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Discussion in 'Other California Parks' started by Bonkers, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Gaptoothed

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    The Ocean Explorer attraction "Submarine Quest" won't be a dark ride. It's primarily an outdoor attraction that will go through one or two small aquarium buildings. The load/ unload will utilize the current Animal Connections barn (formerly Clydesdale Hamlet). Construction walls will go up right after Labor Day. There will be a wave swinger ride themed to a jellyfish and two other rides meant for small children. Animals featured include eels and octopuses.


    The Master Plan allows attractions up to half the height of the Skytower (180 feet).


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    ^180ft? Sounds like that's enough height to work with a good thrill ride. Hoping for something like Mako with that height. 
     
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    I highly recommend everyone watch the SeaWorld video. It's a painful 5 min video.
     
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    ^How many brewskis did that guy have before filming? Not enough apparently. 
     
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    The cookie at the end was his treat for completing the video I guess. He went back to his tank afterward.
     
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    According to Screamscape, the new coaster for 2018 may have been leaked. Apparently it will be a "Tempesto" compact steel launch coaster. 


    http://www.screamscape.com/html/seaworld_california.htm


    While it looks like a fun ride, really wish we could've gotten more. I am curious as to how they will have gotten around the 40ft height restriction. 
     
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    Underground queue and launch. Maybe they could place the launch underneath some sort of aquarium. 
     
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    I don't believe the Busch Gardens chain has ever used VR on coasters, have they?  In any case, as you mention capacity is poor enough on those as it is, I can't imagine they would.


    While not my favorite ride, it's an interesting addition to Sea World, and does hit more of that "thrill ride" component the park was lacking.
     
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    Have they already decided what they wanted to use the space for? That could be enough room for a descent Intamin Blitz. 
     
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    They're leaving the stadium up. The seating will remain, they're just doing heavy modification to the tanks and stage for the new Orca Encounter "presentations".
     
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    I hope the four rotating screens are stored somewhere and re-purposed for some future attraction. SeaWorld needs to find money where it can, and it would be stupid of them to throw away screens with a high value.
     
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    Here is a video of the new Orca Encounter. I got a chance to see it in person and I very much enjoyed it. I liked it a lot more than One Ocean, and it does a great job of showing off the whales in an educational way.

    I also got to see the new Ocean Explorer area which was pretty well done. Submarine Quest is not finished yet and the aquariums are missing some animals. But the theming is decent and it adds much needed rides to the park, and it is much better than what was there before.
     
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    Besides that awkward shaped screen, it looks good.
     
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    After months, Electric Eel has been officially approved to be made by the California Coastal Comission's vote of approval today.



    The rollercoaster, as said will open by 2018 as the attraction will be a Premier Skyrocket ride system, using what seems to be the coaster layout from attractions like Superman: Ultimate Flight at Discovery Kingdom, Tempesto from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and more.
     

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