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Of course they would need approval. However, I would rather see the invert than what is actually coming (or at least highly rumored to be coming).
 
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From what it looks like, the only way that the existing building is being used is for a queue line and station, seems like they could have maybe moved the station a little and could've had Wild Arctic and the rollercoaster coexist. Even though the ride right now is in pretty rough shape, it still has potential.
 
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That sounds awesome. I'd love to see Orlando follow their lead on this. I absolutely love the animals and detailed areas of wild artic, but it desperately needs a new ride!
 
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So I was doing some diggin' and uncovered what appears to be a new, updated version of SeaWorld San Diego's Wild Arctic coaster project. Unlike the recent SeaWorld San Antonio 2023 or Carowinds 2023 leaks, I'm not going to put much effort into analyzing these documents as BehindTheThrills has already done a really great job of outlining the project's basics here:


That said, since BehindTheThrills published the layout, the project appears to have undergone some changes. The plans still seem to depict an Intamin Family Multi-Launch Coaster utilizing part of the Wild Arctic simulator building as a station, but the number of launches and the layout have both changed notably. A graphic showing the coaster's new layout can be found below.

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Comparing it to the original, pre-COVID version, the coaster does appear to have lost some track length and one of its launches. That said, personally, I think the new layout looks a bit stronger overall. The supports/footer spacings suggest to me that it may have gained a little height compared to the original iteration and, frankly, I think the new layout looks less repetitive as well. A lot of the track shaping actually reminds me A LOT of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Project DarKoaster—the new, younger sister coaster to SeaWorld San Diego's Wild Arctic coaster.

Speaking of track shaping, check out how detailed this site plan is! It's not often that we get to show off actual track schematics, but we got lucky this time around!

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I guess I should say something about timeline too. My experience with following California projects is essentially non-existent so take my guestimate with a heaping spoonful of salt. If this were a Virginia project, given the stage SeaWorld San Diego's Wild Arctic coaster is at right now, I'd say I expect it to be ready for a 2023 opening. That said, this isn't a Virginia project and, from what I've observed on the public record thus far, this project seems to be moving at a pretty glacial pace. With that in mind, assuming it eventually receives the many approvals it still requires (and isn't redesigned again), I wouldn't be too surprised to see it slip to 2024. For now though, keep your fingers crossed for 2023—it is DarKoaster's sister after all!

Anyway, lastly, I'll leave you with a composite map showing the project in the context of the park.

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So I was doing some diggin' and uncovered what appears to be a new, updated version of SeaWorld San Diego's Wild Arctic coaster project. Unlike the recent SeaWorld San Antonio 2023 or Carowinds 2023 leaks, I'm not going to put much effort into analyzing this documents as BehindTheThrills has already done a really great job of outlining the project's basics here:


That said, since BehindTheThrills published the layout, the project appears to have undergone some changes. The plans still seem to depict an Intamin Family Multi-Launch Coaster utilizing part of the Wild Arctic simulator building as a station, but the number of launches and the layout have both changed notably. A graphic showing the coaster's new layout can be found below.

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Comparing it to the original, pre-COVID version, the coaster does appear to have lost some track length and one of its launches. That said, personally, I think the new layout looks a bit stronger overall. The supports/footer spacings suggest to me that it may have gained a little height compared to the original iteration and, frankly, I think the new layout looks less repetitive as well. A lot of the track shaping actually reminds me A LOT of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Project DarKoaster—the new, younger sister coaster to SeaWorld San Diego's Wild Arctic coaster.

Speaking of track shaping, check out how detailed this site plan is! It's not often that we get to show off actual track schematics, but we got lucky this time around!

View attachment 26528

I guess I should say something about timeline too. My experience with following California projects is essentially non-existent so take my guestimate with a heaping spoonful of salt. If this were a Virginia project, given the stage SeaWorld San Diego's Wild Arctic coaster is at right now, I'd say I expect it to be ready for a 2023 opening. That said, this isn't a Virginia project and, from what I've observed on the public record thus far, this project seems to be moving at a pretty glacial pace. With that in mind, assuming it eventually receives the many approvals it still requires (and isn't redesigned again), I wouldn't be too surprised to see it slip to 2024. For now though, keep your fingers crossed for 2023—it is DarKoaster's sister after all!

Anyway, lastly, I'll leave you with a composite map showing the project in the context of the park.

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This isn't go to help matters with the timeline...

 
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