SAN DIEGO, CA (September 27, 2022) – SeaWorld San Diego is thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated coaster, Arctic Rescue, will open in Spring 2023. Joining other thrill rides at the theme park, Arctic Rescue will be the longest and fastest straddle coaster on the West Coast. This family-friendly multi-launch ride invites guests to hop on a snowmobile and launch at up to 40 mph on a chilly adventure as they race through the unpredictable arctic climate to help animals in danger. With its 48-inch height requirement, adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy the thrills and chills of Arctic Rescue.
SeaWorld’s coolest new coaster will feature a unique indoor launch station where passengers will start their journey inside of the Wild Arctic exhibit and launch outside straddling a unique snowmobile style vehicle. Guests will race through the Arctic and experience three exhilarating launches, each faster than the last, at 34, 38 and 40 miles per hour. The straddle snowmobile-style seats allow for an immersive ride experience for each rider as they lean into banks and turns and glide up heights as tall as 30 feet along the 2,800 feet of track. Manufactured by Intamin Worldwide, each train will hold 16 riders in eight, two-person rows.
“We’re continuously looking for ways to add new experiences to the park for our guests and this new coaster is a great addition to our ride line-up and a perfect complement to the Wild Arctic exhibit,” said Jim Lake, SeaWorld San Diego Park President. “The ride is also an educational opportunity for guests to learn more about climate change, how it impacts animals in the Arctic and what they can do to help the issue. I truly feel that seeing these animals up-close at SeaWorld allows guests to build a stronger connection and encouragement to take action to help protect them.”
Unpredictable climate fluctuations and global warming is happening in the Arctic three times as fast as the rest of the planet. As a result, the Arctic sea ice that many animals rely on for survival is melting, threatening the survival of many species and forcing them to change the way they hunt, breed, and migrate. The ride is inspired by the heroic efforts of the SeaWorld Rescue Team and their dedication to rescuing animals in distress and in need of care. Riders will race the unpredictable arctic climate to save these animals in danger. Arctic Rescue is incorporated in the Wild Arctic exhibit which is home to a ringed seal, walruses, and belugas, some of the species most impacted by Arctic sea loss. The new ride will bring awareness to the pressures the Arctic is facing and allow guests to visit, see and learn more about each animal whose species call the Arctic their home.
Arctic Rescue will be the perfect addition for the Coaster Capital of San Diego and SeaWorld's ever-growing ride portfolio, which includes Journey to Atlantis, Manta, Electric Eel, Tidal Twister and Emperor, voted one of 2022’s top best new attractions in the country by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice poll. Arctic Rescue will join the park's famed attractions as a must-do experience for coaster enthusiasts everywhere.
Pass Members Are the First to Ride
The best way to experience Arctic Rescue and all that SeaWorld San Diego has to offer is with an Annual Pass. All Pass Members will receive exclusive ride times to experience Arctic Rescue before the ride opens to all guests in 2023. SeaWorld San Diego is launching another incredible year for Pass Members with the BEST VALUE for guests which includes amazing benefits ranging from no blockout dates, up to six free guest tickets and access to NEW exclusive events. Additional benefits include FREE parking, special savings on merchandise, food, and beverage options, ride quick queue and behind-the-scenes animal tours among other perks. Passes start at an affordable $12.50 a month.
Fans who want to double the fun with unlimited visits to both SeaWorld San Diego and Sesame Place San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®, can add-on a Sesame Place annual pass for as low as an additional $6/month. For a full overview of the Annual Pass options visit seaworld.com/san-diego/annual-pass.
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldSanDiego.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld San Diego on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.
About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The Company is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 40,000 animals in need over the last 55 years. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The Company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
Last week was media night for the always amazing Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa. And of course Renee was there for the fun in the fog of one of our favorite parks.
Lots of new stuff to see this year, one retiring house and lots of fun and chainsaws. Let's check it out!
This past Friday we were invited out to SeaWorld Orlando to check out this years Seven Seas Food Festival. Andrew and Brittany headed to the park in the afternoon and were able to try out some great looking food, and even see some track being installed on Journey to Atlantis! Lots of stuff to get to, let's head right in!
Written by Andrew Singleton
We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the Seven Seas Food Festival!
It's definitely an event you should all be putting on your list to attend this spring!
All 2014 Attractions 2015 Attractions 2016 Attractions 2017 Attractions 2018 Attractions 2019 Attractions 2020 Attractions 2021 Attractions 2022 Attractions 2023 Attractions Aquatica Arctic Rescue Bier Fest Busch Gardens Busch Gardens Tampa Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Celebration Christmas Town Cobra's Curse Discovery Cove Discovery Point Dolphin Days Dolphin Nursery Electric Eel Electric Ocean Emperor Evil Encore Explorers Reef Food And Wine Festival Halloween Spooktacular Howl O Scream Ice Breaker Infinity Falls Iron Gwazi Kraken VR Mako Ocean Explorer Penguin Encounter Penguin Up Close Tour Pipeline: The Surf Coaster SeaWorld SeaWorld Orlando SeaWorld San Antonio SeaWorld San Diego SeaWorld Texas Sesame Place Sesame Place San Diego Seven Seas Food Festival Texas Stingray Tigris Wave Breaker