Ice Breaker

Ice Breaker
Ice Breaker (SeaWorld Orlando) front car IAAPA 2019 02.jpg
The front car from Ice Breaker on display at IAAPA 2019.
SeaWorld Orlando
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Under construction, expected 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)
Height 93 feet
Top speed 52 mph
Length 1900 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 100°
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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

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.[5] Work resumed in December 2020.

Launch testing began on January 30, 2021 and the ride took its first full-course test runs on February 2.

Design

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

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

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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