^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.
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.
Top 5 Steel: Bizarro (SFNE), Nitro, Apollo's Chariot, Maverick, Banshee Top 5 Wood: Boulder Dash, El Toro, Thunderhead, Gold Striker, Lightning Racer Top 3 Parks: Holiday World, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Cedar Point TPR Trips: IntimidaTour 2010, North East Trip 2011, LeviaTHON 2012, Mini Tours 2014 (New Hotness & East Coast)
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.
Chris #10 2011 Northeast & Cedar Point Trips Maverick > Millennium Force
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...
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!
These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment, Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.
photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by
a professional ride photographer.
For yours and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at
parks without proper permission.
You need a sense of humor to view our site,
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER! There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13." Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.