azza29 wrote:^The cynic in me does wonder if parks theme rides to disasters because it means they can get away with less maintenance on the themeing - i.e. Apocalypse at either SFA or SFMM.
Why wouldn't they? It's simple, and disasters are thrilling.
I didn't even know this ride was being built but now I have something to tell our Australian exchange student about and see if he's been to this park.
I think the theming looks really great, and I like how immersive it is for a seemingly simple ride. Sounds cold right now when it's like 40 degrees here but I believe it's summer there, so perfect timing?
“If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?”
Wow! Honestly, I am kind of taken aback at how amazing this looks. Sure, the ride is simple enough but with the thematic elements added in and some neat tricks it really sets it apart from other water rides like this.
Great to see another new ride open on the coast, nicely themed as well. But too be a bit of a downer, I wish one of the Aussie parks would build something with a bit of length, I think the last ride that was longer than 90 seconds was Scooby Doo and thats at least ten or more years ago.
^ While I certainly wouldn't call it long, Abyss takes 2 minutes to ride which is more than 90 seconds!
Storm looks like a great addition to Sea World, which after years of nothing much, really needed something major like this to draw people back there, especially with the distance involved for those living way over on Australia's west coast.
Personally, I love these water-based splashy coasters, and if its as much fun as the Divertical splashdown I rode in Italy, crowds will love it.
I also think its style pays nice homage to Sea World's heritage, which has always had a water/fire based attraction in that spot; Both Lassiter's Lost Mine and Bermuda Triangle had dark ride, flame and splashdown elements.
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