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California's first floorless dive coaster, Emperor, will open at SeaWorld for summer 2020. With a theme based on the Emperor Penguin this Bolliger & Mabillard Dive Coaster will be the tallest and fastest coaster of its kind in California. Thrill-seekers seated in a three car, floorless train will ascend 153-feet before dropping 143-feet straight down at a 90-degree angle. Emperor will be the most thrilling coaster in San Diego reaching a maximum speed of 60+ miles-per-hour and tackling three inverting elements– an Immelmann loop, Barrel Roll and Corkscrew.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2021 Steel Dive Coaster, Multielement Bolliger & Mabillard

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 90°
  • Drop: 143 feet
  • Height: 153 feet
  • Inversions: 3
  • Length: 2,411 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 18 passenger
  • Top Speed: 60 mph

Emperor Facts & History

Inversions: Immelmann, Barrel Roll, Corkscrew

July 29, 2020 – SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announced all unopened new rides slated for 2020, including Emperor at SeaWorld San Diego, will instead open in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov 19, 2019 – When first revealed this roller coaster was named Mako, but during the IAAPA Orlando trade show SeaWorld announced it would be called Emperor.

Train has three cars with one row each, seating six abreast per row.

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