You’re about to Discover SeaWorld San Diego’s Five Rip-Roaring Roller Coasters!

Take your next vacation to new heights. Discover SeaWorld San Diego’s five outstanding roller coasters. Best known for its marine animal shows, SeaWorld San Diego gives you a chance to get up close to dolphins. Soon you’ll be acrobatic, too when you ride these five rip-roaring roller coasters.

SeaWorld San Diego has thrilling rides, all with marine themes named after your favorite sea creatures. Don’t miss a chance to try out the latest edition, the Emperor Dive Roller Coaster, opening just in time for summer in May, 2020. Electric Eel and the new Emperor Dive get to speeds of 60 mph. Climb 150 feet before racing down hair-raising drops. Go on gravity-defying twists and turns that will have you screaming for more. Younger guests can enjoy the fun, too, at the Tidal Twister with zooming figure eights. Cool off with a splash down the Journey to Atlantis. Why not try them all?


Sit down and hold on tight. It’s time for the Manta Roller Coaster! You’ll find this ride on the shore of Mission Bay. On the way to the entrance, observe California bat rays and diamond stingrays swimming in the tanks. Then the ride begins with a cruise through a wrap-around high definition tunnel that feels just like it would underwater. Suddenly, Manta takes you on twists and turns with two launches and a surprising 54-foot drop (but no inversions on this one).

Electric Eel

If you want speed then head straight to Electric Eel Roller Coaster in San Diego. Feel EElectrified on San Diego’s tallest, fastest roller coaster. Hold on tight as the ride propels you 60 mph forwards and backwards. Feel the rush on 853 feet of fun! This high-energy coaster debuted in 2018. It has become a park favorite, taking riders on twists and inversions with its famous triple-launch feature and a slow-motion inline twist. Find the Electric Eel right next to the Journey to Atlantis roller coaster.

Journey to Atlantis

Hop off the Electric Eel and head next door to discover the Journey to Atlantis roller coaster. This world-famous ride originally opened back in 1998 and continues to mesmerize. New additions to the ride include ambient, magical music featured in the SeaWorld’s former cirque-style show. Before you hop on, check out the small aquarium exhibit, “Jewels of the Sea”.  Then take a “boat ride” through the mythic underwater land. Climb hills overlooking the park then zoom down steep drops as you splash to the pool below. Hold onto your hats! 

Tidal Twister

SeaWorld San Diego debuted its Tidal Twister in 2019. Despite some setbacks, the coaster has returned. This time, better than before! The family-friendly Tidal Twister roller coaster accommodates younger children looking for a thrill. It features a 300-foot track that rises to 16 feet above the ground. Sixteen-passenger trains reach 30 mph and speed through figure eights. The unique dueling coaster lets guests face forward and backward. Height requirements are 48”, perfect for younger guests at the park.

Emperor Dive 

Some might not realize that SeaWorld San Diego is the only place in North America where you can see the emperor penguin. And to celebrate this awesome animal, SeaWorld will debut its Emperor Dive Coaster. The new ride opens in May, 2020, just in time for summer. The first floorless dive coaster in California ascends 150 feet before dropping 90 degrees. The ride bursts to 60 mph through frosted cliffs and then deep into the “ocean”. You’ll feel like the king of all penguins as you speed through loops with a 143 face down drop.

Who wants to wait in long lines? Jump the line at the main entrance with your Go San Diego Pass. It will get you into almost every attraction in town including SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and USS Midway. Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass. Then go on an adventure at the top San Diego theme park with roller coasters, rides, and shows. Experience it all, at a discount.