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P. 372: Serengeti Flyer swing ride announced!

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This diagram shows two loading platforms with 8 rows each but they are segmented off by fours so it looks like the ride will have 4-car trains. There's also a "blockbrake" marking on the section before Rhino Rally.

 

I think that maybe the Rhino Ralley block-brake will be something along the lines of Maverick's under-the-station block/launch, in the sense that you can roll through it at 20mph and start launching or come to a complete stop depending on the next train's placement. Just a thought.

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I will say that it was kind of a shock to just see those track pieces lying in a practically unfenced field, right up to the back of the condos when I was at Adventure Island on Saturday....

 

It is a fenced-off field. At one point they had a lock on the gate so no one could get in. I'm not sure about now.

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Anyone else notice the screw type plugs near the top of some of the shorter pieces? I seem to recall Maverick having the same feature so the columns could be filled with sand. Perhaps a feature to keep the sound down for the animals, if only a small amount.

 

Didn't notice that at first, wouldn't be surprised though, that first launch and turn goes directly over the indoor cheetah holding area.

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The tower element looks dumb to me, the only reason I can appreciate is because I'm sure it will increase capacity - otherwise the space could be used much better; so far I am still extremely excited for this ride, and it will probably blow most coasters in Florida out of the water.

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^I may be a Hospitality Major with a specialized track in Theme Park Management, but the idea that a tower element (or any element besides a brake run or a longer course length) increases capacity by any significant means is beyond me.

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