With the success of Electric Eel at SeaWorld San Diego, the park is already planning for their next coaster, and it could arrive as early as next year. Plans were uncovered within a report to the California Coastal Commission for a brand new coaster that will cover an acre in the northern end of the park near the Bayside Amphitheater and Aquaria touch pool. The plans will require a restroom facility to be demolished.
The new coaster will pack a punch with a maximum height of…22 feet. It will also have a figure eight layout, and will likely include a massive animal exhibit as well. Before you go on about this being a kiddy coaster, like our friends at Screamscape point out, this likely from Skyline Attractions, which makes amazing and compact coaster type rides.
Skyline’s Horizon is a very tight ride footprint, with a max height of 30 feet, and a top speed of 30 miles per hour. It packs a punch in a small package, and can include at least one inversion. Of course, the ride will likely be built to SeaWorld’s specifications. It will be the fourth coaster, though there’s debate on whether or not this attraction could be qualified as a roller coaster. Still, it’s going to be a blast.
What’s more is that SeaWorld San Diego pretty much confirmed to the San Diego Tribune that the attraction is indeed coming.
“We will unveil the attraction’s name as well as specific details about theming and animal and conservation components in the near future,” said spokesperson David Koontz.
So let’s start brainstorming animal ideas. We already have Electric Eel, Manta and Journey to Atlantis. What will this one be? There will definitely be animal elements, as well as conservation elements to this new ride, and it’s definitely going to be the first and only one of it’s kind in Southern California.