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I took a look at the post on Screamscape and I believe that it could be either Mack OR Intamin. The train rendering looks different than most Intamin trains, although it could be similar to the trains that will be on Cheetah at Busch (I'm not sure). At Screamscape, he wrote that the trains could include some thematic elements to it, (Manta Ray) which would be similar to Cheetah also. The supposed multiple launch would also again, be another similarity to an Intamin project vs. a Mack.

I would like to see either though, I think any new development would be beneficial to SeaWorld California because of their general lack of thrilling attractions as compared to their sister parks.

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...I think any new development would be beneficial to SeaWorld California because of their general lack of thrilling attractions as compared to their sister parks.

Agreed. While I love to visit SWSD, it currently isn't really on my radar as a "theme park" (in the amusement park sense; obviously it's heavily themed). There's really nothing to draw me back there, but I'd go ASAP for a new coaster!

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...I think any new development would be beneficial to SeaWorld California because of their general lack of thrilling attractions as compared to their sister parks.

Agreed. While I love to visit SWSD, it currently isn't really on my radar as a "theme park" (in the amusement park sense; obviously it's heavily themed). There's really nothing to draw me back there, but I'd go ASAP for a new coaster!

 

Exactly. I live 15 minutes from the park and haven't gone in over 2 years. The prices are high and there really isn't much to do. I used to go a lot when I was younger, but I generally lost interest. There just isn't much for a coaster enthusiast there.

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Speaking of Sea Worlds San Diego's 2012 coaster...

 

http://dodgeprojects.construction.com/Sea-World-Manta-Exhibit---Ride-Attraction-2012-Carpentry---Millwork---California_stcVVproductId110042886VVcatId546259VVviewprod.htm

 

 

Sea World Manta Exhibit & Ride Attraction 2012

Dodge Report #200700778436 v. 8

 

Location: CA (San diego) See More Like This

Valuation: $9,999,999

Bid Date: Jan 21, 2011

 

San diego California Miscellaneous Recreational Construction Project

Project Type: Miscellaneous Recreational

Stage: GC Bidding-Invitation

Ownership: Private See More Like This

Type of Work: New Project

Number of Buildings: 1

Building Frame: Structural Steel

Square Footage:

Number of Stories: 1

Architect: Listed

Contractor: Not Listed

Designer: Not Listed

Publish Date: Dec 28, 2010

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Ah, there it is. Thanks for the info! More than I expected. It will be nice to see Sea World get a big attraction for 2012. I am usually pretty impressed with how they incorporate the theme into the overall coaster experience.

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All will be revealed soon enough!

 

SeaWorld San Diego plans to unveil a $10 million manta-themed ride and animal exhibit for 2012, according to construction documents.

 

The marine park had been keeping the project under wraps until Web snoops discovered an online bid invitation for a "Sea World Manta Exhibit & Ride Attraction 2012" posted to the McGraw-Hill Construction website. The bid request seeks a general contractor for a "recreational" construction project built from "structural steel" in San Diego. McGraw-Hill's "recreational" category includes casinos, theaters, athletic facilities and -- wait for it -- roller coasters.

 

SeaWorld San Diego officials declined to comment except to say that they plan to make an announcement in early February about a new attraction for 2012.

 

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/themeparks/la-trb-seaworld-san-diego-manta-01201111,0,2419003.story?track=rss

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I am a big proponent of making things right and one of the biggest mistakes that should be made right is to rebuild Opryland. Well check out this:

 

http://www.wsmv.com/entertainment/22337886/detail.html

 

Could Opryland Theme Park Return?

Gaylord Spokesperson Does Not Deny Rumor

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For everyone who misses the Opryland theme park, there is news that might cheer you up.

 

There is talk that Gaylord Entertainment expanding its business, especially since Nashville's new convention center just received approval.

 

According to the City Paper, a theme park might be part of the plan. A spokesperson for Gaylord on Monday did not deny the possibility.

 

Gaylord closed the Opryland theme park in 1997 and built the Opry Mills shopping center in its place.

Let's hope that this rumor soon becomes a reality. It would be the best news of 2011!

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Heard a rumor today that SFDK will be adding a new coaster to their lineup in 2012. It's suppose to be located right next to the Taz topspin, taking the place of the simulator building/area.
I hope this pans out. That hill top has been pretty dead since they closed down the motion theatre. Upon momentary reflection, the most recent offerings in the motion theatre weren't anything to write home about either. I'm pretty sure the last time I saw it open was during HOP 2008 when they had a simply ho-ho-horrid Santa movie playing in there.
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^^That would be great news if Opryland was rebuilt, but at the same time, they'd have to work hard to compete with Dollywood. While not real close, Dollywood wasn't that long of a drive(Bias: I'm from Chicago with just one park within a 3+ hour drive), and that park has grown a lot since Opryland closed. I know Dollywood, being in Pigeon Forge, doesn't deal with the traditional regional market economic rules, but Gaylord will have to work hard to differentiate a new Opryland.

 

The Sea Word announcement sounds promising, but with a cost of $10 million, I wouldn't expect that Mack or Intamin launched coaster. Dark Knight cost $7.5 million, which leads me to believe that if it is a coaster, that it'll be a family ride. With that in mind, a spinning coaster such as Bakken's Tornado or a Maurer Söhne coaster would be great.

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