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SeaWorld San Diego | Electric Eel | Premier Skyrocket II

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Bat Fastard, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Bat Fastard

    Bat Fastard Well-Known Member

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    So I came across this while lurking on the Roller Coaster subreddit.....

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    But wait, it gets better.....

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    2018 Premier Sky Rocket II? It could work for that park pretty well I think!
     
  2. CanobieFan

    CanobieFan Well-Known Member

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    Funny, ever since tempesto got half-assed placed at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.... I've always questioned whether it was the original park to receive the ride or not and debated amongst my friends that it was probably for some other park in the SW/Busch family that ran into planning problems. San Diego was always my first choice. But yet, still don't find it to be a 'good' fit there, either.

    But hey, +1.
     
  3. ATI

    ATI Spammer of the Year & Most Improved Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    The original Sky rocket II is Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, as according to RCDB, it was the first one to open...
     
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    Pretty sure Canobie meant the original Sky Rocket for the Seaworld brand parks, no need for such a smug response IMHO.
     
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    CanobieFan Well-Known Member

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    Indeed!
    Mmmmhm
     
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    Ben Best SM Team Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yh Canobie's post makes absolute sense so ssshhh.

    These things are gross and I really don't think a SeaWorld quality park should get one.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    And there we have it. I'm just gonna throw this out there... I reckon it'll have VR.
     
  8. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    If this does indeed have VR, will it be the first new coaster to open with VR?

    It'll be a shame, but it'll be interesting to see if they can sort out some of the operational issues when designing the station and queue from scratch.
     
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    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    A brand new coaster, that has inherent operational issues could possibly get VR - a worrying thought! The park has high attendance as well.
    Seems to have similar theming aesthetics to Mako which i'm not complaining about.
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  10. tomahawk

    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    SWSD attendance isn't great, and the coasters typically have smaller queues. The park is :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing tiny.

    I'll go back for this...maybe. I do want to ride their Manta again though.

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    Ben Best SM Team Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    I agree, that video says VR to me. And also 'we made this video cheaply and it's :emoji_poop:'

    Hate these rides, the park's a bit gross, yay?
     
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    (Re: VR) After seeing this artwork I'm not sure anymore. Reminds me of the "show scenes" they used on Mako. I can see them putting it on their Manta instead.
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  13. CanobieFan

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    Annddd..... the artwork also goes to show, once again Busch decides to screw it up and add the so-called Comfort Collars onto the ride. Meh.
     
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    May I ask why this thread is in "Other Ride Construction" and not in the coaster construction forum? Does the possible VR change the experience that much?
     
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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    ^I think it's just been filed in the wrong forum. I'd missed this, good spot. I'm moving it now.
     
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    These things are just glorified flat rides tbh though.
     
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    *Yawn* Another low capacity sky rocket 2. :p Neat theming idea, though
     
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    If a ride has a low capacity anyway it doesn't matter as much that it has VR. Without VR: Bad capacity. With VR: Bad capacity. I think it's only a big problem if you bring down the capacity of a ride that usually has a great capacity.

    Also: Someone slap the person who wrote "Zero-G-Roll" instead of "Heartline Roll" in the video.
     
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    It'd be great if they implemented the duel stations like they have on Mr Freeze to help with capacity and for vr purposes, but apparently that is never gonna happen.

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    Well, the one they sold in Mexico has the dual loading station. But when a friend of mine was there over the summer, only one station was in use. Despite a line of over an hour. I was surprised Busch Gardens didn't get the dual station but I guess they don't need it. When I was there the ride was a walk-on despite other lines being mid-sized (same for the one at Lake Compounce)
     

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