Yes, SeaWorld San Antonio has indeed filed for a Zamperla Midi Discovery. I suppose SeaWorld could market it as Texas' first fully inverting pendulum ride (as far as I'm aware, it is?), as I don't think the Giant Discovery inverts fully, correct me if I'm wrong.Isn't SWSA also getting one of these but only 50 feet tall and flipping all the way around? It's going to be really hard to market that with this opening just 10 minutes away. SFFT is already kicking the absolute crap out of that place and this is exactly the kind of situation they need to be avoiding if they're going to move into a more rides-based experience.
I rode it as well during my visit on Labor Day Weekend. The whole funhouse section was a complete surprise to me, and a noticeable step up from the little theming I expected to see. Even without the funhouse segment, Joker is still a great ride - it's very thrilling, especially when you're at the 17-story apex looking down onto the railroad tracks, and in my opinion this is the third best ride in the park behind the obvious duo of Wonder Woman and Iron Rattler.I actually had the opportunity to ride this a little less than a month ago and it is fantastic! Great long cycle with the perfect amount of spinning to get a full swing in pretty much every direction. The queue is also really well done and has a fun house section with different rooms. Amazing addition to this park!