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Looks like SWSD will get another coaster for 2018.

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They pretty much need it. The park barely has anything to do...
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^^ Inta-MegaLite, please, because that also looks like a freakin' wild surfer! :D
- I have to prove that NL1 is still alive! Pack-a-punch tracks are, I personally feel, a LOT of fun! :)
- IMO, the ride stats are not everything in most cases! Never rely on the big numbers showing how tall, fast or long!

Post December 22nd, 2016, 8:56 pm
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Sounds like it might end up being a Premier SkyRocket II (Tempesto clone)...
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I see nothing wrong with that
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I see nothing wrong with that

Same here.
The general public would be thrilled to have that, but those cloned coasters just sound boring and monotonous to theme park window shoppers.
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Even after riding two of these clones, I still truly believe they are great rides when executed correctly (AKA not Tempesto). Enthusiasts just have a stigma against clones that in many times isn't true.
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As far as clones and easy additions go, it's probably the best a park can get.
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Honestly if I had to pick a clone to place in a park and a GIB wasn't an option, I'd take the Premier twisty loop thing.

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*GIB
*Impulse
*Boomerang

So aside from the possibility that a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop is better (I kinda doubt it is, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's high up in the ranking), I don't see a park faring better than a Premier twisty loop thing aside from a GIB.
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Post December 23rd, 2016, 12:26 am
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I'm just hoping they won't put those god awful 'comfort' collars on this ride. These clones are actually fun when there isn't a piece of hard plastic hugging your cheek.
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A Sky Rocket II would be a satisfactory addition for SeaWorld San Diego, but given that the park already has a launch coaster it doesn't seem like the best option. Personally, I think a Gerstlauer Eurofighter/Infinity Coaster would be the best option for a compact thrill coaster at this park, particularly if it included a dark ride section. I also worry about the marketability of a cheaper stock model given the intense competition in Southern California. With Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain both within a 3 hour drive, a Sky Rocket II is not likely to draw people from outside of the San Diego area. The ride itself is pretty good, I'm just not convinced it is the right move for a struggling park in a competitive market.
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Coasterkidmwm wrote:
Honestly if I had to pick a clone to place in a park and a GIB wasn't an option, I'd take the Premier twisty loop thing.

I've been on:
*GIB
*Impulse
*Boomerang

So aside from the possibility that a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop is better (I kinda doubt it is, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's high up in the ranking), I don't see a park faring better than a Premier twisty loop thing aside from a GIB.


I also love GIB's. I feel they are really underrated, but SFNE ruined theirs so now I have to travel if I want to ride a good one.
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The best news about this is that it proves the park wants to continue (and able) to add thrill rides to it's line up.
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That's why we need to have some high hopes. :)
- I have to prove that NL1 is still alive! Pack-a-punch tracks are, I personally feel, a LOT of fun! :)
- IMO, the ride stats are not everything in most cases! Never rely on the big numbers showing how tall, fast or long!

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Would the new Mack spinning coaster be probable?
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It's not a bad idea.
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Electric Eel: Coming to SeaWorld San Diego in 2018.

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SAN DIEGO (Jan. 3, 2017) – SeaWorld® San Diego unveiled plans today for its 2018 attraction—the Electric Eel roller coaster—featuring multiple-launch elements, high-energy twists, and heart-pounding loops. It will expand the park's new Ocean Explorer realm set to open later this summer as part of the park's largest new attraction premiere in its history.
Following the unprecedented opening of three new major attractions in 2017—Ocean Explorer, the new Orca Encounter and the all-new summer nighttime extravaganza Electric Ocean—Electric Eel will cap a 24-month period of the most robust growth since the park's opening more than five decades ago.

"Electric Eel will bring a whole new level of excitement to SeaWorld in 2018," said SeaWorld San Diego's Park President Marilyn Hannes. "This new, first-of-its-kind coaster at SeaWorld will give riders the rare opportunity to feel what it's like to move like an eel as they twist and flip along nearly 900 feet of undulating track."

Electric Eel will feature astounding loops, twists and airtime. Multiple-launch experiences will propel riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride's station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Riders then rocket skyward nearly 150 feet where they will brave an inverted "heartline" roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as riders crest the top before breathlessly returning to the station. This adrenaline-pumping coaster will offer riders the only upside-down view of Mission Bay.

SeaWorld continues to evolve the next generation of marine-life experiences, setting the standard for combining immersive and innovative ways to engage with ocean animals with flat-out family fun for children and adults.

"The future is bright at SeaWorld and we remain committed to long-term investment in the park," said Hannes. "We always strive to provide new reasons to visit SeaWorld and give our guests experiences that matter with a blend of exciting rides and incredible animal and educational experiences. We want our guests from around the world to not only have a great time, but be inspired to care about the ocean and the animals that live there."

Complementing the Electric Eel roller coaster is the anticipated Ocean Explorer experience opening in 2017—which will include a hypnotic live eel habitat featuring one of the world's most extensive collections of moray eels. Through large viewing windows, visitors will plunge into the world of the eel as they swim and dart through the caves and crevasses of their naturalistic deep-ocean environment.

With Electric Eel, SeaWorld's Deep Blue creative design team will fuse the visceral thrills of a contemporary coaster with a compelling interactive and educational eel experience. Using innovative state-of-the-art technologies, this interactive experience will allow guests to discover fascinating information about these mysterious animals, including their unique predation skills and diets, growth rates and sensory abilities.

Electric Eel will join Manta® and Journey to Atlantis® as the third coaster-type ride experience at SeaWorld San Diego. It will be constructed on an approximately two-acre site on the eastern side of the park between the currently under-construction Ocean Explorer attraction and Journey to Atlantis. The ride is expected to open in summer 2018.
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This was to be expected. Nice expansion for the park though. :)
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Paradox wrote:
Even after riding two of these clones, I still truly believe they are great rides when executed correctly (AKA not Tempesto). Enthusiasts just have a stigma against clones that in many times isn't true.


What does Tempesto do wrong? Havn't really done my research on it and still havn't ridden Phobia yet.
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What does Tempesto do wrong? Havn't really done my research on it and still havn't ridden Phobia yet.


It has the terribly unnecessary and uncomfortable OTSRs.
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Oh they Kingda Ka'd it
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Pretty much what everyone expected. This isn't a bad addition for the park, but it is launch coaster #9 in Southern California. I hope it benefits the park, but it doesn't seem unique enough in the market to be a huge draw.
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Yay!
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I'm truly in love with these clone models. Great addition!
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I am quite happy with this addition, now I only have to drive 2 hours to ride a SRII and not 7 minus traffic.
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