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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:56 am

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Hilltopper39 wrote:Yeah totally missed that, but should still be a lot of fun. Does anyone know how tall the drops are on like Kali River Rapids or some of the other raft models with drops?


Kali claims 30 feet, Grizzly 21 feet, River Quest (Phantasialand) 36 feet, and for comparison sake Splash Mountain at 50 feet.


What? Splash Mountain feels way taller than 50 feet!

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Postby bgtlover » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:46 pm

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Postby Jew » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:02 pm

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Hilltopper39 wrote: I mean an 85 foot drop is pretty significant and should feel pretty wild spinning in a rapids raft.


40' drop off an 85' tall tower. Still world's tallest, but don't get your hopes up for that crazy!


Seems like it's been forever since a park has built a major rapids ride, so I like this announcement.
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Postby I love pie » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:13 pm

Infinity Falls and Mako really make me wish that SWO was my home park

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby doom1001 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:22 pm

I love pie wrote:Infinity Falls and Mako really make me wish that SWO was my home park


I live 15 minutes away and between the festivals,riding my new favorite coaster Mako and their new pass holder dining plan I'm at the park at least 2-3 times a week.Mako without a doubt is an amazing coaster that's as rerideable and as fun as a coaster gets.Dolphin Days is solid,the music in Blue Horizons was more emotional while Dolphin Days is more fun but Dolphin Days has a bit more activity from the dolphins with the trainers giving us info about the dolphins.Does anyone know if Kraken is getting a paint job,I see the new red/orange logo and I think it would be cool to see this coaster with a more aggressive paint scheme than the teal/yellow its had all its life,red and orange would be awesome.I'm also wondering if the hospitality house/passholder lounge building is totally getting removed for Infinity Falls,its a beautiful area and I think it would be great if they could build the ride and incorporate the building and area into the ride but I also know its not a huge footprint so I'm assuming the whole area is getting leveled,does anyone know for sure,the building does also hold a restaurant used on busier times??

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Postby SharkTums » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:42 am

^The building used for the lounge is staying. It will be re-themed into the new area.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:51 am

Not sure if going with Intamin is a good idea. I'm guessing it was 1/2 off cause of Falcon's Fury. I would've bet on Mack (I know Mack doesn't build Rapids rides but I'm sure they could, Or Zamperla)
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:54 am

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:Not sure if going with Intamin is a good idea. I'm guessing it was 1/2 off cause of Falcon's Fury. I would've bet on Mack (I know Mack doesn't build Rapids rides but I'm sure they could, Or Zamperla)


People can say whatever they want to about Intamin, and lord knows I have. But raft rides are pretty much something they do better than anyone else.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:42 am

Zamperla? Mack?

If a park was to get a rapids ride there's a high chance it would be Hafema or Intamin. Especially since they do it the best. I actually originally thought this was going to be a hafema since it said it has a vertical lift like river quest at phantasialand.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Cyrbuzz » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:34 am

Now there will be two parks in the company in Florida with elevator lifts. The other park of course Busch Gardens with Cobras Curse.

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