Yesterday, SeaWorld San Diego afforded us the amazing opportunity to tour the Emperor Dive Coaster construction site and talk to Mike Denninger, SeaWorld’s Vice President of Attractions. Overall, construction is ahead of schedule and the ride is scheduled to open in Spring 2020. Standing at 153 feet tall, Emperor is the tallest, fastest, and longest Dive Coaster on the West Coast, and is the only 6 person-across Dive Coaster in the country.
Entering the Emperor Realm
Emperor will be connected to the rest of SeaWorld through the Journey to Atlantis plaza. In order to get to the coaster, turn right at the park entrance and keep walking until you see Electric Eel and Journey to Atlantis. Once you walk into the Atlantis area, you’ll see a gate to your left, which will turn into the new accessway for Emperor in just a few weeks.