The World’s Tallest and Fastest Screaming Swing Ride Is Coming to Texas
Hey there adrenaline junkies, you might want to add San Antonio to your list of places to visit because there're some big things in the works.
According to a press release from Seaworld Parks & Entertainment, the company is debuting 11 new rides and attractions across 10 different parks in the U.S.
More Fun Times Ahead
Seaworld isn't just adding a slew of new rides next year, they're actually expanding and creating a whole new West Coast park called Sesame Place San Diego that will open in March 2022.
I guess that means not everyone has beef with Sesame Street.
"We have an ambitious goal of creating something new and meaningful in every one of our parks," said Marc Swanson, Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. "These new rides and attractions are part of that commitment and as we look ahead to 2022, we have what we believe is our most significant and exciting lineup of new rides, attractions, events and upgrades in our history."
Of course, in Texas we always have to do things bigger and better, so it's fitting that Seaworld decided to create a world record breaking attraction in the Lonestar state.
Coming in the spring of 2022 is SeaWorld San Antonio's newest attraction, the Tidal Surge.
You may have ridden a "swing" style ride before, but I guarantee that Seaworld's new attraction will put what you're thinking of to shame.
The Tidal Surge boasts two pendulum-like arms that swing back and forth, reaching a max speed of 68 MPH! Each swing will take you faster and higher, all the way up to 135 feet at its peak. 40 guests can ride at one time, all while their legs dangle and they experience plenty of negative G force moments.
But Wait, There's More
Beating the Texas heat is always at the top of the agenda each summer, and Aquatica San Antonio has added the perfect attraction to help.
The all new Riptide Race is coming in the spring of 2022. The attraction is a splashy dueling racer water-slide that begins at the top of a 51 foot tower. From there, you'll race through 565 feet of slides with the aim of beating your competition!
So what do you think? Will you be making a trip to check out these new attractions next year?