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Personally, I like the Antarctica ride, it has improved since opening in both ride experience and ops. Could it have been way more though? Absolutely. One more room added to the ride would do a lot for it, it's pretty short and the story is not fleshed out enough.

 

I'm curious, how did the ride experience change since opening? Did they actually change the ride, or is it just how they handle the queue? I went to SeaWorld earlier this month, and I liked Antarctica far more than I thought I would.

 

Infinity Falls looks quite a bit cooler than had thought it would be. The on-ride soundtrack is probably what does it for me.

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Friendly reminder to passholders to make sure you stop at guest services before the end of the year (On the left near the entrance)... as they’re giving out $50 in in-park credits and free drink vouch

Well it’s *definitely* the best waterpark in Orlando for the next few months. Lol

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What I find funny about the Antarctica ride is despite the mediocre reviews it got it still has the longest wait times compared to the other attractions in the park.

 

Because it’s low capacity and barely open?

 

And it was cool! The heat index was over 100 degrees the day I went.

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Not a big fan of rapids, but I love Seaworld and I love Intamin, and this ride just looks great. I would definitely give it a spin on a hot day.

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Personally, I like the Antarctica ride, it has improved since opening in both ride experience and ops. Could it have been way more though? Absolutely. One more room added to the ride would do a lot for it, it's pretty short and the story is not fleshed out enough.

 

I'm curious, how did the ride experience change since opening? Did they actually change the ride, or is it just how they handle the queue?

The ride itself hasn't changed at all. I don't know what that person is talking about. They made some changes to the queue so now you can actually go visit the penguins without having to suffer through the attraction, which is good because you can get to the best part of the attraction by skipping the worst.

 

As far as people who like the ride, well, even the worst attractions has it's fans... I mean, look at Maelstrom!

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As far as people who like the ride, well, even the worst attractions has it's fans... I mean, look at Maelstrom!

How dare you. Trolls and oil rigs made for one of the most cohesive storylines any attraction has ever seen.

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Not a big fan of rapids, but I love Seaworld and I love Intamin, and this ride just looks great. I would definitely give it a spin on a hot day.

 

 

I'm not a big fan of wet rides in general, but I would definitely bring sandals, and plan on riding this the next time I go to SWO! Looks great!

 

As far as people who like the ride, well, even the worst attractions has it's fans... I mean, look at Maelstrom!

How dare you. Trolls and oil rigs made for one of the most cohesive storylines any attraction has ever seen.

 

I actually have memories of enjoying Maelstrom, but that WAS back in 2001 the last time I rode it! My standards for entertaining rides were a little lower then!

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Went to the Infinity Falls media event this morning. Here's the video we produced....

 

 

SeaWorld also announced a new for 2019 slide at Aquatica:

 

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Here's the list of rides in the new Sesame Street area coming in 2019:

Earlier this year, SeaWorld announced the groundbreaking news that Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is coming in Spring of 2019. Guests will be able to take a walk down Sesame Street for the very first time, connecting families to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the world famous street. In addition a daily parade, play areas and opportunities to mingle with Sesame Street characters, SeaWorld announced today that this area will feature six colorful, themed rides, including Elmo’s Choo Choo Train, Cookie Drop, Abby’s Flower Tower, Super Grover’s Box Car Derby, Big Bird’s Twirl ‘n’ Whirl and Slimey’s Slider.

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And a brand new Annual Pass program that seems similar to what other chains like Six Flags is doing:

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Should be interesting to see how that new annual pass program works out for them!

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Great coverage! Infinity Falls looks awesome. I'm looking forward to trying it the next time I'm at the park.

 

Now that Infinity Falls exists, I really have no reason to turn down the front row of Journey to Atlantis now.

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Here's a nice overview photo of SeaWorld that I shot this morning while taking some rides on Infinity Falls...

 

So much GREEN, so much color! It's incredible how vibrant your shots are.

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Infinity Falls looks amazing! I just missed the soft opening as I was at the park last Monday the 24th, but I'm excited to ride it next time I'm in Orlando!

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Gotta say, this looks way better than I expected. I'm not a huge rapids fan either, but this looks so well themed and landscaped, and holy crap you pass by flamingos not thirty seconds into the ride. Can't wait to get over to the park in a few weeks to give it a spin, we've still got like a month of hot weather in Florida.

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I have to say this. Like with any site, there are things on this site that I like and some I just tolerate. My favorite thing on this site is Rob and Family ENJOYING rides and attractions. There is so much criticism of Parks and Rides. I really like seeing People having a good time and enjoying things for what they are, not what "they should be". This looks like a great ride and just fun. Thanks for making me smile Rob!

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I have to say this. Like with any site, there are things on this site that I like and some I just tolerate. My favorite thing on this site is Rob and Family ENJOYING rides and attractions. There is so much criticism of Parks and Rides. I really like seeing People having a good time and enjoying things for what they are, not what "they should be". This looks like a great ride and just fun. Thanks for making me smile Rob!

 

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I have to say this. Like with any site, there are things on this site that I like and some I just tolerate. My favorite thing on this site is Rob and Family ENJOYING rides and attractions. There is so much criticism of Parks and Rides. I really like seeing People having a good time and enjoying things for what they are, not what "they should be". This looks like a great ride and just fun. Thanks for making me smile Rob!

 

 

Like THE DUDE can always just abide and be like F' it lets go bowling.

 

This isn't a place for thin skinned people- but in the end, we're a family that can just abide and be like F' it lets go ride a coaster.

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^ ^^ ^^^ I take it I missed something.

 

Anywho, Infinity Falls actually looks like a lot of fun! Most of my experience with rapids rides is limited to Congo Rapids at SFGAdv, which was one of the first ones ever built (second, I think). Seeing rides such as this one out there help me remember how much potential they actually have. Glad to hear you guys had a blast!

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We have been putting off our little visit this summer waiting for the Falls to open. Next Friday, here we come ! We haven't been since Mako opened, the real reason for going. The Falls now open is just icing on the cake. Well, that and the fact that it is still in the 90's makes a bit of cooling attractive. (and of course, hitting up Fun Spot Kissimee the night before for a few/many rides on Mine Blower.)

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I got to ride this today. Queue was posted at 45 minutes however we got on in 20.

 

Really enjoyable and some fast pacing in the sections. The smaller drops got us more wet but the lift and the waterfall are a nice touch and the final splashdown is a great visual too.

 

 

Didn’t get as soaked at we did on Popeye but then again that can get insane with the soakings!

 

On another note such a shame Atlantis has dropped the story and at the beginning your boat is just stopped there and you are watching nothing.

 

Mako was great, aside from the harsh trim up the third or fourth incline .

 

And Kraken beat the shit out of me! I told my friend who I’m on holiday with it was one of my favourites and came off with a banging headache . Not that it’s a bad ride but it was far more shaky.

 

All in all a great day!

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On another note such a shame Atlantis has dropped the story and at the beginning your boat is just stopped there and you are watching nothing.

That ride desperately needs a re-theme and overhaul.

 

And Kraken beat the shit out of me! I told my friend who I’m on holiday with it was one of my favourites and came off with a banging headache . Not that it’s a bad ride but it was far more shaky.

How full was the train? I've had some really hit and miss rides on it lately and I've found that it is far more shaky when the train is more empty.

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^ I've noticed inconsistent rides on Kraken recently as well. Not bad by any means, but definitely not AS good. The past few times I've ridden the train has been half full or so.

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On another note such a shame Atlantis has dropped the story and at the beginning your boat is just stopped there and you are watching nothing.

That ride desperately needs a re-theme and overhaul.

 

And Kraken beat the shit out of me! I told my friend who I’m on holiday with it was one of my favourites and came off with a banging headache . Not that it’s a bad ride but it was far more shaky.

How full was the train? I've had some really hit and miss rides on it lately and I've found that it is far more shaky when the train is more empty.

 

Yeah I agree Atlantis so needs a retheme. Going on it with someone who hasn’t been on it before and they are just sitting there waiting for something to happen ! It was like “this is awkward where’s the seahorse etc?!”

 

Well Kraken train was basically empty so that may explain it ? I mean I still love it maybe it was because of that.

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