UPDATE July 11 - Good progress is being made at SeaWorld Orlando on its new "High Surf"coaster which is slated to open at the park in 2023. An aerial photo posted on twitter by Bioreconstruct shows foundation work having been done on the site which is located close to the parking lot near the entrance to the park. Track and supports are ready in the staging area to use as soon as needed meaning everything seems to be in place for this ambitious project.
Aerial overview of the Surf Coaster construction site in SeaWorld Orlando. pic.twitter.com/30LzWariBl— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) July 9, 2022
UPDATE June 4 - SeaWorld Orlando has confirmed the name of the new surf coaster coming to the park in 2023 as "High Surf". From the video released on the official Twitter page which is embedded below, "High Surf" looks to be a sit down coaster. We already knew the manufacturer was Bolliger and Mabillard and we expect further details to be announced in the coming weeks and months as construction ramps up for this new coaster.
April 15 - SeaWorld Orlando is wasting no time starting to build the hype for its new roller coaster which is set to open at the park in 2023.
The new roller coaster will be a B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) Surf Coaster. SeaWorld Orlando have a good relationship with the company having already worked with them on the popular Manta, Kraken and Mako. SeaWorld Orlando posted a photograph of the track arriving at the park which can be seen embedded below.
Some beautiful palm trees right there… 🌴 pic.twitter.com/dZwJGEz0JE— SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) April 14, 2022
SeaWorld Orlando haven't confirmed many details of this new Surf Coaster as of yet. What we do know is that it will be located around the Seven Seas Lake towards the entrance to the park and it looks to have a smaller footprint than the newly opened Ice Breaker coaster.
It is expected that the new Surf Coaster could be a more family friendly coaster that will bridge the gap between the smaller rides and the thrilling coasters such as Kraken. There are rumors that it may include an inversion.
There was a patent filed for an over the shoulder restraint which is expected to be used on the coaster. We are unsure if it will be a sit down or stand up coaster but with B&M we are surely set for a very smooth ride with plenty of air time.
We will keep you up to date with further details on the new Surf Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando when they are announced on our news page. Let us know what you think about this new addition coming in 2023 to SeaWorld Orlando by leaving us a comment below.