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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:47 pm

So it's being said on Instagram that VR has been completely removed from Kraken. The old restraints have returned, but the sci-fi theming still stands.

Has anyone been to the park recently? Can I get a source on this? Fingers crossed it's true.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby BlahBlahson » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:51 pm

^I've heard it from a park employee too. It's been fully removed from at least one train. And I'm on board with that!
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:37 am

I've seen pictures, it's definitely gone with a sign saying it's temporarily gone. Good Riddance!

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:07 am

SharkTums wrote:I've seen pictures, it's definitely gone with a sign saying it's temporarily gone. Good Riddance!


They're just getting ready to send it over to Kumba. ;) ;)
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Postby djcoastermark » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:20 am

^ Blasphemy ! Heretic ! The Coaster Gods are not amused ! ;)

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 am

Garet wrote:
SharkTums wrote:I've seen pictures, it's definitely gone with a sign saying it's temporarily gone. Good Riddance!


They're just getting ready to send it over to Kumba. ;) ;)
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In all seriousness, I'm seriously ecstatic that this is happening. I kinda liked the VR, but seeing fast dispatches on Kraken again is kind of a dream come true. :Pr
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby VegasBaby » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:40 am

SharkTums wrote:I've seen pictures, it's definitely gone with a sign saying it's temporarily gone. Good Riddance!


I couldn't agree more, I can't wait to ride Kraken without the VR again. I really hope this VR on coasters trend dies out soon. It really doesn't add anything to the ride and the dispatch times are beyond horrible.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:53 pm

SharkTums wrote:I've seen pictures, it's definitely gone with a sign saying it's temporarily gone. Good Riddance!


I’m glad that it’s gone! VR was a fun idea, but I’ve never seen it pulled off well.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:28 pm

jray21 wrote:
SharkTums wrote:I've seen pictures, it's definitely gone with a sign saying it's temporarily gone. Good Riddance!


I’m glad that it’s gone! VR was a fun idea, but I’ve never seen it pulled off well.

I think the execution is usually well done, but VR should NEVER be used on a flagship coaster. It's a mess.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:08 pm

Details for the Happy Harbor Overhaul into Sesame Street:
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Based on site plans, attractions that will be removed as part of the renovation include the large Net Climb structure, Water Works, and Fun Ship. The Seven Seas Railway, a children’s train ride, will be relocated from its current position and will feature a reconfigured track layout when it reopens.

Attractions slated to remain include Shamu Express, Flying Fiddler, Jazzy Jellies, Ocean Commotion, Sea Carousel, and Swishie Fishies. It’s highly likely each of these attractions will be rethemed and renamed to fit in with Sesame Street. Also staying put are the Baby Care, First Aid, and Restroom buildings on the east side of the area.

Along with the relocated railway, it appears at least one new children’s flat ride will be installed as part of the overhaul. Plans also appear to show a second attraction of some kind, possibly a play or interaction area between the new attraction and the railway.

Visible in the plans is the new pathway theming – meant to look like a real street, complete with crosswalks. With the removal of the main pathway outside of the current Happy Harbor area, all guest traffic will be directed through the new Sesame Street area.
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