ripleybl wrote:I'm going to Florida to check out SeaWorld and Universal July 17th-July 20th... Do you think I should purchase fast passes for coasters/rides at Seaworld? I was wondering if the lines for the rides were long.
Florida in July is brutal. Hot, humid, and crowded! I would buy the quick queue and think it was money well spent if it helped me even miss 60 seconds of extra queue that time of year.
Yeah my Busch / Sea World philosophy on hot days is that quick queue is worth it if for no other reason than you can ride the water rides as much as you want without having to stand in the sun. It's worth it just as an "Unlimited Journey to Atlantis rides" pass when it's this hot.
Just took two rides on Mako. Here are my thoughts....
- Very similar to other B&M hypers. - Lots of floaty airtime - Keeps it speed pretty well throughout the entire ride. - Except for the trim, it honestly hits that pretty hard. - All three trains were running. - Rode once in the very back and once in the very front - Front seat had a *little* stronger floater over some hills, back had better airtime coming down the drop. - Not "big person friendly." Saw a few people get rejected. - My first ride I rode glasses with straps (Pivothead camera) and then the second ride I was told "no glasses even with straps." A ride op supervisor told me after the second ride "We just changed the rules on the fly because someone lost a pair of prescription glasses [without a strap.]" He said they are evaluating this rule, but I really hope they do allow glasses with straps because that's kind of lame if they don't, IMO.
Overall, if you like B&M hypers with lots of floaty airtime, you'll love Mako! It's a great addition to the park and everyone came off very excited about the ride so I think it will do amazing things for the park which they really need right now!
Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:54 pm.
Looks like a great ride, I love the overhead fish tank projections before leaving the station, nice little touch.
I sure hope you're right about it doing great things for the park, just seems like my past several trips to SeaWorld Manta and Kraken were both 15 minutes to a walk on all day long even on crowded days, hopefully this thing has some sustained popularity and keeps bringing people back through the gates.
robbalvey wrote:My first ride I rode glasses with straps (Pivothead camera) and then the second ride I was told "no glasses even with straps." A ride op supervisor told me after the second ride "We just changed the rules on the fly because someone lost a pair of prescription glasses [without a strap.]" He said they are evaluating this rule, but I really hope they do allow glasses with straps because that's kind of lame if they don't, IMO.
My skydiving instructor and I are cracking up over this. Do you have a strap that you can cinch tight? I can see why just a strap is insufficient, but with the strap tight around your head...really???
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