New documents out of SeaWorld Orlando hint at possibility of one of the rarest rollercoasters in the nation
SeaWorld Orlando still has plenty of work to do on Ice Breaker, its new coaster set to debut later this year, but the park is already developing plans for another big project. Permits filed with Orange County confirm a large project is in the works for the park’s Bayside Pathway, with rumors pointing to another custom-built signature coaster.
The construction of Mako began a multi-year updating process to the SeaWorld waterfront. Prior to that hyper coaster’s opening, nearly all of the rides were located in the northeast section of the park, away from many of the park’s more popular animal habitats. In an attempt to balance out the park, SeaWorld has slowly been working its way around the lake. 2016 saw Mako and the Shark Wreck Reef area open. In 2018, Infinity Falls opened in front of the former Hospitality House. Last year saw Sesame Street Place open, where Shamu’s Happy Harbor was previously located. This year will see Ice Breaker open just west, along the lakeshore. The final piece of the waterfront yet to receive any update is a section on the western edge of the lake, which includes a pathway mostly used for festivals but otherwise sits unused for large amounts of the year.