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Anticipated Opening 2021

One of USA TODAY’s Most Anticipated Coasters of 2021.

Dangle and drop more than 90 degrees into a dive plunge with California’s first floorless dive coaster.


Soaring more than 60 mph, SeaWorld San Diego’s all-new coaster, Emperor, is the tallest and fastest floorless dive coaster in the state. Dangle and drop more than 150 ft on Emperor before plunging 90 degrees into exhilarating loops, a tribute to the Emperor penguins’ journey from chilly, frosted cliffs to their deep dive into the depths of the ocean. Emperor is California’s first floorless dive coaster, and it takes flight soon! 


Fun Fact
Did you know SeaWorld San Diego is the only place in North America to see the amazing Emperor Penguin
(which this coaster is named after)?


  • Ride Height
    150 Feet
  • Max Speed
    60+ mph
  • Ride Car
  • Drop
    143 Feet - Facedown