SeaWorld Orlando teases next roller coaster

Posted Friday, April 24, 2015 12:16 PM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld has released vague details about a 200-foot roller coaster, and says it will announce more in May.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 12:26 PM

I'm betting it's a B&M. Barracuda?

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Friday, April 24, 2015 12:38 PM

Shark "themed" most likely, and very lightly themed at that. Safe bet that it will be a B&M. I was hoping for a giga, but I have a feeling Manby dusted off plans for a hyper from several years back and said "Let's do this" with how quick this is happening. It came up very quick from what I'm hearing. I'd love to see some pictures of the plant that does B&M track the next few weeks, as they surely have to be gearing up, if not starting production already.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 12:46 PM

They should theme it to a fish and paint it black and call it Blackfish.

Then never build it and next summer just tell everyone that this Blackfish was fake, too.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 12:46 PM

Mack has a hyper opening in China this year (like Cannibal, it does invert).

Mack also has a working relationship with Sea World - from what I understand, the SWSD Manta was a really big hit. Or am I just hoping for more non-B&M products in FL? <;-P

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Friday, April 24, 2015 12:51 PM

Mother of God the Father and baby Haysoos!!! Its about time!!!! Personally, I'd love some intamin goodness (providing the can keep people from flying out of their trains) But if it will be anything like Goliath, daddy likes!

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Friday, April 24, 2015 7:09 PM

There ya go, Jeff... Capital investment at SWO.

Would 200' be the tallest coaster in Florida?

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Friday, April 24, 2015 7:10 PM

It'd be a tie with SheiKra.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 8:40 PM

Hoping it'll be a better ride than SheiKra, though....

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Friday, April 24, 2015 10:33 PM

They should call it Shamu's Revenge and run it through the bottom of the new orca tank, just to give PETA something else to complain about.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 10:56 PM

Since they mentioned frenzy, maybe piranha themed. I'm hoping for an intamin because they have worked with them recently (falcons fury), but they shouldn't use a cable lift since those have caused quite a few breakdowns. Maybe use trains like skyrush. I'm just hoping it isn't a dive coaster. Florida needs a hyper.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 11:17 PM

The thing with B&M's is that as far as capacity and reliability go, it's pretty hard to beat them and as such, they're great for the year-round Orlando market.

I would absolutely love an Intamin hyper, but I'd be surprised if it was anything other than a B&M.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:15 AM

You Intamin fans do know how late Falcon's Fury opened, right?

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:25 AM

In no shape or form do I prefer Infamin to B&M but almost every coaster in Orlando is made by them. Plus Intamins are cheaper and money is something seaworld is lacking. Intamins typically have problems but are very popular to the general public, such as falcons fury and cheetah hunt. The thing that probably delayed ff is the fact that ot was a new concept that has never been done before.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:40 AM

Then how do you explain Shoot The Rapids at Cedar Point? Flumes have been around for ages and they managed to do that wrong and it's still plagued with issues and downtime 5 years later.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:48 AM

CarolinaNick15 said:

In no shape or form do I prefer Infamin to B&M but almost every coaster in Orlando is made by them.

Uh... which coasters are those? Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Barnstormer, Seven Dwarfs, Rock'n'Rollercoaster, Everest, Primeval Whirl, Dueling Dragons, Hulk, Hippogriff, Mummy, Woody Woodpecker, Rip Ride Rockit, Manta, Kraken, Shamu Express, White Lightning, Freedom Flyer, Rockstar...

In fact, which coaster isIntamin?

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:42 AM

I think it was a grammatical mistake. He was implying that B&M made a lot of the Orlando coasters.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:49 AM

I mean the really notable ones. Hulk, Chinese Fireball, Hungarian Horntail, Manta, Kraken. Sure there's Rockit or White Lightning, etc, but the most common manufacturer is B&M. I know intamins aren't known for reliability, I just said I would like to see one. I didn't know mentioning Intamin makes me a bad person. I thought discussing possibilities is fun but you all should stop bashing me for every possibility i come up with. Now let's just hope for an airtime machine.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:51 PM

It won't be piranha. You forget that sharks go into a "feeding frenzy" when they smell blood in the water.

And that Sea World already has a coaster named The Great White

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:54 PM
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Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:04 PM

And most likely Mack.

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