|Concept art of Emperor|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Floorless - Diving|
|Product||Custom Dive Coaster|
|Riders per train||18|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||60 mph|
Emperor is a steel floorless roller coaster currently under construction at SeaWorld San Diego in San Diego, California, USA. The ride will be a Dive Coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard and will open in 2021.
Emperor was originally announced as Mako on January 5, 2019 during a presentation on SeaWorld San Diego's future plans.
However, on November 19, 2019 at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, it was confirmed that the ride's name had been changed to Emperor.
From December 2019 to February 2020, construction made swift progress on the coaster, with the last piece of track set in place on February 5. The ride took its first test run on March 9, the same day that its corporate sister coaster Iron Gwazi had its first test run.
Work resumed in December with the installment of the ride sign.
On January 8, 2019, some additional statistics were revealed about the ride. It was confirmed that the ride would have 3 inversions, go faster than 60 mph and be almost 2,500 feet long. It will feature the signature stall before the first drop that all B&M dive machines feature.
- "SeaWorld San Diego Announces New Coaster And Plans For 2020 And Beyond". Behind The Thrills. https://behindthethrills.com/2019/01/seaworld-san-diego-announces-new-coaster-and-plans-for-2020-and-beyond/.
- "Seaworld’s Emperor dive coaster is a no go this year as theme park company cuts costs amid COVID-19". The San Diego Union-Tribune. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/tourism/story/2020-07-30/seaworlds-emperor-dive-coaster-is-a-no-go-this-year-as-theme-park-company-cuts-costs-amid-covid-19.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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|Present||Electric Eel • Emperor • Journey To Atlantis • Manta • Tidal Twister|