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olimonn

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  1. Actually there seems to be quite a lot of block brakes, so I think the ride has a pretty low minimum dispatch time, thus a decent capacity. Then it all relies on the ride ops shoulders to tend to this theoretical capacity.
  2. It's you. Take a ruler and measure, the distance is exactly the same.
  3. I didn't vote since I never went to any of them, but, I plan some day to do so, and i'll obviously go before to Florida, simply because there's a lot of insanely great looking parks aroundWDW, and this added up to Disney, makes for it. California would more be a much bigger trip, cause it would have to include Las Vegas, a lot of california parks (legoland area exepted), sightseeing, and a lot of driving California trip needs lots of time and money, Florida is more condensed and there's much less sightseeing. Plus airfares are cheaper for Florida than for California from Europe! However I very well may go to California first for some random non park related reason, and thus would go to Anaheim first. But as far as parks only are concerned, Florida appears to be a better deal. So yeah, for me the first factor of choice is the other parks that surround the disney complex.
  4. Yeah but Troy also has it, that's why I thought it was quite pertinent to compare it to Mammut...
  5. I did "look up stuff", actually, cause you have to include theming, and also "look up stuff" on the other side of the fence where you can see Troy charging 6,5 M€. with 3 more meter in height and about 160 more meters in length (which probably include GCI typical length eating transfert track under the shed). What I mean, is that prices can't let us know whether or not it's a prefab. However, I know I've heard several times, that Liseberg's Director Lasse Zagai said that they could have had two Balders if it had been built with regular tracks. So I think that with our actual standards (being Troy), 6 M€ sounds really cheap for a prefab, and we can't really compare with (edit: remove: Troy, replace by:)Balder. Then it's only my two cent, do whatever you want with it, it won't change the fact that we still don't know anything and that this discussion is pointless until we get more reliable information
  6. Robb you forget inflation and the fact that conversion rates between euros and dollars have been changing a bit those last years...
  7. Only Stengel filed the patent, there is absolutely no reason for Intamin to be specifically bound to this particular type of coaster except a good relationship between Stengel and Intamin, and some exclusive facilities Intamin offers, such as their trains, Cable Lift system etc. And since Tripsdrill has a good commercial relationship with Gerstlauer, and probably doesn't care about a cable lift system, or fart coaster trains...
  8. Switzerland, technically Walibi Rhônes-Alpes is my homepark, but I'd rather list Europapark, since I never visit that creepy Walibi...
  9. Yeah for "Oversized Lava-Vomiting Crab" !!!!! *Imagines a grandpa telling his grandchildren about how he met the Oversized Lava-Vomiting Crab in Europa Park's Abenteuer Atlantis when he was young and how it was the funniest/creepiest thing he'd ever seen in his life!*
  10. 20 acres ~= 280*280 meter square or 150*540 rectangle or 12 soccer playgrounds... I think this must give you an idea... But one should not forget that a part of Lost Continent is included into these 20 acres and we don't know its size... In other words, we don't know anything about the size of the future expansion
  11. To be totally right it is pronounced bolijé & mabi-yar Mabillard is a french name and has thus to be pronounced french style. And in french, "ill" is pronounced in most cases [iy] , all the "a" are like in "flat" and not like in "age". and the "i" are like in "swimming" and the d isn't pronounced, which gives : Mabi-yar For Bolliger, you can say it in two ways since he's german swiss contrary to mabillard who is french swiss, but since he's been living in french speaking switzerland, you can either say it french style (harder for you) or german style (eeasierfor english speaking people). French style : Bolijé (i like swimming, flat j, which mean no "dj" pronouncation but only "j") and the é is the toughest it's a special "e" that's pronounced like the "a" in "age" but without the diphtongue which would give for "age": "éydje" got it? German style: Boliger with normal "o", normal "l", "i" like in "swimming", "g" like in "guy" and "er" like in "swimmer".... Have fun saying the "é" right with this link: http://www.languageguide.org/francais/grammar/pronunciation/
  12. Considering the animation was a NoLimits one, it's not a surprise, but thanks for the confirmation!
  13. Thanks a ton for keeping us updated... Have you any idea of what those antirollback device looking wooden things in the middle of the track are for?
  14. Mystery Mine and Big One (and surelymore of them) aready possess such a device, so it's not Edmonton, nor Gerstlauer unique I'm afraid...
  15. i think that the extended supports are more because the track goes like 3 times through the same structure, so it has to face constraints coming from multiple spots in the structure, + due to track beneath, the upper track finds itself undersupported which leads to more supports to compensate. Hurricanes can also be a factor but I wouldn't bet on this. Just look at other martin and Vleminckx rides (the vekoma ones): They also have that kind of mamoth lateral structure. They're only builders, but seeing the structures look similar, I think they have their word on the design of the structure, and they obviously like to make their structure like this...
  16. ^ Heartline values won't match and will thus create some trouble and uncalculated forces which is rarely good...
  17. Welcome to TPR, please verify what you say before posting: RCDB is your friend Oh, and it IS traumatizer... Beware of evil BPB marketing service...
  18. In the video, the (french) comments say that the ride is so much trimmed and so much slower than what it used to be some time ago... even park ride ops say it's tame, its so much fun
  19. Laura, Amber, Rose. For mid names I'd suggest to maybe look in the old family names, starting from grand parents and going up until you find something nice...
  20. ^You are mistaken.... Zierer did take over some schwarzkopf contracts, their four man bobs are pretty much ultra smooth. Lisebergbanan? BMRX anyone? Don't let apperances fool you, and don't underestimate the quality of german engineering as far as steel rollercoaster are concerned...
  21. Intamin is in a "German" speaking part of Switzerland, though, calling Schwitzerdütch, german would be quite a dangerous approximation... B&M though are located in a french speaking part of Switzerland, though, Mr Bolliger is natively German Speaking, and mabillard is Native french speaking. Anyhow, knowing both languages is a good advantage, or even a necessicity to find work in that country... Anyways, always keep in mind, that rollercoaster engineering is a matter of very few people, and consulting designer offices such as B&M are VERY small offices that recruit VERY rarely, and in the case of B&M I heard last time very long ago, intamin's a bit bigger, but the rule is the same: lots of people wanting very few places... Entering the rollercoaster engineering is often a matter of chance, and rarely follows any "traditional" way....
  22. on 99.99% of the cases of midcourse stopping, are valleying cases, meaning that the train goes DOWN and oscillates until it stops. And because of the Gs on a normal operation, on "possible valleying places" (read dips), the track is designed in a way that the train is more or less in a sitting position. So no need to rotate trains in case of stalling. Anyway I'm not sure it would be doable, since the rotation of the seats is a mechanical process and not an electrnical process and only depends on the position of the auxiliar track relatively to normal ride track...
  23. Estimated/rumored ride total cost (read on Rollercoaster Maniac): 50 to 100 millions $ !!!! If you consider standard B&M prices that are always under 20M$, lots of money left for theming it seems...
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