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SeaWorld San Diego reveals opening date for Emperor

Opening on March 12, 2022, the floorless dive coaster Emperor is the newest addition to the park’s thrill rides.

Image courtesy of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

Named after the Emperor penguin, the world’s largest penguin, the all-new Emperor coaster will mimic this species’ 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.

Photos courtesy of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

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