A new generation of coaster, the first of its kind in North America, combining the thrill of the sea, the adrenaline rush of a multi-launch roller coaster and the inspiration of animal rescue is coming to SeaWorld San Antonio in 2017, Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster.



Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster will boast variety of features inspired by the reality of jet skiing across a body of water. The unique jet ski-style car design will be the first such coaster design in North America and will engage riders in a straddled seating position. The design will allow riders to lean into a series of banked and serpentine turns, and grip the handle bars as they race over hills designed for maximum airtime, and two high acceleration launches.

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halloween-time-at-the-disneyland-resort-in-2016Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort offers two new reasons for guests to visit this year­­ - a special celebration at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror with a chance to “drop in” like never before, and the debut of the Frightfully Fun Parade at...
universal-orlando-halloween-horror-nights-in-2016On select nights September 16 - October 31, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida is transformed into the very popular Halloween Horror Nights. The new lineup in Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort for 2016...
universal-studios-halloween-horror-nights-in-2016Universal Studios Hollywood present the ultimate Halloween Horror Nights lineup in 2016. On select nights Sept 16 - Nov 5 experience an all-new nightmare with the best titles ever, featuring scares from some of the most terrifying movies and television...
new-rides-at-six-flags-parks-in-2017Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, has announced details of all the rides and attractions coming to its theme parks in 2017, including many Warner Brothers and DC Comics branded attractions along with...
patriot-coaster-at-californias-great-america-in-2017California’s Great America has now announced that for the 2017 season, it will introduce Patriot, the first floorless coaster in the park’s 41-year history. Patriot will emerge from the soon to be retired Vortex coaster, one of the oldest stand up...
classic-rides-in-county-fair-at-carowinds-in-2017Carowinds will be bringing back some oldies but goodies with a new County Fair section of the park in 2017. In addition to four new classic rides that everyone in the family can enjoy together, there will also be a re-themed roller coaster and some...
hershey-triple-tower-drops-at-hersheypark-in-2017Hersheypark in Hershey, PA, has announced its newest attraction, Hershey Triple Tower, slated to debut for the 2017 Springtime In The Park event, comprised of three drop towers of three different heights: Hershey’s Tower, Reese’s Tower and...
new-wooden-coaster-mystic-timbers-at-kings-island-in-2017Kings Island has announced what is already one of the most highly-anticipated new rides for 2017, the wooden roller coaster Mystic Timbers.Themed to an area surrounding a lumber company becoming overrun by a mysterious medusa-like overgrowth of vines as...
guardians-of-the-galaxy-at-disneyland-in-2017The Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to the Disneyland Resort in California, as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ is transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! in Disney California Adventure Park.Beginning in Summer 2017, guests at...
win-park-maps-from-our-11-parks-in-11-states-tourOver the course of 22 days in June 2016, we traveled across 11 states and visited 11 of the best theme parks in the US. Here's where we were and when:Six Flags Great America in Illinois, on June 6Cedar Point in Ohio, on June 8Kings Island in Ohio, on...
refurbishment-of-hulk-coaster-at-universal-orlandoThe Incredible Hulk Coaster in Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando to relaunch with a new story, new ride vehicles, new queue experience and new entrance.When The Incredible Hulk Coaster re-opens in Summer 2016 the only things you’ll...
guide-to-whats-new-at-walt-disney-world-in-2016An incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences will debut this year across all four Walt Disney World theme parks and beyond. There will be new nighttime experiences at Disney's Animal Kingdom, an enchanting new Frozen ride at Epcot, an...
-the-wizarding-world-at-universal-hollywood-opensFollowing many weeks of soft openings, a star-studded premiere and the grand opening, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now open every day for all visitors, including the land’s signature attraction Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in...
ninjago-the-ride-at-legoland-florida-in-2017LEGOLAND Florida has announced the addition of NINJAGO World in 2017, including the interactive attraction NINJAGO - The Ride. The new land and ride will be a version of the experience opening at LEGOLAND California in 2016.Guests will enter NINJAGO...
new-wooden-coaster-at-busch-gardens-williamsburgBusch Gardens Williamsburg has announced the addition of an all new wooden coaster in 2017, featuring a top speed of 48 mph, a 74 foot drop, 9 airtime hills and 2,118 feet of track.The story goes that a great battle will ensue in the trappers' village of...
luigis-rollickin-roadsters-at-disneyland-in-2016Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters has now opened in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. The all-new experience at Disneyland in California features a trackless ride system and has replaced Luigi's Flying Tyres, the floating bumper car type ride that...
virtual-reality-coasters-at-six-flags-parks-in-2016Six Flags will debut North America’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coaster experiences at nine theme parks in 2016, in a partnership with Samsung.In partnership with Samsung, Six Flags is taking its signature brand of thrills to the next level and...
rivers-of-light-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-in-2016Rivers of Light, the first-ever night-time show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, will officially debut at the theme park on April 22nd 2016.The show, set on Discovery River in the Asia section of the theme park, will depict an ancient...
ocean-explorer-for-seaworld-san-diego-in-2017SeaWorld San Diego will unveil a new Ocean Explorer attraction in 2017 that will combine aquariums, rides and digital technologies to engage visitors in an experience centered on exploration and adventure which will inspire them to protect the wonders of...
new-infinity-coaster-the-monster-at-adventurelandA new Infinity Coaster from Gerstlauer is heading to Adventureland in Iowa, the $9 million roller coaster The Monster opens in June 2016 as the first of its kind in the United States.The Monster will have a 2500 foot steel track, a 133 foot vertical...
new-launch-coaster-phobia-at-lake-compounceLake Compounce, the family theme park in Connecticut, will be adding triple launch roller coaster Phobia with linear synchronous motor (LSM) technology in the summer of 2016. Named Phobia, the Phear Coaster, the ride addresses many common “phobias” with...
storm-chaser-coaster-at-kentucky-kingdom-in-2016Kentucky Kingdom will open Storm Chaser, their fifth and newest roller coaster, in 2016. It will be the second new roller coaster to be constructed at the theme park in a period of only two years. They have commissioned Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC)...
restoration-of-ghostrider-at-knotts-berry-farmGreat Coasters International are working with Knott's Berry Farm in California to restore their iconic wooden roller coaster GhostRider, as part of Ghost Town's 75th Anniversary. GhostRider is currently undergoing a full restoration and will reopen in...
the-legend-coaster-reborn-at-holiday-world-in-2016Great Coasters International are working with Holiday World to enhance their iconic wooden roller coaster The Legend, as the theme park celebrates its 70th birthday.The Legend is reborn in 2016, with 1,335 feet of new track, the addition of a fifth...
construction-of-cobras-curse-at-busch-gardens-tampaBusch Gardens Tampa puts a spin on family thrills in 2016 with a brand new family thrill ride from Mack – Cobra’s Curse. Check out the official construction photos of this new spin coaster in Florida, the only one of its kind in the world and featuring a...
construction-of-lightning-rod-coaster-at-dollywoodCheck out the official construction photos of Lightning Rod, both the world’s fastest wood coaster and the world’s first launching wood coaster, opening at Dollywood in March 2016. Set to roll to the starting line in March 2016, Lightning Rod adds...
construction-of-valravn-dive-coaster-at-cedar-pointCedar Point will change the Lake Erie skyline once again with over 3,400 feet of thrill ride innovation when it introduces Valravn (val-rey-vuhn), the world’s tallest, fastest, longest dive coaster, in 2016. Check out the official construction photos of...
mako-coaster-at-seaworld-orlando-constructionSurfacing in 2016 at SeaWorld Orlando will be Mako, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track. Check out the official construction photos of what will become Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster...
the-best-new-rides-at-us-theme-parks-in-20162016 is set to be another bumper year with new rides coming to Universal and Disney theme parks in Florida and California, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, Cedar Point, Dollywood, LEGOLAND California, Carowinds, California's Great America and the...
mass-effect-at-californias-great-america-in-2016California’s Great America and Electronic Arts (EA) are teaming up to create a first-of-its-kind guest experience at Great America. The dynamic new attraction will feature settings and characters from EA’scritically acclaimed Mass Effect videogame series...
new-rescue-rides-at-seaworld-parks-from-2017SeaWorld has revealed plans for three new SeaWorld Rescue rides at their theme parks, including a jet ski themed family rolller coaster planned at SeaWorld San Antonio in 2017.The launched roller coaster looks very similar to the Jet Rescue ride at Sea...
jimmy-fallon-ride-at-universal-orlando-in-2017Inspired by the popular Tonight Show segment, Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon will pit guests against Jimmy in a wild race through one of the world’s greatest cities when in opens in Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort in...
plants-vs-zombies-3d-game-for-carowinds-in-2016Carowinds will open the world’s first intra-active 3D game experience, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, in spring 2016 – adding to the park’s family line-up of thrills for all ages.An intra-active experience means the game allows players to interact...
flying-dinosaur-coaster-at-universal-studios-japanWe made a trip to Universal Studios Japan to check out this counterpart to Universal's theme parks in the US, and snapped some photos of the construction of their new roller coaster for 2016, The Flying Dinosaur.The new B&M Flying Coaster will...
ninjago-the-ride-at-legoland-california-in-2016LEGOLAND California has announced the addition of a brand new NINJAGO land in 2016 introducing, NINJAGO - The Ride. The new ride will feature technology never seen at any other theme park in the world when it opens.Guests will enter the new NINJAGO land...
valravn-a-new-dive-coaster-at-cedarpoint-in-2016Cedar Point will change the Lake Erie skyline once again with over 3,400 feet of thrill ride innovation when it introduces Valravn (val-rey-vuhn), the world’s tallest, fastest, longest dive coaster, in 2016. Check out all the details and images of this...
new-rides-at-six-flags-parks-in-2016Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, has announced a wide-ranging lineup of exciting and innovative rides and attractions coming to its theme parks in 2016, including coasters, interactive rides, expanded...
star-wars-land-at-walt-disney-world-and-disneylandDisney has announced that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland Park at Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida, and before that an updated Star Tours, Star Wars Launch Bay and Season of the...
toy-story-land-for-studios-at-walt-disney-worldDisney has unveiled plans for Toy Story Land to be built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. The new land, inspired by the Toy Story film franchise, will allow guests to shrink to the size of a toy and explore the world of...
launch-coaster-lightning-rod-at-dollywood-in-2016Dollywood has announced the addition of Lightning Rod, both the world’s fastest wood coaster and the world’s first launching wood coaster. Set to roll to the starting line in March 2016, Lightning Rod adds another groundbreaking roller coaster to the...
fast-and-furious-open-at-universal-studios-hollywoodFast & Furious—Supercharged premieres as the new grand finale to the world famous Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood.Fast & Furious—Supercharged is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furious...
frozen-ever-after-ride-in-epcot-at-walt-disney-worldA brand new "Frozen Ever After" ride is coming to Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida, the family attraction will be opening in 2016 at the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase.Walt Disney promised that Disneyland would never be completed, so long...
the-wizarding-world-at-universal-hollywood-in-2016The countdown begins as Universal Studios Hollywood announces the Spring 2016 arrival of The Wizarding World and the introduction of the land’s signature attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in hyper-realistic 3D-HD.More than five years in...
six-flags-justice-league-4d-dark-rides-now-openSix Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis — in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment — have opened two new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark rides. Named by USA Today as one of the most anticipated new attractions of the year,...
universal-orlandos-volcano-bay-water-park-in-2017Universal Orlando Resort has announced an entirely new water park experience for 2017. Universal's Volcano Bay will join their two popular theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, to become the resort’s third immersive...
cobras-curse-busch-gardens-tampa-spin-coasterBusch Gardens Tampa puts a spin on family thrills in 2016 with a brand new family thrill ride from Mack – Cobra’s Curse. This spin coaster is the only one of its kind in the world, featuring a vertical lift and taking riders on a whirlwind adventure of...
mako-hypercoaster-at-seaworld-orlando-in-2016Surfacing in 2016 at SeaWorld Orlando will be Mako, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track. Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster...
batman-coaster-opens-at-six-flags-fiesta-texasSix Flags Fiesta Texas has unveiled the most exciting coaster in the park’s 23-year history — BATMAN: The Ride. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to “face their fears” as they flip head-over-heels...
twisted-colossus-and-wicked-cyclone-hybrid-coasters-now-openSix Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England have opened their state-of-the-art hybrid coasters, Twisted Colossus and Wicked Cyclone. The two hybrid coasters at the popular Six Flags theme parks launched on May 23rd and 24th respectively after...
iron-reef-4d-dark-ride-opens-at-knotts-berry-farmVoyage to the Iron Reef, a spectacular new interactive 4D dark ride attraction, is now open at Knott's Berry Farm in California. The new 4D dark ride attraction is located in the former Kingdom of the Dinosaurs building."Ever since construction crews...
mantis-becomes-rougarou-at-cedar-point-for-2015Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, has introduced a dynamically new riding experience to the former Mantis roller coaster by unleashing Rougarou in 2015.Named after a terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore, Rougarou...
king-kong-will-return-to-universal-orlando-in-2016King Kong will return to Universal Orlando Resort in 2016 after a 14 year absence in the groundbreaking new attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, which has been confirmed.The new attraction will open in the summer of 2016 at Universal’s Islands of...
thunderbird-coaster-at-holiday-world-is-now-openThunderbird, the nation’s first launched wing coaster, is now open at Holiday World including a 0-60mph launch in 3.5 seconds, plus multiple inversions and near-misses. Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through thickly...
seaworld-orlandos-new-roller-coaster-in-2016SeaWorld has revealed that they will open the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando for 2016, it will be 200-foot-tall and be the third major roller coaster at the park.The teaser posted by SeaWorld Orlando:"Something is stirring beneath...
tempesto-coaster-at-busch-gardens-williamsburg-in-2015157 feet tall & 60 mph fast LSM Catapult Coaster called Tempesto will join Festa Italia in Busch Gardens Williamsburg for 2015, which will be the the seventh coaster at the park.The new roller coaster, which is currently under construction, will be a...
giga-coaster-fury-325-at-carowinds-is-now-openFury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster, has been unleashed at Carowinds as part of a $50 million dollar multiyear investment, with rave reviews from enthusiasts.For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas...
fast-and-furious-at-universal-studios-hollywoodUniversal Studios Hollywood showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of its upcoming Fast & Furious—Supercharged thrill ride and reveals its eagerly-awaited opening date as Thursday, June 25, 2015.The captivating 90-second behind-the-scenes...
luigis-flying-tyres-at-disneyland-to-be-replacedLuigi's Flying Tyres leaves Disney California Adventure in 2015 but an all-new experience is coming in 2016 featuring a trackless ride system to replace the floating bumper cars.The new ride, called Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, will feature a fleet of...
laff-trakk-cannibal-and-silver-dollar-photo-updateIt's not just the biggest theme parks in the United States with new rides for 2015. Check out the official photos showing off the ongoing construction of Laff Trakk at Hersheypark, Cannibal at Lagoon Park and FireFall in new land Fireman's Landing at...
new-hotel-and-land-at-legoland-florida-in-2015LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort officially opens May 15, 2015 followed by Heartlake City, the newest land based on the popular LEGO Friends, opening in Summer.  General Manager of LEGOLAND Hotel, Kevin Carr, said “LEGOLAND Hotel offers a...
six-flags-parks-new-rides-in-2015-photo-updateOfficial photos of the construction of Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England, Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain, BATMAN: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St....
rougarou-fury-325-thunderbird-photo-updateTo whet your appetite for a few of this year's most exciting new roller coasters in the United States, here are some recent official photos showing off the construction of Rougarou at Cedar Point, Fury 325 at Carowinds and Thunderbird Holiday World....
2-new-additions-at-legoland-california-in-2015A galaxy far, far away and some new Friends took center stage as LEGOLAND California announced two major additions for 2015, brand new Star Wars and Friends attractions.General Manager Peter Ronchetti shared the family theme park’s 2014 successes before...
iron-reef-4d-dark-ride-at-knotts-berry-farm-in-2015A spectacular new interactive 4D dark ride attraction is coming to Knott's Berry Farm next year. Surfacing in Spring 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef adds high-tech fun for everyone.The new dark ride attraction will be located in the former Kingdom of the...
two-new-family-rides-for-kings-island-in-2015Two new family rides, Woodstock Gliders and Snoopy’s Space Buggies, will be joining Planet Snoopy at Kings Island in 2015 -  as well as other improvements around the park.The first of the new rides is Woodstock Gliders, a classic flying scooters...
pandora-the-world-of-avatar-at-walt-disney-worldThe new land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World that will immerse guests in the mystical world of Pandora from the blockbuster film Avatar has been named, Pandora – The World of Avatar.Pandora – The World of Avatar is a key part of the...

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