Icebreaker POV

Jeff's avatar

SeaWorld released this ahead of the forthcoming opening. I know it's being billed as a family coaster, which I interpret as being a snooze, but this looks like fun.


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sws's avatar

Capacity sucks...

Jeff's avatar

It's gotta be better than RRR!


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This is a great addition for our family. My wife and I will ride anything but my kids are still hesitant when it comes to the bigger rides. Ice Breaker fills that void a bit. I'm looking forward to getting a few laps in June!

Looking forward to it as well. We'll be down there at the end of April.

From a "thrill" standpoint it looks similar to Hagrid's, which is a ride I went into with little expectation and still like more and more every time I ride.

I also don't dislike Tempesto/Tigris like some do, and this looks much more enjoyable than those.

Jeff's avatar

Yes, I still haven't done Tigris, but it makes me think of Wicked Twister and I want to try it.


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eightdotthree's avatar

This does not look like a family coaster in person. :)


Me too, except I actually fit on Tigris.
And to be fair, I’ve only ridden it’s identical cousin Tempesto, but spent quality time on it on a slow day at the park, and even had a couple of zen rides. (For the record I find nothing relaxing about the sought-after zen ride. I figure if the good lord ever takes me out on a roller coaster that should be the time.)
Anyway, I liked it a lot. I thought it was a surprising amount of action in such a small footprint and I wondered why parks everywhere don’t put one in. (As opposed to, say, a Vekoma Boomerang.)
Speaking of Wicked Twister, I thought about a ride like this as an apt replacement. Enhance it with two trains and one of those sliding or revolving station platforms.

I'm glad they put the element names on the video. I don't think I'd have understood it without them.


Jeff's avatar

You might be an enthusiast.


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Jeff said:

Yes, I still haven't done Tigris, but it makes me think of Wicked Twister and I want to try it.

When these Sky Rocket IIs started popping up I said they looked like the next evolution of the Intamin Impulse. I’m a sucker for Impulse coasters, so I bet I’d love these, especially Phobia Phear Coaster with just lapbars.

Speaking of Impulses and lap bars, did anyone see that new Impulse in China, Legendary Twin Dragon? 240ft tall double twisting Impulse, 74mph, lapbar restraints, 4 forward passes and 4 reverse passes… YES PLEASE! A couple other interesting points include they used the new style Intamin track instead of box track, uses LSM instead of LIM, and it’s the same colors as Wicked Twister (RIP). I would love to see a couple of these next-gen Impulse coasters built here in the states.

https://rcdb.com/16426.htm

https://www.intamin.com/opening-of-legendary-twin-dragon/


But then again, what do I know?

Does the forward spike come back on itself? They should probably start adding reinforcements now.

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I am not super impressed by the Sky Rocket 2's (well, S:UF specifically). The inline roll at the top is the only part that I find interesting in any way. Also, the capacity. I honestly think I like the S&S freespins better.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

The Sky Rocket IIs with lap bars are fabulous rides. The ones with discomfort collars, not so much.

All of them pale however in comparison to GaleForce, which IMHO is far and away the best ride of the type ever created.

https://rcdb.com/13346.htm


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Richard Bannister said:

I'm glad they put the element names on the video. I don't think I'd have understood it without them.

No "Anticipation Turn?"

Sucks

ApolloAndy said:

I am not super impressed by the Sky Rocket 2's (well, S:UF specifically). The inline roll at the top is the only part that I find interesting in any way. Also, the capacity. I honestly think I like the S&S freespins better.

The capacity is definitely terrible. I got a lap in on Electric Eel a couple years ago. While worth the credit I didn't even consider jumping back in line because of the painful waits.

ApolloAndy's avatar

SFDK's (and LC's incidentally) only run two cars per train as opposed to the Busch/SW clones which run three. That's a 50% increase in capacity, which seems like it should be a no brainer.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Just a slightly more advanced version of Wave Breaker in San Antonio. A fun ride , but definitely family.

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