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Final track section installed on SeaWorld Orlando’s Ice Breaker

Ice Breaker is on track to launch this Spring. The final track section and the first train were installed early this week at SeaWorld Orlando. Not only is Ice Breaker SeaWorld Orlando’s first ever launch coaster but it also features Florida’s steepest beyond-vertical drop. A Sky Rocket from Premier Rides, this new attraction will feature four airtime filled launches that accelerate riders both forwards and backwards. Thrill seekers will love being propelled in reverse up the nearly 10-story spike where they experience Florida’s steepest beyond-vertical drop at an angle of 100º. The final track piece completes the coaster course along which riders will travel more than 2,700 feet (823 m) at speeds of more than 50 mph (80 kph).

“It can run not one, but two trains through the use of a unique, high-speed horizontal track switch,” advised Brian Andrelczyk, Vice President of Design and Engineering. “The fun is just getting started … The launch track itself is special because we have an airtime hill on either side, so you’re going to get airtime on every hit of that launch – that totals to 16 hits of airtime throughout the entire layout! It’s going to be a really exciting ride keeping you out of your seat almost as much as you’re in it.”

“We are extremely proud to reach this important milestone,” note Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides. “The ride looks spectacular and the installation has been a great team effort. We are honored to be a part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s formula for success by supplying this one-of-a-kind, record-breaking coaster that is sure to be a must-see attraction this spring.”

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