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Possible Child Injuries Lead to Changes at Orlando’s New Roller Coaster

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Possible Child Injuries Lead to Changes at Orlando's New Roller Coaster
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One of Orlando’s newest roller coasters now has a new height requirement. Will you be riding this coaster anytime soon?

Ice Breaker

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Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando has finally made its debut! You can read about all of the details of one of the most anticipated roller coasters for Orlando right HERE.

Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker features four launches (both backwards and forwards) building up to a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida. It’s a whopping 93 feet tall spike with 100-degree angle! Check out that drop!

New Height Restrictions

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The thrilling coaster debuted with an initial height restriction of 42″. Today, we have seen that the height requirement has been raised from 42″ to 54″! That is a pretty significant increase!

A couple of Twitter users tweeted about maybe why this increase has happened. According to ParkTwister, someone’s leg supposedly was hanging outside the train for the entire ride.

Some parents also commented on how they were angry because children were suffering “head injuries” due to the comfort collars hitting their heads during moments on the attraction. It is very apparent that SeaWorld has taken this seriously and acted quickly for the safety of their guests.

Sea World Orlando’s newest coaster has raised their height requirement from 42 inches to 54 inches!

SeaWorld’s website also now shows that the attraction has a height requirement of 54″ in order to ride. 54″ inches is a pretty tall requirement and from the looks of the attraction, this seems pretty reasonable.

Credit: Orlando Sentinel (Dewayne Bevil)

For a quick comparison, most family rides at Walt Disney World range from 38″ (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) to 48″ (Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster). The rides at Walt Disney World are nowhere close to the thrilling attractions like the Ice Breaker.

What do you think of the new height requirement for Sea World’s newest coaster, the Ice Breaker? Do you think this is reasonable given how thrilling the attraction is? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. We went before it opened. My son is about 53” and was so excited to ride it, his first real coaster, as he can’t ride the others yet. Now he can’t ride it because of one inch?

  2. Coming from Ohio raised on Roller Coasters at Cedar Point 48 inch is the magic number than 52inches nothing was holding you back! Have not done reach on the topic so if it was 42 why not go to 48? Or 52? These issues should have been addressed through dummies testing and all, confused how this was missed?

  3. I agree. Iron Gwazi needs to be raised. The minimum height of the other thrill coasters is 54″. Can you imagine parents taking the children on Iron Gwazifirst because 4he height requirement makes it seem less scary than the others?

  4. This is Absolutely Ludacris! First off It was 48″ not 42″. The problem is with the comfort collars which are NOT even necessary per the ride manufacturer. REPORTEDLY SeaWorld is working to determine whether they will leave them on or remove them all together, which if they do the height should be reduced back to 48″! THIS RIDE IS VERY MILD AND THERE’S NO REASON TO HAVE A 54″ HEIGHT REQUIREMENT! I
    NOT TO MENTION FOR TWO YEARS THIS HAS BEEN MARKETED AS A FAMILY COASTER IN BETWEEN SESAME STREET AND MAKO WHICH THE PARK DESPERATELY NEEDS!

  5. Surprised it wasn’t that to start with. Will also not be surprised to see Iron Qwazi raised. 48″ is pretty low for a ride like that.

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