SeaWorld San Diego’s new roller coaster, Electric Eel, was the latest installation to follow on their promise to add more rides to the theme park and is the second phase following Ocean Explorer.
Dynalectric San Diego provided design assistance with the medium voltage electrical and low voltage systems, specifically related to infrastructure relocations that were necessary during the early stages of construction. The required electrical and low voltage systems shutdowns were minimized, allowing SeaWorld to operate seamlessly without interruption to park operations.
Electric Eel was SeaWorld’s third roller coaster ride and was part of their plan to increase the number of rides at the park.
Electrical construction consisted of the installation of two separate 690 volt systems to drive the electro-magnetic coaster. One custom dual-tap, medium voltage transformer, and two 1,000 volt rated switchboards delivered the needed power to the launch control systems. We also worked with the ride manufacturer to terminate the elaborate controls system.
The immersive nature of the ride required further electrical work, including fire and life safety, telecommunications, audio/visual, and security/CCTV systems.
SeaWorld is one of the largest marine animal rescue organizations in the world and it owns and operates thirteen recreational destinations in the United States, including eight theme parks and five water parks.