SeaWorld Orlando Announces #nothingFASTER 200ft Coaster

Just 2 days ago, rumors surfaced online about the possibility of a mega coaster coming to SeaWorld Orlando. Fast forward to today, and #nothingFASTER is trending on Twitter after official confirmation from the park that a new coaster is coming to the park in 2016.

 

In an official statement from the park:

Something is stirring beneath the surface at SeaWorld Orlando, preparing to rise from the ocean depths and soar to thrilling new heights. Get ready for the frenzy of SeaWorld’s new 200-foot-tall coaster. In 2016, this thriller will take its place atop the food chain as Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster. More details on the new addition will surface in late-May. SeaWorld is a one-of-a-kind theme park with a variety of attractions including awe-inspiring animal encounters, thrilling rides and spectacular shows. Follow #nothingfaster as the frenzy starts.

 

This attraction is widely expected to be a B&M hyper coaster, as the park already has two coasters by the manufacturer and has experience working with them, although many enthusiasts are speculation that it could be a MACK coaster, as the SeaWorld chain has worked with them on all of the Journey to Atlantis water rides as well as Manta at SeaWorld San Diego. Speculation has lead to the conclusion that the station will be in the back of the park near Shark Encounter, and will feature an out and back layout into backstage areas near Kraken. For the ride to be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster means it has to surpass The Incredible Hulk and Expedition Everest to claim all three titles.

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To be brief, theme park fans are going bananas over this announcement. It’s the kindof attraction we’ve been waiting for not just from SeaWorld Orlando, but in the entire Florida theme park industry! This announcement proves that new CEO Joel Manby isn’t wasting any time in turning SeaWorld around after years of controversy, dropping attendance and lower profits. Investing in attractions like this in such a lucrative market should be the first step in returning SeaWorld to it’s former glory.

 

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One thought on “SeaWorld Orlando Announces #nothingFASTER 200ft Coaster

  1. This sounds to me like a shark-themed roller coaster. Well, long ago there was a shark bigger than the Great White called the Megalodon that lived in the Cenozoic Era (15.9 to 2.6 million years ago). Unfortunately, the Megalodon is extinct. It is estimated to be about 98 feet long in length. I thought since the roller coaster SeaWorld Orlando plans on building would be about 200 feet tall and would have a shark-theme, maybe it can be called “Megalodon” since the word MEGA is in the word Megalodon. I’m hoping for a B&M Hyper coaster like Behemoth at Canada’s Wonderland, Intimidator at Carowinds and Diamondback at Kings Island that will be at your park next year. A Megalodon would sound like a fierce predator to me, don’t you think? It sounds much more fierce than a Great White! I imagine that if the coaster SeaWorld Orlando plans on unleashing is in fact a B&M hyper, and in fact does have a Megalodon theme, the first drop would plummet into the mouth of a Megalodon and would go through an underwater tunnel hopefully. That would be cool. I would like there to be a splashdown element during part of the ride like how Diamondback at Kings Island has. I am too excited and cannot wait for the cat to be let out of the bag in late-May! I cannot wait to hear the full details! I will hopefully show up at SeaWorld Orlando next year and will take a ride on whatever is planned for next year!!!

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