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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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I asked a question on the SFDK thread that i want to talk about here. I would really like to hear opinions on this.

 

What if (possible but probably won't happen for a while if the idea were to pop up in Adam Schilke's head.) RMC were to ever put floorless trains on a coaster? It would involve designing a new train, floor mechanisms, etc. But it really wouldn't be a hassle IMO. It would really enhance the ride experience and it would be a record holder for the first floorless wooden coaster (sounds weird saying it). This is only me dreaming but its CERTAINTLY not a bad idea, and it is CERTAINTLY not impossible or complicated whatsoever. What do you guys think? I just wanted to leave something fun to talk/think about on the thread while construction progresses.

 

-- I was thinking of a train:

*Two seater

*Restraints/seats similar to Hollywood Rip Rocket

 

I am sure it is possible... But to me it is not necessary. An RMC Coaster is already incredibly fast, and very intense... Taking the floors off of the train would do nothing for me because I am to focused on everything else that is going on on the ride to pay any attention to the floor. Just like on a B&M Floorless coaster, aside from when the floors drop right before leaving the station, I never really notice that it is a floorless coaster. (Unless it is a Dive Machine, and I am on one of the edge seats.) I see no need, no reason, no desire, no "appeal" to taking the floors off the trains. Not to mention if they took the floors off the trains they would have to make the seats higher up to keep peoples feet away from the track, thus resulting in changing the heartline of the coaster, not that I think it would make to much of a difference, but still a thing to consider.

 

So to answer your question:

 

What do you guys think?

I think that it is something that we may never see. I think we would see an inverted wooden coaster before we would see a floorless wooden coaster. To me there is just not enough of an appeal for a floorless wooden coaster. Like I said RMC coasters are amazing enough. No need to do something like taking the floors of the trains. If they want a more "unique" coaster experience I am sure they can come up with it in other ways. That's just my opinion though.

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Looking at those pictures I didn't realize there was that big of a space in between the pre drop and the actual drop. That's a good 40-50 feet or more. Launching up the hill at 45mph then cresting over the hill and going down gaining more speed to only go back up then over to plummet down is going to create some air time right at the beginning. This thing is an air monster. I know we'll have the "ride or dies" for Thunderhead, but I honestly think this is going to beat it. I know they're different coasters, but one will outride the other.

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Looking at those pictures I didn't realize there was that big of a space in between the pre drop and the actual drop. That's a good 40-50 feet or more. Launching up the hill at 45mph then cresting over the hill and going down gaining more speed to only go back up then over to plummet down is going to create some air time right at the beginning. This thing is an air monster. I know we'll have the "ride or dies" for Thunderhead, but I honestly think this is going to beat it. I know they're different coasters, but one will outride the other.

 

Without a doubt, Lightning Rod will steal all of Thunderhead's thunder! (That's 12 airtime moments, btw)

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Without a doubt, Lightning Rod will steal all of Thunderhead's thunder!

Don't be so sure. Obviously Lightning Rod will likely end up being the better coaster, but it's not like Thunderhead is going to start becoming a walk-on all the time. Two different coasters, like Phoenix and Twister.

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I was thinking the same thing about Mystery Mine last time I rode it. I tried to control my head to stop the head banging and it worked but that's because I know each move of the ride. If Dollywoid done the lapbar method, that would intensify the lift hills for sure with other elements, and make the ride more comfortable.

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I remember someone saying a ride on Outlaw Run in the back is like a Eurofighter with lap bars.

 

 

The backseat of Outlaw Run is probably not so much of from being in the backseat of an actual Eurofighter. I've heard the ride is insane!

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Seriously, back seat rides on airtime machines are crazy. Just the thought of being dragged down that quadruple down is pretty insane.

See, I'm the opposite. I like sitting in the front and getting pops just as the train goes over the top.

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See, I'm the opposite. I like sitting in the front and getting pops just as the train goes over the top.

 

I'm with you on this one. I LOVE the front row of Outlaw Run. It is amazing. The back is good, but I really enjoy the front. Can't wait to ride Lightning Rod, I venture to say I will end up loving the front row on Lightning Rod more than the back, just like with Outlaw Run, and New Texas Giant!

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Crowds were light today. Wild Eagle was a walk-on most of the day. Tennessee Tornado was shut down for the first half of the day...they claim a sensor needed replaced.

 

Here are some pics of Lightning Rod's construction

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Seriously, back seat rides on airtime machines are crazy. Just the thought of being dragged down that quadruple down is pretty insane.

See, I'm the opposite. I like sitting in the front and getting pops just as the train goes over the top.

 

It really depends on the coaster. Some are definitely front row rides, but for me some are best in the back

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Seriously, back seat rides on airtime machines are crazy. Just the thought of being dragged down that quadruple down is pretty insane.

See, I'm the opposite. I like sitting in the front and getting pops just as the train goes over the top.

 

It really depends on the coaster. Some are definitely front row rides, but for me some are best in the back

For me, Goliath really fits this description. My first ride on it was in the front and really underwhelming. Much better ride in the back. Outlaw Run was totally different as I enjoyed all parts of the train. I suspect Lightning Rod will be more like Outlaw Run than Goliath

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^ Assuming from comments I've read all over the net, it seems that the general opinion is that Goliath is the weakest of the RMC Coasters to date. I've yet to ride it myself.

It is widely considered the weakest... It's not a coincidence that it's also the shortest RMC either... They go hand in hand...

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^ Assuming from comments I've read all over the net, it seems that the general opinion is that Goliath is the weakest of the RMC Coasters to date. I've yet to ride it myself.

It is widely considered the weakest... It's not a coincidence that it's also the shortest RMC either... They go hand in hand...

It's really more like the least awesome of the RMC coasters. It's still better than 13 other coasters at its park, and it would be the best ride in almost any park that doesn't already have an RMC.

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I can't wait for quad hump, to be completed

 

You know I was just thinking the same thing. However I wasn't think "quad hump" I was thinking... You know... a Quadruple Down. A "quad hump" sounds like something from some video you would find on an XXX site.

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^ Assuming from comments I've read all over the net, it seems that the general opinion is that Goliath is the weakest of the RMC Coasters to date. I've yet to ride it myself.

It is widely considered the weakest... It's not a coincidence that it's also the shortest RMC either... They go hand in hand...

It's really more like the least awesome of the RMC coasters. It's still better than 13 other coasters at its park, and it would be the best ride in almost any park that doesn't already have an RMC.

Oh, agreed... I was just speaking for Goliath vs other RMC's....

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