O rlando: Florida’s tallest launch coaster, a first-of-its-kind dueling, horizontal roller coaster and all of the fun, laughter and learning of the world’s most famous street are some of the incredible adventures to debut at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks in 2019. These are all part of a new attractions lineup creating buzz in every park market across the country and providing endless reasons to visit the parks again and again. The company recently revealed details on its 2019 new attractions -one of the company’s biggest years ever.  

SeaWorld’s Rescue Teams have come to the aid of over 33,000 animals in need, always with the goal of returning them to the wild. As one of the world’s largest animal rescue and rehabilitation organizations, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s mission is to inspire guests to learn about and protect animals and their habitats through creates exciting, meaningful and memorable experiences.

From eels to Elmo, turtles to thrill rides, penguins to parades, SeaWorld Parks has unrivaled experiences in store for guests in 2019. True to the company’s Park to Planet mission, many of the park’s new attractions partner will incorporate partnership with conservation organizations, connecting guests to real-world efforts to protect and conserve species worldwide.

Tidal Twister, SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego recently announced an intense new thrill ride coming to the park in 2019. Tidal Twister will be the first of its kind in the world, a dueling roller coaster with a unique horizontal design, twisting and banking along a tight-figure-8 track that includes a dynamic zero G-roll and exhilarating air time hill. In addition to some of the best thrills in Southern California, Tidal Twister will highlight conservation work focused on sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection through SeaWorld’s Rising Tide Conservation, started by the company in 2009.

Rising Tide Conservation works collaboratively with researchers, public aquaria and conservation groups to develop sustainable alternatives to wild fish collection which often result in tremendous damage to the coral reefs where they live. A research support aquarium will offer guests an up close look at the work of Rising Tide Conservation, and the importance of protecting the ocean and coral reefs.

Tidal Twister - watch the video

Tidal Twister Stats:
Max speed: 30 mph
Height: 16 feet
Orientation: horizontal
Number of trains: 2
Number of passengers per cycle: 16
Minimum rider height: 48 inches

Features: Figure-8 track with dynamic Zero-G roll at center section; dueling trains that cross in the center, with some passengers facing forward and some facing backward

Conservation element: Rising Tide Conservation, started by SeaWorld in 2009, dedicated to development and promotion of aquaculture of marine ornamental fish, providing sustainable alternative to wild fish collection, which can result in tremendous damage to coral reefs

Manufacturer: Skyline Attractions
SeaWorld San Diego

Tigris, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Roaring to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay next year will be Florida’s tallest launch coaster. Tigris’ triple launch steel coaster design will be a strong addition to Busch Gardens' portfolio of thrilling rides, including some of the top steel coasters in the world. This coaster is designed to mimic the awe-inspiring agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat – the tiger.

In addition to being an amazing thrill ride, the Tigris realm will educate guests about the plight of tigers in the wild and what conservationists, including the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, are doing to help save them.

Tigris - watch the video.

Tigris Stats
Maximum Height: 150 feet
Track Length Travelled: Over 1,800 feet
Maximum Speed: 62 mph
Number of trains 1
Number of vehicles: 3 per train
Number of passengers: 6 per vehicle, 18 total per train
Minimum rider height: 54 inches

Ride elements: multiple launches, looping twists, forward and backward propulsion, inverted heartline roll

Manufacturer: Premier Rides
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

KareKare Curl, Aquatica Orlando
Aquatica Orlando will become the leader among Florida waterparks with more high-thrill rides than any other when it opens KareKare Curl in 2019. Aquatica Orlando celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, and has the distinction of being named the USA’s # 1 waterpark in a nationwide poll.

KareKare Curl Stats
Tower Height: 46 feet
Ride Length: 361 feet
Ride Drop from Start to End: 50 feet
Minimum Rider Height: 48 inches

Unique Ride Features: The drop of the wave wall from peak to bottom is 36 feet.

Signature Element: Tornado Wave Wall

Manufacturer: ProSlide
Aquatica Orlando

Also New in 2019:

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando is bringing the world famous street to park guests, connecting families with all the fun, laughter and learning of Sesame.

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando will feature the iconic Sesame Street neighborhood including Abby Cadabby’s garden, Big Bird’s nest, Mr. Hooper’s store and the famous 123 stoop as well as all the Sesame Street characters.

Exciting rides, dry and wet play areas, and interactive experiences including opportunities to mingle with characters are a part of this fully immersive land. A daily Sesame Street parade will be SeaWorld Orlando’s first-ever parade.

Six colorful, themed rides complete this amazing new land including Elmo’s ChooChoo Train where guests help Elmo find some of his favorite things in nature during a bell-ringing, horn honking train ride; Cookie Drop, a family-friendly vertical drop ride; Big Bird’s Twirl N’ Whirl, a family favorite tea cup ride; Abbey’s Flower Tower, taking guests high above Sesame Street and Slimey’s Slider, a slide and glide ride through Oscar’s treasured compost collection.

Super Grover’s Box Car Derby is a family-friendly coaster full of fun hills, big turns and mini-dives – the perfect first steel roller coaster for kids and adults.

SeaWorld’s partnership with the Sesame brand and Sesame Workshop spans 40 years, and includes SeaWorld being the exclusive theme park partner for Sesame Workshop in the United States. The beloved family brand will celebrate 50 years in 2019 and SeaWorld Orlando’s biggest Sesame expansion inside the park is an exciting part of that celebration.


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