SeaWorld: New roller coaster coming in 2016

SeaWorld: New roller coaster coming in 2016

  SeaWorld revealed Friday it will open a 200-foot-tall roller coaster next year at its Orlando park, a move that analysts say could signal an attempt to diversify beyond marine animals. SeaWorld is fighting both negative publicity over whales in captivity and intense competition in Orlando. The theme park gave few details about the coaster, saying it would reveal more in late May. In a news release, it touted its “awe-inspiring animal encounters” alongside its thrill rides. It said its new coaster would be Orlando’s longest, fastest and tallest — although the Skyscraper opening on International Drive in 2017 would soon eclipse it at 500 feet. Investors...