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SeaWorld Orlando Debut Ride Vehicle For New Pipeline: The Surf Coaster At IAAPA Expo

This morning, Tuesday, November 15 at 10.15 am, SeaWorld Orlando officially unveiled the ride vehicle for it's currently under construction coaster, Pipeline: The Surf Coaster at the IAAPA Expo within the Orange County Convention Center, just minutes from the construction site.


The new attraction which is due to open in spring next year, 2023, will be a standing surf themed coaster designed by B & M, with the new ride vehicle shaped to a bright orange surf board!



The lead ride vehicle was unveiled on the B & M stand at the IAAPA Expo show floor, and we think it look's amazing, we love the colour scheme!


SeaWorld Orlando Debut Ride Vehicle For New Pipeline: The Surf Coaster At IAAPA Expo

The unveiling was the highlight of the morning at the IAAPA Expo and drew a huge crowd.


SeaWorld Orlando Debut Ride Vehicle For New Pipeline: The Surf Coaster At IAAPA Expo

Up close, the colour scheme looks so good, we really can't wait to ride Pipeline!


SeaWorld Orlando Debut Ride Vehicle For New Pipeline: The Surf Coaster At IAAPA Expo

We're ready to catch the wave when this highly anticipated new stand up coaster launches early next year.


Pipeline The Surf Coaster Is Growing Fast At SeaWorld Orlando

Pipeline is seen here rising high into the sky at the entrance to the park, this exciting new coaster is forever going to change the entrance to the park!


Pipeline The Surf Coaster Is Growing Fast At SeaWorld Orlando

Construction is moving along at a fast pace, it was only on October 24, that SeaWorld shared the news that the coaster had gone vertical.


PIPELINE: The Surf Coaster Goes Vertical At SeaWorld Orlando

The new coaster has been under construction for several months on a location next to Bayside Stadium, now with construction going vertical we scan begin to see the ride taking shape over the coming months as we look forward to a spring 2023 launch.


PIPELINE: The Surf Coaster Goes Vertical At SeaWorld Orlando

Pipeline is a first-of-its-kind surf coaster coming to SeaWorld here in Orlando in Spring 2023.


You will experience the rush of launching 110 feet up and sensing every bank and curve as though you’re really riding the waves, thanks to an inventive harness that keeps you secure while giving you unparalleled freedom of movement.


PIPELINE! SeaWorld Orlando Officially Announce Their New Surf Coaster

When it opens early next year Pipeline: The Surf Coaster will reach top speeds of around 60 mph.


Each rider will get the “rush of cutting through waves” as they race up to heights of 110 feet in the air along 2,950 feet of track.


PIPELINE! SeaWorld Orlando Officially Announce Their New Surf Coaster

Pipeline will feature a unique surfboard ride vehicle will give riders an immersive experience when their seats rise and fall to mimic the sensation of riding on a wave.


PIPELINE! SeaWorld Orlando Officially Announce Their New Surf Coaster

Riders will encounter the rush of hanging loose on a massive wave while in a standing position as the coaster sends them through several gnarly twists and turns with five airtime movements and an innovative 'wave curl' inversion and maximum speed of 60 MPH.



With a projected 54" rider height, this first-of-its-kind coaster is ideal for thrill enthusiasts everywhere.


The coaster is inspired by the different surfing cultures found around the world, including California and Australia, and the theme will be incorporated not only on the attraction but throughout the entire attraction area.


PIPELINE! SeaWorld Orlando Officially Announce Their New Surf Coaster

"We are always looking for exciting ways to take thrills to a new level. This first-of-its-kind roller coaster will be the perfect addition to the already incredible lineup of attractions at SeaWorld Orlando,” said Kyle Miller, SeaWorld Orlando park president. “SeaWorld Orlando will be the only place in the world to ride a roller coaster like this and we welcome everyone looking for the chance to experience it.”


PIPELINE! SeaWorld Orlando Officially Announce Their New Surf Coaster

Construction is well underway with the track now being installed within the park of what will be SeaWorld Orlando's seventh coaster.


PIPELINE! SeaWorld Orlando Officially Announce Their New Surf Coaster

The surf coaster will feature riders in a standing position, and is being manufacturer by Swiss coaster firm B & M, who have built three other coasters at SeaWorld Orlando: Kraken, Mako and Manta.


Back in June SeaWorld Orlando first showed pictures of Pipeline's track arriving at the theme park.


PIPELINE! SeaWorld Orlando Officially Announce Their New Surf Coaster






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