Electric Eel—San Diego’s tallest and fastest roller coaster with astounding loops, twists and airtime—opens to the public on May 12! Electric Eel features multiple- launch experiences that propel riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 mph in seconds. Riders then rocket skyward nearly 150 feet where they brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as they crest the top before breathlessly returning to the station. Plus, Electric Eel will offer riders the only upside-down view of Mission Bay! With the purchase of a SeaWorld Annual Pass between now and May 12, members can be among the first to ride Electric Eel, and enjoy unlimited SeaWorld admission for a year, all for less than $10 a month.
“Electric Eel will bring a whole new level of excitement to SeaWorld,” said SeaWorld San
Diego’s park president, Marilyn Hannes. “This new, first-of-its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give
riders the rare opportunity to feel what it’s like to move like an eel, twisting and flipping along
nearly 900 feet of undulating track.” Complementing the coaster are a hypnotic live eel habitat featuring a collection of California moray eels, and an interactive educational experience called Mission: Deep Discovery, which will allow a team of one to four players to embark on a virtual deep sea adventure aboard a manned-vehicle while they encounter the marvels of the deep ocean.
“We always strive to provide new reasons to visit SeaWorld and give our guests experiences
that matter with a blend of exciting rides and incredible animal and educational experiences,” added Hannes. “We want our guests from around the world to not only have a great time, but be
inspired to care about the ocean and the animals that live there.”
Electric Eel will definitely get guests “charged up,” but it’s not the only electrifying
experience at SeaWorld this summer: SeaWorld will debut the all-new Sesame Street Party Parade,
starting May 5 and continuing on Saturdays and Sundays through July 1; and Electric Ocean, the
award-winning nighttime entertainment extravaganza inspired by the bioluminescence of the
ocean, returns June 16 and runs on select dates through Sept. 3.
The Japanese company Sansei Technologies has completely taken over the Limburg roller coaster manufacturer Vekoma Rides. Little will change for the staff of the rollercoasters, let the company know. Vekoma is an important roller coaster who develops, manufactures and installs attractions. The builder has attractions in over forty countries. Examples include the Python, Vogel Rok and Villa Volta in the Efteling, the Condor and Robin Hood in Walibi and the Mine Train in the Slagharen amusement park.
Vekoma has 250 permanent employees and 100 temporary employees. "Nothing changes for them," says a spokesman for the company. "The name remains, the logo remains, the works council remains." Also the number of jobs does not change. However, Makoto Nakagawa, CEO of Sansei, will sit on the Supervisory Board of Vekoma. Vekoma will continue the current activities under the same name and will operate as an independent company, is the promise . The companies do not report a takeover amount.
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Dave Bautista Surprises Children At Give Kids The World Village To Celebrate Hasbro’s $1 Million Donation
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and will be featured in Avengers: Infinity War, stopped by Give Kids The World Village to meet with special fans and celebrate Hasbro’s donation of $1 million US worth of cash and products. The surprise is part of Marvel: The Universe Unites, an epic charity campaign combining the super powers of the cast of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War to help support children’s charities and count down to the launch of movie-related products on March 3.
Bautista commented, “Being here is such an honor, and to have the opportunity to spend time with the children and amazing staff of Give Kids The World who make it all happen is incredible. Hasbro’s donation will provide the gift of play and bring tremendous joy to the many children who visit.”
During his visit Bautista interacted with numerous children and delivered new toys from Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War—including his new film-inspired action figure. Give Kids The World fulfills the wishes of children with critical illnesses and their families by providing them with an unforgettable trip that includes a visit to their village in Central Florida and access to Walt Disney World Resort.