Orlando/SoCal Theme Park Showdown: Journey to Atlantis
Written by Robert Niles
Okay, SeaWorld fans, it's your turn to play in the Theme Park Insider Orlando/Southern California showdown. For most SeaWorld shows, there's more difference from show to show than there is between the Orlando and San Diego versions, since most SeaWorld shows involve live animals. But there is one SeaWorld attraction that appears on both coasts in substantially different versions. That's Journey to Atlantis. So let's vote on which one you like best. Consider whatever details you'd like when voting, including setting, decor, ride or narrative. The vote will be open for 24 hours.Tweet
The differences? Sure, they're both Mack Rides water coasters, but that and their names are about the only things these rides have in common. Orlando's Journey to Atlantis debuted in 1998, an impressive blend of dark ride, flume ride and roller coaster, which took visitors into the lost city of Atlantis before drenching them with a flume drop, drying them in a roller coaster, then drenching them again just before the unload station. San Diego's version debuted in May 2004 and dropped the dark ride portion of the ride, while adding a unique element, a vertical lift in the dark in between the flume drop and roller coaster sections of the ride. The San Diego version also includes a Commerson's Dolphin exhibit. Feel free to further break down the match-up in the comments.
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