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AMEN!!! It's so dumb to me that a company (Premier) which made headlines and won awards and praise from all of us for taking OTSR's OFF of rides that didn't need it is now needlessly putting OTSR

Is this like spanking the monkeys?

The Ice Breaker animated POV looks pretty good, I think it will have a good amount of airtime and may be a surprise hit! With that being said can someone PLEASE explain to me why Premier insists on pu

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Considering this has a massive drop and those are usually total soakers, I think that waterfall is the least of anyone's worries.

Is it REALLY "massive" though. It's 39 feet. 9 feet taller than Kali River Rapids. I get that technically it's the "tallest rapids ride drop" but is anyone REALLY going to notice that much of a difference from Kali's drop? Or even Bluto's. I mean, it's a rapids ride, so waterfall or no waterfall I don't expect to come off dry or even just a little "moist."

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I agree 9 feet more than Kali isn't something most people would notice unless pointed out. Maybe appreciable would have been a better way to describe it. Anytime I've been on a rapids ride with a full-size drop like Kali, Grizzly, or RiverQuest, the resulting splash is the most soaking part of the ride. That's what I was trying to get at.

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I love water and rapids rides. One of the major reasons I usually just wear my swimtrunks when I go to parks nowadays. And this one looks quite impressive.

 

However, I am in agreemant with just about everyone on the draw of this kind of attraction. I can't think of a time when I have heard anyone say, "I have to go to that park because of the rapids ride!" I think that it's a staple of theme parks worldwide, but definitely not the reason for visiting.

 

I haven't been to this park in a while, since before Manta was built. I definitely will check it out the next time I am down in Orlando. And since Jarett is going to be going to College down in Sarasota next Fall, it looks like I will have many excuses to go and visit him. Muah ha ha ha ha ha!

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Nice pictures... really pretty! First thing I thought when I heard the media day was in October was, "wait... why would anyone want to ride that... it would be too cold out." Forgot Florida is always warm.

 

However, what intrigues me is how they've managed to create a modernistic, yet tropical and rocky vibe to the entire area. Really came together nicely, and definitely excited to ride.

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And since Jarett is going to be going to College down in Sarasota next Fall, it looks like I will have many excuses to go and visit him. Muah ha ha ha ha ha!

 

The boy is college age, wow. I remember meeting you with him at Dollywood when he was a wee lad. I guess that was over ten years ago.

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You've been able to do that for a while now, I think. Every time I've been there recently there has only ever been a cycle or two of waiting for any row but the front.

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^The media event is October 4th. It did show for a short time on the website yesterday that the grand opening was October 4th. It was removed by the time I tried to look directly around noon yesterday. Here's the screen shot I saw:

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Remember...this was taken down soon after so it currently does not show this.

With the media announcement that morning, it could very well open after they are through that day.

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I feel like this project has kind of become old news before it even opened. Also there is usually a reason they don’t open new rides in October. I’m sure it will be popular though and I sure hope it helps this park but I’m not going to count on it.

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From the article:

"SeaWorld spokesman Travis Claytor confirmed Tuesday the images are real and pulled from a company presentation, although he stressed nothing has been made final or approved yet."

 

Maybe I just have bad memory but I have never heard of a park confirming a leak. I'm surprised by them confirming the SWO leak but even more astonished that they basically confirmed ALL the rides from that presentation slide deck.

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^SWO has gotten rid of a LOT of the higher-ups lately and there are a lot of new/young people running marketing, PR, etc. Certainly odd to one, leak documents, and two, confirm the leaks!

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