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Postby chargersmichael » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:33 pm

This is a great addition to SeaWorld San Diego...glad to seeing this park getting some love and working around the cities laws and limits.
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Postby GeorgeT » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:37 pm

The Manta Video is :p and so is the girl ;)

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Postby XYZ » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:52 pm

I heard Sea World saying that Manta has to fit the city's height limit. What height limit? I heard it was 100', and that makes no sense since Sky Tower is 300'+.
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Postby Justice » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:44 pm

XYZ wrote:I heard Sea World saying that Manta has to fit the city's height limit. What height limit? I heard it was 100', and that makes no sense since Sky Tower is 300'+.

Coastal Comission's height limit, which is much lower (especially in recent years). You can see Atlantis Silos from miles away as they really stand out in the completely flat area.

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:39 pm

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to take a few seconds with Brian Morrow to focus on some of the other projects he is working on for the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties, including a look at Manta.


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Postby Intimidator305 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:47 pm

That interview made me feel more confident how the inside of Verbolten will turn out... I sure hope they just keep the effects working over the years.

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Postby BkkMan13 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:08 pm

All these pictures and videos of this thing really makes me wish I still lived in San Diego :(

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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:11 pm

Justice wrote:
XYZ wrote:I heard Sea World saying that Manta has to fit the city's height limit. What height limit? I heard it was 100', and that makes no sense since Sky Tower is 300'+.

Coastal Comission's height limit, which is much lower (especially in recent years). You can see Atlantis Silos from miles away as they really stand out in the completely flat area.


Though, 100' is really too short for a theme park, though that doesn't stop Alton Towers.
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Postby larrygator » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:24 pm

XYZ wrote:Though, 100' is really too short for a theme park, though that doesn't stop Alton Towers.


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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Postby BabaSD » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:44 am

After a few weeks I made it back to the park. I really wanted to check up on how Manta was rolling along.

But first thing first... COKE IN THE PARK! Really the best new thing I have seen in SWSD in a long time.

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COKE! by PadresFan619, on Flickr

Ok, now on to Manta.

The cars look good.. a little empty but good. After seeing the track I see why they have a good amount of open-ness in the cars - there seems to be lots of sharp twists and turns on the ride. I guess to make up for the lack of coolness that the Orlando park has. The person standing by the ride said one of the reasons SD got the shaft was because "The San Diego park has more of a focus on education". When really the problem is the grumpy old farts running the city and worried a true ride will kill all the fish in the area.

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And good news! Pass members will have early entry to get some rides in.
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Early Manta! by PadresFan619, on Flickr

For updates:
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That QR code takes you to this YouTube Video:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g8OpnFRug4[/VIDEO]


Now track pictures!

I hope they finish this before it opens! can you say Final Destination?

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And notice the fence here. I wonder if this is the final draft of keeping you from the ride area. Looks too fashioned to be a temp thing.

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The track is looking good, maybe this will be better than I thought, still not in the same ballpark as Orlando.. but that is something we should learn to live with at this point since we do not have the support from the city DL and SWO has.
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