Named after the Emperor penguin, the world’s largest penguin, the Emperor coaster mimics this species’ amazing underwater diving ability. Climbing to 153 feet with feet dangling in the air, riders are suspended on a 45-degree angle at the crown of the ride before plunging down a 14-story facedown vertical drop, accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour. Your customers will also experience inversions, barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn and a flat spin as they race along the nearly 2,500 feet of track. Each of the floorless ride cars hold 18 riders in three, six-person rows. This is the first seating configuration of its kind in North America.
Following he big drop, you can encouraged your customers to visit Penguin Encounter, the only place in North America where Emperor penguins can be seen in-person.
SeaWorld San Diego partnered with penguin research and conservation nonprofit Penguins International for the opening of this penguin-themed ride. As part of the partnership, SeaWorld San Diego will donate a portion of Emperor merchandise sales to Penguins International to support their important conservation, education, and research efforts.