Today on Penguin Awareness Day, SeaWorld San Diego has announced that their floorless dive coaster, Emperor will open to the public on March 12.
Emperor is the newest addition to the park’s thrill rides and will be the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state. Named after the Emperor penguin, the world’s largest penguin, the all-new Emperor coaster will mimic this species’ amazing underwater diving ability. Climbing to 153 feet with feet dangling in the air, riders will be suspended on a 45-degree angle at the crown of the ride before plunging down a 143-foot facedown vertical drop, accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour. Riders will also experience inversions, barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn and flat spin as they race along the nearly 2,500 feet of track. Each of the floorless ride cars will hold 18 riders in three, six-person rows. This is the first seating configuration of its kind in North America.
SeaWorld Fun Card or Annual Pass are now available for the year as well. Pay for a day and play all year with a SeaWorld Fun Card that gives you unlimited visits* through 2022. (*Blockout dates apply) But why stop at a Fun Card? Annual Passes are packed with benefits designed to make the park even more enjoyable including unlimited admission for 12 months with NO blockout dates, up to six (6) FREE bring-a-friend tickets, in-park discounts, plus an exclusive Emperor Ride Preview in March and more! Annual Passes are available for as low as $12.25 per month. Visit the SeaWorld website to buy yours today.