SeaWorld Orlando’s newest roller coaster, Ice Breaker, will open Feb. 18, preceded by two weeks of pass member previews.
The coaster is a creation of Premier Rides, known for other launch coasters Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and West Coast Racers at Six Flags Magic Mountain. It will sport four launches, starting with a backwards launch up a 93-foot-tall spike at a 100-degree angle, hitting a top speed of 52 miles per hour.
Passholders can take advantage of special daily previews the coaster from noon to 4 p.m. starting Jan. 30. The availability will open on a rolling basis beginning with the highest-tier passes: Platinum passholders can ride starting Jan. 30, followed by Gold passholder on Feb. 1, Silver passholders on Feb. 7 and finishing with Bronze passholders and guests with Fun Cards on Feb. 14 and 15.
SeaWorld has also promised after-hours events, called “ Passport to Thrills Celebration” nights, with exclusive Ice Breaker ride time for passholders who visited SeaWorld at least three times between Sept. 7 and Dec. 31, 2021.
Ice Breaker has been delayed by nearly two years thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you had been to the park in 2021, you likely spotted the completed coaster going through test runs.
The SeaWorld chain’s 2022 additions are all pandemic-delayed projects, including Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Pantheon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Emperor at SeaWorld San Diego, and the new Sesame Place San Diego park.