Press Release from SeaWorld Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 18, 2022) – SeaWorld Orlando is excited to announce the opening of the theme park’s NEWEST roller coaster, “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster”, in the Spring of 2023. This attraction is the world’s first “Surf Coaster”. Riders will feel the power of the ocean in a whole new way, making “Pipeline” every thrill-seeker’s newest obsession. “Pipeline” will take them on an unparalleled journey and will keep them coming back for more.
“We are always looking for exciting ways to take thrills to a new level. This first-of-its-kind roller coaster will be the perfect addition to the already incredible lineup of attractions at SeaWorld Orlando,” said Kyle Miller, SeaWorld Orlando Park President. “SeaWorld Orlando will be the only place in the world to ride a roller coaster like this and we welcome everyone looking for the chance to experience it.”
First-of-Its-Kind Surfing Launch and Moving Seats
The innovative design elements that make this a first-of-its-kind roller coaster are the surfing launch and “wave jumping” motions that riders will experience. The unique surfboard-shaped ride vehicle will give riders an immersive experience from the moment it starts. They will be secured on the roller coaster in a surfing position and will be launched at top speeds, feeling as if they are catching a wave. Riders will then feel like they are hanging loose when their seats rise and fall to mimic the sensation of riding on a wave while sending them through several gnarly twists and turns.
“Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” Will Reach Radical Heights and Speeds
Each rider will get the rush of cutting through waves as they race up to heights of 110-feet in the air and feel like they are about to wipe out when they go upside down on a wave curl along the 2,950-feet of track. “Pipeline” will send riders on a journey reaching max speeds of 60-miles-per-hour, with five different airtime moments and lasting a total of 1 minute and 50 seconds. The ride has a projected height requirement of 54”, and is designed by Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers, Inc. based in Switzerland.
“Pipeline” will be the seventh roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando, reinforcing the theme park’s reputation as the Coaster Capital of Orlando. It joins an impressive roster of coasters that include Mako, which was voted the #1 Best Roller Coaster by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice poll, and Ice Breaker, which was voted the #1 New Attraction by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice poll. “Pipeline” will be the latest in a string of top-notch roller coasters that continue to break the mold and bring thrill-seekers from around the world to SeaWorld Orlando.
Annual Pass Members Will Get Exclusive Access to “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” and Special Monthly Giveaways
The best way to experience “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” and all that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer is with an Annual Pass. All Pass Members will have the opportunity to be among the first to experience “Pipeline” with SeaWorld Orlando’s Passport to Thrills program. Annual Pass Members can have their Annual Pass scanned at the Pass Member lounge desk three times by December 31, 2022, to receive a FREE one-time Quick Queue for “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster”. This front-of-the-line access will be valid for a one-time redemption from the roller coaster opening date to December 31, 2023. Starting in November, SeaWorld Orlando will also reveal monthly giveaways exclusively for annual Pass Members tied to “Pipeline”. SeaWorld Orlando is also launching another incredible year for Pass Members with the BEST VALUE for guests, which includes amazing benefits ranging from unlimited visits, up to six free guest tickets, and access to NEW exclusive events. Additional benefits can include FREE parking, special savings on merchandise, food, and beverage options, attraction Quick Queue and behind-the-scenes animal tours, among other perks. Passes start at an affordable $14 a month for Florida residents. Fans who want to double the fun can purchase a two-park pass with unlimited visits to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando, voted America’s Best Outdoor Waterpark by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards, for just an additional $4/month. For a full overview of the Annual Pass options, visit SeaWorld.com/Orlando/Annual-Pass.