SeaWorld & Aquatica San Diego

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  1. Matt N

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    I can see why you'd think that @Robert.W, but let me try and reassure you a little. The whole aesthetic of Mako at SeaWorld Orlando is really, really nice in my opinion; it certainly won't look cheap! Here's the sort of thing we can probably expect in terms of theming from Mako:


    Also, the ride will apparently be located near the park's Shark Encounter, so I'd personally say it makes sense.

    Furthermore, most guests visiting the San Diego park have probably never visited or possibly even heard of the Orlando park, so the whole Mako brand will likely be new to them.
     
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    Name duplication isn't a new thing for SeaWorld, they've done it with Manta, Journey to Atlantis, Sesame Street rides etc.....

    I'm surprised we haven't seen another Kraken yet.

    So if no projects have been cancelled, SeaWorld will be installing 5 major coasters for 2020:

    -Mako (SWSD)
    -RMC Gwazi (BGT)
    -Launch Coaster (BGW)
    -Launch Coaster (SWO)
    -Wooden Coaster (SWSA)
     
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    So you want to ride Mako? The one made made by b&m in an American sea world park with blue in its' colour scheme and this logo: [​IMG]
     
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    Had to stitch the images together as there wasn't one full one, but here's the layout for the dive coaster:

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    Nice cattle pen queue o_O
     
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    Looks great; should be a really nice star attraction for SeaWorld San Diego, if you ask me!
    I'm sure that when it's actually open, they'll do what they did with Mako in Orlando and wind it around a bit through some nice planting! Or if not, they might do an undercover queue section with Guy Harvey on a screen talking about sharks, again like Mako in Orlando.
     
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    The comfort collars on Electric Eel have been replaced with smaller and less noticeable straps. Apparently they allow for a much more open and free ride experience.

    I can only assume that Tempesto will have the new ones installed over the closed season and Tigris will have them when it opens this spring.
     
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    The park have released a couple of renderings:

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    It's certainly going to stand out in the area!
     
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    It would seem that SeaWorld San Diego are replacing Wild Arctic with a new Arctic-themed experience in 2021. They've said that it will be under 30ft tall, and they have also indicated that the Penguin Encounter may be refurbished. Here's what Lance from Screamscape had to say about it:

    In my opinion, this is very promising news for the park, but I'm not sure what the replacement could be! I'm thinking some sort of dark ride, but I could also see an enclosed coaster. What do you guys think?
    P.S. Here's the Screamscape link: http://www.screamscape.com/html/seaworld_california.htm
     
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    Here is a look at Tidal Twister:





    I still despise the look of those restraints, not overly looking forward to riding this later in the year.
     
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    2019 and parks are still adding horrendously oversized OTSR's :rolleyes:
     
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    In a rather interesting move, it would seem that SeaWorld San Diego has changed the name of this ride to Emperor:



    I must admit, I think I prefer this; it's a more original name!


    It also means that I no longer have to specify which Mako I mean when referring to my number 1 coaster! ;)
     
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    Glad to see they're being more imaginative!
     
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    Ooh, I like! Never been of a huge fan of the same names/IPs being used by parks in the same group, so good on SeaWorld for making the change.
     
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    This looks a solid ride - nice No lints recreation

     
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    The lift and pre-drop turn are now up:

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    Source
     
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    Emperor is really coming along well now:

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    Source: Screamscape
     
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