New Coaster Ride at SeaWorld Approved by Coastal Commission

by on August 10, 2017 · 3 comments

in Ocean Beach

7SanDiego reports:

SeaWorld San Diego said it will begin building a new roller coaster immediately after the plans were approved Wednesday by the California Coastal Commission. “Electric Eel, featuring astounding loops, twists and airtime, will bring a whole new level of excitement to SeaWorld,” SeaWorld San Diego spokesperson David Koontz said.

The park asked the commission to approve the construction of a 150-foot tall roller coaster. The amusement park’s largest attraction “will offer park guests the only upside-down view of Mission Bay,” Koontz said.

SeaWorld San Diego will use 1.2 acres of land in the park to construct the ride and a station for lockers. The proposal also called for the construction of an educational building where live electric eels will be housed in aquatic tanks.

There were some concerns regarding view and public access, according to the Coastal Commission. However, the board approved the permit unanimously.  Because of its height, the roller coaster will be highly visible from many parts of Mission Bay Park. However, proposals for the project indicate the structure would not block any ocean views. For more.

 

 

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avatar Marc Snelling August 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

So it’s an ‘educational rollercoaster’? Or is this one to teach conservation>

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avatar retired Botanist August 11, 2017 at 9:00 am

Gee, thanks, Coastal Commission, that’s just what we’ve wanted for so long now…an upside down view of Mission Bay and a couple tanks full of stressed-out electric eels. Glad to read you’re right on top of protecting our coastline.
It makes me heartsick to think what a compound like Sea World COULD have been, COULD have contributed, …and they could have made that sea-shift anytime over the past few decades. But this is what Sea World and the CCC are choosing…so pathetic.

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avatar John O. August 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm

I still don’t understand why the city doesn’t extend the trolley to Sea World, the beach, and the airport.
Wait, I guess they make too much money off parking at Sea World, the beach, and the airport.

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