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Postby Jumboshrmp » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:52 am

Wow, it's so weird being able to see that much of dueling dragons.
I'm really excited about this project, I am hoping for just something interesting!

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Postby fleastcoaster » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:01 am

Jakemeister wrote:Image

It's going to be part of a new permanent stage for special events in the Boneyard. Expect it to be used at all sorts of special events ranging from Rock The Universe to Mardi Gras.

It is supposed to be a replica of the famous Hollywood Bowl.

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Postby CoryPa77 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:05 am

I don't know if this has been posted yet but that first "loop" is going to be 136 feet high (found out at IAAPA)! Judging by the model, it would appear then that the second hill/drop will be up around 110 or 120'. So this thing will really change their skyline!

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Postby packfanlv » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:21 am

Thanks for the updates guys!

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Postby Expedition Everest » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:18 pm

Thanks for the update!

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Postby window » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:38 pm

Didn't I read somewhere that the loops are being taken out of this to make it more family appealing?

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:44 pm

^The one loop the ride features is considered to be a "non-inverting loop" meaning that you will never technically be upside down while in the element. This element was chosen for Universal to keep the ride on a "family friendly" level according to Mauerer Sohne.
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Postby dragonskeep » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:54 pm

Hey guys, I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Here is what I think is going on with the Rockit construction.

Reguarding the non-inverting loop. I dont see this as being very family freindly. At 136 feet and fast it is going to be completely wicked. I know some people are not in to the going upside down thing but I think this is going to be one of the coolest elements on any coaster. Next time you are on Hulk imagine yourself rotating to the outside of the track and going over the top of the loop, pretty nasty if you ask me.

I am also pretty sure there will be several good pops of airtime. My anticipation level continues to increase fpr this ride.
This is definitely the new permanent stage
not for sale< i think you are right about this being for the new stage
I am betting this is for the station
This trench is big and deep, there is a footer in the bottom of it so the track will definitely be below grade. Drop tuning (sideways drop ).

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Postby InsanityFreak » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:50 pm

1. Large Orange Steel Sticks = New Perm Stage

2. Lone Construction Worker + Behind Nick Ride + Side of Blue Man = Station

3. Trusses between Hole in Wall + Mummy Building = Asylum In Wonderland Stage or Arrival Show or Thunder Dome for One Mighty Night or Rock The Universe or Mardi Gras ... the list goes on. it's two stages that they merge to fit their needs. None of this will be used for the new perm stage. I am quite sure it will be used else where in the park for special events and what not.


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Postby dragonskeep » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:15 pm

I saw on another site that we should see track work within the next two weeks. They also confirmed the stage and station are the two areas of vertical construction discussed above.
The stage area, they say, will be lined with decorative trees. Sounds sweet.


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