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^ I suspect the animation makes the ride seem a little faster than it actually is. Also you're probably gonna take a while to get off that first block, and those lifts might not be as fast as they are in the animation either.

 

Either way 4 minutes being marketed makes it sound like the full ride is going to be closer to a 3 minute experience.

 

 

Edit- straight from the article.

three-minute, 40-second journey.

 

So I guess it's safe to say the animation is indeed a bit sped up. Which is fine by me, the longer I'm in that zero-g stall the better.

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I still just have this feeling inside me saying its never going to actually race all the time anyway. While I am very excited for this ride, I can't help but wish the park was getting something closer to the lines of Wicked Cyclone with a more simple and fuller layout. There's just something about the park always requiring their rides to have this amazing record that doesn't even matter that almost downgrades the overall ride and layout.

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^ I suspect the animation makes the ride seem a little faster than it actually is. Also you're probably gonna take a while to get off that first block, and those lifts might not be as fast as they are in the animation either.

 

Either way 4 minutes being marketed makes it sound like the full ride is going to be closer to a 3 minute experience.

 

 

Edit- straight from the article.

three-minute, 40-second journey.

 

So I guess it's safe to say the animation is indeed a bit sped up. Which is fine by me, the longer I'm in that zero-g stall the better.

 

 

this clears things up a bit. I was beginning to worry for a minute. come to think of it, the whole thing does seem a little faster than TC is expected to be. still can not wait tho!

 

edit: although I am anxious to find out what type of restraints colossus will be getting this time around.

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I still just have this feeling inside me saying its never going to actually race all the time anyway. While I am very excited for this ride, I can't help but wish the park was getting something closer to the lines of Wicked Cyclone with a more simple and fuller layout. There's just something about the park always requiring their rides to have this amazing record that doesn't even matter that almost downgrades the overall ride and layout.

 

I totally get what you mean by a "fuller layout". Although I don't know about the ride being downgraded because of the route they chose. We'll see when it opens, but it honestly looks like the most efficient and creative design choice they could've gone with. Maybe it's exactly what the park needs.

 

They could've gone with the idea of making the lift structure support the new worlds tallest wooden coaster (a way to easy move to be made by SFMM), but instead they chose to be cost efficient and with that came innovation. It also retains that charm the original had.

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edit: although I am anxious to find out what type of restraints colossus will be getting this time around.

 

i assume they will be getting the RMC trains like Goliath. very comfortable and open. restraints sort of like yolo with the ankle things, but like i said, very comfortable.

 

 

I still just have this feeling inside me saying its never going to actually race all the time anyway. While I am very excited for this ride, I can't help but wish the park was getting something closer to the lines of Wicked Cyclone with a more simple and fuller layout. There's just something about the park always requiring their rides to have this amazing record that doesn't even matter that almost downgrades the overall ride and layout.

 

it will be cool, when it does race, and still awesome when it doesn't. if i had to choose, i still think i'd take colossus over cyclone. i like the more open and fast layout. of course i'll need to ride both to really know.

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Duel station is pretty obvious now.

 

Um... what?

The train stops at a block right outside of the station for a while, that means the train that is shown on the video is probably the second train on the station. I'm quite sure they are using dual station like Maverick to make sure the train duels.

 

Edit: sorry I got confused on duel and dual.

 

Edit edit: now auto correct is killing me.

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Duel station is pretty obvious now.

 

Um... what?

The train stops at a block right outside of the station for a while, that means the train that is shown on the video is probably the second train on the station. I'm quite sure they are using dual station like Maverick to make sure the train duels.

 

Edit: sorry I got confused on fuel and dual.

 

Nothing to be sorry about, your English still beats out my Korean 100x over.

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I'm glad there's a POV out since it pretty much answers all the things debated in this thread for pages and pages about the ride (one track or two, station location, pre-lift, how the trains will by synced, etc.). Plus, it is nice to see what the ride will be like, even though most of it was shown through brief clips in the original video.

 

Duel station is pretty obvious now. Then choose the side you like more to decide which side you would like to duel with.

 

Not going to say it definitely won't happen, but based on construction pictures and the old station I'm 90% sure this won't be the case. The ride needs five blocks to operate with four trains, and since the brake run is at such a steep slope I'm guessing they decided to use a pre-lift block and only use the transfer as a block before the station (same setup as Goliath). Besides, the stop could be used to help with lift hill syncing and if the park only intends to use three trains in normal operation a double station would not be beneficial.

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I'm glad there's a POV out since it pretty much answers all the things debated in this thread for pages and pages about the ride (one track or two, station location, pre-lift, how the trains will by synced, etc.). Plus, it is nice to see what the ride will be like, even though most of it was shown through brief clips in the original video.

 

Duel station is pretty obvious now. Then choose the side you like more to decide which side you would like to duel with.

 

Not going to say it definitely won't happen, but based on construction pictures and the old station I'm 90% sure this won't be the case. The ride needs five blocks to operate with four trains, and since the brake run is at such a steep slope I'm guessing they decided to use a pre-lift block and only use the transfer as a block before the station (same setup as Goliath). Besides, the stop could be used to help with lift hill syncing and if the park only intends to use three trains in normal operation a double station would not be beneficial.

The second lift seems like two blocks to me and it's not impossible.

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The second lift can't possibly be one block, because that would mean the train on the first lift hill couldn't leave the chain until the train on the second hill was completely off of it, ruining any chance at actually dueling.

 

If you think that's overthinking something, you must have a really basic thought process.

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The second lift seems like two blocks to me and it's not impossible.

 

Doesn't the second lift have to be two blocks? Otherwise how could the train on lift one start the course.

 

Yes, the second lift will probably have an emergency block, but it could potentially be something requiring a manual reset and therefore isn't the same as a standard block. We wen't know what until more of the ride is installed, but my guess would be that there will be an emergency brake on the lower part of the second lift that could stop a train or sensors will allow the first lift to release the train as long as the second is cresting, as there won't be enough energy to reach it if the second chain stopped. Based on the way the ride operates, however, it needs five blocks outside of this to work with all four trains as there should never be a train on lift one, a train between the two lifts, and a train on lift two all at the same time. Assuming the final brake is not a block, one would be required in front of the station to allow four train operation (unless the station could hold two trains, which is doubtful).

 

We won't know for sure until we see this ride testing or see evidence of a second station, but I just don't think there would be enough room to accommodate a transfer and two stations based on what has been installed so far.

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I'm sure the engineers have figured out how it will run. We will just have to see what it is

 

yeah, but who wants to wait. LOL

 

btw, that lucky person who screams "oh my God!" has ridden both twisted colossus and wicked cyclone. lucky! lol

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