ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld annual pass holders can ride the park’s newest roller coaster Friday, but Channel 9′s Q McCray got a sneak peek at what you can expect.
Pipeline: The Surf Coaster is a standing coaster meant to make you feel like you’re riding a surfboard.
You start the ride standing, but you don’t stay that way for long.
“You are standing in the beginning, then your seat moves up and down, fluctuating 4 inches up and down,” said Rob McNicholas, vice president of operations at SeaWorld Orlando.
Q said it truly feels like you’re catching a wave only 110 feet in the air and moving at a maximum speed of 60 mph. You can watch his real-time reaction to the ride in the video below:
The coaster is located at the front of the park between Flamecraft Bar and Bayside Stadium.
The ride opens to the general public on May 27.
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