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SeaWorld San Antonio Reveals Plans for the Tallest, Fastest and Longest Wooden Roller Coaster in Texas

Chuck Cureau |

“Texas Stingray” launches into action in Spring 2020

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2019) – Today, SeaWorld San Antonio announced exciting details about Texas Stingray – the soon to be tallest, fastest and longest wooden roller coaster in the state of Texas, set to open in spring 2020. This record-breaking coaster, which will reach a top speed of 55 mph, will be located across from the new Turtle Reef exhibit between Orca Stadium and the Rio Loco river rapids ride.

Texas Stingray marks a new wave of excitement for SeaWorld,” said SeaWorld San Antonio’s Vice President of General Services Scott Bacon. “We continue to provide new reasons to visit SeaWorld and offer exciting new adventures for our guests with a blend of thrilling rides, family attractions and incredible animal and educational experiences.”

What’s in store for Texas Stingray riders? A breathtaking hundred-foot drop, a sensory-bending hundred-foot tunnel and much more:

TEXAS STINGRAY RIDE STATS

  • TYPE OF RIDE:                           Wooden Roller Coaster – Tallest, Fastest and Longest in Texas
  • SPECIAL FEATURES:                   57° first drop and 76° high turns
  • RIDE LENGTH:                           3,379 feet of track
  • DROP HEIGHTH:                        100-ft. drop
  • MAXIMUM SPEED:                    55 mph
  • MAXIMUM HEIGHTH:                96 feet
  • TUNNEL:                                   100 feet
  • AIRTIME HILLS:                          16 airtime hills
  • MINIMUM RIDER HEIGHT:         Riders must be 46 inches or taller
  • RIDE DURATION:                       More than two minutes
  • LOCATION:                               Spanning the new Turtle Reef exhibit between Orca Stadium and the                                         Rio Loco river rapids ride
  • RIDE MANUFACTURER:              Great Coasters International (GCI)
  • RIDE OPEN DATE:                      Spring 2020

Texas Stingray marks a major addition to SeaWorld San Antonio’s gravity-defying roller coaster portfolio. With Texas Stingray, the park will now be home to five unique coaster experiences. Spanning a range of ages and thrills, Texas Stingray joins:

  1. Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster – a double-launch, jet ski-inspired coaster based on marine animal rescue missions
  2. Great White – a floorless steel roller coaster that challenges riders to 360-degree flips, breathtaking loops, corkscrews and thrilling curves at speeds of up to 50 mph
  3. Steel Eel – a true hypercoaster featuring a 15-story vertical drop, followed by a series of camelbacks giving riders periods of weightlessness
  4. Super Grover’s Box Car Derby – a junior-sized steel roller coaster perfect for families with younger children

The best way for guests to enjoy Texas Stingray next year, and all of SeaWorld, is with a Fun Card or Annual Pass. Now through Oct. 27, 2019, guests can buy a SeaWorld Fun Card for just $67.50 and enjoy the rest of the 2019 season FREE, as well as the entire 2020 SeaWorld season. For only $89.99, guests can buy a TWO PARK Fun Card and get access to BOTH SeaWorld and Aquatica for the rest of 2019 and the full 2020 season. For more information, including how to save up to 30% on SeaWorld Silver, Gold, and Platinum Annual Passes, visit SeaWorldSanAntonio.com.

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About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 35,000 animals in need over the last 55 years.