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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby SharkTums » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:14 pm

^I could see more trains if they give it a little 'preshow' similar to BlueFire. It could go through a tank and then launch out or something cool. Plus the Busch/SeaWorld parks have a history of buying lots of trains so they don't ever have to go to a one train operation due to mechanical reasons.

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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby rcdude » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:47 pm

It's about time for SeaWorld San Diego to get a major new attraction. I believe their last one was Journey to Atlantis in 2004. This honestly looks like it could end up being one of the best family coasters out there. It is exciting enough that everyone will want to ride it, but not scary enough that kids will have a problem with it. It looks like I'll have to visit SeaWorld again next year (I think I last visited in 2006) so that I can give this a try.
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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby Chrisrad » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:00 pm

Awesome! I've had so many opportunities to go to Sea World SD with my sister and nephew, but have declined because of the lack of coasters - I went there once in middle school and have not back since. With this addition, I'll definitely head down there!

On a similar note - my sister/nephew visit SWSD a lot - perhaps I can ask her to take some construction photos once they break ground.

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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby larrygator » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:31 pm

Yes I another excuse to stop at Pizza Port, I mean Sea World nice time I'm in Southern California.
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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby G-Force! » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:56 am

Just by looking at the pictures, I can already tell this ride will be a major hit for SWSD. Small coasters have surprised me in the past, and this looks nothing short of exceptional family fun.

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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby A.J. » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:16 am

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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby QueerRudie » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:32 am

I really think this is a great bit of news for SWSD... and loooong overdue.

Not the tallest, nor the fastest- but a very dynamic layout that looks like there's a few good pops of g's in the right spots, and some fluid banking.

Kudos to SWSD for their new 'baby'- and I can't wait to ride it!

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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby WW1 Flying Ace » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:29 pm

This kind of layout reminds me of a Motorbike coaster with its launch and low height. I hope they aren't passive on the theming as Manta in Florida had one of the best Queues I've ever seen.
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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby GeorgeT » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:56 pm

SharkTums wrote:^I could see more trains if they give it a little 'preshow' similar to BlueFire. It could go through a tank and then launch out or something cool. Plus the Busch/SeaWorld parks have a history of buying lots of trains so they don't ever have to go to a one train operation due to mechanical reasons.


If I remember correctly, then R. Mack once said, that apart from a littlebit of extra testing in the Morning during the first Month Blue Fire was NEVER down the first Season. Not even one Minute. This could easily be the Reason for SeaWorld to choose Mack as a Manufacturer. I mean, maybe the reliability of the Coaster was a main Aspect when they had to choose a company to build this...even though Mack is more on the expensive Side AFAIK. And out of the same Reason they might be famous for buying lots of Trains. Just a thought...

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Re: Sea World San Diego coaster announced for 2012

Postby KaiRubix » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:22 pm

I'm a little dissapointed that its not a B&M flyer, however I've never been on a launch coaster quite like this so I'm hoping this will turn out great. gives a bit of coaster variety in the southern California area. Still I would've liked to see that cool splash effect that the one in Orlando has. who knows maybe this one may have the effect implemented in its ride layout some how. Here's hoping!

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