I was thinking, after looking at some pics on the net that these 2 rides look totally different. The one in Fla. looks more like a dark ride while on the other hand the one in Cali. looks more like an actual roller coaster. I dont see how much can go on inside the tower being that, to me, it looks very narrow. Does anyone else know more on it.........
I've been wondering the same as well. I love the darkride aspect of the one in Orlando. If the new one had the same length of darkride as Orlando's, then with the apparent longer coaster track it has potential to be one of the greatest rides ever created, imho.
I tried to find the link, but can't seem to locate it. It had a overhead drawing of the layout, and yes, it appears that there will be no dark ride aspect for this version. Or if there is, it won't be much since most of the layout appeared to be outdoors.
Which is unfortunate since I also love dark rides, but have to give props to this coaster version, looks like it'll be a great ride and the most elaborate water coaster we've seen yet in the States. Plus San Diego has needed a steel coaster for a long time now, great to see steel coaster track rising in one of my most favorite cities!
I was under the impression that the the new one was going to be a clone of the one in Orlando. I guess I was wrong... does anyone know where there is a link to the press release or any information about the differences between the two rides?
Ditto. This summer will be my first time back to SWC in about 10 years, JTA just looks like too much fun to pass up! But I'm also looking forward to the rapids ride which I heard is pretty good, as well as seeing all the new park changes they've made since becoming an "Adventure Park".
That's good to hear it will have some dark ride elements to it. Odd that there's that long flat stretch after the first drop to the elevator that doesn't look like it will be enclosed, could have easily made that part indoors and had some effects. No biggie, with 3 decent sized drops, no doubt it'll be a great ride anyways.
the 4th mack water coaster.. more please.
More Mack period! They makes some great rides, I'd love to see more of their products here in the States.
I guess I was thankfully wrong :o). According to this press release, this version will feature "simulated earthquake tremors and floods, and other dazzling special effects, such as projected lights, fog and water cannons". Sound awesome!