April 14, 2024

Thrilling New Attraction Opening in Time for Spring Break: SeaWorld to Open Catapult Falls, The World’s First Launched Flume Coaster, on March 2nd

San Antonio, TX – February 15, 2024 – SeaWorld San Antonio has just made a splash announcement that is sure to elevate the thrill-seeking experience for park visitors. The world-renowned marine park is set to unveil Catapult Falls, the globe’s inaugural launched flume coaster, on March 2nd, just in time for Spring Break festivities.

Catapult Falls isn’t just any ordinary flume ride; it boasts the steepest drop ever seen in this category of attractions. As the only flume ride in North America featuring a vertical lift, the ride promises an adrenaline-pumping experience like no other. To commemorate the grand opening on March 2nd, a special ceremony will take place at 11:30 am, treating the first 500 riders to exclusive Catapult Falls-themed silicone pint glasses.

SeaWorld Pass Members will enjoy an exclusive preview of Catapult Falls before its official debut, with dates for the sneak peek to be announced soon. The coaster, with 11 boats accommodating eight passengers each, seamlessly combines the excitement of a roller coaster with the rocking and swaying of a water ride.

Catapult Falls features North America’s only vertical lift, utilizing a cutting-edge elevator system to ascend riders at an exhilarating rate of seven feet per second. At its peak, riders will experience an awe-inspiring drop from over 55 feet at a heart-pounding angle of 53 degrees – setting the record for the steepest drop worldwide for this type of ride. The thrilling descent reaches speeds of over 37 miles per hour, culminating in a watery splashdown that drenches onlookers below.

Founded in 1964 in San Diego, SeaWorld has evolved into a global brand with parks in Texas and Orlando. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, SeaWorld is renowned not only for its thrilling rides but also for its commitment to animal care and rescue efforts. As the park marks this milestone, guests can anticipate a host of new attractions, character parades, presentations, shows, limited-edition food and beverage options, collectible merchandise, and special ticket offers.

For an optimal experience of Catapult Falls and everything SeaWorld has to offer, guests are encouraged to explore the benefits of a SeaWorld Season or Annual Pass. For a limited time, purchasers of a SeaWorld Pass will receive a complimentary season of Aquatica, providing unlimited access to both SeaWorld and Aquatica, along with exclusive perks such as free parking, guest tickets, VIP events, merchandise discounts, and more.

Don’t miss the grand opening of Catapult Falls at SeaWorld on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The park opens at 10:30 am, with the Grand Opening ceremony commencing at 11:30 am. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable aquatic adventure that promises thrills, spills, and plenty of family fun!