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Opening Date Announced for Central Florida’s Newest Coaster

Many people automatically think of Walt Disney World when the Orlando area is mentioned, but that isn’t the only game in town. Central Florida is often referred to as the Theme Park Capital of the World, because there are so many thrills!

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The newest roller coaster coming to the Orlando area is Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando. The opening date has been announced, riders from the general public will be able to experience it starting on February 18!

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There will be special ride opportunities for SeaWorld Annual Passholders. It is not yet known if they will be able to ride before the general public, or if they will be able to sign up for a spot to skip the standby line.

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Some of the biggest thrill rides in Central Florida are found at SeaWorld Orlando. Kraken, Mako, and Manta are three of the coasters that Ice Breaker will be joining.

Here’s the description of Ice Breaker from the SeaWorld Orlando website:

Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker will feature four airtime filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida – a 93 feet tall spike with 100 degree angle. The thrills continue as riders fly over a near vertical tophat maneuver into a series of exciting twists, turns, and airtime hills. The brand-new coaster will be located across from Wild Arctic and opens February 18, 2022.

The maximum high of Ice Breaker will be 93 feet, and it will reach a speed of 52 miles per hour. Guests must be at least 48 inches tall in order to ride.

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Ice Breaker got off to a bit of a rough start, and it had nothing to do with the ride itself. It was originally supposed to open in 2020, but construction was halted because of Covid-19. We’re glad that it will soon welcome riders!

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.