SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Postby GeorgeT » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:14 pm

Finally some really expressive pictures from this coaster...looking much more "intimidating" than everything I`ve seen before...Thumbs up !

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Postby RideofSteel » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:18 pm

Those pictures are awesome before I always thought that Manta looked a little boring, but now my opinion is completely changed. Thanks for posting the pictures.

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Postby SoCalCoasters » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:12 pm

Manta was my #1 most anticipated for 2012 before, but now even more so!

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Postby empires » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:52 pm

went to the park yesterday and saw Manta with its first drop and turnaround finished and I gotta say it looks really good. also got some good pics from the skytower. looks like there's only two pieces of track left to place. I took these with my cell phone so not the best quality

the turn into the first drop
overview of the entrance bridge, first drop, and turnaround
station and launch building
the end of the first half of the ride and second half

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Postby UrbanLegend » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:46 pm

This actually looks a lot less compact than I thought it would be. But still looks like a whole lot of fun! Hopefully all those empty spaces will get lots of nice theming or landscaping.
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Postby Ace Of Spades » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:05 pm

Jeeze, Manta looks way longer than I thought it would. This suddenly shot up my anticipated list for this year! :)
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Postby chickenbowl » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:14 pm

Looks great. I LOVE those overview shots. I didn't realize how little they have until trackwork is complete! Now, we watch the next 3 months as theming and other goodies arrive with this coaster.
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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Postby Randomman295 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:22 am

This is amazing! Looks like a really fun ride already and they haven't even completed it yet! :lmao:

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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Postby SuperShawn » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:42 am

The more this ride comes together the better it looks and gets me excited to make my first trip ever to SeaWorld San Diego! :br

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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Postby rcdude » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:43 am

Okay, I'm now convinced that this is probably the best family coaster anywhere. I definitely need to plan a trip to SeaWorld at some point this summer, both to ride this and because I haven't been since 2006. If I can, I think I'll shoot for June before all the schools get out.
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