Emperor Opens at SeaWorld San Diego

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March 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PST

Close up of a family on the new Emperor rollercoaster at SeaWorld on a sunny day in San Diego, California, USA

Emperor, the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in all of California, will open on March 12 at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready to plunge 90 degrees and soar up to 60 miles per hour through exhilarating loops on this exciting Emperor penguin-inspired thrill ride, feeling your feet dangle above the track on the state’s only floorless dive coaster!


Emperor will open March 12, 2022

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artist rendition of the emperor roller coaster in SeaWorld San Diego, California, USA


Opening on March 12, 2022, Emperor is the newest addition to the park’s thrill rides and will be the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state.

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Named after the Emperor penguin, the world’s largest penguin, the all-new Emperor coaster will mimic this species’ amazing underwater diving ability.

Climbing to 153 feet with feet dangling in the air, riders will be suspended on a 45-degree angle at the crown of the ride before plunging down a 143-foot facedown vertical drop, accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour.

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Riders will also experience inversions, barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn and flat spin as they race along the nearly 2,500 feet of track.

Each of the floorless ride cars will hold 18 riders in three, six-person rows. This is the first seating configuration of its kind in North America.

Experience Emperor at SeaWorld San Diego

To enjoy all of the activities be sure to get your SeaWorld San Diego tickets today. Also, you can make a vacation out of it with a SeaWorld San Diego vacation package.


March 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am PST
May 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PST
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SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109 United States
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