Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas

Posted in SeaWorld San Antonio on Friday, June 16, 2017
Author: Josh Gilson

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Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster is the first ride in the SeaWorld portfolio that speaks to the company’s rescue mission, combining the thrill of a coaster with the adrenaline rush of a marine animal rescue.

Wave Breaker’s unique jet-ski style ride vehicle engages riders in a straddled seating position, emboldening them to grip the handlebars and lean into a series of banked and serpentine turns as they race into action.

We were able to ride the front & back of the train of Jet-Ski style ride vehicles and both were amazing. While in the front you have the rush of the wind and lead the train, the back does provide a pulling feeling that seems faster and just as exhilarating. Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster is a great addition to the roller coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio and is a delight for the whole family (48" and above that is). 

“Wave Breaker is an exciting and novel coaster for families to ride together, and adds to SeaWorld’s strong lineup of top-rated coasters,” said SeaWorld San Antonio Park President Carl Lum. “But what truly delights me is that this attraction best represents what SeaWorld is all about – it brings together the best of SeaWorld in one thrilling ride, and carries a message that leaves guests feeling inspired.”

Guests board Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster in a queue themed with stories from some of the more than 30,000 rescues by the SeaWorld Rescue Team over the past 50 years. Before launch, riders are assigned a mission – a sea turtle, dolphin or sea lion rescue. After the mission briefing, riders grip the handlebars and prepare to race into action covering 2,600-feet of track. The ride launches directly over the water, creating the sensation that riders are racing across the park’s lake. Each rescue mission takes a train of 16 riders through a more than three minute ride, reaching speeds of up to 44 mph and heights up to 61-feet.

“Wave Breaker provides a coaster experience unlike anything in the current theme park landscape,” said SeaWorld Vice President of Theme Park Development Mike Denninger. “While other coasters feature dramatic changes in speed, once you hit Wave Breaker’s first launch you are moving fast throughout the entire ride. When you combine that consistent high speed with the banked and serpentine turns throughout the ride track that is 90 percent over the surface of the water, you get an unparalleled ride experience.”

While the ride tops out at 44 mph (71 km/h), the lap bar style restraint makes your upper body feel free, as if you really are riding a Wave Runner on the water. Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster truly is a one-of-a-kind ride and must be experienced for yourself!

Reference Link(s): SeaWorld Wave Breaker Ride Website Rate & View Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster on Thrillz

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