Robert Niles

Published: October 14, 2011 at 2:27 PM

I'm going to vote against what I think the winner will be here, and cast my ballot for San Diego. The Orlando version of this simply isn't as awe-inspiring as it once was, needing some refurb work and audio enhancements to better tell the story of the ride. But the vertical lift in the San Diego version is stunning - sitting in a room as it floods, then you rise up the darkened tube, with images of the dolphins swimming around you. It's a better coaster on the back half in San Diego, too.

Although, I think we all can agree that both versions beat the San Antonio Shoot-the-Chutes.

Dominick D

Published: October 14, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Never been on either, but my vote went to Orlando because it has a good story. However, the elevator lift in California looks awesome!

Published: October 15, 2011 at 1:07 AM

Poor San Antonio!!!!! They need to demolish that Atlantis and start again.
Chris Hill

Published: October 15, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Living in Texas I was so excited when I saw Atlantis was coming to San Antonio. I told everyone how amazing the ride was in Orlando and couldn't wait for the next year when it opened. Then I went and could not believe the waste of space that it was.

Now they have announced Aquatica for next year in San Antonio. I can only imagine it will be just as big of a let down.