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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:33 pm
by chargersmichael
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.

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:37 pm
by GeorgeT
The Manta Video is :p and so is the girl ;)

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:52 pm
by XYZ
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'+.

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:44 pm
by Justice
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.

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:39 pm
by jedimaster1227
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.


Click to download video to your computer or iPod/iPhone


Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:47 pm
by Intimidator305
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.

Thanks for the update!

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:08 pm
by BkkMan13
All these pictures and videos of this thing really makes me wish I still lived in San Diego :(

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:11 pm
by XYZ
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.

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

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


That's an awesome job you did contradicting yourself in the same sentence.

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:44 am
by BabaSD
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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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr


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SeaWorld SD Manta Construction by PadresFan619, on Flickr

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.