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First Trip To Seaworld

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Well,yesterday my family and I,as well as my french cousin staying over here(this was partly the reason we went to Seaworld)headed off to the coast. Upon arrival,with the background of a cloudless winter day,Seaworlds park looked really great.I was obviously anxious to try out the rides,but my parents didn't function that way,so instead we went Dolphin Cove. The Dolphin show was pretty good,(some of the things those dolphins can do :eek: )but in the distance I could see CorkScrew mounting it's hill over and over again :rolleyes: Mum had promised that we could go on the rides after that,so instead we went to polar bear shores. It was interesting how Seaworld managed to simulate the climate of the Polar Bears so well,but I'm sure the Polar Bears would have adapted to the starnge climate to some extent anyway.And,yes,there were only three bears in the enclosure :( After that it was shark bay,and that was good.Some of those Tiger sharks are just monsters,and the rays there are enormous,more like beach umbrellas.The underwater viewing was good,it didn't resemble Underwater world's too much. Then my parents decided to let me live and we went to Vikings revenge.This ride is by far my favourite flume on the Coast.Despite the fact that Movieworld's has a lot more theming,I never liked old western settings much,and Seaworld's is a bit more of a surprise.The start of the ride(on the way into the volcano)is a bit like a rapides ride really,and It travelles pretty fast along that section.I think that's what I liked most about the ride. My sister told the rest of us that Bermuda Triangle wasn't very good,so we skipped it for the time being. After that was CorkScrew,and seeing as the ride holds 28 people,we didn't have long to wait.As I watched the train come up again,(not us)It astounded me how long it took for the operators to get it fully into the station.Anyhoo,after not too long it was our turn to board,and so we hoped on for the ride.It goes surprisingly fast at the start,but then it helps you get ready for the rest of the ride :) After the short but steep climb,we rounded the corner,(at a crazy angle, I might add)we made our descent into the first loop,and I've gotta say I just love that thing.We then turned and faced the actual corkscrew.I have been on a Vertical Loop,a 360 degree Loop,a Zero-g,an Inline Twist and a double Looper.But the corkscrew is by far the wierdest of them all.It's such a cool experience to be travelling forward,but at the same time diagonally,all the time upside down,and the headchopper at the end is great. We then went on Pirate Ship,which is okay,but what you would expect really.To get the most out of it,I suggest closing your eyes and putting your hands up at the highest swing. A home made lunch was next(My mum was weary of park prices),followed by me going to the water park. Since I was the only one to have brought my swimming gear,I was alone in swimming,but considering the cold,I would have been anyway.I started with the smaller slides first(cold,cold!)and then went to the larger(much larger)tower.I tryed the speed slide first;dam that is fast!The first time I opened my eyes on the slide(which you don't do often because of water spray)i relised just how fast I was going.I'd been taboggans three times in other parks already,so I wasn't scared of that,and ended up going on it four times.It was another eight goes on the Speed slide before I worked up the courage to go on Freefall(with a little pursuasion from the operator).This is SH*T scary slide the first time.So there I was pulling myself out onto the slide,rocketing down it at 90KMH,from a hieght of four stories.The splash down meant a pained back at the end of the day,but It was worth it. :D My total water park count ended up as 22,so I spent quite a while there,obviously. We then went on Vikings Revenge again,and then Bermuda Triangle.It's an okay ride,full of surprises and crappy special effects, and we enjoyed it. Then it was a look at the pengiuns before going home. And,on the way back,past Movieworld,I saw the collapsed sound stage,geese,It was a mess! Rides8/10 Theming6/10 Animal Attractions9/10 Park9/10 Shows9/10 Total 7/10

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They dont make loops that are perfectly circular because the G force is too high. The only exeption is on some of Schwarzkophs transportables which have them, but they are arranged in pairs and classified as parralel loops. anyway, the point I was making was that no matter what kind of loop it is, they are still classified as vertical loops.

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Hey Joz, I was just looking over your SW site (fairly good site) but one thing that made me laugh was the disclaimer:

I am in no way assiosiated with Seaworld, nor do I own the above logos.  I do however, reccomend you go out to Seaworld and have a great day.  

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Thanks for the trip report Scott. That's probably the best contribution you've made to the site so far. I am also a big fan of Vikings Revenge flume ride (have been ever since I was a very young boy) for the same reason you mentioned. I love the long yet fast meander in the boat before it gets to the castle. It's relaxing and fun at the same time. It could do with some upgrading to bring it up to todays standards but otherwise it is a fun ride. Same with Bermuda Triangle. I remember before it became Bermuda it was called Lasseter's Lost Mine Ride. It uses the same ride mechanics, track (some sections were changed slightly) and ride housing but was completely rethemed. It was very atmospheric. Bermuda has some nice effects but seems a little worn out now

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Sorry i meant tear drop, meh. Lethal Weapon has an inline twist, which is very similar to the zero g but not quite. An inline-twist is a straight track which is twisted 360 degrees whereas a zero g roll has its tracked curved so there's less g force on entry.

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A zero G is very different to an inline twist. You got an inline twists definiton right, but a zero g roll is a heartilined twist in the track at the peak of a hill. Zero G: http://www.rcdb.com/pictures/picmax/six-fl...on-coaster3.jpg Inline Twist: http://www.rcdb.com/pictures/picmax/superl...and/kumba12.jpg The element you described as a zero g roll is acutally a barrel roll: http://www.rcdb.com/pictures/picmax/sarkan...rk/tornado5.jpg Prehaps you need to look at this site: http://www.coasterforce.com/info/inversions.php

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A zero G is very different to an inline twist. You got an inline twists definiton right, but a zero g roll is a heartilined twist in the track at the peak of a hill. Zero G: http://www.rcdb.com/pictures/picmax/six-fl...on-coaster3.jpg Inline Twist: http://www.rcdb.com/pictures/picmax/superl...and/kumba12.jpg The element you described as a zero g roll is acutally a barrel roll: http://www.rcdb.com/pictures/picmax/sarkan...rk/tornado5.jpg Prehaps you need to look at this site: http://www.coasterforce.com/info/inversions.php
None of those links worked..? Odd.

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RCDB has an anti-hotlinking system in place, similar to Geocities' that stops direct linking. You have to copy and paste the links into the Address box to be able to see. I would, and I'm sure Duane would also appreciate it much more if in future you were to link to the page rather than the images.

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definitely richard, Duane, and Richard indeed go to a lot of effort, im sure particularly in regards to not having crappy pop ups and banner ads plastered all over their sites like scream scape does... at least do them the credit of linking to the site itself, rather than just stealing the image off of their server as in this situation.

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