SeaWorld San Antonio's Steel Eel roller coaster is the only one of its kind in the Southwest. This "hypercoaster" delivers the heart-pounding periods of weightlessness or air-time that coaster enthusiasts seek. From its 150-foot first drop and full camelback hill to its 44-degree banked curve, Steel Eel is packed with state-of-the-art ride features. During the three-minute adventure, you'll fly along 3,700-feet of track and reach a top speed of 65 miles-per-hour.
Over the years Steel Eel has been the subject of debate. Some coaster enthusiasts refuse to classify it as a hypercoaster, despite having all of the required elements, simply because it stands less 200-feet tall. It's foolish logic and Steel Eel is most certainly one.
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Opening date: March 6, 1999
Train has six cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,200 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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