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7 Best SeaWorld San Antonio Rides | Simply Explained

SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250 acre park that features many fantastic rides.

In this guide, we will list out the best rides that SeaWorld San Antonio offers, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides!

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1. Texas Stingray

One of the newest rides in the park happens to be the tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster in the state.

This coaster begins slowly as it climbs up the first big hill prior to making a right turn for a few seconds.

Unlike other coasters that stop at the top for a few seconds, this coaster gets right into it, and you'll immediately be going down the massive hill before you know it.

This is easily one of the coolest coasters in the park, as most wooden coasters that are out there today are on the older side.

This one is brand new.

You'll experience a modern wooden coaster that reaches speeds of 55 miles per hour.

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Less than 3 minutes.

Fun Facts

This coaster opened in February of 2020 and was only open for a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut it down.

Due to this, 2021 was the coaster's first true season.

2. Wave Breaker

Hands down one of the coolest coasters in the park. Hop on the jet ski and race out onto the lake!

Wave Breaker emphasizes the rescue efforts of the park and also gives riders a unique experience over the lake of the park.

The ride begins by taking riders inside a warehouse (or orientation tunnel) where a TV will give riders instructions in how to proceed.

From there, a countdown will start, the doors will lift up, and riders will accelerate on top of the lake.

You'll reach speeds of 44 miles per hour.


Less than 3 minutes.

Fun Facts

The ride is on top of the water, so you'll see the water shift from the speed of the coaster as you ride over the top of it.

3. Steel Eel

As one of the longest and most noticeable rides in the park due to the bright yellow paint, Steel Eel is a can't-miss ride.

This ride begins slowly and riders will climb a massive hill, prior to having an almost complete stop at the top.

The top view of the first hill is definitely something you'll remember, as you have an almost-aerial view of the entire park.

Riders will be able to pass right by Wave Breakers after the first drop and reach speeds up to 65 miles per hour.

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1 minute 40 seconds.

Fun Facts

It is the tallest coaster in the park.

4. Riptide Rescue

Jump in the speedy rescue boat and get ready for the spin of a lifetime!

One of the most unique rides in the park as not only will you be spinning around in a circle, you'll be level changing as well.

While your boats spin a circle, you'll be going up and down, and even spinning within your 'boat network' as well.

If you get dizzy easily, you may want to ride another ride. 

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3 minutes.

Fun Facts

This ride is an absolute family favorite.

5. Great White Roller Coaster

Any inverted coaster at a major park is worth riding, and this is also the case here.

If you're unfamiliar with inverted coasters, it simply means that instead of the rails being below you, they will be above you.

Which instantly gives the rider a more 'free' feeling throughout the ride.

The Great White coaster begins with a massive drop and doesn't let up afterwards.

This ride takes you through 5 inversions and is considered one of the most 'forceful' rides of the park.

There is minimal downtime, and maximum adrenaline pumping.


2 minutes.

Fun Facts

This ride cost $21,000,0000 to build.

6. Sea Swinger

The best way to describe this is an adult swing-set. 

Who said that you can only do this as a kid?

This ultimate swing set will bring back some childhood memories and help you create some new ones as well.

The ride will begin slowly and a few moments later, you'll be laughing with other riders as you swing faster, longer and higher.

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Less than 2 minutes

Fun Facts

This ride provides a 360 degree view of the park.

7. Journey to Atlantis

You may have heard of this ride from the other SeaWorld parks, but this one is a little bit different than its counterparts.

You will get wet!

This Journey to Atlantis ride is much more straightforward as there isn't an 'indoor adventure', but still makes the list due to the unique drops it features.

The ride actually begins by ascending but where it gets interesting is when it completely rotates and takes you through the first drop backwards!

Shortly afterward you'll go through a fast and stomach turning drop (going forward) with a splash ending.


Around 3 and a half minutes.

Fun Facts

This ride opened in 2007.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Rides are at SeaWorld San Antonio?


Does SeaWorld San Antonio Have Kids Rides?

Yes. In fact there are rides specifically tailored for children including Shamu Express, Elmo's Dolphin Dive, Big Bird's Spinning Reef and Super Grover's Box Car Derby.

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