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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's World Adventures

Postby bert425 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:11 am

found some (dark) footage online of Scarecrow running.

looks like it doesn't do complete 360s (or maybe just those riding didn't want to go upside-down?). . but it does look like it gets a complete 90 swing out while the ride operates:




here's better footage from Voice of Dubai channel at the park's grand opening, and yeah, it does show it acting like Air Race, with some cars rotating :

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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's World Adventures

Postby Jewishist » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:08 pm

Yes, it's nice to remember your personal impressions and even look at such a super report! Good flight and let the number of takeoffs will always be equal to the number of landings. :Pr

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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's World Adventures

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:42 pm

bert425 wrote:do they sell the Flintstone's inspired vests the cast members wear?

cause I TOTALLY want one



I wouldn't be shocked if they had a Flintstones vest, but I wasn't explicitly looking for one. Their Flintstones gift shop was huge.

PKI Jizzman wrote:It all looks and sounds incredible! I can imagine how that hallway/door scene goes in Scooby and translating that into a part of a trackless darkride is genius.


Yeah it was a really ingenious way to bring such an iconic scene from the cartoon to life.

bert425 wrote:found some (dark) footage online of Scarecrow running.

looks like it doesn't do complete 360s (or maybe just those riding didn't want to go upside-down?). . but it does look like it gets a complete 90 swing out while the ride operates:

here's better footage from Voice of Dubai channel at the park's grand opening, and yeah, it does show it acting like Air Race, with some cars rotating :



Thanks! The music in that second video was brutal, but it almost looks like some form of the Gerstlauer Sky Roller with those side fins.

Jewishist wrote:Yes, it's nice to remember your personal impressions and even look at such a super report! Good flight and let the number of takeoffs will always be equal to the number of landings. :Pr


Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the report.
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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's World Adventures

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:33 pm

Yas Waterworld

Without a doubt, I’m more of a theme park person than a water park person. Even if it’s attached to a theme park, I rarely want to deal with the hassle of changing into a bathing suit. I do make an exception if the park has a water coaster.

Yas Waterworld had my water coaster. They also had a regular roller coaster. And the park was beautifully themed. If there were more water parks like this in the US, maybe I’d be more of a water park guy.

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The UAE is known for gas, skyscrapers, and awesome water parks.


I wasn’t sure what the protocol would be visiting a water park with the UAE’s conservative dress code. I went with a water shirt to be safe, but plenty of guys were bare-chested. I also saw others clad in bikinis and speedos, so it seems like you’re free to wear normal swimwear once you pass through the gate.

The fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo system was quick and painless. It wasn’t cheap to rent a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo ($25-30), but I did get a really nice souvenir beach towel so I thought it was well worth it. The fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo were controlled by a RFID wristband, which could also store cash if you so pleased.

All three of the water parks I visited in the UAE were beautiful. The other two relied on lush landscaping while Yas Waterworld relied on a manmade mountain adorned with a giant pearl. It’s definitely a striking icon for the park and it can be seen from everywhere in the park.

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And there's even some pirate theming too.


My first stop was undoubtedly Bandit Bomber, the Vekoma “water” coaster. I hesitate to call it a water coaster since the water features were disabled. I’m guessing it was because the temperature was in the 70s, but it was a bummer not being able to launch water bombs at unsuspecting guests.

The coaster itself was still very enjoyable without the water features. It was longer than expected (2 lifts), included 2-3 abrupt dips, and wove around and through the mountain. It did have a bit of a rattle to it, but this wasn’t an issue with the minimalistic restraints. 7 out of 10

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Bandit Bomber is the best way to see the park if you ask me.


I was hoping to ride their water coaster, Falcon’s Falaj, several times. This is a jumbo cloverleaf water coaster in the mold of Splashin’ Safari’s Mammoth. However, I almost didn’t even get to ride it. The culprit? The weight requirement.

The website lists the weight requirement as 160-450 kg (350-992 lbs). There weren’t many people in the park, but I eventually found a group of two to tag along with. We came in at 240 kg, but we were told the weight requirement was 250 kg.

I returned later with a group of five. We came in at 420 kg, but we were told we were too heavy. At this point, I was skeptical they even wanted to operate the slide. I gave it one last attempt with a group of three and we were greenlit at 330 kg. I have no clue what the weight requirement actually is, but be prepared to rip your hair out.

It’s worth the frustration though since this is one of the best water coasters I’ve ridden. It’s short, but there are three steep drops with sustained airtime, a frightening prospect on a water slide. Then there were 2-3 uphill bits with smaller pops of air. It’s a shame I couldn’t have ridden it more. 9.5 out of 10

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The mountain is a beautiful mess of water slides.


The rest of the park’s offerings were very good, albeit none were real standouts. Below is a quick recap:

Liwa Loop- This was a smooth aqualoop. The initial plunge wasn’t as steep as some, but these drop pod slides are always thrilling. 8 out of 10

Jebel Drop- This was a freefall slide and a darn good one too. I came off the slide at the start and it was remarkably smooth for a slide of this type. 8 out of 10

Hamlools Humps- I prefer the slides that go straight down in one fell swoop. The first two dips didn’t do much, but I did come off the slide a bit on the last drop. 7 out of 10

Sebeg- I felt lonely getting a solo ride on this mat racer, but it was one of the better ones I’ve ridden. The final plunge was gigantic for this genre. 8 out of 10

Slithers Slides- This complex had your standard tube slides plus a funnel and bowl slide. The most notable thing was the awesome lighting package on the way down. It was particularly effective in the funnel, which became very disorienting. 8 out of 10

One of the most annoying things about water parks is walking on hot pavement. Yas Waterworld has a solution for this, but it comes at a price. The walkways were cool as ice, but they were just as slick too. I often had to hold onto railings to avoid wiping out going from slide to slide.

Yas Waterworld is undoubtedly one of the best water parks I’ve visited. It’s crazy to think there’s a better water park just a half hour away, but I’ll get to that one in a latter report. I can see some enthusiasts popping in solely for the coaster, but this water park should be experienced in full.
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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's World Adventures

Postby Intamin_coyote » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:48 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Kings Island

Sadly the best of the three Vekoma Dutchmen is the first to go.



Agreed :cry:

Canobie Coaster wrote:Kings Island

But I'm sure whatever Kings Island has up its sleeve is worth the loss.



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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's World Adventures

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:14 am

I'm hoping for a giga but just seeing that B&M is involved is a good sign.
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