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Postby robbalvey » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:01 am

^^ What does that mean?

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Postby coasters 4 me » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:45 am

I thought it would have been quiet? With the new track design as well. Isnt it by Vekoma? Or arrow or something? It looks like an Intamin with the track. Take it that the picture with the train testing is the backwards part?

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Postby Shockwave » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:23 am

I didn't realise how steep that track is! :shock:

Even with Vekoma's new track, I wonder how long it'll take before it gets really rough?

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Postby Ghost » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:35 am

Could we be in for an early opening?....

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I'll be in Orlando from 23th October and hope for a (really early) early opening or soft opening... one can dream, no?

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Postby phazan » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:26 pm

Shockwave wrote:I didn't realise how steep that track is! :shock:

Even with Vekoma's new track, I wonder how long it'll take before it gets really rough?

there is a kiddie coaster at disneyland and its not that rough at all. its old too! just because its a vecoma doesnt mean it will be rough later on! 8)

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Postby coasterking » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:38 pm

Yeah the Vekoma kiddie track is usually smooth. Also the Vekoma rides at Disney are all very well maintained, so that doesn't matter. This new track which is basically like the kiddie coaster track, has the wheels on the outside of the rail rather than the inside. Overly loud and scary?, well who cares thats good for us coaster enthusiasts :wink: It's like Big Thunder Mountain on steroids and partially in doors.

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Postby Stitch » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:56 pm

In the picture Robb posted, is the train facing forward or backwards. I think it is facing forwards and the steam engine like thing is supposed to be the back end of it. Does any one know for sure?
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Postby SharkTums » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:58 pm

Yes, you are correct.

The 'engine' is in the back, and that big drop you go down forwards.

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Postby ECZenith » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:14 pm

Incredible looking coaster! It's been fun watching it take shape from metal forms to trackwork/mountain. I haven't had this much anticipation for a coaster under construction since I saw SFNE's Superman halfway to completion.
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Postby CoasterGrey » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:35 am

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