Friday, April 24, 2015

SeaWorld Orlando Announces Plans for Florida's Tallest, Fastest and Longest Coaster in 2016

Earlier today, in a presentation to ticket sales partners, Sea World Orlando announced that they would be building a new roller coaster for the 2016 season.

There's really not much else in the details department, but we do know that the ride will be the tallest, fastest and longest in all of Florida.

So, what does does that mean for coaster junkies? Glad ya asked, here's a few things we can speculate on.

In order to be the tallest coaster in Florida, the new coaster will have to be taller and faster than the 200ft height and 70mph speeds of SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa. To be the longest coaster, it will have to beat out the 4,429ft that Cheetah Hunt, also at Busch Gardens Tampa, traverses.

A full announcement is scheduled for later in May, so until then we can only make some guesses at what's going to happen here. Considering the park's other two coasters already, I'm thinking this one could be a B&M hyper, something similar to Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Anything is possible at this stage though and we'll just have to wait a little longer to see just what their up to.

In the mean time, stay tuned for more info on what SeaWorld Orlando has planned as we'll bring you all the latest as we get it!