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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:35 am

Roland's made a big delivery...

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Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:43 am

Oh! The first shots of a new Mack launcher since Blue Fire. I hope this works out in spite of my concerns it will be a little on the slow side.

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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:50 am

Om nom nom, yummy vertical construction from Mack!

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I like how close to the sea this park is!

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Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:57 pm

Really looking forward to the visuals on this ride!

Could be really great.

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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:03 pm

The first piece of track is now in place:

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Photos from SeaWorld San Diego's Facebook page.

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Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:35 pm

Here's an amazingly irritating American woman presenting a piece about the track installation. Posted by Mack on Facebook.
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:56 am

A picture of the front car from the IAAPA Attractions Expo has now been posted on MACK Rides' Facebook page

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Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:31 am

Looks awesome! Absolutely beautiful design!
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:39 pm

That is unbelievably beautiful and perfect in every way. The most gorgeous rollercoaster train ever built.

Mack are really taking over from B&M in terms of the highest build quality and the most beautiful manufacturer.
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Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:03 pm

I have just seen some new photos of this on RCDB:

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Looking very nice!

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:45 pm

This is really starting to feel much less like just a cheap version of Orlando's!

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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:40 pm

It looks lovely an all, but my god, its taking an age to get built!

Shambles is going to get finished before this, and they started this waaaayy before they started on Shambles!
 
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Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:40 pm

I love cute Mack Manta!

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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:56 pm

Something interesting that I’ve noticed about SeaWorld/Busch Gardens is that they never copy major rides between their parks. They quite often open similar rides with similar themes but they’re never clones.

A good example of this is Journey to Atlantis. There is one at every SeaWorld but they all differ in design and even model. Now we have two Mantas. One is a fairly high thrill B&M Flying Coaster. The other is almost a polar opposite Mack ride, presumably more family friendly.

I respect that they do this as it shows they have a good idea of each parks different needs. It certainly makes following this very interesting as it’s a completely different take on the concept.
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:58 pm

They would copy rides (They tried with Journey to Atlantis) but the planning restrictions on the parks prevent them from doing so.

Orlando can build pretty much anything it likes whereas the other parks can't. Mostly due to height restrictions, this new Manta is at the parks maximum allowed height limit.
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:10 pm

Adz wrote:
They would copy rides (They tried with Journey to Atlantis) but the planning restrictions on the parks prevent them from doing so.


Well that blows that theory out the water :P  Still I do stand partially to that statement as the Busch parks don't tend to just copy rides either. Take Cheetah Hunt and Verbolten. Two similar ride types but completely different manufactures and unique selling points. Then you look at their other coaster and while they are the same types of ride and with very similar theme they always try and trump the one which came before.
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:10 pm

There is the small matter of SheiKra / Griffon as well ;)
 
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:31 pm

From Mack's FB page:

Manta Monday – The Track is Complete!

Woohoo! We installed the 98th and final section of track this morning!! Looking good!! May 26, here we come!

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Source: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150640657516855&set=a.70704786854.69952.70105691854&type=1&theater

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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:01 pm

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"That looks like a very nice spot to view the Manta!" - MACK Rides.

Bless 'em.
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:55 pm

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"We're completing construction of the SeaWorld San Diego Manta coaster screen. The coaster begins inside a hybrid cylinder/dome space showing an undersea environment. This photo shows the frame before the paneling is attached." - Spitz, Incorporated

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SeaWorld San Diego President John Reilly: "The indoor multimedia component, the 270-degree screen that you'll see and underwater ocean scene before you launch out into the ride really sets us apart."

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"Paneling the dome section of the Manta coaster screen at SeaWorld San Diego."

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"Installation of the display system that will show an undersea environment in Sea World San Diego's Manta coaster."

Wow, I had no idea it would have all this! :D
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