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  1. MakoMania

    Universal Studios/IOA Orlando: General Discussion

    They must be listening to us From: https://twitter.com/UniversalORL/status/1587604021761671170?s=20&t=VsZoBHrznGa5-h82O2Rouw
  2. MakoMania

    Busch Gardens Tampa: General Discussion

    That was a real project but I think it has been delayed or cancelled. I think the feeling was that BGT had enough family friendly coasters with Cheetah Hunt, Cobra's Curse, Scorpion, & Sand Serpent already and they really wanted a statement ride instead. Zachary who runs BGWFans hinted at Iron...
  3. MakoMania

    Busch Gardens Tampa: General Discussion

    Everyone I talk to these days seems to have a scoop on BGT 2024. Intamin LSM Launch coaster of some form seems almost nailed on at this point (obviously everyone could be entirely wrong, but I have no reason to be massively doubtful as sources have been reliable in the past), but I am also...
  4. MakoMania

    Hersheypark: General Discussion

    Will actually be on 2nd November. American date notation is often confusing!
  5. MakoMania

    Universal Studios/IOA Orlando: General Discussion

    Pokemon will come to Orlando, but probably no earlier than 2027 and likely not to replace KidZone anymore.
  6. MakoMania

    Universal Studios/IOA Orlando: General Discussion

    There are rumors flying around on Inside Universal and other places about a DreamWorks retheme to the KidZone area of Universal Studios Florida for 2024. Possibly opening with a rethemed kiddie coaster, play area, and new family flat rides in the spring/summer of 2024, and then with a new dark...
  7. MakoMania

    SeaWorld Orlando: General Discussion

    The name was changed at the last minute - I’m not quite sure why.
  8. MakoMania

    SeaWorld Orlando: General Discussion

    You would assume that the track profile giving airtime + the seats getting airtime = guests getting even more airtime, I'm no expert but that seems like the aim here. Seems like the seat motion could also serve to cushion positive forces.
  9. MakoMania

    SeaWorld Orlando: General Discussion

    I think not because it will be gravity driven so perfectly in line with the track manoeuvres. For example when going over an airtime hill the seats will lift up. You can see it in this video: From: https://youtu.be/Qqkfpjedh74
  10. MakoMania

    SeaWorld Orlando: General Discussion

    The ride has been named Pipeline. It will have a surfing theme, top speed of 60mph, 110ft tall, and the seats will bounce up and down to mimic surfing across waves. From: https://twitter.com/thrillgeek/status/1582390230744584192?s=21
  11. MakoMania

    Busch Gardens Tampa: General Discussion

    The park have announced the new ride will be known as Serengeti Flyer, it will be the 40 seater model and will be tied with Tidal Surge at SeaWorld San Antonio as the tallest & fastest in the world. It looks quite imposing in person. From...
  12. MakoMania

    SeaWorld Orlando: General Discussion

    Launched airtime hill on a B&M 😍 From: https://youtu.be/_ZU-XjIpTj0
  13. MakoMania

    Universal Studios/IOA Orlando: General Discussion

    Orlando and Tampa got off fairly well, some flooding and strong winds but no devastation here, cosmetic damage rather than structural for the most part. Could have been very different though had the storm tracked differently, I really feel for those in southwest florida.
  14. MakoMania

    Nemesis: Sub-Terra

    I always enjoyed it, as said a bit of modern tweaking and some new effects and we're good to go. Maybe see what can be done about those 2015 updated restraints too.
  15. MakoMania

    Project Horizon: Planning Application Submitted

    DarKoaster's capacity would be insufficient for a major attraction at Alton Towers. The ride only operates with two 10 passenger trains. This is not to say that some sort of other indoor coaster could not work though. Something like Revenge of the Mummy is what I'm hoping for but we shall see.
  16. MakoMania

    Project Horizon: Planning Application Submitted

    Having a major indoor ride that could operate in the winter and then making it a water ride would be insane.
  17. MakoMania

    Project Horizon: Planning Application Submitted

    If it is an indoor roller coaster, and it has new impressive tech as John Wardley’s comments suggest, I would wager the kuka arm roller coaster being build at Epic Universe in Florida has a good chance of coming to Alton Towers. Combine Revenge of the Mummy with the kuka robo arms and show...
  18. MakoMania

    Busch Gardens Tampa: General Discussion

    Tidal Wave and Gwazi closed in the mid 2010s, since then though nothing of note has closed. In a way Gwazi’s closure was cancelled out by Cobra’s Curse, as there was no ride/coaster in its place prior to it opening in 2016. Phoenix is SBNO but that will be replaced soon.
  19. MakoMania

    What ride types would make up your ultimate one-two punch?

    Iron Gwazi & Mako. Wish they were together as Mako was originally BGT’s before it got moved to Orlando.
  20. MakoMania

    Busch Gardens Tampa: General Discussion

    Will be the same size as Tidal Surge, I believe. As Brad said, old rhino rally site behind the Elephants. Phase 1 of a new mini area, phase 2 rumored to be the giga coaster in 2025/2026. This will be after the Jungala GCI in 2024.
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