SeaWorld has announced that the San Diego theme park is to get its tallest and fastest roller coaster – the Electric Eel coaster.

The Electric Eel coaster will open in early summer 2018.  The thrill ride will feature loops, twists, a top speed of 62mph and a 150ft climb followed by an inverted roll.

The new coaster is part of the Ocean Explorer attraction and will feature an eel aquarium.  Electric eel theming will include lighting and sound techniques to simulate the generation of electricity both on the ride and in the plaza.

SeaWorld is undergoing a major cost cutting exercise as well as a move away from marine mammal attractions.  The company announced a $175 million investment programme for  new attractions across all its parks in September 2016.

Image: SeaWorld Entertainment

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