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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:16 pm

Ah, THERE'S the education segment San Diego demand Sea World to have on every attraction...

Looks good...
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:02 pm

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

My word, looks like a hellish job to stitch all those projections together :shock:

Looks amazing - really looking forward to seeing info on this when complete.
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:00 pm

Huh, whats happened to that funky zero car?
 
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:18 pm

You mean the Mack Megacoaster train? I assume its missing a front plate of some sort. Will probably be added at a later date.
 
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:29 pm

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Mostly due to height restrictions, this new Manta is at the parks maximum allowed height limit.


How is that true when the park's Journey to Atlantis is 95" while Manta is only 30"? I doubt the height restrictions have changed that much in 8 years...
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:34 pm

I'm really impressed with this coaster! It's the perfect theme for a Mack launched coaster as the trains glide and swoop over the track, much like I imagine a Manta would do in the ocean.

Lookin' good SeaWorld San Diego  8)
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:16 pm

Big Dave wrote:
You mean the Mack Megacoaster train? I assume its missing a front plate of some sort. Will probably be added at a later date.


Its more than just a front plate though...

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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:37 pm

It's not been assembled yet for testing purposes. Assuming this is the same cart from the picture below it would have been taken apart when it left the Expo and the front shell is awaiting the first few tests before being put back on.

When they first tested Blue Fire it didn't even have the seats installed.
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:01 am

Sam wrote:
Adz wrote:
Mostly due to height restrictions, this new Manta is at the parks maximum allowed height limit.


How is that true when the park's Journey to Atlantis is 95" while Manta is only 30"? I doubt the height restrictions have changed that much in 8 years...


There's plenty of stuff online about the absolute hell the park went through to get that ride installed. Some of it makes The Ropers seem like a friendly bunch!  Suffice to say any ride since has had severe restrictions.
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:40 am

Not strictly relevant but...

SeaWorld wrote:
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment - (4/26/12) SeaWorld Parks & Enterainment has announced that over the next year the company will eliminate the use of plastic shopping bags at all 10 of their parks. Guests making purchases will be offered paper bags made from 100% recycled paper, or given the option of purchasing a reusable bag. SeaWorld Parks estimates that this will keep 4 million plastic bags from entering landfills each year.

    Guests to SeaWorld San Diego have already experienced this since mid-2011 as the park already made the switch with the opening of their Turtle Reef attraction. SeaWorld Orlando will make the switch this month to go hand-in-hand with the opening of their new Turtle Trek attraction on April 27th.


Awesome! Wish more parks would do stuff like this! :D
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:26 am

Cute little Mack Manta go, go! :D
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:17 pm

One train has the zero car on then... Good...

So, when are Chessie gonna get one of these?
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:10 pm

That coaster looks amazing and the trains are probably my favorite of any coaster in the world. :D

And I'd love it if chessie got one of these. Sadly I doubt it. :|
 
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:59 pm

But where would Chessie build such a coaster? The nimby's around the park would just complain about the amount of fun and happiness that such a ride would generate.
 
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:04 pm

The land currently occupied my Toady's Crazy Cars could fit one in. And with a launch, there would be no need for it to be high. It's in the middle of the park so noise shouldn't be an issue.
I've always thought a high speed trench-running coaster could work at Chessie, and a Mack would be perfect. :yes:
 
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:51 pm

Screw chessie...I'd have a multi launch mack over Rita any day ;).
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:05 pm

Could we get back on topic please. :D
 
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon May 07, 2012 11:16 am

Mini Mack Manta full test run (inc. launch). :)

Squeaky!
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon May 07, 2012 1:59 pm

It looks..... slow :(
 
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Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

Mon May 07, 2012 2:02 pm

So does Blue Fire, off ride.

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