SeaWorld San Diego Submits Plans for Skywarp Attraction
Less than a year after debuting Electric Eel, SeaWorld SanDiego has submitted plans for another coaster. The new attraction, as detailed by the filing to the California Coastal Commission, is situated by the park’s Shipwreck Rapids attraction.
The plan details the new attraction as:
” The proposed new 22-foot high coaster will cover approximately 800 square feet, and
includes the new coaster, two 250 square foot loading ramps sited on the east and west ends
of the new attraction with attached open shade structures not to exceed 19 feet in height, and
a new 300 square foot building housing the controls for the roller coaster. New landscaping
and hardscaping improvements are also proposed. The ride is designed to conform to the
aquatic and educational nature of SeaWorld by incorporating elements of its “Rising Tide”
program which promotes sustainable aquaculture and protection of coral reefs.
The proposed ride will be sited towards the middle of the park and screened by existing
vegetation so that the ride is not visible from outside the leasehold. The ride will be a new
addition to an existing theme park within Mission Bay Park and thus will not change the
character of the surrounding area. The site is located within a developed portion of the theme
park area, which will tie into the existing runoff treatment system SeaWorld utilizes. The
new attraction is small in scale and will likely mainly attract existing patrons of the theme
park and in not expect to substantially increase current attendance levels or increase traffic
volumes or parking demands. The proposed roller coaster is not expected to result in traffic
or parking impacts, and mitigation measures associated with future traffic impacts have been
built into the SeaWorld Master Plan Update. “
From the plans provided, the ride looks similar to either the SBF Spinners or a Skywarp Horizon. However, since the ride plan details the presence of two 250 square foot loading ramps, it is quite evident that a new SkyWarp Coaster is being built at SeaWorld.
SeaWorld is open 365 days a year. For tickets and more information, visit the official SeaWorld San Diego website by clicking here.
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