This week the gang discusses Spoons thoughts on the latest from RMC, The Legends California Adventure and two wacky international news items.
The crew returns to talk 2017 Rumors, Drew gets spat on and some WDW talk
With a coaster count of over 1400, Martin Lewison joins us to talk about some of his adventures and to explain overseas travels. He also gives us some insight in to some of his favorite rides and parks from around the world. We also talk about Kings Island opens with signs teasing a 2017 attraction, Tidal Wave closed forever at BGT, Indiana Beach adding a Larson Looper, Bar coming to WDW Tower of Terror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is first house announced for HHN, Six Flags Magic Mountain offering an all season flash pass.
Animal Kingdoom has been under construction for a while with two major projects, The first being Rivers of Light, a new night time show spectacular coming into the Asia section of the park. The second Pandora the world of Avatar is coming to life in a all new land for the park. In this update we show off new preferred parking, the construction walls being removed at Rivers of Light, and the latest progress of Avatarland
Mako has completed its first of many test runs yesterday at SeaWorld Orlando. This is a monumental achievement for the park and designers of this B&M hyper coaster. Mako is named for a species of shark, the fastest in the world. Check out some of these photos the park has sent over, as well as a POV video.
Orlando, Fla. (April 15, 2016) – Mako made its debut run along its 4,760-foot steal track at SeaWorld Orlando this week. During its inaugural test ride, Mako plunged 200-feet down from its initial lift hill, surged through nine air-time hills and reached topped speeds of 73 mph.
Mako’s tight turns and speed are inspired by reality. Mako sharks are known for their top speed, making extreme jumps and the ability to quickly change course as they pursue their prey. Riders will become submerged into the world of the mako shark and feel the power of the predator as they experience the thrill of the hunt starting June 10.
Mako Quick Facts:
Opening June 10, 2016, Mako will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.
Mako will be a hypercoaster, designed for speed and relentless “air time”
Orlando’s only hypercoaster lures guests to brave tight turns, stomach steep drops and endure shark-attack speeds.
Riders will soar up to 200 feet high and reach speeds up to 73 mph.
Mako will be the centerpiece of the new two-acre shark-themed realm which also includes Shark Encounter®, Sharks Underwater Grill®, gift shops, and shark- and shipwreck-themed educational experiences.
Follow the Mako frenzy using the hashtag #NothingFaster. Visit SeaWorld.com/Mako for more information and updates on the new ride.
Legend is back from Texas and tells us about his trip. We also go over the news of the week including: Rivers Of Light Delayed, Awkward Wedding Packages now available at Cedar Point, Battle Klash officially names Invadr at Busch Gardens, Opening Date and New Show For Mako and more!
Adam House stops by this week to talk Great Coasters! Drew and Clint also bring up some of the news for the week.
It has been a HUGE news week in the world of theme parks and roller coasters, Drew The Intern and The Legend go two hours covering all of them.
Just the Legend and Clint this week as they talk about the parks opening up in Virginia. Also we hit the news: Year Round Walking Dead Haunted House for Hollywood, New Chocolate Factory Concept restaurant coming to Orlando Citywalk, Alton Towers announces 7 ride closures, Cedar Point opening up a week earlier then normal this year, Disney sending out surveys about adding a resort fee to hotels, and more!
Legend and Drew talk about the Flower & Garden Festival (Food and Wine 2.0), and Drew goes on a date to The 4th BEST buffet in the world! We talked about Six Flags Going VR in 9 parks, $350 million dollars for Nintendo Land at USJ opening by 2020, Luigi’s Rollicking Roadsters opens at DCA, 100 Million Dollar Chinese Cultural theme park coming to Myrtle Beach, and more!