SeaWorld has announced it will be adding some brand new rides to its parks in 2024 – and a new Jellyfish exhibit for its SeaWorld San Diego location.
According to a press release from SeaWorld, new rides will be coming to every SeaWorld park in spring 2024 – and each ride will have a different marine theme!
SeaWorld Orlando will be getting a new rollercoaster called “Penguin Trek.” The family friendly coaster will transport riders on an unforgettable expedition through the Antarctic wilderness aboard unique snowmobile styled ride cars traversing an indoor/outdoor track that ends at the penguin habitat where riders can experience the enchanting world of these remarkable animals.
SeaWorld San Antonio guests will be able to experience the first splash of the anticipated arrival of Catapult Falls, the world’s first launched flume coaster and the only vertical lift in North America. First announced in 2022, it will feature the world’s steepest flume drop, North America’s only vertical lift flume coaster, and the tallest flume drop in Texas. The coaster will launch riders from 0 to 45 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds, sending them plummeting down a 90-degree drop. It will also feature a series of twists and turns, as well as a splashdown at the end. Catapult Falls is sure to be a thrilling experience for guests of all ages.
This family friendly ride will catapult through the launch at speeds of 30 feet per second, allowing riders to feel the rush of a coaster while experiencing the rocking and swaying of riding on a track of water.
Anybody else feel that chill in the air? 🐧❄️ pic.twitter.com/jSSrS8zMvn— SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) September 27, 2023
Meanwhile, in SeaWorld San Diego, Jellyfish will take front and center stage courtesy of “Jewels of the Sea: The Jellyfish Experience.” The first of its kind for SeaWorld parks, the Jellyfish Experience will be the newest immersive and interactive aquarium at the park.
Nestled within the Ocean’s Explorer area, guests to the new exhibit will be greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes in three unique galleries as if diving into the heart of the ocean. Glowing with an ethereal light, Moon Jellyfish, Pacific Sea Nettles, Upside-Down Jellyfish, and Comb Jellies will gracefully glide through the water, showcasing their hypnotic movements that seem almost unworldly. The experience features an 18-foot-tall cylinder, among the tallest jelly cylinders in the country, a 10-foot-tall acrylic living arch of jellyfish for guests to walk through for views from multiple angles, plus a vivid display from walls to ceiling that show virtual oceanic moments, ranging from calm waters to dynamic, energetic crescendos. Guests can also upgrade their experience with a behind-the-scenes tour led by an aquarist and learn more about jellyfish propagation and have hands-on experience to touch the ocean’s translucent treasures.
Enter the world of the jellyfish in a more stunning, immersive way than ever before. Coming to SeaWorld San Diego in 2024, Jewels of the Sea: The Jellyfish Experience will be our newest interactive aquarium & the first of its kind at our parks! Learn more: https://t.co/3qlkbFVRtv pic.twitter.com/L7n38hI59S— SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) September 28, 2023
“2024 looks to be another fun year with exciting new rides in our parks and our first jellyfish exhibit,” said Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “We know our fans will delight in the all-new lineup of marine life inspired experiences that gives everyone even more new ways to really enjoy our parks. And when they do, they can feel good knowing that a portion of proceeds goes toward our rescue and conservation work.”