Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Update

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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:55 pm

Well this flew under the radar! How did I not see anything regarding this ride sooner?
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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby AusCoasterFan » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:46 pm

Wow. Looks really good - well themed also. I will still dearly miss the Bermuda Triangle. That really would be hard to beat in my opinion.

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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:11 am

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?
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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby Hurricane » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:10 am

Storm looks great! Village Roadshow certainly didn't disappoint. I'm hoping to get down to the park in the next few weeks to check it out :)
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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby PCW_Nut » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:09 am

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.

I'd love to have something like this nearby,

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Postby cfc » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:04 am

^Exactly--I just don't care for bare-bones flume and splash boat rides. I'm much more likely to ride something like Storm, Escape from Pompeii, or the log ride at Knott's.
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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby Erik Johnson » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:16 am

Looks good! I am glad they built another one of these type of rides.
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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby vuurvogel » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:28 am

Great looking ride, excellent theming. Well done Ausies. I will come and visit one time. (More reason to go)
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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby rosscoe » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:25 am

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.

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Re: Sea World (Australia) Wild, Polar Bear Cub & Storm Updat

Postby ozziboy » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:51 am

^ 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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