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p. 792 - Camp Cedar campground to open in 2021!

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It might also be cool if they took the idea of the Stratosphere coaster and then put that on the side of the Polar Coaster, that way you could get an observation tower, the coaster that goes inside the Polar Coaster, and the Fish hook coaster off the side to have "the worlds largest drop on a roller coaster" all in one product.

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^^ To run enough trains (cars in polar coaster's case) you would need multiple MCBRs to allow multiple trains on the track. So for a polar coaster to be feasible (in a capacity sense) there will be multiple MCBRs like Rip Ride Rocket has. And I'm positive if any business is going to put up that much money for a polar coaster I bet they want more then 1 car on the track at a time.

 

^ The cost of that project for a seasonal park would be too costly IMO

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A Polar coaster with an observation tower, an S&S power swing on top of it and then a coaster with a vertical lift in the middle of the polar one's spiral lift which would have the biggest drop in the world!!

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^ I hope not. No idea. One has never been built before. Although 2 are suppose to be open for 2014, but something tells me thats not gonna happen...

No PolerCoasters were ever planned to open in 2014. They are supposed to be to breaking ground and starting construction sometime in 2014. I wouldn't expect to see any open until mid-to-late 2015.

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^^ To run enough trains (cars in polar coaster's case) you would need multiple MCBRs to allow multiple trains on the track. So for a polar coaster to be feasible (in a capacity sense) there will be multiple MCBRs like Rip Ride Rocket has. And I'm positive if any business is going to put up that much money for a polar coaster I bet they want more then 1 car on the track at a time.

 

^ The cost of that project for a seasonal park would be too costly IMO

 

Man thats kind of upsetting but whatever, i just hope it isnt extremely slow and losses all of its momentum after the first couple brake runs.

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^I haven't quite decided if I prefer brake runs where the train enters super fast or where it kind of crawls as they both have its advantages and drawbacks. The fast ones may be better for keeping the pacing up but the high speed at which the trains enters it means there is a lot of room for trimming while the slow ones may kill the pacing a little bit (like raptor's) but mean that not much speed can be taken from the train.

About the polar coaster in particular, it is probably going to have a few if they want decent capacities.

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Isn't testing supposed to begin this month?

 

 

I would say it will begin soon.

 

Location training for the Ride Department begins on April 5th. So one would think that the coaster has to be ready and certified by then.

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I'm assuming that they'll replace the animation with a real photo that looks like that, and won't just keep it an animation?

 

In order to do that they'd need to shoot a full train on media day and have the design team put that into the design, then print the maps, ship them and distribute them throughout the park in less than 24 hours (or switch them out mid-season which isn't really necessary). I'd think these will be in use as is all year, and they look fine as-is. Sure a real image might be better but it's not really practical.

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