by Rona Gindin
At the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, SeaWorld unveiled three vehicles that will be used in park rides in the near future.
Premier Rides helped introduce The Ice Breaker, a quadruple launch racer that will launch at SeaWorld Orlando in spring 2020. The ride will go forward, backward and forward again, with 16 hits of air time, meaning riders will be in and out of their seats continuously. The experience will include a 93-foot vertical spike tilted 100 degrees.
Rocky Mountain Construction assisted in developing the green vehicle to be used in Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. It is meant to resemble a crocodile. The ride will be a hybrid of steel and wood, reaching 200+ feet.
At SeaWorld San Antonio, the Texas Stringray will feature a vehicle that looks like the namesake sea creature. The roller coaster will be the longest, fastest and tallest in Texas. It was created by Great Coasters International.