Channel 9 gets behind-the-scenes look at Ice Breaker, SeaWorld’s upcoming ‘beyond vertical’ coaster

Eyewitness News took a behind-the-scenes tour of the new thrill ride, which is sandwiched between Shamu Stadium and the Bayside Stadium.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The newest roller coaster at SeaWorld, Ice Breaker, doesn’t open until later this year, but track is already twisting and turning around the park.

Eyewitness News took a behind-the-scenes tour of the new thrill ride, which is sandwiched between Shamu Stadium and the Bayside Stadium. Ice Breaker breaks ground for SeaWorld as the park’s first multi-directional launch coaster.

Read: Got a preschooler? Here’s how they can get into SeaWorld, Busch Gardens & Aquatica for free

Content Continues Below

The thrill ride features a 93-foot peak leaning forward 100 degrees, which the park is referring to as “beyond vertical.”

Most of the tracks are in place, and they were all made right here in the U.S., SeaWorld Vice President Brian Andrelczyk said -- the tracks came from Utah and the columns came from Kansas.

The new coaster is part of SeaWorld’s strategy to attract more visitors this year. Attendance was slightly down for the park in attendance and total revenue in the last quarterly tally, Park officials said the low numbers were due to Hurricane Dorian and a dismal Labor Day weekend in 2019.

Ice Breaker is slated to open this spring.