One of the most anticipated coasters of 2023 officially opens to the public this week. SeaWorld Orlando’s all-new Pipeline: The Surf Coaster will have its grand-opening Saturday May 27, commemorating with a special ceremony featuring a “beach-front” ribbon cutting, in keeping with the ride’s surf theme.
SeaWorld Orlando, voted the best amusement park in Florida by USA Today, features the most coasters in a single theme park in Orlando.
SeaWorld is also proud to partner with the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida to leverage the new thrill to raise awareness of marine life conservation and the need to protect the Florida coral reef. The new attraction celebrates the iconic surfing cultures found around the world with a unique surfboard ride vehicle that gives riders an immersive experience when their seats rise and fall to mimic the sensation of riding on a wave.
Guests will take their position in the upright stance of a pro surfer and embark on a journey of twists and turns on an iconic, gnarly surfboard.
Riders will be amazed as they encounter five airtime movements, including a thrilling “wave curl” inversion that replicates the well-known “alley-oop” surfing maneuver.
This coaster stands apart from others, not only in its design but also in the unique sensations it evokes. With a track spanning 2,950 feet, a maximum speed of 60 MPH, and reaching a height of 110 feet, “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” offers a thrilling experience that is accessible and enjoyable for everyone. The brand-new coaster is located at the front of the park between Flamecraft Bar and Bayside Stadium.
Park President Jon Peterson said: “Pipeline is a one-of-a-kind thrill ride that caters to all levels of excitement and complements our existing exhilarating ride portfolio perfectly. With its unique design and evocative sensations, Pipeline stands apart from other coasters. SeaWorld now boasts the most coasters in a single theme park in Orlando, and we can’t wait to introduce our guests to this highly anticipated coaster.”