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Journey to Atlantis

Discussion in 'SeaWorld Orlando' started by Beachgurl, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. GAcoaster

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    Oh, the old Thrill Ride! Bob's write up of IoA and SFWoA were both so good they made me plan trips based on his descriptions!

    When JTA first opened it was so awesome, with the only disappointment (for me) being the unthemed lift hill along I-Drive. Aside from that it was pretty amazing when it first opened.
     
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    I found this television commercial, and I found it interesting how they use Busch Garden's "Escape from Pompeii" to promote Journey.


    Also around 21:32, Journey to Atlantis is featured. This documentary is from 2000, so you can kinda see how it was.

     
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    ^ I remember that documentary! Thanks for the nostalgia chills haha
     
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    Screamscape is reporting Journey is going down for a refurb late this year and reopen February 2017.
     
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    That's unusual. Normally the refurb occurs in the Spring. While I hope the extended refurb means that it will be improved, I expect it to just be routine maintenance.
     
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    It's usually down for rehab January/February. Just like Universal and Disney try to rehab their water rides in the coldest months when there would be few riders anyway.
     
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    I'm hearing there is some reasoning behind the extended refurbishment. A lot of technical stuff is being replaced and/or refurbished and some (read: like 2) effects are being repaired after years of them needing it. The technical stuff includes a completely new breaking system, a new ride monitoring system, and all the gates on the ride track are being refurbished plus some other smaller stuff.
     
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    Please let this ride be fully working again.
     
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    You'd think they'd restore it to it's former glory as one of the best attractions of it's kind. Better than having to pay for a new E ticket.In a park crying out for more quality rides, this should be a non brainer to help pull attendance in.
     
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    Really hope this is true. I have always found this to be such a great ride.
     
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    I remember how impressed I was by it the year it opened, except for the lift hill where you see I-Drive...
     
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    At least the lift hill offers a view of Aquatica :)
     
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    When I first rode it, it didn't!
     
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    I remember I first learned about Aquatic's construction seeing the colorful tubes and piles of dirt from JTA's lift. Back before I joined theme park forums :lol:
     
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