SeaWorld San Diego's new Electric Eel roller coaster opens to the public

Posted at 5:02 PM, Mar 29, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - SeaWorld San Diego's new Electric Eel ride, which park officials are calling the tallest and fastest roller coaster in San Diego, is opening to the public Thursday.

The roller coaster features multiple launch experiences that propel riders forward and backward as they accelerate at more than 60 miles per hour, SeaWorld said.

The tallest point of the new ride stands at 150 feet over the skyline of Mission Bay.

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“Electric Eel will bring a whole new level of excitement to SeaWorld,” said SeaWorld SanDiego’s park president, Marilyn Hannes. “This new, first-of- its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give riders the rare opportunity to feel what it’s like to move like an eel, twisting and flipping along nearly 900 feet of undulating track.”

Watch 10News reporter Jared Aarons and photographer Geoff Stevens ride the Electric Eel: