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"Hello sir" and "Hello madam" (normal greeting of a sales girl/guy at a megamall in the Philippines),

I experienced a powered roller coaster credit (I won't count it) on top of the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers in Cebu City, Philippines. This ride is quite a thrill for folks afraid of heights (or the impact to the ground). The coaster track flirts around the edge of the hotel base for approximately 5 minutes and there's a choice of an insanity program where the speed varies and a normal program. The coaster cars tilt to a maximum degree of 55 degrees via a joystick on the lap bar restraint. Price is very cheap to Westerner standards: entrance P480 for two, and ride (edge coaster or skywalk) P500 for two. A photographer is also available to take photos of your reaction on the ride with an additional nominal fee ...

 

The other attractions on the tower includes a restaurant with live music, kid's play area, a gentlemen's club (simply beautiful non-naked girls dancing "go-go" style), and my favorite attraction, skywalk extreme. Skywalk is a similar attraction to Macau Tower's Skywalk X with folks strapped to a harness that allows access to a platform without a rail. However, the Skywalk at Cebu has more restrictions since the safety gear is not similar to Macau Tower (ie, you can swing on the harness as shown in TPR's Coaster Expedition Volume 12 video [sales pitch because I'm the swinging TPR featured on the ending segment]); you can't swing or place any weight on the safety harness. Otherwise, great photo opportunities and a nice leisure walk that can be quite romantic!!

 

Photos follow ...

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Finally, the mechanism that tilts the coaster train.

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View towards the mountain of Cebu

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On the Eastern portion of the tower -- Do you trust Philippines workmanship? (I do, obviously)

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Here's some night views of the Edge Coaster next to the non-functional bar.

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A closer view of the mechanics underneat the coaster train.

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All by myself on the Edge Coaster with tilt at approximately 50 degrees.

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The joystick shown above next to the seat belt. I'm unsure if there's an overriding rule between the two joysticks.

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Edge coaster station

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A portion of the coaster track beyond the edge of the hotel's foundation. The unfinished building is a residential tower and below the coaster track is Skywalk and the cable used to keep you from falling over the edge.

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For the coaster nerds, the sound isolation track mounts.

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View looking toward the airport, the SM Mall, and the crazy streets of Cebu City

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The coaster track flirts the Western edge of the hotel. In the background you can see Bohol island, famous for their "Chocolate Hills".

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World's 1st Edge Coaster sign invites you daily...

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Snack and bottomless ice tea is included with the price of admission.

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A closer view of the activities on top of the Crown Regency Hotel & Tower in Cebu City, Philippines

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The 40-story tower from the base with its Starbucks Coffee and beggers.

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The other attraction is the Skywalk. Apparently, next door is a residence tower being built by the same owner of Crown Regency Cebu City and the Skywalk may be extended to the other tower. Otherwise, enjoy the walk around the tower during the day, and at night -- romantic I tell you!

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Finally, trying my game at 40-stories high -- success?

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Here's my friend who had no fear (I feared) -- how can I be the man to sweep her off her feet?

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Pose that the Macau Tower's Skywalk X is famous for...

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On the edge overlooking Fuente Osmeña

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I survived the Skywalk! Twice!

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No way in Hell would there be enough money on the face of the planet to pay me to walk or stand on the edge of a building like that.....and Looty, we dont have anything like that here in Vegas

 

I thought I read something somewhere that said Stratosphere was looking to build one.

 

Here: http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51080&highlight=stratosphere

 

So....I hope to try it out in Vegas someday.

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The Stratosphere had a coaster till a few years ago (High Roller). I rode it once and thought, "Eh." This "Edge" ride...is it actually a coaster? I ask because it looks like it just rolls along a level path around the top of that building. What powers it? Or is there a lift hill and drop that we don't see? The High Roller had a tire drive lift, then you coasted down and up as you circled the building.

 

But these attractions look like fun. Me, not being scared of heights, would certainly ride if I ever go there.

 

Eric

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That is the most insane ride ever. So do you get to control if you tilt or not? I would be so freaked out. High roller in Las Vegas and all the rides on the tower were fun. I visited there quite a while ago. I was screaming like hell on the big shot! HAHA i would be so scared to go on this.

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Thanks all for your comments!

 

I do hope Stratosphere Las Vegas open similar rides--Macau Tower is a base that could be followed. Although, I can't imagine the amount of "not my fault" disclosure forms you would need to sign for.

 

For some folks, this ride would be thrilling, for others, meh! I'm on the thrilled/freak out column.

 

The tilt is controlled by the rider and I've seen riders stay leveled throughout the ride.

 

I myself won't count this as a coaster. The track is leveled around the perimeter of the hotel, and the "coaster" train is propelled by a tire on the train. See pic below.

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Great find Mike!! Looks really cool!

 

Ah.. Someday.

 

 

Looks really cool, but I'm going to go against the law here and say that not even Jeff Johnson would count that as a coaster!!!

 

Oh who am I kidding, of course he would!!!!!

 

NO, I WOULD NOT!!!

 

JJ

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Great find Mike!! Looks really cool!

 

Ah.. Someday.

 

 

Looks really cool, but I'm going to go against the law here and say that not even Jeff Johnson would count that as a coaster!!!

 

Oh who am I kidding, of course he would!!!!!

 

NO, I WOULD NOT!!!

 

JJ

 

Yeah, Jeff wouldn't count it as one credit, there are two seats so it would be TWO credits!

 

Nice pics Mike. I could do the "coaster" but not the walk.

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Great find Mike!! Looks really cool!

 

Ah.. Someday.

 

 

Looks really cool, but I'm going to go against the law here and say that not even Jeff Johnson would count that as a coaster!!!

 

Oh who am I kidding, of course he would!!!!!

 

NO, I WOULD NOT!!!

 

JJ

 

Yeah, Jeff wouldn't count it as one credit, there are two seats so it would be TWO credits!

 

Nice pics Mike. I could do the "coaster" but not the walk.

 

He wouldn't count it as two credits! Don't forget the wheel assemblies!

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