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Post February 10th, 2011, 3:50 am
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I thought we had a topic about this but I guess not.

Manta is a Mack launched coaster set to open at SWSD in 2012.

http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2011/ ... manta.html

Here is a POV render of the ride:


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Post February 10th, 2011, 5:33 am

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Looks kind of lame, tbh...I was hoping it would be more Blue Fire-like, but this looks a lot like a family ride. Could be fun, but definitely not of the caliber I was looking forward to.

Post February 10th, 2011, 6:06 am
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Yeah, I got a little excited when I saw "Mack launched coaster" as well.

Post February 10th, 2011, 12:02 pm

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i want the those trains in no limits :(
wish they could release a new update for the wait for no limits 2 n include those trains
but this does look like a ok type ride
not too thrilling
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It looks awesome to me. There's going to be lots of airtime on this one. Think Jet Rescue just with airtime hills. Besides, the theming is going to be absolutely incredible.

Post February 10th, 2011, 12:24 pm
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yea, if its anything like Manta at SWO then the theming should be amazing.

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Post February 10th, 2011, 7:19 pm
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It may have some surprises since Mack has some wonky shaping.
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Post February 10th, 2011, 7:45 pm

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The problem with Sea World San Diego is that it is built on land leased from the city of San Diego and in order for the park to build rides they have to meet certain criteria. one of the biggest problems is height restrictions. The park cannot build anything above 100 feet tall (this was enacted after the sky tower was built.) Also, the park has to provide evidence that there is an educational aspect to the ride. When JTA was still in the planning stages, it took years for Sea World to get approval for the project. When I was working there they sent letters to every employee asking them to send letters to city council and to attend committee meetings in support of the project. As for this ride, I think it is a step up for the park, finally something that offers a little bit of thrills. I saw some segments that may provide some airtime as well as great pacing. I can't wait to see what kind of theming and scenery they build around this ride.
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Post February 10th, 2011, 9:11 pm
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i havent been to sea world in almost 15 years, even though i worked across the road for awhile. but why should i when theres a genuine fred church "bobs" style coaster just down the road?

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@ Jayman...because 70 bucks is a good bargain for a glorified aquarium lol!
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Post February 10th, 2011, 9:25 pm
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all the exhibits are commercials for the souveniers outside them .. scripps is a better bet for a visit to the aquarium

Post February 10th, 2011, 9:29 pm

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i haven't been to scripps in years, it is a pretty cool aquuarium, though, but, I prefer the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Post February 10th, 2011, 11:01 pm
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oh yes..
i like that aquarium very very much ..
too bad that was one of the days that contributed to my misogynistic attitude..
its hard to have fun when you have a fiance who knows you are smarter than she is , but spends the day reminding you how stupid you are because you stil want to eat shrimp even though the sign plainly says that they are " endangered in sompe parts of the world"

Post February 10th, 2011, 11:35 pm

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As far as the ride goes, I think after riding the SWO Manta it'll be a little less exciting, but I think they are going for a family ride here and it looks like it'll be great in that aspect. Also look like some good pops of air along the way.

Post February 10th, 2011, 11:51 pm

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I think there looks to be some airtime on some of those hills... awesome new coaster at my home park? YES!

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^You live in So Cal? All us people that live in so cal like Jayman, A113, Meta, spacemountainfan, and some others should all do a meet-up. It would be great!
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Post February 11th, 2011, 1:33 am
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Originally posted by Metazoanhaddock

^forsure, but it has to be planned like, 2 months in advance, because you cant just be like, lets go this weekend...


Of course.

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Post February 11th, 2011, 6:06 am

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and I thought you guys didn't like me...anyway, I have not been to SFMM in almost 6 years, I would love to go again, before summer, i hate waiting in line with retards who do not respect the essence that is the coaster capitol of the world.
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Originally posted by spacemountainfan619

and I thought you guys didn't like me...anyway, I have not been to SFMM in almost 6 years, I would love to go again, before summer, i hate waiting in line with retards who do not respect the essence that is the (this is retarded) coaster capitol of the world.


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that is so true.

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Lol,and I was afraid you guys would get something better that Blue Fire.Oh sweet justice!
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Post February 11th, 2011, 7:44 pm

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Jayman and I live in the East County area of San Diego. The ride will open in '12 and I don't plan on going to the park until then.

Post February 11th, 2011, 8:20 pm
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yep . east county san diego is horrid.. i USED to not stay home and drink when i lived in san diego because i could walk everywhere,( drive short distances and walk home if i needed to).. downtown , hillcrest, southpark, etc. since i moved out here i've become a somewhat drunken hermit .. the only places worth walking to are the grocery store and the liquor store lol ..besides, i have to keep my little studio safe from the tweakers.

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