If you’re looking for a quick adrenaline rush, SeaWorld’s newest dive coaster, dubbed ‘Emperor’, will give you what you need.
According to a press release, Emperor will be California’s tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster.
Emperor is set to open in March 2022, just in time for spring break, so mark your calendars.
This highly anticipated coaster will also be California’sonly floorless dive coaster.
According to the press release, this new dive coaster was named after the world’s largest penguin (San Diego SeaWorld is reportedly the only place in North America where one can see Emperor penguins). The ride will mimic this species’ amazing underwater diving ability.
Riders will experience 2,500 feet of track, climb to 153 feet in the air, be suspended at a 45-degree angle, and plunge down a 143-foot vertical drop at more than 60 miles per hour. The ride will feature inversions, a barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn, and flat spin.
“Opening just in time for Spring Break, this free-falling, feet-dangling ride is going to provide even more thrills that our guests and coaster fanatics have been craving,” said John Dunlap, SeaWorld San Diego Park President.
Last week, the world’s fastest-accelerating roller coaster, located in Japan, closed after riders reported several injuries when on the ride between December 2020 and August 2021.
Originally the ride was set to open in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening date was pushed back. If you are planning on being first in line for the Emperor, you can purchase tickets online.