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

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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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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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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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