Passholder previews for SeaWorld Orlando's new Ice Breaker coaster will start January 30, the park announced this morning.
The long-awaited Premier Rides Sky Rocket coaster will open officially to the public on February 18, SeaWorld Orlando also said today. The 1,900-foot multi-launch coaster reaches a top speed of 52 mph and features a 100-degree, 93-foot spike. (Though to get the full effect of that beyond-vertical drop on the spike, you will need to sit near the back of the coaster.)
Platinum Pass members will get their first chance to go on January 30 and 31, with Gold members joining them February 1-6. Silver Pass members get in on the preview February 7-13, with Bronze members and Fun Card holders completing the preview on February 14-15.
Ice Breaker is one of four pandemic-delayed SeaWorld Parks roller coasters that will be opening to the public this winter and spring, followed by RMC's Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Bolliger & Mabillard's Emperor at SeaWorld San Diego, and Intamin's Pantheon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Here is SeaWorld Orlando's opening announcement hype video for Ice Breaker.
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Ive always said SWO can become legit and win fans back with more coasters. They need to really hammer home they are the thrill ride park in Orlando. With this now they have 4 coasters. Get about 2-3 more and i think they'll fit that niche in the Orlando market
With the disassociation with the whales continuing, the landscape of SeaWorld is certainly changing. Manta and Kraken have both been repainted, and ‘unleashed’ has finally been removed from the Kraken entry sign. The Orcas have been removed from the sign at the front, and the word ‘Shamu’ has been all but obliterated. The move to possibly becoming Orlando’s premier roller coaster park, is certainly evident to those of us who visit on a regular basis.
I live in hope of my long wished for giga coaster, but time will tell. It will certainly make SWO the coaster destination of central Florida, if it ever gets built.
I’m a bit blah about Ice Breaker, having ridden Tigris, I’m wondering if it’s going to be a similar feel ride. The comfort collars are there, so disappointing to see in that respect. I have my previews coming up, so for sure I’ll be there. I don’t see it becoming anything more than a once in a while ride like Manta and Kraken though. Mako will still reign supreme.
Exciting times though, as Gwazi opens soon, and the free fall at Icon park is now open, so plenty to keep me occupied as I start to visit the parks a lot more again after my Achilles injury. It was a tough last 3 months of 2021, but now I’m ready to get back.
…… and then there’s my 2022 vacation to start planning …. :)
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Nice addition! SWO has one more plot to fill (between the stadium and Seafire Grill) with another coaster, B&M maybe?