Following on from the Water Coaster incarnations of 'Journey to Atlantis' in Florida and California, SeaWorld Texas is now to open its very own take on the ride, but this time it won't be a Mack Water Coaster. Instead, it's planned to be a Mack Super Splash with exactly
the same layout as Atlantica SuperSplash
at Europa Park which can be seen here: http://www.rcdb.com/id2928.htm
. The ride features a 100' lift hill, before a turntable turns the craft round. Following this the craft will plunge down through a reverse camelback, before rising again to a 2nd turntable. Then comes a 100' drop, through a bunny hop and down into the splash before a gentle sail round back into the station.
In all fairness, I can safely say Atlantica is a reasonable, but not mind-blowing ride - it is the theming that makes the ride, so, if SeaWorld do their's properly, I am sure it will be a worthy addition.
Such developments of new Water Rides are of particular relevance these days, with all the speculation on a new Water Ride of some description to be opening at Alton Towers come 2008 - it is interesting to see what other parks are doing with their Water Rides at present. Other new Water Rides of interest other than Atlantica and Journey to Atlantis include Efteling's new-for-2007 Kumbak-made ride plus the four Mack Water Coasters currently in service. All of these rides are interesting and gives great scope to any such ride at Alton Towers.
The new ride is due for completion come May 2007, and its page is now up here: http://www.rcdb.com/id3635.htmhttp://www.rcdb.com/document218.htm