SeaWorld San Antonio will officially open Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster on June 16. Wave Breaker’s jet-ski style car is the first of its kind in North America. The unique design engages riders in a straddled position and allows them to grip the handle bars as they race through a series of high-speed maneuvers and not one, but two launches throughout the ride.
“Wave Breaker takes our purpose of entertaining and inspiring our guests to the next level,” said SeaWorld San Antonio Park President Carl Lum. “The jet-ski style car design and layout of the track make Wave Breaker an exhilarating ride for thrill-seekers of all ages. For the first time, our guests will also be able to feel what it’s like to race alongside our animal care team when a call for help comes in.”
Guests will board Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster in a queue-house themed with stories from some of the 30,000 rescues the SeaWorld Rescue Team has been involved with over the past 50 years. Before launch, riders will be assigned a mission – a sea turtle, dolphin or sea lion rescue. After that, guests will board their jet ski and head out for a thrilling rescue mission, much of which is located over water. Each rescue mission will take 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.