Everyone please welcome Emperor to Sea World San Diego. Yesterday at IAAPA Sea World announced the new name for their 2020 Dive Coaster. The reason for the name change is that this coaster will not be anywhere near the shark encounter and thus thematically would not make any sense.
The new coaster is close to the arctic exhibit though and that is the home of the Emperor Penguin species that this coaster is named after. It thematically makes sense because Emperor Penguin’s can dive up to 1,800 feet deep in the ocean when searching for prey.
What do you guys think of the new name? Are you excited to get out to Sea World San Diego and ride this all new coaster next summer? Let me know in the comments below!
Sea World has filed paper work with the city of San Diego indicating they want to have a drone show over Mission Bay. Sea World would be partnering with Intel, the same company who did drone shows in Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios Hollywood, to operate their show.
Intel does amazing work on their drone shows and you know that if you have seen one of the shows listed above. According to the permits, the show would be around 5 minutes long and is expected to debut next year.
Sea World is very environmentally friendly and will monitor how their wildlife and birds are affected by the shows during the test runs. I am very excited for more drone shows in theme parks as after I saw the Dark Arts show at Universal my jaw dropped. Are you guys as excited as I am for this show? Do you prefer drone or fireworks shows? Let me know in the comments below and give this blog a follow if you want constant theme park updates.
Next year a new type of transportation system will connect two of Abu Dhabi’s theme parks Warner Bros World and Ferrari World. The system will be expanded to include Sea World when it opens in 2022.
Guests will sit in four person pods and zip along from park to park and other destinations. The first phase will be opening next year and will take one minute to travel. Future phases will connect other theme parks, hotels, entertainment destinations, and eventually Abu Dhbai International Airport.
Other attractions coming to the Abu Dhabi area are Warner Bros World (opening next summer), Sea World (2022), and the Yas Bay arena, plaza and retail development. What do you guys think of this new innovative transport system? Would you like to see something like this come to the United States? Comment your thoughts down below!
Track has started to appear for Mako coming to Sea World San Diego early next year. Mako is apparently not the final name for the project as the coaster does not sit close to the shark encounter at all. It is expected that Sea World will give us a final name and official update at IAAPA next month. Meanwhile, lovely light blue flat straight and turn pieces have begun appear at the site.
Here is a closer look at one of the turn pieces.
So what do you think of the new track pieces? What do you think the name of this coaster should be? When do you think it will open? Comment your thoughts down below and give this page a follow to get constant updates on the construction of this coaster!
Somewhat new photos have been posted to ThemeParkX of construction progress on Abu Dhabi’s Sea World. Sea World Abu Dhabi will be open in 2022 and will be 166 acres and the first Sea World park outside of the United States as well as the first not to feature their signature Killer Whales.
Here are a couple photos from poster Tidal on the progress.
It is amazing to see how close Sea World will be to Ferrari World and when the entire theme park district is fully built out this area will look absolutely amazing. What do you think of the progress of Sea World Abu Dhabi? Did you even know it was being built? Let me know in the comments below!
Pieces for the new Icebreaker coaster have arrived on site at Sea World Orlando. Lots of curved orange pieces arrived today on flatbed trucks in preparation for installation soon in Orlando adding to their already impressive coaster roster.
Are you excited to ride this coaster next year? Are you happy that Sea World is leaning away from animals and towards more themed lands and coasters as a way to change its image? Let me know in the comments below!
Sea World Orlando and actually Sea World Entertainment in general has been on a tear lately with introducing new coasters across all of their parks and Orlando is getting another one with Icebreaker.
Icebreaker will be a Premier Rides coaster and will feature forwards and reverse launches riders 52mph on a 90 second adventure through a course that is 2,750 feet.
Another Sea World owned park in Florida got an announcement as well. The RMC transformed Gwazi will be opening at Busch Gardens Tampa next year (a year after Tigris another coaster opened). The new Gwazi will be 206 feet tall and go 76 mph with inversions and a vertical drop of 91 degrees.
So what do you think of these new Florida additions? Comment your thoughts below and if you would like to donate to the blog then that would be much appreciated and thank you very much!