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P. 266: Reef Plunge and more announced for Aquatica!

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I'm really liking the look of this coaster so far, along with the color scheme. I think it's a really nice addition. If I remember correctly, Manta's soft opening was very early May (like first week of may), so I'd say that guess is accurate. Just happy to see more coasters in the Orlando area!

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I don't know how those guys can work that high.

 

Same here. I got stressed out just watching the video, I can not imagine what it is like to actually dangle off the track 200 ft above the ground with a few straps holding me up. No thank you. But glad they have the ability to do it so we can enjoy awesome coasters!!

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Anyone have a general idea of when this might soft open? Around March?

 

Head home on 20th May. Will be gutted if I just miss it opening.

 

The only thing regarding an open date released so far is "Summer 2016", which starts June 20th and ends September 21st. Some people consider Memorial Day the beginning of Summer. They left this wide open most likely to avoid bad press in case of delays as has happened with previous attractions the company built (particularly at Busch Gardens Tampa) . We know B&M coasters tend to get put up quick and rarely have delays. There are other things thematically around the whole area to be done that takes time as well.

 

My best estimate is that they intend on opening it Memorial Day weekend should delays not force a later date. The earliest they would do soft openings (if at all) would be early May. Could it open earlier? Absolutely, but don't get your hopes to high on that and get let down later. Just keep track of it here or other outlets for when they plan on opening.

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^ I don't know... to me a shark shouldn't roar...

 

 

Fixed it for you

 

Mako Sharks belong to the Chondrichthyes class.

 

"Chondrichthyes is a class that contains the cartilaginous fishes: they are jawed vertebrates with paired fins, paired nares, scales, a heart with its chambers in series, and skeletons made of cartilage rather than bone. The class is divided into two subclasses: Elasmobranchii (sharks, rays, skates, and sawfish) and Holocephali (chimaeras, sometimes called ghost sharks, which are sometimes separated into their own class)."

 

Mako Shark = Fish. Granted it is a really big, powerful fish. But still a fish none the less.

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Mako preview for annual pass holders is in June. That means we should expect a early July opening of Mako if the preview is in late June, or a mid/ late June opening if the preview is in early/mid June.

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That news makes me sad. Looks like it won't be ready for my visit.

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^Just because the passholders get a "preview" of the ride in June, it doesn't mean that the ride may not operate for guests before then. Soft openings of Manta took place long before passholder previews or the grand opening, so that presents the possibility for the same to happen this time around.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see this thing taking riders by late April.

 

Personally I'd be really shocked if this thing was even close to take riders in late April.

 

At the rate which this thing is shaping up, I doubt it will open in July. I'd say late may to June is a safe bet.

 

I agree. I think late May to early June is a safe bet for the opening.

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