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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:27 pm

It is interesting to me that Busch Gardens Tampa's attendance has stayed pretty much flat for the last 10 or so years. 2006: 4.36 million, 2016: 4.17 million, and every year in between was give or take that +/- a 100K or so. Doesn't seem to matter what they do their attendance never really changes.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby RollerManic » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:50 pm

boldikus wrote:
coasterbill wrote:- Ride Mako in the very front at least once. It's amazing.

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Do as Bill says.

I found row 2 to be a blast as well.

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Postby ASpeckOfDust » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:03 pm

Johnny Upsidedown wrote:Here are the graphics in a smaller version.
If you want the full size graphics they can be downloaded
below in a zip. There are 4 files the 3 art work graphics
and a Sea World Logo.


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Postby coasterbill » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:04 pm

To be fair, I did as Boldikus said and now I'm passing that nugget of truth along to anyone who's willing to listen. He was the one that convinced me to wait for the front. :lol:

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:58 am

And I only kinda stumbled upon the amazingness that is the front of Mako thanks to the fact that the ride was a ghost town when I was there. I am normally a back seat rider, especially B&M hypers, but there was no line for the front so I said "might as well try it" and was completely blown away. I don't know what it is about Mako, but its absolutely better in the front.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby ECZenith » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:30 pm

I have to agree that Mako is very much superior in the first rows. I find this to be the same of most newer speed coasters from B&M with the "sharp" parabolic airtime hills. I was very impressed with my first rides on Manta as well. Journey to Atlantis was closed, I am hoping they get some of the dark ride scenes repaired or replaced, so much potential and some very thrilling moments on that one.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:32 pm

Does SeaWorld usually pull a Hershey and block off the back rows on less busy days?

They're only assigning rows 1-5 and won't let anyone ride in the back, even if it means having a two train wait on a different row. Manta is still awesome up front, but it's a bummer I can't get another back row ride this visit.
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Postby bgtlover » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:49 pm

^The only time I've ever seen them block off rows was for quick queue at any SW/BG park (Kraken & Montu specifically), and never on Manta since QQ merges at the station.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:21 pm

Mako and Kraken were choose your seat as usual, so it was just Manta that was only letting you sit in the front part of the train.

Hopefully I can sneak back over in the next few days to get a ride towards the back.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:01 am

Planning a trip to SWO for the last full week in April, and I wondered whether it'd really be necessary for me to get QQU for my kids and myself. It's not even good for Kraken, and my previous experience was that SWO doesn't have really bad waits for their rides. I'll be going on either a Monday or Tuesday of that week. Thanks in advance for the input!
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