Final track piece installed on California's first floorless dive coaster

February 4, 2020, 6:36 PM · The final track piece has been bolted in place, and the first train has gone on the track for California's first floorless dive coaster - Emperor at SeaWorld San Diego.

The Bolliger & Mabillard coaster will feature 18-person trains on a 2,411-foot track, reaching a height of 153 feet for a face-down drop of 143 feet. The ride will reach a top speed of 60mph during its estimated two-minute total ride time.

Even though the track is finished and trains are going in place, we still don't yet have an official opening date for Emperor, though park officials say that the ride is on schedule for a debut this summer.

Emperor is one of the new coasters coming to the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens theme parks this year. You can see our recent coverage of the other new coasters at these links:

For discounted tickets to SeaWorld San Diego, visit our travel partner's officially authorized SeaWorld San Diego tickets page.

Replies (0)

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Shop Discounted Tickets

Theme Park Guides

Get Our Newsletter