SeaWorld Florida Manta concept art

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:25 PM
Yes, you know...or yes, inversions?

I'm skeptical about the interaction with the water. I'm sure that it could have a "splashdown" effect, ala Sheikra. But, I'm not sure about a "clipping" of the water from the upper portion of the carriage as it swoops over the lagoon. Particularly if that was happening somewhere in the middle of the ride as opposed to the end when the bleeding off of speed won't be an issue.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:27 PM
Based on the drawing that looks like the end of the ride to me.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:40 PM
Is that a dual loading platform I see?

*** Edited 4/22/2008 9:37:42 PM UTC by BullGuy***

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:44 PM
^^Knowing Moosh, I'm going to guess at: "Yes, SOMEBODY knows".... ;)

I'd prefer NOT, since SWF already has a looping coaster and the only non-looper is a kiddie. (I'd call JtA dark-ride/flume more than coaster, but that might be me). Keeping the offerings *balanced* helps keep a wide array of guests happy, and too much looping stuff makes non-loopy patrons say "what about me?"

Since there are no non-inverting B&M flyers....I'm tempted to think it WILL invert. Of course, before Tatsu they all had *two and only two* inversions....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:58 PM
Yes, you know...or yes, inversions?

Correct ;)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:12 PM
I get what gator is saying about non-loopy people but then again, the inversions on flyers are really more like "inversions" for the most part anyway. But I'm sure for plenty of the GP the distinction will be pretty much lost.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:24 PM
If only there was still a Sea World up here in Ohio to play with.

That coaster simply looks fun; well themed, late-edition flyer, interaction with water/guests.

Another quality Busch product.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:00 PM
Based on the first pic, you can see a majority of the standard B&M flyer pretzel loop in the upper left hand corner.

So we know it will have at least one inversion. :)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:44 PM
Why is it everytime I try to click the link it comes up as 404 Not Found?

Oh whoa! I totally mis-read that part. I thought it said it doesn't work for some and there was an alternative link. *** Edited 4/22/2008 10:54:39 PM UTC by superflybri03***

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:52 PM
Read the thread....there is another link and an explanation why the one I posted doesn't work.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:11 PM
LOL, I don't *know* that the explanation for why the DIBB article went missing is correct.

But I've gotten better over the years at guessing when legal and insurance issues arise... and no one was getting injured by the presence of concept art, so.... ;)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:49 PM

Brian Noble said:
Fake as in, not really Sea World's concept art?

If so, someone went to a lot of trouble.


I want to beleive that it is for real but it just comes across sooooooooo fake.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:54 PM
Huh? It looks pretty real to me...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:42 AM

Hopman said:
Very cool. I woner when they'll build a flyer at CP?

My guess is never. CP doesn't seem to build B&M's terribly often. Both Raptor and Mantis have track designs that were well established prior to the construction of those rides. Flyers just don't seem to have the throughput/capacity and/or uniqueness CP often looks for in their rides.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:07 AM
Isn't this thread about Sea World? CP really has absolutely nothing to do with this topic at all...

The concept art was awesome! The water effect is a fantastic idea and something I would have never imagined. It makes me want to visit my Aunt in Orlando after all of the new attractions open!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:55 AM

WildStangAlex said:

Both Raptor and Mantis have track designs that were well established prior to the construction of those rides.


True...Raptor was B&M's fifth inverted coaster, and Mantis was B&M's fourth stand-up. But considering B&M has 6 Flyers to their name to-date, your statement really doesn't hold any kind of water. :)


Flyers just don't seem to have the throughput/capacity and/or uniqueness CP often looks for in their rides.

Love it when enthusiasts speak for a park.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:33 AM

RoarsLoudly said:


I want to beleive that it is for real but it just comes across sooooooooo fake.


Same here. I don't know what all of you are talking about, but as soon as I saw it I thought to myself that it looked like something we would have done on old Mac computers in high school Graphic Arts. "Fake" is just scratching the surface.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:50 AM
Real or not, it looks like any other "artists rendition" for new attractions that I've seen.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:36 PM

WildStangAlex said:

My guess is never. CP doesn't seem to build B&M's terribly often. Both Raptor and Mantis have track designs that were well established prior to the construction of those rides. Flyers just don't seem to have the throughput/capacity and/or uniqueness CP often looks for in their rides.


Outside of the items that have already been pointed out by kraxleridah, I question exactly what "uniqueness" CP often looks for. I wouldn't exactly call anything in their coaster collection "unique".

The only thing that comes close in my mind may, *may*, be Maverick. Only because everyone claims its so unique thinking its a new wave of Intamin launches were you focus on the ride instead of speed and height (I on the other hand would credit this several years ago to Storm Runner. Many other coasters have opened since then with similar ideas such as Desert Race, Furius Baco (actually being unique in its train design), Kanonen, Rita - Queen of speed, Skycar, Speed Monster, Superman Escape, Kawasemi, just to name a few).

Really I have yet to see CP make a unique ride since probably Magnum...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:44 PM
I don't see much about Cedar Point's coaster collection being unique. Gemini, Magnum and Millennium Force are nothing more than CCMR on various amounts of steroids and HGH. Toss in the non-looping Wildcat and TTD, and that's an astonishing six rides that do basically the same thing without loops and unique seating arrangements.
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