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    • Just seems strange to add them a year later. Was it running during that year? Doesn't matter to me just seemed strange and over the top.  I'm curious WHY it's there now.  Where the decision came from.  Maybe Texas inspectors?  The ride manufacturer of the Orlando ride didn't add these to their drop tower.  So, just a little curious why they were added a year later.  Good chance no one here knows why and that's fine.    
    • ^ a child died on a drop tower. so the additional seat belt makes people feel safer riding it. that's the story. no change at all to ride experience (Scream at SFFT has the seat belt too now)
    • stopped by SWSA yesterday for opening weekend of the Seven Seas Food Festival. as expected, most everything was excellent, and they had quite the crowd - perfect weather, Aquatica open, and the festival weekend (tho it started on Thurs), brought in a lot of folks eager to try the SeaWorld San Antonio food - which by reputation is very good!  (and it is, Chef Scott and team do a great job on every event at the park). they are still having issues with the Passholder portal, so the "Bonus" punchcards aren't avail. online (I know it's making their promotions guys NUTS). but it was easy/peasy to do it in person, and once we showed them our passes, got lanyards with 18 punches (3 bonus) over the regular 15 punch cards. apparently this year they are also selling 10 punch (standard), 7 punch & 3 punch (online only options) for "taster" there is SO much good food, I'll go thru 2 18-punch cards, at least, during the 6 weeks (thru early May) this runs.   I always do the "course" backwards starting at Mexico - as I want those drinks (LOL). a few changes this year to both menu and entertainment offerings. . . but as usual, we bumped into Chef Scott almost immediately near the Mexico booth, and he walked me thru all the exciting new menu options and recommended stuff. *and then we saw him at almost every booth after we'd stopped to eat there asking us for our feedback.   he was stalking us because he REALLY liked my boots, I think  (lol. . got stopped a bunch of times from folks admiring them).   but here he is, SeaWorld San Antonio's Cheff Scott - who puts together all the menus and that fantastic food they offer there! he recommended the new Cochnita Pibil (pork) taco, and pointed out that by popular demand, the Chicken Mole Fries were back. I got a Prickly Pear cocktail - which was Fantasic!    (the sampler size is included as a punch, by you can pay the $14 for the full size - which is what i'm holding here) they forgot the chile salt on the rim (hey. . opening weekend) and Scott went and got some to sprinkle on that made it even more flavorful.   Recommended. the new taco (fantastic. . and pretty spicy. . loved it) and bottom are the Chicken Mole fries.   the mole is not spicy, but it IS flavorful.   Scott has known me long enough that he knows I like spicy and went and got me a side of the house made Habanero sauce (that goes in the new taco) to put on the Mole Fries - and oh man, that brought them to another level.  Fantastic. no other pics from my table, since my two friends BOTH ordered Mole Fries. . . . LOL. . but with permission of the kind lady next door, here's the Eleote - which she also said was very good. the Tequila bar was open in the corner down by Mexico. . but it was way too early for me to tackle a flight of Tequila. . . so next time   Onwards to France!   the Crab & Spinach Crepe is the brand new one (and it is fantastic and highly recommended.   Other than the food at Greece and the Empanadas at Brazil?  it's the highest recommended food choice I'd give)   the Mushroom/Spinach is only "new" because they took the Turkey off of it from last year.   A shame, as that was my favorite savory bite in the park.     But they were having issues last year keeping the meat at temp, so decided to make it another Vegetarian option this year.  (so if you're a Vegetarian. . pretty much every option but one at France is a choice for you)   this is the Crab and Spinach.   it doesn't LOOK amazing, but trust me, it IS.   *and* it's real crab (not Krab with a K) and you can really taste the crab. the Spinach Mushroom was still really good. . but not as good as when it also had turkey in it.   as noted, still good tho. Paige got the strawberry/Hazlenut sweet crepe and really liked it. the "Sunday in the Park" photo op is back over here.   So of course. although for some reason, the Wine stop has moved from France to over by Rio Loco / Jamaica area. . that's a little weird. Chef Scott had told me that they really worked to improve the food over at the Germany booth. so we tried it again this year based on his recommendation.    it WAS better. . but being brutally honest?   as good as they made the Beer Cheese this year, the braised beef still reminded me very much of a frozen dinner (I gave that feedback to him when he asked). I think the proportions were off, and the jous just destroys the other flavors by overwhelming them and making the whole Spaetzle dish taste like a frozen salsbury steak sauce. to be fair?  it's not BAD - but there are SO many better options, I wouldn't waste punches on food here.  (the drink and beer options on the other hand?  excellent. . and the beer garden setting was busy when we were there) and of course, always worth coming over to Germany for THIS photo op:   not sure if the Band was playing or not. . the stage was there with a new LED screen behind it.   But I didn't see any performance times listed, so wonder if no German Band this year? the Braised Beef and Cabbage the Beer Cheese with Speatzle & beef (we shared this and still left much of it!) and the apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream.   a stop to ride Texas Stingray, and then?  on to Greece! As usual, Greece does not disappoint.   Tho the standout is the lamb slider?    EVERYTHING is excellent: this is Baklawa Ice cream (basically a Baklava smashed into caramel ice cream. . .so damn good) These are the Loukoumades - a honey fried donut.   delicious. and the Chicken Schwarma.   Didn't get a pic of the Gyro or Slider, as Russell forgot I was taking pictures, and ate them before I got to the table! no "Living Statue" this year in Greece :(. . . just a photo op by the pillars she used to stand under. HOWEVER, we did bump into a visitor - SFFT Park President Jeffrey Siebert, who was at SWSA for a bit (showing a guest around) and enjoying the Food Festival dishes (and of course, Chef Scott was there too. . I swear, he was stalking us around the lagoon 😛 ) it was very nice to get to meet Salim - I mean, I don't work for him, but he seemed to be a really nice guy.   and I told Jeffrey we'd see him a little later over at Fiesta Texas (for those pics, check out the SFFT thread - they have the new Boomerang trains out). forgot to get a pic of the Italy sign - but as usual, that booth has the HUGE lines, because they make the flatbreads to order, and the kiddos know and want "pizza" Mike got the Feta Cheese and Grape flatbread, and he said it was really good.   (tho he did wait at least 25 minutes in line for it) meanwhile?  I stomped Grapes at the Italy photo op. continuing around the park, we found the wine bar - that used to be over by France. and then relaxed in Jamaica photo op. . . tho we bypassed ordering anything from the food here. (we were getting full, and still had a few stops.  besides, will get it next time. .the rum raisin ice cream here is amazing) Paige chilled.. .I signaled the world can F-off. . I'm relaxing.   then onto Korea for the Beef Short Ribs and the Double Dragon Punch (which Mike loved, but Russell thought was too sweet). while they ate, I snapped pics of the progress on Catapult falls.   It's coming together fast, and they for sure will make their May 14 launch date for it! and of COURSE we had to stop and go thru the Penguin House, once again fully stocked. SeaWorld San Antonio really should bottle and sell that smell from there tho. . I mean, it's certainly got "Penguin House" associated with it.   Japan pavillion menu is basically the same, although Chef Scott tweaked the Seared Tuna a little.   I was way too full to try anything, so i just enjoyed the show there while folks ate. this is the Yuzu sorbet.   Mike had never had Yuzu before but he said he liked it and it was very tropical. and Paige said the Gyoza were fantastic. no drummers this year   instead there's a geisha who does a water act.   it was . . interesting, and yes, entertaining. and she sticks around after the performance for photo ops. next up. . Hawaii! Poke bowls looked SO good. . . but I was way too full.  and they were sold out of the Aloha Beaches drink we wanted. so saving for next time! Last stop today was Brazil. I love the Blackberry Acai sorbet here. but the stars are the chicken empanadas. . SO good. last year there was a dancing girls/party in the center of the area show. . but I didn't see any times up, so wonder if that's gone this year? but the photo op is still up for Brazil. Paige had the Tropical Monkey drink. . that she sucked right down (so it was good) and Russell got the Chicken Empanadas. we were SO full, but it was a great morning/afternoon.   can't wait to go back and try more of the offerings, and take in a few of the SWSA shows! till next time. . .  
    • New body seatbelt has been added to Superman now.  Anyone been on it since?  Seems pointless.  What's the story? 
    • after a full morning/afternoon at SeaWorld San Antonio (enjoying the Seven Seas Food Festival), we popped into SFFT for a bit on the way home. Glad we did, as they were doing Passholder Appreciation weekend, with a voucher to come back for some event (launch party?) for the new Kid Flash coaster later this "early summer". but a better reason was to ride Miss Kitty (as the train is now back running -    AND Gully Washer finally reopened yesterday too).    but the best reason?  they have the new Boomerang train on display in front of the coaster as they have already started the work on it (maintenance guys were up on the cobra roll during our visit) some pics:   not a pop in without a stop to see Miss Connie in Sangerfest! and ride my Bowie Bunny on the Carousel we also got on Miss Kitty which was finally back up and running (tho we had a delay due to "something on the tracks" = not sure what it was, but prayers to a likely flat squirrel.   and then we wandered over to Boomerang where the park had just put out this display today. the new cars look great, and I really like the explanation of the changes!
    • One was Branson strip level ugly. The other looked awesome.
    • Can confirm from an eyewitness that lives in my house; Dragon's Wing AND Excalibur are no more, pictures were not allowed but everyone can see for themselves in 6 days.  RIP.
    • Possibly good news for Mindebender fans, the coaster is currently being taken down carefully.  They are dismantling it piece by piece and not cut up.  Some parts of track are already stacked nicely.
    • Hopefully they open it by mid june.  I booked a trip already!
    • That place is great too!  I usually eat at the one in Burbank... didn't know they had one in Valencia!
    • That line was great for me.  I often just visit for a couple hours in the mornings.  They were usually great about basically let me walk through.
    • That's a bummer. They need more not less. Though it wasn't real useful. The grouper would often ignore people in the line for long periods instead of filling trains.  
    • RIP Lighting Rod single rider line.  
    • They've had such good luck with RMC that it's no wonder they hired them to do the track work on BF.
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