Pipeline: The Surf Coaster is the newest addition to the roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando. Officially open to all guests on May 27, 2023, Pipeline is a completely new way to experience a roller coaster as riders are “standing”, simulating simulates big wave surfing.
This one-of-a-kind coaster features 2,950 feet of track that takes guests on a wild ride at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. The ride starts out with an exciting launch before climbing of 110 feet. There is one inversion (which is quite mild) along a number of twists and turns which make riders think they are one a huge wave.
Th ride vehicle is themed after an enormous surfboard and there are 12 rows with two riders per row. The ride seat actually moves and bounces into the airtime moments during the ride, making for quite an exhilarating experience.
Where is Pipeline located?
Located along the SeaWorld Lagoon, Pipeline is situated on the site of the former Garden Pathway just next to Bayside Stadium. The entrance to the ride can be reached through a pathway adjacent to the Flamecraft Bar as well as a pathway from the front of Bayside Stadium.
This attraction is limited to riders 54 inches in height with a maximum height restriction of 78 inches. According to a sign posted at the entrance, “Pipeline may not accommodate guests with larger abdominal and chest sizes”. There is a seat just before the ride’s entrance so guests to see if there is a comfortable fit before waiting in the queue line.
In addition to the size requirements, riders are not allowed to bring along loose items that interfere with the ride restraints. Lockers are provided and it costs $2.00 for the first two hours of use and $1.00 for each additional hour of use. SeaWorld offers a “Transferrable Ride Locker Pass” which provides unlimited use of ride lockers for a given day for $10.00 (restrictions apply).
The lockers are located directly outside of the gift shop hear the ride entrance.
Pipeline: The Surf Coaster is a very fun ride and a perfect compliment to the other roller coasters at SeaWorld Orlando. While it provides a high level of thrills, it’s not as intense as Mako or Kraken making it suitable for most coaster riders
The stand up nature of Pipeline was really enjoyable as it added a different component to a more traditional sit down style coaster. We think that the ride is perfect for those that never experienced an inversion and are willing to summon the courage to try. Also, there were a number of airtime moments along with some high G turns that added to the thrill of the experience.
The only complaint we have is that the ride is fairly short, less than 90 seconds from start to finish. So without a Quick Queue pass, we don’t think it would be worth more than a 60 minute wait to ride again.
SeaWorld Orlando Roller Coasters
- Pipeline: The Surf Coaster
- Ice Breaker
- Journey to Atlantis (water roller coaster)
- Super Grover’s Box Car Derby
- RUMORED INDOOR COASTER (in the former Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin building)