Ice Breaker

Ice Breaker
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The front car from Ice Breaker on display at IAAPA 2019
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SeaWorld Orlando
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Under construction, planned to open 2021
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 18
Propulsion LSM launch (multi-pass)
Height93 feet
Top speed52 mph
Length1900 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop100°
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Ice Breaker is a roller coaster presently under construction at SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, Florida, USA. It is being manufactured by Premier Rides.

History[edit | edit source]

This ride was first acknowledged by SeaWorld Orlando on June 1, 2019 in a cryptic video with the hashtag #BreakTheIce, indicating some sort of ice theme. Around the same time, construction fences appeared near Mango Joe's within the park, indicating a potential site for the coaster.[1]

On September 12, 2019, the ride was officially announced, with the park confirming Premier Rides as the manufacturer and Ice Breaker as the name. One of the cars was revealed at IAAPA 2019.[2] Track installation was completed in February 2020.[3]

Slated to debut in Spring 2020, the opening of Ice Breaker has been pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Rides have reportedly filed a lien against SeaWorld claiming they have fallen behind on payments.[4]

SeaWorld announced on July 30 that Ice Breaker would be delayed until 2021, along with all other major unfinished projects.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

The ride incorporates a 93 foot tall beyond-vertical spike and has a maximum drop angle of 100 degrees. After leaving the station, a sliding track section is used to transfer the train on to the launch track. The train is launched both backwards, up the beyond-vertical spike, and forwards. When the train is launched forwards fast enough, it will continue onwards and complete the remainder of the ride. Ice Breaker will have a total of four launches, forwards and backwards.[3]

Theme[edit | edit source]

The theme is based on the Arctic, and the queue line will have interactive exhibits designed to educate visitors on SeaWorld's partnership with the Alaska Sealife Center and their rescue efforts.[3]

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train.

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