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  1. I wouldn't be going around saying stuff like that unless you have a credible source. So far the only new investments that we KNOW are happening in the park is a retheme of Lethal Weapon with the new trains, and even then we are not 100% if they will actually retheme the ride or not.

     

    Until such a time as it is confirmed, the DC comics dark ride is a rumor. Also Sally Corp already had a dark ride at Movie World, the looney tunes river ride.

  2. The coaster went vertical early this morning, and I have some construction pics. I'll try and keep TPR updated every 3 - 4 days at least and i'll take photos before work each day too

     

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    Through the fence!!

     

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    We have erection! So far the station, pre lift and the first part of the lift hill is installed.

     

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    A bit of a look of where the attraction is located, at the front of the park next to the ticket booths.

     

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    A map showing where the attraction will be located.

  3. KMG Tango's just have the most uncomfortable / strange looking harness ever! Seriously... it's not male friendly at all.

     

     

    A photo showing the closed harnesses

     

     

    A photo showing opened harnesses.

     

    The way the ride works is you sit on a small padded (not very much) bit of metal like a bicycle seat and the metal cage comes down over your body. There are seatbelt like straps that are attached and lock TIGHT over them and dig into your neck a little bit as well. You can either hold onto the metal framework or onto 2 bike like handlebars that stick out from the bottom of the seat.

     

    You are lifted 21m into the air and the main arm spins at 21RPM, with the tri-star (where the gondolas are attached) spinning at 16rpm and the seats can also flip and all motions are capable of rotating in a clockwise and counterclockwise motion.

     

    Generally speaking it's a very uncomfortable ride, but if you push the harness down TIGHT it can be comfortable.

     

    Here's a few pics and a video to show you just how fast it spins and how high it goes.

     

     

     

     

     

    Offride

     

     

    Onride

  4. My poll results

     

    COASTER NAME PARK LOC <-LEAVE

    Supersonic Odyssey Cosmo's World MY,y,y,1

    Space Mountain HK Disneyland HK,y,y,2

    Tower of Terror Dreamworld AU,y,y,3

    Superman Escape Warner Bros. Movie AU,y,y,4

    Scooby-Doo Spooky Coa Warner Bros. Movie AU,y,y,5

    Jet Rescue Sea World AU,y,y,6

    Cyclone Dreamworld AU,y,y,7

    Fav Spinning Mouse Any Park Anywhere **,y,y,8

    Fav Vek Susp Loop SLC Any Park Anywhere **,y,y,9

    Fav Galaxi Any Park Anywhere **,y,y,10

    M Doohans Motocoaster Dreamworld AU,y,y,11

    Fav Wild Mouse Any Park Anywhere **,y,y,12

    Fav Loop-Screw Any Park Anywhere **,y,y,13

    Fav Zyklon Any Park Anywhere **,y,n,14

    Fav Half Pipe Any Park Anywhere **,y,y,15

    Fav Vek Susp Family Any Park Anywhere **,y,y,16

    Fav Powered `Coaster' Any Park Anywhere **,y,y,17

  5. I managed to come across some blueprints for the attraction, and that is what I have used to design the ride. Alot of the curves in the finished product will be alot more "sudden" and have some slight G-Force spikes just like the real attraction. It also has some of the famous "Arrow Transitions"

     

    Hopefully I will have it finished by mid March, and then i'm going to start working on a Sea Viper recreation and a Lethal Weapon one

  6. "Originally opened at Luna Park in Sydney as Big Dipper in 1994 but was closed after just nine months due to noise complaints. It also opened (along with the park) for a brief period in 2000 to coincide with the Sydney Olympics but closed again after. The original cost of the ride in 1994 was $8 million. In 2001, Dreamworld purchased the coaster for $3 million. The original budgeted cost for modification, installation and theming for Dreamworld was $5 million, but the costs went over this figure by $500,000 - still a saving of $2.5 million on the ride's original cost.

     

    Two inversions (sidewinder and vertical loop respectively) are the very last elements on the ride. Reengineering of many of the supports took place as a result of the move to Dreamworld as in Sydney it was built atop a single storey building in parts."

     

     

    Coaster stats

     

    Coaster type: Steel

    Manufacturer: Arrow Dynamics

    Model: Sitdown Looper

    Height: 40m | 131ft

    Speed: 85km/hr | 53MPH

    Length: 900m | 2952ft

    Inversions: 2 (Reverse Sidewinder and Vertical Loop)

    G-forces: 4g

    Capacity (per hour): 400pph

    Trains on track: 1

    Cars per train: 6

    Cost: $5,500,000 AUD

    Ride time: 2:00mins

     

     

    TRACKWORK: 100%

    CAR TEXTURES: 100%

    SUPPORTS: 15%

    CUSTOM STATION: 0%

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    Front of the Train

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    2nd half of the ride including helix, Reverse Sidewinder and Vertical Loop

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    1st half of the ride, including Lift Hill, First Drop, 2nd Fan Turn, S-Bend and Trim brakes / final brakes

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    Overview of the Layout

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    Train on the lift hill.

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    Train on the first drop

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    Train in the first Fan Turn

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    Train exiting the 2nd fan turn and approaching the S-bend

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    Train in the 4G Helix

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    Train entering the Reverse Sidewinder

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    Train exiting the Reverse Sidewinder, also where the On Ride photo is taken on the ride.

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    Train in the Vertical Loop

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    Train on the trim brake just before the turn around into the station and main brakes.

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