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Steel Eel

SeaWorld San Antonio

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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.

See related: Steel Eel Pictures

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1999 Steel Hypercoaster Morgan Manufacturing
  • Height
    144
    feet
  • Drop
    150
    feet
  • Angle Of Descent
    60°
    degrees
  • Length
    3,700
    feet
  • Top Speed
    65
    miles per hour
  • G-force
    3.5
    G's
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 20 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    1200
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 36 passenger
     

Steel Eel Facts & History

Features: 150-foot drop, 65-foot drop, 113-foot drop, four humps and S-curve back to station

Opening date: March 6, 1999

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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