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Project 2018: Electric Eel - Premier SkyRocket II

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Rebrand the whole corporation as "Watershed World"
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I hate these forums sometimes...
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01/05/17 at 07:48pm in Project 2018: Electric Eel - Premier SkyRocket II (Latest Edit: 01/05/17 at 07:49pm by Shane.)
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I don't think it really matters. The company has never focused exclusively Oceanic creatures and has had both fresh and salt water life in their zoological collection for a long time.

The name isn't surprising and is worlds better than directly re-using the name Steel Eel like they did with Manta-West. It better aligns with how SWO used Mako instead of recycling the Great White name from SWSA.

I think the name fits well with the color scheme and the compact layout.

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01/13/17 at 05:56pm in Project 2018: Electric Eel - Premier SkyRocket II (Latest Edit: 01/13/17 at 05:57pm by Shane.)
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SeaWorld San Diego has released one more piece of concept art showing off the future station design along with a new video that may look pretty familiar to most of you...


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That's right, they used footage from Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which is not surprising. Six Flags has recycled footage from their cloned rides on multiple occasions.
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It will be interesting to see what the station design will be like for this ride, if they learned from some of Tempesto's issues or if they create a virtually identical experience.


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Well since they have already decided to include comfort collars, maybe they will include the fantastic Tempesto gate system, as well!

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The possibilities for show elements on the ride with this theme are endless, especially with the nighttime lighting packages that SeaWorld parks are known for. Electric Eel has a chance to redeem itself by not using flat paint theming like Tempesto.

When you look at SeaWorld parks aside from Orlando, you will find that the roller coasters tend to not be very unique. Instead, they are just filler. At least this has potential to be a "fancy filler" coaster.

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(01/13/17 10:36pm)CastleOSullivan Wrote:  When you look at SeaWorld parks aside from Orlando, you will find that the roller coasters tend to not be very unique. Instead, they are just filler.

I think that really can only be said about San Antonio and mainly about SWSA's coaster additions under BEC. The only other SeaWorld coaster added to the chain outside of Orlando since the birth of SEAS was Manta-West and they pulled out all the theming stops on that ride just as BGW did with Verbolten. No matter your opinion of Verbolten's theme, it is perhaps the most extensively themed coaster in the entire SEAS Chain.

I think the JetSki Rescue coaster going in to SWSA it going to have just as much theming as the Orlando coasters. I could be wrong, but I think the days of SEAS putting in coasters with completely exposed, open air ride platforms is long over.

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(01/14/17 01:38am)Shane Wrote:  I think that really can only be said about San Antonio and mainly about SWSA's coaster additions under BEC. The only other SeaWorld coaster added to the chain outside of Orlando since the birth of SEAS was Manta-West and they pulled out all the theming stops on that ride just as BGW did with Verbolten. No matter your opinion of Verbolten's theme, it is perhaps the most extensively themed coaster in the entire SEAS Chain.

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01/15/17 at 08:26pm in Project 2018: Electric Eel - Premier SkyRocket II (Latest Edit: 01/15/17 at 08:27pm by CastleOSullivan.)
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I only meant the SeaWorld division of the chain, but I admit that wasn't thinking much into it. San Antonio has been an example of what I stated about lack of theming, but hopefully Wave Breaker will change that. San Diego (with the exception of their Manta) tends to be second to Orlando in theming.

Regardless, they need another coaster. Is this the best they could do? Probably not. But my point still stands about the need for another coaster and an opportunity for better theming.

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02/28/17 at 11:29pm in Project 2018: Electric Eel - Premier SkyRocket II (Latest Edit: 02/28/17 at 11:30pm by Shane.)
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NewsPlusNotes posted some minimal new information about Electric Eel. Check it out

http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2017/0...ok-at.html

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