Ice Breaker, at SeaWorld Orlando, has been recognized as the Best New Theme Park Attraction of 2022 in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll. 

Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides, commented: “The Premier Rides Team is honoured that the experienced USA Today judges selected SeaWorld Orlando’s Ice Breaker as a finalist in the Readers’ Choice Poll.”

Seay continued: “The collaboration of the SeaWorld creative team and Premier’s team of ride engineers to deliver a one-of-a-kind coaster attraction that fit one of the most challenging sites was impressive. It means so much that the guests for whom we work so hard to entertain, voted for Ice Breaker to the number one position. We are very grateful.”

Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker features four airtime filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida – a 93 feet tall spike with 100-degree angle.

The ride queue offers an interactive educational experience, a reflection of SeaWorld’s partnership with Alaska SeaLife Center – specializing in rescue, rehabilitation, education and research. This partnership will help educate riders about the Arctic and its inhabitants and a percentage of proceeds of Ice Breaker merchandise goes to the conservation fund.

“The Alaska SeaLife Center is excited to grow our partnership with SeaWorld. For many years, SeaWorld has been a stalwart supporter of the Center, and particularly our Wildlife Response program,” said Tara L. Riemer, President and CEO of Alaska SeaLife Center. “We are grateful for SeaWorld’s contributions of funding and staff over the years to further our mission.”