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Did Seaworld Orlando have that Jet Rescue Rollercoaster or is it only for San Antonio? Various social media outlets are confusing me.

 

I'd be extremely thankful for a family coaster. The theme looks like it would offer some great opportunities around the ride and in the queue to show off the rescued animals that are currently held backstage, and the ride is sorely needed for children who don't make the 54 inch height requirement of Seaworld's major coasters. Also, are we positive that this chain has nothing to do with Seaworld Australia?

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Did Seaworld Orlando have that Jet Rescue Rollercoaster or is it only for San Antonio? Various social media outlets are confusing me.

 

I'd be extremely thankful for a family coaster. The theme looks like it would offer some great opportunities around the ride and in the queue to show off the rescued animals that are currently held backstage, and the ride is sorely needed for children who don't make the 54 inch height requirement of Seaworld's major coasters. Also, are we positive that this chain has nothing to do with Seaworld Australia?

Definitely wasn't announced for Orlando since we're getting Mako next year. Believe they said it's either for San Diego, San Antonio or both. They didn't choose yet.

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Did Seaworld Orlando have that Jet Rescue Rollercoaster or is it only for San Antonio? Various social media outlets are confusing me.

 

I'd be extremely thankful for a family coaster. The theme looks like it would offer some great opportunities around the ride and in the queue to show off the rescued animals that are currently held backstage, and the ride is sorely needed for children who don't make the 54 inch height requirement of Seaworld's major coasters. Also, are we positive that this chain has nothing to do with Seaworld Australia?

Definitely wasn't announced for Orlando since we're getting Mako next year. Believe they said it's either for San Diego, San Antonio or both. They didn't choose yet.

Yeah, the announcement was a bit weird. Like "we have these rides, but we don't know what parks they are going to yet" seemed sort of odd. Like of COURSE they know where they are going, right?

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, held the company's Investor and Analyst Day today. The event was also webcast live via the investor relations section of the company's website.

 

A SeaWorld Animal Rescue-theme ride concept announced in today's SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Analyst and Investor presentation.

During the presentation, President and Chief Executive Officer Joel Manby shared with investors and analysts a plan to build on the company's strong business fundamentals by evolving the guest experience to align with consumer preferences for experiences that matter -- to learn more about the natural world, the plight of animals in the wild, along with family entertainment and attractions.

 

The plan includes a new approach to in-park activities as well as greater connection to the company's award winning television programming that highlights SeaWorld Entertainment's world-class veterinary care and animal rescue operations. Other elements of the plan include a more simplified approach to value-based pricing, investment in new attractions, and an ongoing focus on cost control as part of a larger commitment to financial discipline.

 

In addition, Manby announced several new business initiatives, including partnerships with Panasonic and Evans Hotel Group.

 

As a part of a multi-year partnership with Panasonic Enterprises Solution Company, Panasonic will become an Official Technology Partner of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and its Parks. Panasonic Enterprises Solution Company provides advanced technology solutions serving sports, entertainment and retail industries.

 

"Panasonic is very pleased to be chosen by SeaWorld Entertainment as their new technology partner," said Jim Doyle, President of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. "There are endless possibilities when it comes to adding technology to update and enhance the guest experience throughout all of the parks. Panasonic looks forward to delivering the most cutting-edge technology solutions to impress and amaze."

 

Manby said after the presentation that a key objective of the Panasonic partnership is to use technology to better connect park guests with animals and the company's 23,000 employees, now known as ambassadors, with the larger goal of inspiring a shift in behavior.

 

"We hope that experiencing animals in our parks moves our guests to a deeper understanding of the plight of all animals – and an increasingly threatened natural environment -- and inspires those guests to help conserve the world we share," Manby said.

 

The company also announced Monday that it has signed a letter of intent with Evans Hotels Group to explore development of a resort hotel on SeaWorld's leased land in San Diego. Evans owns and operates well-known resorts and attractions in San Diego County, including The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, the Bahia Resort Hotel and the Bahia Belle and William D. Evans sternwheelers. The Evans partnership is part of SeaWorld Entertainment's strategy to look at opportunities and partners to develop resort properties in or near some of its parks.

 

"We are delighted to partner with Panasonic and Evans Hotels, companies that have such well-established reputations for quality and innovation," Manby said. "We are excited to begin deploying Panasonic technology solutions to enhance the guest experience in our parks and to explore resort development opportunities on Mission Bay with Evans Hotels."

 

"Evans Hotels and SeaWorld Entertainment have been pioneers in helping to make Mission Bay the leisure and entertainment destination it is today. Our companies have each served the local community and visitors to San Diego for more than half a century. This project is an exciting opportunity for our iconic brands to join together to create the ultimate resort experience," said Robert H. Gleason, President and CEO of Evans Hotels.

 

SeaWorld Entertainment's management also announced that the Company's Saturday morning family television programs, Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs, have been renewed by Litton Entertainment through summer 2018. The award-winning and Emmy-nominated shows are number one in ratings in their respective Saturday morning timeslots on ABC. The shows document the Company's long-standing commitment to assisting wild animals in need – more than 27,000 to date -- and the sophistication of animal husbandry and veterinary care in its zoological parks.

 

"Animal rescue is part of what we have always been and a key way we are different from other theme park companies. These shows are part of a larger strategy and we are looking to transform what guests experience in our parks and what the public learns about us," Manby said. "In developing new experiences in our parks we want guests to explore, to be inspired and, ultimately, to act and we feel our parks are uniquely suited to creating meaningful and fun vacations -- experiences that matter.

 

"The overwhelming majority of adults – nearly 95 percent according to research we have seen -- tell us that they believe that visiting a zoo or aquarium can inspire conservation," Manby said. "We see a growing trend within our core guest demographic that a vacation can and should be more than just fantasy and entertainment. Guests want to know that they're making a difference for the world we share and our parks deliver on that promise."

 

As part of that commitment, Manby announced the company has initiated production on a new orca presentation for its San Diego park. The new experience will engage and inform guests by highlighting more of the species' natural behaviors. The show will include conservation messaging and tips guests can take home with them to make a difference for orcas in the wild. The current show, One Ocean, will run through 2016.

 

Manby also provided investors and analysts details of new attraction concepts and seasonal events, including a SeaWorld Rescue-themed roller coaster and the addition of holiday shows and experiences featuring characters from the Christmas classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

 

A replay of the webcast and the related presentation materials will be available beginning at 12 p.m. Eastern Time on November 10, 2015 via the investor relations section of the company's website at http://www.seaworldentertainment.com.

 

- See more at: http://www.seaworldinvestors.com/news-releases/news-release-details/2015/SeaWorld-Entertainment-Inc-Announces-New-Partnerships-and-Business-Initiatives-During-Investor-and-Analyst-Day-Presentation/default.aspx#sthash.TWmmEapr.dpuf

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The press release and the web conference did not confirm which of the two SeaWorld Rescue dark ride concepts will be added to SeaWorld Orlando and which will be added to SeaWorld San Antonio.

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As for the coaster itself, I feel like a B&M Hyper is just too safe. Something like Skyrush would be so marketable especially since this is clearly shark themed.

 

I don't see how a B&M wouldn't be as marketable as an Intamin?

Um...Intamins are simply better?

 

I agree that B&M is too safe for the competition in Orlando especially SWO already has a flyer. SWO needs manageable innovations so Intamin is the right choice when going above 200ft. They have plenty of experience and they don't do the same thing over and over again.

I hate when people say things like that. Over 20 coasters are extremely similar to each other.

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I missed the dark ride concepts until recently, you have to think those might be replacements for the Wild Arctic attractions in San Diego and Orlando.

I dont think thats big enough to fit a dark ride Maybe somewhere by the dolphin area or Nautilus Theater as they been working there way around the park in that direction for new rides like Antarctica Mako. Or they could destroy the barn where the horses use to and turn that area into a dark ride

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I don't understand the whole more marketable thing. It's Orlando. No offense to Intamin but B&M is more reliable then Intamin and usually has more capacity. Is it safe? Yes but people come anyway. Tourists just see new and tallest in Orlando

 

This. If it turns out better and isn't Thunder Dolphin, that means what? The bulk of the good work Mako needs to do is in year one drawing people, and the best way it can draw people is by reliably working and providing a quality ride. It'll probably be the best coaster in Florida: that's OK with me.

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I don't understand the whole more marketable thing. It's Orlando. No offense to Intamin but B&M is more reliable then Intamin and usually has more capacity. Is it safe? Yes but people come anyway. Tourists just see new and tallest in Orlando

 

This. If it turns out better and isn't Thunder Dolphin, that means what? The bulk of the good work Mako needs to do is in year one drawing people, and the best way it can draw people is by reliably working and providing a quality ride. It'll probably be the best coaster in Florida: that's OK with me.

No dude, I talked to so many people that totally said "to hell with SWO" the second they found out Mako was a B&M. My next door neighbor got tickets for the whole family in anticipation of Mako being a Not B&M (Not B&M is his favorite manufacturer by far), so when he found out that this wasn't the case, he walked around looking for homeless people to give the tickets to but they wouldn't take them; not even as fuel for their garbage fires when it gets cold. One of them even chased him off with a shopping cart. My other neighbor is a PETA member and her favorite movies are Free Willy, Free Willy 3, and Blackfish (she tried to run me over once after she found out that I had a pet goldfish when I was like 8). She still loved Seaworld and went there once a month. Until Mako was a B&M.

 

So really, the only thing SWO is marketing by Mako being a B&M is a 10+ hour road trip to the nearest Intamin Hyper 750 miles away, something that every reasonable tourist in Orlando will do the moment they walk up to SWO's gates and see that Mako is a B&M.

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I don't understand the whole more marketable thing. It's Orlando. No offense to Intamin but B&M is more reliable then Intamin and usually has more capacity. Is it safe? Yes but people come anyway. Tourists just see new and tallest in Orlando

 

This. If it turns out better and isn't Thunder Dolphin, that means what? The bulk of the good work Mako needs to do is in year one drawing people, and the best way it can draw people is by reliably working and providing a quality ride. It'll probably be the best coaster in Florida: that's OK with me.

No dude, I talked to so many people that totally said "to hell with SWO" the second they found out Mako was a B&M. My next door neighbor got tickets for the whole family in anticipation of Mako being a Not B&M (Not B&M is his favorite manufacturer by far), so when he found out that this wasn't the case, he walked around looking for homeless people to give the tickets to but they wouldn't take them; not even as fuel for their garbage fires when it gets cold. One of them even chased him off with a shopping cart. My other neighbor is a PETA member and her favorite movie is Blackfish (she tried to run me over once after she found out that I had a pet goldfish when I was like 8). She still loved Seaworld and went there once a month. Until Mako was a B&M.

 

So really, the only thing SWO is marketing by Mako being a B&M is a 10+ hour road trip to the nearest Intamin Hyper 750 miles away, something that every reasonable tourist in Orlando will do the moment they walk up to SWO's gates and see that Mako is a B&M.

 

:applause and fire emojis:

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I have never been to SeaWorld however I think this is an interesting move by the park. At first they seemed resolved to fight the regulation but now they are just completely capitulating to the demands of the over zealous government. I think that SeaWorld is realizing that the Orca's (as they are used now) just are not welcome in the San Diego area.

 

I'd imagine if I were the SeaWorld's CEO I'd look into just shutting the park down and blaming it on San Diego government. I'd remove the all the useful rides and coasters and what ever else you could you can salvage and move them to other parks. I wonder if they'd be willing to build a new park elsewhere to re-coup the revenue. Sea World was willing to spend 100 million dollars in the park and now it is unclear what they are going to spend. On the flip side I wouldn't mind a Sea World that focuses more on roller coaster b/c that might give me a reason to want to go to one of their parks.

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My next door neighbor got tickets for the whole family in anticipation of Mako being a Not B&M (Not B&M is his favorite manufacturer by far), so when he found out that this wasn't the case, he walked around looking for homeless people to give the tickets to but they wouldn't take them; not even as fuel for their garbage fires when it gets cold. One of them even chased him off with a shopping cart.

 

One of the most outrageous posts I've seen in a while.

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My next door neighbor got tickets for the whole family in anticipation of Mako being a Not B&M (Not B&M is his favorite manufacturer by far), so when he found out that this wasn't the case, he walked around looking for homeless people to give the tickets to but they wouldn't take them; not even as fuel for their garbage fires when it gets cold. One of them even chased him off with a shopping cart.

 

One of the most outrageous posts I've seen in a while.

 

I think it was satire

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My next door neighbor got tickets for the whole family in anticipation of Mako being a Not B&M (Not B&M is his favorite manufacturer by far), so when he found out that this wasn't the case, he walked around looking for homeless people to give the tickets to but they wouldn't take them; not even as fuel for their garbage fires when it gets cold. One of them even chased him off with a shopping cart.

 

One of the most outrageous posts I've seen in a while.

 

I think it was satire

Indeed.

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I have never been to SeaWorld however I think this is an interesting move by the park. At first they seemed resolved to fight the regulation but now they are just completely capitulating to the demands of the over zealous government. I think that SeaWorld is realizing that the Orca's (as they are used now) just are not welcome in the San Diego area.

 

I'd imagine if I were the SeaWorld's CEO I'd look into just shutting the park down and blaming it on San Diego government. I'd remove the all the useful rides and coasters and what ever else you could you can salvage and move them to other parks. I wonder if they'd be willing to build a new park elsewhere to re-coup the revenue. Sea World was willing to spend 100 million dollars in the park and now it is unclear what they are going to spend. On the flip side I wouldn't mind a Sea World that focuses more on roller coaster b/c that might give me a reason to want to go to one of their parks.

 

A Western location but not California or anywhere else on the coast for the matter when it comes to politics? Hmmmmm. Two Locations stick out, Vegas and Phoenix areas for airport access. What about Lake Tahoe?

 

Still think aquarium/sesame place combos like sealife/Lego in metro markets need thought about in places like Nashville and St. Louis.

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On the flip side I wouldn't mind a Sea World that focuses more on roller coaster b/c that might give me a reason to want to go to one of their parks.

Apart from Antarctica penguin experience and shark tank, I usually only focus on the rides when I go to the park. Last time I was out there, I skipped the Shamu shows for walk-on Kraken and Wild Arctic rides. Not becaue I don't support the show, but it's not a main focus when in the park. I'd still go to the park and do it again, considering they're the cheapest large theme park in the Orlando area with one of the best coaster line-ups.

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