SeaWorld Orlando's New Coaster, Ice Breaker, Lauching This SpringFebruary 25, 2020
Making its debut in Spring 2020, riders will shiver through family friendly adventures on SeaWorld Orlando’s first launch coaster: Ice Breaker. Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker will feature four launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida — a 93-foot tall spike with 100-degree angle.
Located near the Wild Arctic Attraction, the ride’s theme is reflective of this area with a nod to Ice Breaker’s conservation partner, Alaska SeaLife Center. Primarily dedicated to marine research, education and wildlife response, the Alaska SeaLife Center mission matches closely to SeaWorld Orlando’s, making them a perfect partner to help educate riders about the Arctic and its inhabitants.
"The Alaska SeaLife Center is excited to grow our partnership with SeaWorld. For many years, SeaWorld has been a stalwart supporter of the Center, and particularly our Wildlife Response program,” said Tara L. Riemer, President and CEO of Alaska SeaLife Center. “We are grateful for SeaWorld's contributions of funding and staff over the years to further our mission. This new collaboration will continue efforts to highlight Arctic rescue and conservation stories.”
The opening of Ice Breaker is the perfect addition to SeaWorld’s ever-growing ride portfolio. From the roller coaster thrills of Mako, Manta, and Kraken, to the water rapids of Infinity Falls, and the flume fun of Journey to Atlantis, Ice Breaker joins the park’s famed attractions as a must-do experience in Orlando.
For 2020, the best value for Floridians is a Silver Annual Pass, which includes unlimited visits for 12 months to SeaWorld Orlando, free general parking, discounts on dining and shopping, and so much more. In addition to Ice Breaker coming next Spring, guests who purchase an Annual Pass today can enjoy fan-favorite events included with their park admission. During the holidays, visitors can experience the magic of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and Three Kings Celebration. And for culinary connoisseurs, the Spring brings the Seven Seas Food Festival. For Pass Holders, there’s something for everyone all year long at SeaWorld Orlando.
CONSTRUCTION AND ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATES:
Construction on Ice Breaker is well underway. On November 18, 2019, the 93-foot tall spike was installed.
On November 19, 2019, during the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Expo, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment unveiled the Ice Breaker lead train.
On January 21, 2020, a sunny but unusually colder Central Florida afternoon, select media outlets were invited to walk the Ice Breaker construction site during a media hard hat tour around the coaster track and to view the location of the ride's control station. Vice President of SeaWorld Design and Engineering, Brian Andrelczyk, was on-hand to guide the media around the site and to explain more details about SeaWorld's first launch coaster.
We have great news to share! On the morning of February 24, 2020, the final track piece and the train vehicles were placed onto the brand new Ice Breaker roller coaster. Our new attraction is well on it's way to opening this Spring. Be one of the first to ride SeaWorld's first launched coaster as a benefit to purchasing an Annual Pass.