Tell me about Journey to Atlantis

Discussion in 'Sea World / Discovery Cove' started by trouttigger, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. trouttigger

    trouttigger Mouseketeer

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    Are there steep drops where you feel like you are falling? How does it compare to Splash Mountain?

    I'm trying to decide if I'm up for it or not.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. janinca

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    I have never been to Splash Mountain so I can't really answer that question but I didn't find it to be a scary ride at all. The drops are not that long, at least to me they weren't. When I think of that ride it makes me laugh because of what happened to us on it. My husband and kids went on and I was taking pictures and holding all our stuff. When they got off the ride I was informed that my husband lost his hat on the ride. Later, sitting waiting for Blue Horizons to start I was flipping through my pictures on my camera and found that I had actually without knowing it caught the moment.

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  4. MilitaryMouse

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    The large drop is pretty comparable to Splash Mountain. There's a second drop after that, but it's much smaller. Although we got soaked from the smaller drop, and not at all wet from the large one, so :confused3. Still really fun though!
     
  5. MilitaryMouse

    MilitaryMouse Earning My Ears

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    That is so awesome! Love the picture!
     
  6. Bonniec

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    LOL at the pic too.

    Yeah, the drop is pretty comparable to Splash Mountain. Maybe a tad shorter but it's close. It's a fun ride.
     
  7. trouttigger

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    :)Ok, I think I can handle it.
     
  8. brenda1966

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    YEs, comparable to Splash Mountain, and yet after that drop the ride is not over, so be prepared for that.

    The drop is really where the comparison to Splash ends though. The theming is really lame and my DD was asking me what it even meant. The ride is all about the drop.
     
  9. CAStevens218

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    We LOVED this ride. We thought it was the best flume type ride we had ever been on and it is actually so much more than that! It was water coaster elements and beautiful theming. We had a BLAST!! Beware....we got SOAKED...like wringing water out of our clothes soaked! Totally worth it though...
     
  10. jpeppers

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    Your level of wetness on the ride has nothing to do with the ride, it is completely dependent upon how many people are manning the water cannons that are hitting you at a quarter a pop. I love to get wet when dressed for it but hate it when I'm wearing my shoes and have to walk in them all day. I wish they would shut down the cannons except during the hottest months, really sucks when someone soaks your shoes on a 65 degree day and you get the pleasure of walking like that all day.:beach:
     
  11. AuroraRora

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    That picture is awesome, I love it!!
     
  12. RabFlmom

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    I think....Splash Mountain is something like 53 feet down at a 45 degree angle while Journey to Atlantis is about 60 feet and I think the same angle but might be a hair steeper. Speed down is in the 40-42 mph range for both of them
     

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