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Postby Meteornotes » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:20 am

The water vortex was the only reason to visit this attraction. This is not a good idea.

And I've been predicting for years that Mythos will become a hamburger stand. I've gotten the feeling the management does not like the place, ever since they dumbed down the menu. The HP makeover will be the perfect reason to "re-theme" it.

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Postby BeemerBoy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:37 am

Screamscape wrote:but I’ve also heard that the park may try to spin this move as part of the semi-new “green” initiative.

Riiiight. Hulk needs it's own dedicated power plant to launch every few minutes, and they're concerned about the "greenness" of the water vortex? Please, IOA, *if* you're gonna make this lame decision, don't try to play it off as a "green" initiative.
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Postby disneymoc » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:04 am

Doesn't this attraction suffer from poor attendance anyway?

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Postby dj snow » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:50 pm

I'd be interested in seeing this attraction's numbers. Every time I visit (granted, it's usually in low season), they seem to be running it at a third of its potential throughput.
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Postby holidayworld08 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:44 pm

:cry: No way! When I first went to IOA I loved the water vortex on Posidons Fury. And really, the vortex was all it had going for it. Why IOA why! Oh wait maybe Eisner just took over and will betray me again.

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Postby texcoaster » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:47 am

IF this happens, it would be a shame...

...but remember, none of this is confirmed yet. It wouldn't be the first time that Screamscape was wrong about a rumor.

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Postby pyrocoasterkid » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:34 am

Anyone have a vid of this? I'm curious never having been on the ride... Nothing specific to the vortex came up on youtube. Is this what is being discussed?:

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Postby aldredd » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:26 am

^Yeah, that's the one. It's a very clever effect - like walking through a tunnel of spinning water - very cool

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Postby Kennyweird » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:34 pm

I saw a video of the vortex on you tube, and it didn't strike me a being all that impressive. Interesting? Yes, but not impressive.

EDIT: I found the video. The vortex appears somewhere around 4:30.
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Postby dr.gumbo » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:35 pm

So I take the water vortex in Valhalla is the last one left, that's a shame. Though I never rode the ride, I've seen video's of it and it did look impressive.

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