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SEAS News Wire Ep 2 – Diving In For A Night in Summer (Recorded 5-30-16)

In SEAS News Wire Episode 2 (June 1) the crew talks Kids Bop at Sesame Place, Summer Nights at the various SEAS parks and ride construction at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Andy gives a trip report from BGW’s Food and Wine Event and the guys compare SheiKra to Griffon. It’s a news filled episode with plenty of rabbit trails. In the end everyone agrees on the important things; like the Taco Bell near SeaWorld Orlando is the best Taco Bell.

Hosts

Recording Date: 5-30-16

Music

BenSound – Ukulele

 

Show Notes

BGT

  • Summer Nights starts 6/24
    • Park staying open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays this year
      • Bad idea given all the rain outs last yr?
  • Cobras Curse Dates/ opening moved
  • Name a sloth vote via Facebook page
    • Lily, which means “majesty and honor”
    • Iris, which means “hope and friendship”
    • Yiscel, which means “beautiful girl” and is in honor of Yiscel Yanguez, the co-founder of APPC (Panamerican Conservation Association), who personally rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sloths as well as other naïve wildlife in Panama.

SWO

  • SEAWORLD RECEIVES THREE MANATEES FOR CRITICAL CARE:
    BOAT-STRICKEN MANATEE MOTHER, HER DEPENDENT CALF AND AN ORPHANED MANATEE

    • After presumed boat strike, manatee mother-and-calf pair is transported to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation along with an orphaned manatee; health improving after just one week
  • Mako Media Day 6/9
  • Summer Nights returning 6/18
    • Notable absence of Light up the night on show schedule
      • Only noted on one event page of a nighttime shamu spectacular
      • Could there be a new show coming?
        • Why?

Sesame

SWSD

SWSA

  • Discovery Point Opening Pictures
    • Thoughts?
  • Summer Nights Daily 6/11 through 8/14
    • Water Ski Show
    • Kids Area Block Party
    • Light up the night

 

BGW

  • Invadr
    • Update on theme parks and travels
    • Gwazi trains
  • Daily operation
  • Food Wine Festival Starting more in main event:

 

Main events:

 

Andy TR from bgw food and wine

 

Attraction comparison part 1 stats via rcdb

 

SheiKra vs. Griffon

SheiKra 5/21/2005

Length: 3,188 ft
Height: 200 ft
Inversions: 1
Speed: 70 mph
Duration: 2:20
Max Vertical Angle: 90°
Elements: 200 ft tall Chain Lift Hill
145 ft tall Immelmann
138 ft tall Hill
Tunnel
Splash Effect

Cost: $13,500,000 USD
Trains: 3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 8 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.

 

Griffon 5/18/2007

Length: 3,108 ft
Height: 205 ft
Inversions: 2
Speed: 71 mph
Duration: 3:00
Max Vertical Angle: 90°
G-Force: 4.0
Elements: 205 ft tall Chain Lift Hill
Immelmann
Hill with a 130 ft drop at 90°
Immelmann
Splash Effect
Capacity: 1,400 riders per hour

$15,600,000 USD
Trains: 3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 10 across in a single row for a total of 30 riders per train.

KLStorey

Ken Storey has been blogging about life in Central Florida for the past 12 years. As a 2nd generation Central Floridian he has a passion for and connection with the region. In his spare time he enjoys visiting low budget roadside attractions, Taco Bell, and typically plans road trips with as little interstate time as possible.

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