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Steel Eel

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 7 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 48 inches

Neil Preece

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Published: January 7, 2006

This is an awesome hyper-coaster and well worth the usual short wait to ride. Although it is located just passed Sea Lion Stadium you can't miss the Steel Eel as it can be seen from just about everywhere in the park. This is a smooth ride steel coaster and every seat is good. As you ride up the first hill you get an awesome view of Sea World. But don't enjoy the view for to long as the first drop will surely bring your attention back to chore at hand...riding the Steel Eel. The first hill may take your breathe away and give it back after the second but just as you thought you tamed that Eel the third drop gives your stomach the queezy feeling all over again. The return to the station is fast and hilly. I witnessed a rider lose his lighter out of his shirt pocket at the top of a camel back hill only to slide back in as the coaster rode down the next hill. This ride will have you coming back for more as the lines are known to be short at different times of the day.try and ride at lunch for shortest waits Enjoy!!!

Will Gibson
Awesome coaster! Just like a smaller version of Magnum XL-200 @ Cedar Point. At the bottom of the hills it slams you down in to your seat. Intensity: 7/10
Adrienne McDonald
This one was a bit scary for me. It's a really good coaster but not a fan of heights although I've ridden Superman at Darien Lakes & at SFNE & also Desperado at Buffalo Bill's but for some reason, this one didn't sit too well. I think it's the different cars it has compared to the other hyper coasters. You're set up off the track a bit more & that bothered me some but don't pass it up, it is a good ride.


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