BREAKING – SeaWorld Orlando announces 200 foot roller coaster

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Just days ago rumors were floating around of a possible new roller coaster coming to SeaWorld.

Well it seems the park just officially announced that they are bringing the biggest coaster in Orlando to its park in 2016.

Here is the official statement from SeaWorld on the new coaster:

Something is stirring beneath the surface at SeaWorld Orlando, preparing to rise from the ocean depths and soar to thrilling new heights. Get ready for the frenzy of SeaWorld’s new 200-foot-tall coaster. In 2016, this thriller will take its place atop the food chain as Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster. More details on the new addition will surface in late-May. SeaWorld is a one-of-a-kind theme park with a variety of attractions including awe-inspiring animal encounters, thrilling rides and spectacular shows. Follow #nothingfaster as the frenzy starts.

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Few details were announced about it other than it will be at least 200 feet tall and will also be the fastest and longest in Orlando.  That means it will be longer than Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens, which stands at 4,429 feet long, which is currently the longest coaster in Orlando.  It will be faster than Sheikra at Busch Gardens Tampa, which has a top speed of 70 mph.

The coaster is rumored to be built back behind Kraken and the entrance will be located near Shark Encounter.  With a location near Shark Encounter, one is wondering if we could expect some sort of shark theme with the coaster?  SeaWorld in San Antonio already has the Great White inverted roller coaster.

We will keep you posted as we hear more. The announcement apparently happened at a private event for ticket partners this morning.

Photos via I Love SeaWorld

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83