A short teaser video offers new hints for the roller coaster coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2020.
Released on June 1 — when much of the theme park world was focused on the first weekend of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge being opened at Disneyland — the video shows images of snowy mountains and icebergs, along with the phrases “plunging thrills” and “predatory heights.” The coaster is being promoted on social media under #BreakTheIce.
No other details were released by SeaWorld.
The coaster isn’t a surprise to many SeaWorld fans. In September 2018, an image labeled “SWO 2020” leaked online, showing concept art for a new launch coaster that would reach 55 miles per hour and include banked turns and inversions. SeaWorld later confirmed to multiple media outlets that the image was real and part of a company presentation, but declined to elaborate further.
In March, SeaWorld filed several construction permits related to the project. Listed as “Attraction 2020,” the permits covered a main building for the ride, lockers, a queue and an electrical building.
The new coaster would be the first to be added to SeaWorld Orlando since Mako opened in June 2016 — not counting Super Grover’s Box Car Derby, a rethemed version of the existing Shamu Express that debuted with the park’s Sesame Street section in March.
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