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Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by WAJAS98, Dec 27, 2016.

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    General thread for SeaWorld / Aquatica San Diego discussion.

    Screamscape reports that a new rollercoaster attraction is being built at SeaWorld San Diego for 2018. Based on information gathered from a public notice and an email from the city it is more than likely going to be a clone of Tempesto from Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

    This makes a lot of sense because SeaWorld typically orders each of their coasters with an option for a second at a lower price. They did this same thing when they built Cheetah Hunt (BGT) and then built Manta (SWSD), which are both Intamin LSM Launch Coasers. They also did this with Sheikra (BGT) and Griffon (BGW) as well as many other instances.

    I wonder if we will be getting another hyper coaster, like Mako, at a different SW park based on this knowledge, but that's a different discussion.
     
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    Ummmm, Manta at SWC is a Mack, not an Intamin.

    I wouldn't count on this coaster being built. The neighbors and the Coastal Commission are very anti-coaster. I remember the fight they gave SW over JTA out there...
     
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    Is it really? I must be confused. Do you know if the new launch coaster at SWSA is a Mack or Intamin? Maybe it is what I mean to refer to.
     
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    The new one at SA I think is Intamin. I don't know if they necessarily get package deals as much as use the same concepts multiple times. If they build one and it's a success, it just makes sense to replicate that success somewhere else, especially across a nation wide chain of parks. They liked the Manta ride they got from Mack in San Diego so they went back to Mack for Cobra's Curse. As for the rumored coaster for SD, those Premier coasters are relatively cheap and take up a small footprint so it's something that so many parks are adding now, just like it was Vekoma Boomerangs and SLCs popping up in parks around the world years ago.

    There are already 5 of those coasters: https://rcdb.com/r.htm?ot=2&mo=12598

    At a price of less than $7 million, it's a lot of bang for the buck and is easy to squeeze into a park.
     
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    I heard about the contract thing from someone on this forum a while ago.

    The coaster is a great price though. I just wonder if it will ever get built with the community oppositions that is bound to occur.
     
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    I guess that's the "We can't afford a real coaster" coaster these days
     
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    Is it just me or does this look just a little off? Especially from the side like below.
     
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    Well I'm guessing that's a digital screen behind them so it might not capture well in photos depending on the lighting.
     
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    I've never understood what that park was doing. San Diego Sea World always struck me as beautiful but odd.

    Ehhh hope they can figure it out.
     
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    SeaWorld San Diego for 2019: Tidal Twister

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    Tidal Twister Roller Coaster Ride I SeaWorld San Diego


     
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    Well, so much for this being a 2020 attraction..
     
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    I don't know why anyone thought it was for 2020. They had already started clearing the land for this earlier this year.
     
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    Was it ever supposed to be? Permits were filed for this a few months ago and referred to it as a "2019 attraction", and even that "leaked" internal slideshow had this slated for 2019.

     
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    Isn't this technically not a coaster? Where does it coast exactly?
     
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    The manufacturer states it is. I'll count it if it's added to RCDB (if I ever ride one). The Skywarp model at SF Discovery Kingdom is on there.
     
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    Where is this going? I have not seen where it is to be located (haven't looked hard either honestly).
     
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    I have to wonder then, what 2020 may bring. Considering this and Electric Eel being smaller (IMO), and with all of the other SWPE locations getting something exciting..it makes me interested.

    Oh, and 2019's looks fun. Interested to see how they adapt from the lessons learned with Harley Quinn at SFDK, and hopefully the ride can be more operational than the other.
     
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    Speaking of 2020’s addition, they’re getting a B&M Dive Coaster named Mako. Excuse me, what?


    https://behindthethrills.com/2019/0...4ao5fBrY1z3FU0gLc-2v-k7ZRqCz4pCuqXgZbeiNYotKE
     

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