The moment that SeaWorld Orlando guests have been waiting for is finally here as one of the most anticipated coasters of 2023 officially opens to the public. SeaWorld Orlando’s all-new Pipeline: The Surf Coaster will have its grand-opening Saturday May 27th 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 10Best Readers’ Choice poll, 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. Whether it be a seasoned thrill seeker or someone who prefers a more approachable coaster experience, this ride is perfect for all levels of excitement.
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 manoeuvre. 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.