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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Wily J » Mon May 30, 2016 6:26 pm

^ That seems a bit excessive for one ride. :wtf:

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Tue May 31, 2016 5:08 am

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.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue May 31, 2016 7:49 am

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.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Ape » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:42 pm

I think if you are dependent on a ride there you may not want to try to dictate terms on how early you leave. best of luck and I hope you're able to find a ride.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:45 pm

Ape wrote:I think if you are dependent on a ride there you may not want to try to dictate terms on how early you leave. best of luck and I hope you're able to find a ride.


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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:34 am

Mako is soft opening today! Requires a ticket to ride, so go grab one while you can!
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:28 am

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!
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby coastercrazi » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:30 am

Wow! Looks really fun!! Can't wait to ride :b
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:37 am

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.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby BigBad » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:40 am

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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