and Orlando has none.

 

Can't wait to come out and ride this!

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This is an awesome addition for the park! Honestly, this coaster should have been put in to Orlando instead of Mako. You guys now have two, major, 48" height requirement rides and Orlando has none.

 

Can't wait to come out and ride this!

 

If Wave Breaker is a big hit, hopefully it will make it's way out to Orlando. SWO can be tough for families with small children as all three of the major coasters have 54" height requirements.

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^Yeah, well San Antonio doesn't have Wild Arctic, so advantage Orlando................................(said no one ever).

 

 

Looks like a great addition and a very clever marketing move by Sea World. Still hoping to get down to Texas in the RV next year to hit up all the parks down there!

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So is there proof this will be an Intamin? I'm almost certain this will be a Mack.

 

Hahaha, it's Intamin... Mack doesn't even have a motobike style coaster line (like Intamin, Zamperla, or Vekoma). If you're saying Mack because SeaWorld has recently worked with Mack (all the JTA's, Cobra's Curse, Manta), I'll point out that they've also worked with Intamin (Cheetah Hunt, Falcon's Fury). They've also worked with B&M, Premier, GCI, Zierer, and Moser in the past 5 years as well...

That is honestly exactly why I said that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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This is an awesome addition for the park! Honestly, this coaster should have been put in to Orlando instead of Mako. You guys now have two, major, 48" height requirement rides and Orlando has none.

 

Can't wait to come out and ride this!

 

If Wave Breaker is a big hit, hopefully it will make it's way out to Orlando. SWO can be tough for families with small children as all three of the major coasters have 54" height requirements.

 

Exactly.

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i am very happy that swsa is finally getting a new coaster but since ill be going either this weekend or the next! the new ride wont be open until next year!

 

There's nothing wrong with having a excuse to go back to Sea World.

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Now I'll actually have a reason to go. I live about a half hour away but have never been. Can't wait!

 

So Steel Eel wasn't enough of a reason to go to a park 30 minutes away but a family coaster is? Also the animals alone are enough of a reason to go to Sea World.

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I've been wanting to go for quite a while but haven't had the money or a valid excuse over SFFT (where I have a season pass) or ZDT's (which is super cheap). If I had the choice I would have been to SWSA already, but with the addition of a new coaster it pushes it over the edge. Many of my park buddies are Blackfish weirdos but will probably ignore that for a unique coaster type only a half hour away.

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