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It wouldn't surprise me if one popped up at all of the parks in the chain to be honest.
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Its since to finally see SeaWorld Expanding, especially since its the closet park to me (still 2.5 hours). I think a Sky Rocket 2 is the perfect coaster for such a small and compact park (compared to all of the others owned by SeaWorld Parks). I can't wait ti ride it in 2018.

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Its since to finally see SeaWorld Expanding, especially since its the closet park to me (still 2.5 hours). I think a Sky Rocket 2 is the perfect coaster for such a small and compact park (compared to all of the others owned by SeaWorld Parks). I can't wait ti ride it in 2018.


I don't know what you mean by small and compact. SWSD is one of the largest parks by area in California, and is about as compact and large as the other SeaWorlds.
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I personally think these rides are a bit disappointing. Still fun, but the non inverted loop is basically useless and the launch is underwhelming.
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The launches were surprisingly forceful (especially the backwards one) and the non inverting loop had great force as well. I used to complain about these rides being added everywhere but then I finally rode one and now I'm ecstatic when I see new ones built. These rides are awesome and while not a top 10 ride by any means, it should be a welcome addition to any park.
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Looking more closely at the concept art...

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The launches were surprisingly forceful (especially the backwards one) and the non inverting loop had great force as well. I used to complain about these rides being added everywhere but then I finally rode one and now I'm ecstatic when I see new ones built. These rides are awesome and while not a top 10 ride by any means, it should be a welcome addition to any park.


I've only ridden the one at Discovery Kingdom, but I felt the non inverted loop was too slow and should of been higher with a smaller apex. There is no air the second time around, and the first time the train reverses direction while practically flat instead upside-down. The rest of the ride is excellent however and a great use of space. I just hope Premier modifies the loop to match the intensity of the other sections.
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^^ This is like, IMO, Steel Eel - Version 2 adapted in the 21st century. :)
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Looks like it's gonna have three cars like Tempesto. Hopefully it wont have the "comfort" collars.
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It's finally vertical!

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Great! I feel it isn't the best choice since there is one in nor cal, but most of the audience will likely never have ridden Superman. Three car trains will vary the experience.

Colors are awesome, looks really fantastic.
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Three car trains will vary the experience. Colors are awesome, looks really fantastic.

I say what a great summary! High time you started feeling the front, center and the back car!!! Difference!!! :)
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If by vary the experience you mean make it worse then yes three car trains will vary the experience.

In all seriousness though the three car trains and comfort collars ruin Tempesto.
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Ride is complete!

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I always did like the look of these.
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Is it just me or does this one looks smaller?
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I think the camera is playing tricks on your eyes. This one has pretty colors.
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I'm so happy one of the nicest parks within a few hours of me got one of my least favorite major coasters. Looks like my 15+ year streak of making Orlando the only Sea World I visit will continue lol. It will be great for the park, but these sky rockets just aren't for me. The color scheme looks great on this one though.

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Eh hey it could have been something way lamer.
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Just stoking the fire a little ;) . I understand why lots of people like them. I just haven't enjoyed the three I've ridden and think it's an odd choice for Sea World.

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Why does everyone hate the OTSR's on these so much?
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They're just a nuisance really
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I figured. The design of these things looks really well put together, so headbanging would surprise me.
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