While Ice Breaker has yet to start testing, the infrastructure around the ride is coming together nicely. In today’s update we’ve got a couple of different shots of the infrastructure surrounding the ride, some track shots, and we happened to catch a pretty spectacular sunset as we left the park and thus we have a nice array of sunset pictures as well.Continue reading “Ice Breaker Photo Update – Mid-January – SeaWorld Orlando”
Now the crazy holiday crowds have started to leave Orlando, we popped into SeaWorld to take some pictures of the Ice Breaker progress. We’re seeing more changes in infrastructure and landscaping, including nets. Let’s take a look!Continue reading “Ice Breaker Photo Update – SeaWorld Orlando – Early January 2021”
Following the launch of our Twenty-Year Top 20: The Best Coasters of 1999, we immediately decided to make it an annual thing – Here’s what we think are the 20 best coasters that turned 20 in 2020!
It’s been two years since our last Florida Coasters Top 10 – needless to say a lot has happened in these two years. We planned on holding off on our next Florida Top 10 until Iron Gwazi and VelociCoaster had opened; with the way 2020 unfolded, we ultimately decided to sound off on the region’s current collection of coasters without them. The next two years promise a dramatic shuffle in Central Florida coaster hierarchy, so let’s consider this 2020 countdown the foundation upon which we’ll judge the region’s variety of new coasters.
We’ve been busy focusing on projects like Iron Gwazi, TRON Lightcycle / Run, and the rapidly changing progress of Jurassic World: VelociCoaster, but there is another major new coaster under construction in Central Florida: SeaWorld Orlando’s Ice Breaker! Enjoy a construction update and photo collection of the new-for-2021 coaster! Continue reading “Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando – Update and Photo Collection Mid-December 2020”
A new lien filed by Bolliger and Mabillard confirms they were working with SeaWorld on a new Custom Launch Coaster. Let’s take a look!
Sean: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (including the Busch Gardens parks) announced quite the line-up of new-for-2020 coasters. The amusement park chain however only opened one so far, in Texas. With the delays in ride openings due to COVID-19, we took the moment to pick the 5 best coasters in the chain, as we’ve ridden them all! Continue reading “The 5 Best SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Coasters”
While we patiently wait for Ice Breaker to open this Spring, It appears SeaWorld is already planning for 2021. Earlier this week, the park filed plans for a new project with the Orange County Government, and even though there aren’t many details yet, there’s a rumor that this might be another coaster project. Let’s take a look!
Sean: It’s the launch month of the brand new Orca Encounter at SeaWorld Orlando, replacing One Ocean. The park is also constructing their brand new roller coaster, Ice Breaker, and Aquatica’s new water slide. This, and some more roller coaster can be found in today’s update! Continue reading “SeaWorld Orlando Update – Orca Encounter, Ice Breaker and more!”
Nick: SeaWorld’s new coaster for 2020 has finally been unveiled! Ice Breaker will be SeaWorld’s first multi-directional launch coaster, launchingboth forwards and backwards! It will also have Florida’s steepest beyond vertical drop, a 93ft spike at a 100° angle! Read on for more!
Continue reading “Ice Breaker Coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2020!”
Nick: It’s been quite some time since we’ve checked in on SeaWorld Orlando’s 2020 project, and a lot has happened over the past few months. Some new permit documents have been filed that all but confirm Premier Rides will be the attraction’s manufacturer, construction is well underway, and SeaWorld has even officially confirmed they will be adding a new coaster by releasing a fun teaser video! Let’s take a look!
Continue reading “SeaWorld Orlando 2020 Attraction – July 20th Construction Update”
Alexander: We had a few hours to kill in the evening, so what better way to spend them than at SeaWorld Orlando’s Electric Ocean?
Back in late March we broke the news that permits had been filed for SeaWorld Orlando’s 2020 attraction. Thanks to a public records request through the Orange County Government, we can now share the site plan which reveals new details about the project, and confirms it will indeed be a roller coaster!
Nick: Sea World has filed the first permits for their 2020 Project with the Orange County government. Let’s take a peek and see what we can uncover!
Sean: We spent this lovely morning at SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica water park. With short lines and lovely weather, we knocked out all major attractions in just a few hours. On the way out we snapped some pictures of the new KareKare Curl slide, set to open in a few months. Continue reading “Aquatica Orlando – KareKare Curl Construction Update March 1st, 2019”
Alexander: As theme park food festivals rapidly become commonplace (even among regional parks), the gold standard is widely regarded to be Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. While it’s certainly the most famous, popular, and expensive theme park food festival, we’d like to argue against it being the best.
Enter: SeaWorld’s 7 Seas Food Festival.
Sean: Today we attended a wonderful tour of the new-for-2019 Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando! The new themed land will not only be home to some great family rides, but also meet ‘n greets with your furry Sesame Street friends, and of course the brand new parade. Let’s take a look around the construction zone!
Sean: This weekend was the second weekend of SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look. After the success at the San Diego park, SeaWorld Orlando brought the event to their park and it’s been a hit! We’ve been so fortunate to check out 5/6 Inside Look stations, which we’ll give a short recap of in this update. Also in this update you’ll find Sesame Street construction and several additional notes!
Sean: We swung by SeaWorld Orlando today for some rides and food. There are quite some changes to Sesame Street since our last visit 6 days ago, as well as Journey to Atlantis, which is currently closed for a refurbishment. Let’s take a look. Continue reading “SeaWorld Orlando Update – January 12th 2019”
Sean: We just moved into our new apartment close to SeaWorld and figured the very best way to celebrate was an afternoon at one of our favorite parks. In this park update we’ll discuss some projects and events around the park, as well as construction at Aquatica and Sesame Street of course! Continue reading “SeaWorld Orlando Update – January 6th 2019”