|Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster|
|SeaWorld San Antonio|
|Soft opening date||June 10, 2017|
|Opening date||June 16, 2017|
|Type||Steel – Launched – Motorbike|
|Designer||SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment|
|Model||Family Launch Coaster|
|Track layout||Out and Back|
|Height||61 ft (19 m)|
|Length||2,600 ft (790 m)|
|Speed||44 mph (71 km/h)|
|Capacity||886 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Trains||3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.|
| Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster at RCDB |
Pictures of Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster at RCDB
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