SeaWorld San Diego announces Electric Eel roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:14 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Plans for the Electric Eel coaster — which would open in early summer 2018 — come on the heels of already announced attractions as the park and its parent company struggle to boost attendance and revenue. Electric Eel will feature loops, twists and a nearly 150-foot ascent followed by an inverted roll that will offer riders an upside-down view of Mission Bay.

Read more from The LA Times.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:33 PM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar

SeaWorld is building 3 coasters in 3 consecutive years...and all 3 are different manufacturers (B&M, Intamin, Premier). Things are definitely different in Shamu-land.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:45 PM

Anyone else confused on why they are able to build a 150 foot tall structure when they have a limit of 30 feet or something crazy like that?

Hey, let's ride (random Intamin coaster). What? It's broken down? I totally didn't expect that.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:57 PM

I'm always at the information and insight you can pick up just from simply reading (or scanning in my case) the linked article:

"Although San Diego maintains a 30-foot height limit in the coastal zone, SeaWorld’s approved master plan allows for an exception of up to 160 feet on four designated sites."

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:19 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

It's 2017.

We don't read articles, just article titles, then react based on the title.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:40 PM

Oh, I honestly read a different article that didn't explain the height thing, and assumed this one wouldn't either.

Hey, let's ride (random Intamin coaster). What? It's broken down? I totally didn't expect that.


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