Specific Type: Sky Rocket II
In the summer of 2018 SeaWorld San Diego will be adding their tallest roller coaster to date called Electric Eel. At launch it will be the fastest ride in the park, the only roller coaster to go backwards, and the only inversion in the park. The ride itself is a Sky Rocket II model by Premier Rides, and the park says it will mimic the motions an electric eel would make in the wild? It will be the fourth Sky Rocket II model installed in the US and it will be just down the coast from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Superman Ultimate Flight, the original version of this ride.
The ride begins with a forward launch almost straight up, but the train fails to reach to the top, and riders fall backwards towards the station where they are met with a backwards launch. This launch propels the train even faster up and part way through the last element backwards giving riders a view straight out across the park. The train falls again into the station and riders experience the third launch pushing the speed to its max at 65 MPH. The train rockets straight up through a 180 degree twist and around the top. As the train clears the apex riders crests the highest point, and are treated to an in-line twist offering plenty of hang time and testing your bravery, don’t worry Sea World has installed comfort collars. Without a chance to recover the train dives straight down and twists 180 degrees to right as it enters the bottom of a non-inverting loop. You will crest the loop with a twist. This allows the train to ride on top of the loop and then twist again as the train dives back down into the station. Passing the load/unload area at speed one more time you climb, but fail to reach the top and drop backwards into the brakes as you return to the station to finish your ride.
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