hydra wrote:Anyone else think this would be an awesome replacement for Wild Arctic at Sea World Orlando?
YES! This whole ride experience looks like a better twist on SeaWorld's integration of ride+animals. Wild Arctic was (IMHO) groundbreaking and awesome when it debuted... but simulators never age well. As great as the polar habitat still is, a better ride tie in would be very welcome.
The freefall element might be a gimmick, but for 98% of people, it will be a unique gimmick. Great marketing opportunity, plus adds some thrill without making the coaster too tall/loopy/scary looking for families to ride. Most importantly, the storyline actually sounds like it is supportive of the element in an interesting way.
And heck, anything with penguins gets my vote.