Right after Busch Gardens Tampa announced that Iron Gwazi will be opening in March of 2022, SeaWorld Orlando has confirmed that its long-awaited Ice Breaker roller coaster will also be opening early next year, and is now targeting February of 2022 for its own grand opening.
Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker will feature four launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida — a 93-foot-tall spike with 100-degree angle. With its 48-inch height requirement, adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy the thrills and chills of Ice Breaker when it opens next year. You can check out a POV video of this new attraction here.
In an official statement SeaWorld park President Kyle Miller said: “We recognize there was a lot of anticipation and excitement for this new ride, and then due to the unprecedented challenges of the last two years, the opening was delayed. We apologize for this delay and thank our fans for their patience. We know that they are going to love this one-of-a-kind thrill ride which complements our existing exhilarating ride portfolio perfectly. We are excited to finally be able to confirm Ice Breaker opening in February 2022.”
Though this delay sounds like a bit of a bummer for those who were hoping to experience this attraction this year, it makes sense for SeaWorld Orlando to delay this opening until early next year, when it can get the grand opening it deserves.