Top Roller Coaster Myths & Rumors!

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Re: Top Roller Coaster Myths & Rumors!

Postby jray21 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:49 pm

That they're going to build a huge 500 foot tower in Orlando with a coaster all over it. ;)
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Postby CaptainUnknown » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:15 am

The Launch speed of Lightning Rod has been decreased.
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Postby Dombot » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:10 am

jray21 wrote:That they're going to build a huge 500 foot tower in Orlando with a coaster all over it. ;)

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Re: Top Roller Coaster Myths & Rumors!

Postby joelwee » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:19 pm

Xcelerator is being dismantled. (I saw a YouTube comment a few weeks ago that said part of the brake run had been removed, and the station was in the middle of demolition.)
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:41 pm

Darien Lake is going to get a Eurofighter to replace their crappy log flume.
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Re: Top Roller Coaster Myths & Rumors!

Postby DorneyKid14 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:21 pm

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Re: Top Roller Coaster Myths & Rumors!

Postby ih8rollercoasters » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:26 pm

Long time lurker, first time poster, one comment here needs some clarification.

WOFanatic wrote:(I'm hoping nobody has said this yet). My favorite is the myth known as centrifugal force. It's a completely fictitious force, and it still boggles my mind that parks still use it for marketing purposes.


Centrifugal force isn't a myth, it's a perfectly valid force. I imagine your interpretation of the word "fictitious" is tripping you up, you have to think outside Newton's Laws to understand it.

Newton's Second Law says F = ma, if you don't have acceleration you don't have force. But have you ridden in a car around a corner and been thrown to the outside of the car while traveling at a constant speed? That makes no sense, F = ma says there's no acceleration so there's no force! And that's absolutely true, if you're using the standard inertial reference system used by Newton and traveling in a straight line. But if you use a rotating reference plane to account for the corner, rotating at an angular speed "ω" in degrees/second, you find there's an angular acceleration being produced by traveling around the corner. "Aha!" you may say, there's an acceleration which causes a force to be produced, and this is the centrifugal force that is supposedly "fictitious". If you really want to know the math the equation for centrifugal force is F = m*(ω^2)*r, hope that helps you understand why parks still refer to a perfectly valid force calculation when marketing rides.


I can't think of any myths/rumors that haven't already been said, some good ones have been posted here for sure.

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Re: Top Roller Coaster Myths & Rumors!

Postby WestCoasterKing » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:38 pm

MiA is getting a new ride.

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Re: Top Roller Coaster Myths & Rumors!

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Here's one that never occurred to me before....

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