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Odd. A park makes a Coaster announcement that does NOT involve B&M and the response here is basically non existent.

 

Oh wait, it isn't 300+ feet high.

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This thing looks more interesting than what they got in Orlando. I like it, looks fun.

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It does look like a very unique take on spinning coasters. This will fit in very well with BGT's current coasters and I'm sure the air conditioned queue will be welcome relief in the summer. 

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Mako looks cool, but this looks really cool! I was really blown away by the video and think the coolest features are the elevator lift and the unique way in which the cars spin.  :D

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I'd rather visit BGT for this than Sea World Orlando for Mako. I'm a little biased though since BGT is my favorite park and my kids aren't tall enough for bigger rides yet.

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I think it looks to be a really cool addition for them. I'm not a huge fan of any coaster manufacturer. If it's fun, I'm in.

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I'd rather visit BGT for this than Sea World Orlando for Mako. I'm a little biased though since BGT is my favorite park and my kids aren't tall enough for bigger rides yet.

And this is why Mako is the wrong choice for Sea World.  As I said in that forum Mako is the wrong coaster for the Orlando Market and for potentially drawing guests away from either Universal or Disney.  The majority of which are families with children who may not be tall enough to ride Mako but Cobra's Curse is in their wheelhouse.  Now the question is will they want to make the drive down to Tampa?

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^ They should want to! Tampa is awesome. Gorgeous gulf beaches, dolphin cruises, aquariums, museums, it really has a lot to offer as a vacation destination, and is much more affordable than Orlando.

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I'd rather visit BGT for this than Sea World Orlando for Mako. I'm a little biased though since BGT is my favorite park and my kids aren't tall enough for bigger rides yet.

And this is why Mako is the wrong choice for Sea World.  As I said in that forum Mako is the wrong coaster for the Orlando Market and for potentially drawing guests away from either Universal or Disney.  The majority of which are families with children who may not be tall enough to ride Mako but Cobra's Curse is in their wheelhouse.  Now the question is will they want to make the drive down to Tampa?

 

I disagree. Even if they put in a family coaster and ride there might be a bigger amount of people that could ride it, but it will get compared to everything Disney and Universal offer and Sea World will pull up short still. Mako gives Sea World something that no other park in the area offers. I think we're a bit biased and not as enthused by the announcement since we have a lot of similar coasters around us. But for Florida there really isn't anything like Mako nearby. So for crowds wanting a big, tall, fast coaster Sea World will be the place for it. For a fmily coaster they can go toDisney or Universal and be able to ride a multitude o other family rids as well and not jstu the one.

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Local reaction to Mako has been good.  Not so much for the BGT install. Some feel the park has enough Coasters as it is and should start focusing on other ideas, Dark Rides in particular, 

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With such a large base of people and the fact that the large Coasters at BGT and other parks are very popular it as always amazed me that Florida does not have a Thrill park. 

 

I understand the need to lure families and international tourists but it seems (to me with my limited knowledge) that a Cedar Point or NJFTP would do well in the state. 

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Some feel the park has enough Coasters as it is and should start focusing on other ideas, Dark Rides in particular,

That's because they do, IMO of course :P

The queue concept art reminded me of Jaguars in some ways. I probably won't ride this because of what it does...I won't even ride Sierra Sidewinder at Knotts. I have pretty much made up my mind to return to Florida in September (when it's not as humid) of next year. 2 or 3 days at SeaWorld and 1 at Busch Gardens is what I am going to shoot for.

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They just need to put in a big replacement for Gwazi and I will be happy.

I normally spend all day at the park. Not much of that time is spent waiting on rides. I love this park.

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Sorry to double post but it is funny you mention Humidity.

Sitting outside at the Drive In. Wishing I wasn't in a tank top and shorts. The evenings have been wonderful the last 4 months.

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Drive In Theatre?

Drive In Restaurant?

Drive In Funeral Home (Yes, Florida has such things)?

Drive In Church?

Drive In Bank?

Terp, whose ears perked up.

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Was at the Ocala Drive In watching Jurassic World and San Andreas.

We went to the one in KY during the months it was open. This one is open year round so now we can completely avoid the sit down places. I don't need 3D gimmicks and Surround Sound to enjoy a movie.

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I never been to a Drive In Theater :(

 

....and I want to see Jurassic World sooo badly. Same for Star Wars but that is still several months off.

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I'm excited for the ride, but it's at least a little disappointing that the naming conventions of Busch Gardens have taken another hit. The names of their attractions had gotten into a nice rhythm.

 

Kumba.

Montu.

Gwazi.

Jungala.

Katonga.

SheiKra.

 

Then we started hearing that Cheetaka would be next. And at the last minute, we get... Cheetah Hunt. Huh?

And now, Cobra's Curse. Would it've been so bad to name it Cobrata?

 

GYK, who noticed and appreciated Busch Gardens' consistency and uniformity in this sort of thing.

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I am proud of the presence Cincy has in the amusement design/manufacturing industry.

Clermont Steel Fabricators, Gravity Group, and another I recently learned about called Magna Machine. If you hunt through their website you will find some familiar things, including steel plates that look suspiciously like the ones at the ends of B&M track.

http://www.magna-machine.com

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http://www.tbo.com/events-tampa-bay/live-snake-exhibit-to-highlight-cobras-curse-at-busch-gardens-20160217/

 

An interesting update on Cobra's Curse: The queue line will feature a live snake exhibit!

 

Such a cool idea, people will have something to look at while they wait in line. I'm very excited to ride this coaster someday!

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That is news to me! I can see why that would be a bad idea.

 

I'm thinking these snakes will be behind glass, like at a zoo.

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