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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Wed May 23, 2012 5:10 pm

TXman308 wrote:Why does the ride rock back and forth before the launch. Is it there to enhance the effects with the dome?


I don't think it serves any real purpose, but it seems like a kind of cool and unique effect.

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Wed May 23, 2012 6:26 pm

This seems like the perfect family coaster. It looks amazing. I'd like to see more of these popping up around the country, especially over here on the east coast. These even seem like they would be good family coasters for companies like Cedar Fair... even if they didn't have all the theming and tunnel that Manta has.

Congrats to SWSD on such a fantastic (and much needed) coaster!

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Wed May 23, 2012 6:40 pm

This ride look really great! There seems to even be a few, yet brief, moments of airtime! So excited to ride this opening day Saturday!

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Wed May 23, 2012 10:08 pm

I am so excited to finally update you guys! THIS RIDE IS FREAKING AMAZING! Even the video doesn't do it justice.

- the Manta area isn't finished yet. There is a lot of landscaping, decorating, lighting, and work on the queue to be done before everything comes together.

- the rocking back and forth of the car at the launch is pretty neat! It gives you a better view of the screen, and gives you a feeling of anticipation, like "ready.......set.........go!"

- there is a negative G hill halfway through that is wicked. all the launches and banks feel much faster due to the close quarters. Manta really is an exciting ride

I'm going to leave a lot of stuff out, else it wouldn't be fair to the TPR guys who are fortunate enough to go this week. But in short, come out to San Diego and Ride the Ray, Feel the Rush!. I look forward to the week's updates!
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Queue isn't finished yet, so there's just a long line
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construction near touch-ray pool
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neat ray-themed station
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1st row is definitely worth the wait!
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Manta in action!
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hello little guy. if it weren't for you, Manta would never exist!
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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Thu May 24, 2012 4:37 pm

It's great to hear that Manta is enjoyable.
Last edited by larrygator on Thu May 24, 2012 4:37 pm.

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Thu May 24, 2012 4:55 pm

Can't wait to check it out this summer!

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Thu May 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Just wondering, are the wheels still making that squeeky noise?

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Thu May 24, 2012 5:15 pm

It's interesting that the ride is open with so much left to do. I have no idea when I'll make it down to San Diego, but when I do I'd love to ride this!

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Thu May 24, 2012 6:01 pm

^I'm assuming that has to do with the timing of Memorial Day weekend. Need your new ride open for the big crowds!

Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Thu May 24, 2012 6:09 pm

^ Unless you are a certain other socal park who likes to delay their new rides...

Hopefully I can manage to get down to ride Manta in the next few weeks, as it really looks like a solid fun ride.
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