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    Post SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    Looks like SeaWorld San Diego is about to build a new Manta coaster. While that sounds great, the last time the cloned an Orlando ride (Journey to Atlantis) it didn't turn out so great. let's hope that the city lets them do it right this time!

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    SeaWorld San Diego plans to unveil a $10 million manta-themed ride and animal exhibit for 2012, according to construction documents.
    More here: SeaWorld San Diego To Announce New Ride For 2012
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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    I am excited about this!

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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    best news i have heard all day, this something Sea world needs.. is 10 million really enough?


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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    In thinking about this some more , I really hope Sea world doesn't cheapen out on the westcoast version of Manta... We saw what happened with Journey to Atlantis... Its nothing compared to the Florida version


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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    About time...2012 is the year to be at theme Parks

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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    It'll be interesting to see where they build the coaster, considering how dense the park is already on that little island. They are doing a lot of construction towards the entrance of the park though.... hmmm

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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by lighttragic View Post
    best news i have heard all day, this something Sea world needs.. is 10 million really enough?
    I was excited... until I saw $10 million. That number feels so small.

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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    ^not everything has to come with a 100 million dollar price to be good especially a coaster.

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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
    ^not everything has to come with a 100 million dollar price to be good especially a coaster.
    What sounds discouraging is that it will probably have no indoor/outdoor theming, making it suck. I guess San Diego gave them a lot of crap about it, forcing them to compromise.

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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage View Post
    Looks like SeaWorld San Diego is about to build a new Manta coaster. While that sounds great, the last time the cloned an Orlando ride (Journey to Atlantis) it didn't turn out so great. let's hope that the city lets them do it right this time!
    It's not going to be a clone. It's a completely different ride system, more similar to Revenge of the Mummy. It was have multiple launches which allows it not to effect the skyline as much as the ill-fated Journey To Atlantis. $10m, is more than enough to for this type of ride system and queue.


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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    It's not going to be a clone. It's a completely different ride system, more similar to Revenge of the Mummy. It was have multiple launches which allows it not to effect the skyline as much as the ill-fated Journey To Atlantis. $10m, is more than enough to for this type of ride system and queue.
    Bummer. I was looking forward to another flying coaster like Tatsu on the west coast.

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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    I was gonna say, there's no way that the San Diego City Council would let them build Manta as it stands in Orlando. It will have to be very low to the ground as to not be intruding in the SD skyline.

    It'll be interesting to see how it plays out, hopefully not as bad as Atlantis.
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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by caesarboxfan View Post
    I was gonna say, there's no way that the San Diego City Council would let them build Manta as it stands in Orlando. It will have to be very low to the ground as to not be intruding in the SD skyline.

    It'll be interesting to see how it plays out, hopefully not as bad as Atlantis.
    The city council in san diego is kind of a joke you think they would be pro business and allow the theme park to develop properly... create jobs and bring in additional tax revenue...

    Blackstone needs to play Hardball like disney and get a more friendly city council in SD Stat


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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    This is going to be an awesome addition to the park. To my knowledge it is not even the city council that usually has the issues but it is the California Coastal Commission.

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    Re: SeaWorld San Diego Preparing to Build Manta Coaster in 2012

    California Coastal Commission is expected to approve Sea Worlds application next month.

    Proposed SeaWorld ride gets OK from coastal board staff - SignOnSanDiego.com

    "The Coastal Commission staff, which is recommending approval of the project, notes that it will not exceed a 30-foot height limit that governs most of San Diego’s coastline. The staff points out that the attraction would be “only marginally visible” from outside the park and that there is adequate on-site parking."

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