With the opening of Ice Breaker and the current construction of an all new thrill ride, SeaWorld is calling itself the “Coaster Capital of Orlando”. As of the summer 2022, there are a total of six roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando which range from a family-friendly coaster to one of the tallest & fastest roller coasters in all of the Orlando theme parks.
These coasters bring the thrills and provide the perfect compliment to SeaWorld’s animal experiences like the Orca Encounter, Dolphin Adventures and the new Sea Lion & Otter Spotlight.
The Roller Coasters at SeaWorld Orlando
- Ice Breaker
- Journey to Atlantis
- Super Grover’s Box Car Derby
- Pipeline: The Surf Coaster
- Penguin Trek (Coming in 2024)
Mako opened in 2016 as Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster – it is one of the premier attractions at SeaWorld Orlando. Riders travel at speeds of up to 73 miles per hour and experience a huge 200 foot drop on a track length of 4,760 feet. There are no inversions but features a series of banked turns and an airtime hill.
There is a 54 inch height requirement and ride wait times range from approximately 20 minutes to more than 60 minutes on a busy summer day. Quick Queue is available for Mako and be sure to make sure not to bring any personal items with you when riding.
Originally opened in 2000, Kraken is a floorless roller coaster that is one of the most exciting rides at SeaWorld Orlando. With speeds of up to 65 miles per hour, this 4,100+ foot coaster and two loops and seven inversions as well as a cobra roll, and a corkscrew.
Previously there was a virtual reality experience called “Kraken Unleased” but that was removed in 2018. There is a 54 inch height requirement for Kraken and personal belongings are not allowed on the ride (lockers are available outside the entrance). Wait times for vary but typically range from 30 to 60 minutes on an average summer day. Quick Queue is available.
Manta is the most unique roller coasters at SeaWorld Orlando’s as guests ride in a prone position just like a “manta ray”. This three-minute ride has four inversions, reaches up to 56 miles per hour and is one of the most popular attractions at the park.
Wait times for Manta do vary but typically range from 30 to 60 minutes on an average summer day. Quick Queue is available but you can also hit this ride first thing in the morning when crowd levels are low.
There is a 54-inch height requirement for Manta and personal belongings are not allowed on the ride.
As of the summer 2022, Ice Breaker is the newest roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando. Originally scheduled to open in 2020 but delayed for more than a year, this new coaster made it’s debut in February 2022.
Ice Breaker is highly unique as it is a 1,900 foot long multi-directional launch roller coaster. There are four launches, a 100+ degree drop from a 93 foot tall top hat and several air times events. There are no inversions but speeds reach up to 52 miles per hour.
Wait times are generally around 30 to 45 minutes in length and Quick Queue passes are available. Riders must be at least 54 inches tall to ride alone and guests between 48 to 54 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion at least 14 years of age or older.
Journey to Atlantis
Journey to Atlantis is a hybrid water themed roller coaster which originally opened in 1998. Riders board an an 8-person boat where the journey begins in the lost City of Atlantis before climbing to the top of the temple where a 60-foot drop awaits. Guests will get completely soaked as they splash down right in front of the temple – and beware the water cannons from the onlookers. The final part of the ride is a short roller coaster blast and into another pool of water.
Wait times at Journey to Atlantis range from 20 minutes but can exceed 45 minutes on a typical summer day. Quick Queue is available and there is a minimum height requirement of 42 inches. Any guest under 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion that is at least 14 years of age.
Personal belongings are not allowed on this ride and lockers are available outside the attraction’s entrance.
Super Grover’s Box Car Derby
Super Grover’s Box Car Derby is a family-friendly roller coaster than is perfect for kids under the age of 12. Formerly the Shamu Express coaster, this attraction is located in Sesame Street Land and features some minor thrills for the first time coaster riders.
Riders must be a minimum of 38 inches in height and those between 38 and 41 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Due to the attractions limited capacity, wait times can exceed 30 minutes on a typical summer day.
Pipeline: The Surf Coaster
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.
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.
Penguin Trek (Coming 2024)
Located in the Antarctica area of SeaWorld, Penguin Trek is currently under construction and anticipated to open in late 2024. This family-friendly launch coaster will travel at speeds of up to 43 miles per hour in an indoor / outdoor environment.
We can’t wait to ride Penguin Trek in 2024!
Where Should We Stay When Visiting the SeaWorld Orlando?
While there are no “on-site” hotels at SeaWorld Orlando, there are a host of hotels that are “Official SeaWorld” hotels and SeaWorld “Partner” hotels. There are a number of benefits from staying at an official or partner hotel with the difference being that official hotels include a complimentary one time Quick Queue pass per person each day of your stay.
- Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
- DoubleTree by Hilton at SeaWorld
- Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld
Some of our favorite SeaWorld hotel partners include:
- Hilton Orlando International Drive
- Courtyard by Marriott International Drive
Other recommended hotels near SeaWorld:
- JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
- Homewood Suites Orlando
- Parc Solei by Hilton Grand Vacations