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The vertical lift concept sounds fun. The little hints to the seeming also seems interesting. It reminds me a little bit of Jurassic Park River Adventure. Not very many rapids rides have a good drop, but this one looks promising.

So, Intamin or Mack?
 
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sounds awesome! In an article I read it's says that the whole area by terrace bar and the pass member lounge will become a forest themed area to go along with the ride.
 
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If construction machinery weren't needed, they wouldn't need to theme it with trees. That's one of the most well-shaded areas in SeaWorld Orlando. If they can somehow keep it that way, then I don't have a problem with this ride. Typically a rapids ride is one that I think is best left in the 90s at the latest, but it might be a refreshing change to get one with a unique lift and a notable drop. Then again, this type of ride can get kind of rough with more interesting maneuvers.
 

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Forgive me, if this is answered elsewhere (I am at work). What will be the affect on the Terrace Café and the Pass Member Lounge? And does this mean the Sea Gardens are being replaced with ride theming? I would be very sad to see them go...
 
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Description
Featuring the world’s tallest drop on a river raft ride, the adventure will immerse guests in a lush, freshwater rainforest while sharing the importance of water conservation. SeaWorld’s new river rapids ride connects the entire family with the awesome power of water and its importance to our planet in a thrilling way that cannot be experienced anywhere else.

Highlights
• Riders experience the excitement of category IV rapids
• Unique elevator lift creates the world’s tallest drop on a river raft ride
• Family-friendly thrill ride for all ages
• New village area to explore, and actively participate in helping freshwater ecosystems from inside the park

Theme
Not long ago, a drone sent to explore the jungles of South America discovered previously uncharted structures in a remote area along the banks of a freshwater river. A group of explorers and scientists were sent to investigate the discovery. Upon arrival they set up base camp near an abandoned structure. They studied and explored the river, falling in love with its power and the nature living along its banks. Inspired by the river, they developed a sustainable camp for others to visit and explore so they too, could learn more about the jungle and how their connection to the waters of the world.

Specifications
Type: River rapids ride
Manufacturer: Intamin Amusement Rides, Switzerland
Ride time: More than 4 minutes
Track length: 1,520 linear feet
Elevator lift: The first of its kind in North America
Drop height: 40 feet – the tallest river raft ride drop in the world
Rider height: 42”
Ride vehicles Custom-designed, 8-passenger rafts with an expedition theme

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Pretzel Kaiser said:
I'm intriguing by this choice.   You don't see many parks building new raft rides and I had thought they were quite out if style.

The trend for building raft rides seemed to have waned a long time ago. However, this is Orlando and there never seems to be enough water attractions during the busy tourist seasons. The lines for rides like Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom, Splash Mountain at MK and Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges at IOA can get insanely long during summer.
 
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mtpelepele said:
Another reason for the drop off in building them is saturation.  Pretty much anyone who's big enough to have one, has one.

Good point.

Small parks like Kennywood and Holiday World even have them.
 

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SWO is in desperate need of more water rides. This is very welcome.
 
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RollyCoaster said:
Wouldn't suprise me to see Intamin at a Busch park sooner than later.

Tampa, yes.

Williamsburg, an emphatic NO especially with Larry Giles at the helm of saying what rides can and can't be installed in the park.
 
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Unagi said:
RollyCoaster said:
Wouldn't suprise me to see Intamin at a Busch park sooner than later.

Tampa, yes.

Williamsburg, an emphatic NO especially with Larry Giles at the helm of saying what rides can and can't be installed in the park.

Yes, until Giles is gone, intamin is blacklisted for BGW.

Also, intamin is building Orlando's polar coaster, and they've been bus internationally.
 
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You would think at some point he would reconsider with all the success other parks in the company having so much success with Intamin. His method has already backfired once (MT).
 
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James said:
You would think at some point he would reconsider with all the success other parks in the company having so much success with Intamin.

After the lawsuit that the park filed against Intamin over Pompeii, he won't. And it's very possible the feeling is mutual on Intamin's side.
 
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