Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby Dombot » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:51 pm

Well, on one hand, this ride looks crazy and awesome.

On the other, I have mad claustrophobia.

Hm... :|
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Postby cfc » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:43 am

It looks like it could be either amazing or irritating and pointless. I imagine I'd give it a shot.
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Postby kumbabgt » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:34 pm

Interesting concept. My question is, what happens when the wheel stops? Whether it be a motor issue or power outage. Are there trap doors to get people out like they have for aqua loops? If so it looks like a high reach or fire truck would be needed since you can't add platforms to a spinning slide. From an operational viewpoint that could be a nightmare since you cant really walk the through. I would also hope it the wheel stops the water is turned off to prevent the tubes from filling with water.

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:44 pm

There are just so many "What if's" with this project. I mean, yes, I get that developers, and designers think of these things when they are developing new technology like this. . . I'm just over here like... "Yeah, Not sure if I would ride this... I'm a bit claustrophobic and my un-realistic fear of getting trapped in that thing would be so overwhelming I wouldn't be able to enjoy the slide." :?r
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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby ObeyTheShihTzu! » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:46 pm

Um......this ride would have been PERFECT for the old Action Park in New Jersey. (The park probably would've put it in the kiddie section.) :lmao:

I doubt I'd ride this unless maybe it was translucent. Bless those ride engineers - always trying to build a better mousetrap! :roll:

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby SharkTums » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:03 pm

I don't even think I would ride this if it was built in the US...

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:01 pm

It would be smart if they were to build in emergency escape hatches to easily remove people if it breaks down. Putting something like 6 of them would seems like a good cover-all for the different sections and orientations that you could stop in.

But to reiterate what Chuck said:
cfc wrote:It looks like it could be either amazing or irritating and pointless. I imagine I'd give it a shot.


This could end up being a really dumb ride in the end.

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby Woodie Warrior » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:15 pm

Visually, it looks incredible, but based off that POV, the ride experience looks incredibly boring.

Also, this may be a stupid question, but what keeps the water flowing through the ride? Wouldn't it build up in the bottom corners of the slide?
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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:34 pm

Woodie Warrior wrote:Also, this may be a stupid question, but what keeps the water flowing through the ride? Wouldn't it build up in the bottom corners of the slide?


The constant movement and changes in direction will keep the water flowing through the slide. Since the bottom corners are always moving it will keep the water from building up there.
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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:27 pm

From my watching the simulation, it moves so slow, I could get bored with this.
You slip into the first part of it; back and forth, back and forth; then you move into the next section....

And on and on and on and on. So....yeah. I'm sure they'll be screaming all over it, when it opens. :roll:

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