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Postby deathbydinn » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:47 pm

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Postby JamesD » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:06 am

^^^That is better then any pic I took with ropes up

I used my height and long arms to take pics over the ropes...for the most part.

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Postby gatorchomp83 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:45 am

Well, the exhibit DID look gorgeous...
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Postby Invertalon » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:25 am

Is this ride extremely low capacity? We went twice last week and both times over 120 minutes. We got in line the one day and the line barely moved at all the 25 minutes we waited until we decided it was not worth it. Went by the exit of the ride and it was like 4-6 people came out every 30 seconds or so.

I did ask two groups how long they waited and it if it was worth it, both immediately said "No!". Not a good sign for a new attraction.

Although I am sure it is amazing, the lines are just too long for what it is. If the lines were only a half hour I am sure it would get much better reviews. I was bummed we did not get to see it, but it was just not worth the 2-hrs to find out for us. The area looked pretty good though, and the drink was great (a really good cream soda, basically).
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Postby Woodie Warrior » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:48 am

deathbydinn wrote:^
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Gosh that is atrocious.
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Postby SilverBullet2004 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:44 pm

I know it's a trackless ride but does anybody have a layout the ride portion?
I'm a layout nerd! :airtime:

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Postby Inukaza » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:04 pm

^I think that would be a bit more difficult than that video done for Mystic Manor due to the 16 different ride layout possibilities.
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Postby Woodie Warrior » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:18 pm

A news article stated the nets are normally only down at night, but because of the incidents they are down 24/7 until the penguins adapt to the environment. But sadly, they are still escaping UNDER the net.

I don't know what is wrong with the exhibit. The St. Louis Zoo has a very similar environment, with the glass 4-6 higher than the water, and according to animal keepers, they very rarely have a penguin escape.

I would hope that they ultimately shut the ride down for a few days and just raise the glass higher, possibly all the way to the ceiling. I'd rather have that than this ugly net. I'm sure that SeaWorld has a plan already, but I hope they start fixing the problem soon.
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Swimace » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:44 pm

Finally got on the ride on Tuesday after hitting some unlucky downtime on Monday around park closing.

I thought it was pretty underwhelming overall. The ride system itself was great, it's just a shame that SeaWorld didn't do more with it. I think it is a cute ride that I would wait 10-15 minutes for, but there is no way I would wait any longer than that to ride it again.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Woodie Warrior » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:59 pm

It is really sad that the new ride disappoints.

I thought the ride was going to be
Simulator/video scene
Live penguin scene
Simulator/video scene
Live penguin scene
Simulator/video scene
Live penguin exhibit

But really it is
Preshow
Long cave scene
Simulator scene
Simulator scene
Live penguin scene
Live penguin exhibit

The concept art really doesn't match any parts of the ride. I would have liked live penguins placed around the entire ride like it looked in the art.

What is the point of seeing the penguins like that through the glass as the "finale" when two minutes later you can see the penguins without anything separating you (well except for that ugly net for now)
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