Something is stirring beneath the surface at SeaWorld Orlando, preparing to rise from the ocean depths and soar to thrilling new heights. Get ready for the frenzy of SeaWorld’s new 200-foot-tall coaster. In 2016, this thriller will take its place atop the food chain as Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster. More details on the new addition will surface in late-May. SeaWorld is a one-of-a-kind theme park with a variety of attractions including awe-inspiring animal encounters, thrilling rides and spectacular shows. Follow #nothingfaster as the frenzy starts.
Those were the words that media representatives received this morning in an email from SeaWorld Orlando regarding their newest venture. SeaWorld announced on April 24th that they will be adding a new roller coaster to the park, stating that it will be Orlando’s “tallest, fastest and longest coaster” to date. As of now, the only details reveal that the roller coaster will be 200 feet tall – more details will come in late May.
The newest project will bring construction jobs to the area, as well as permanent jobs once the project is complete. The announcement comes just over a month after SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. named Joel Manby the company’s new CEO.
SeaWorld’s competitors have already expanded and will continue to grow, including Universal Orlando with a planned water park and the new King Kong attraction. All of these new attractions have helped boost the city’s tourism industry. Just recently it was announced that Orlando welcomed 62 million visitors in 2014, becoming the first destination to surpass 60 million visitors and setting a new record for the U.S. tourism industry.
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