IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby CaptainUnknown » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:08 pm

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tuxedomask5432 wrote:I personally like the Skywarp Horizon, and it seems like it would be more economical than the other two models for sale. I can literally imagine a whole area of some theme park with all three models :lmao:


While it might be the cheapest to build, I think eclipse is the easiest to manage and might be cheaper to operate. Eclipse is the only model with a single platform with only one entrance and exit. Everything else will have two separate stations, and two lines, or a split.


But in the live video interview, Skyline said that the Horizon had the option of running a single train--eliminating the possibility of separate loading platforms.
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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby robbalvey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:12 pm

Hey everyone! So to wrap up our IAAPA coverage here are 50 more totally random images and one video from the show! I apologize that there aren't any captions for them as we are in the middle of going from IAAPA to Free Play Florida (Retrogaming expo here in Orlando) to Las Vegas! It's been a crazy week and I'd rather post these photos without captions than not, so here goes...

If you have any questions about them, just ask!

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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:31 pm

Thanks for all the great coverage!!!

As much as I love the look, and idea of the new SkyCoaster harness... I think I would still prefer the old one. There's just something about laying there, face down that seems a bit more intimidating to me. These new harness seems a little more... bulky? (maybe) than the previous ones which might take away that "OMG! I feel like there is nothing holding me in!" feeling!!

That being said, I'll still give the new one a try to see what it's like!
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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby robbalvey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:33 pm

DoinItForTheFame wrote:Thanks for all the great coverage!!!

As much as I love the look, and idea of the new SkyCoaster harness... I think I would still prefer the old one. There's just something about laying there, face down that seems a bit more intimidating to me. These new harness seems a little more... bulky? (maybe) than the previous ones which might take away that "OMG! I feel like there is nothing holding me in!" feeling!!

That being said, I'll still give the new one a try to see what it's like!

Keep in mind that it's not there to replace the current one, it's there as an "option" for those people who may be too freaked out to go face first.

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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:28 pm

Just a quick question...did the Chinese companies show up to sell things to western parks that westerners can't ride in China? Seriously...I want to know...or did they stay home because of what happened with Golden Horse a few years ago?

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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:50 pm

robbalvey wrote:Keep in mind that it's not there to replace the current one, it's there as an "option" for those people who may be too freaked out to go face first.


I didn't look at it like that. But now that you mention it, I think it's awesome that they are bringing these out as an option for those who might be to freaked out by the other harnesses. It gives more people the chance to experience the amazingness that a skycoaster is!!
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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby RCjunkie » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:56 pm

robbalvey wrote:Honestly, I think I liked doing that WAY better than the old style of going around and asking everyone questions which they mostly cannot answer.


I liked the response better because of that. By asking Alan questions about already completed projects you got answers on the length of certain projects, how many iterations a design can take, his favorite coaster element, etc., etc.. You probably get none of that information if your asking the usual, “What is your current project?” or “Can you tell us what you will be working on in the future?” Really enjoyed the interview, thanks for making it happen.

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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby tinaalsgirl » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:27 pm

Is that a working compass that you're holding with the Time Traveler logo on it?

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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby ElectricUncleSam » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:52 am

The Angry Darren Mullins wrote:Just a quick question...did the Chinese companies show up to sell things to western parks that westerners can't ride in China? Seriously...I want to know...or did they stay home because of what happened with Golden Horse a few years ago?

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Re: IAAPA 2017 Trade Show LIVE Updates from TPR!

Postby SharkTums » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:58 am

tinaalsgirl wrote:Is that a working compass that you're holding with the Time Traveler logo on it?


Unfortunately no. It's a fidget spinner.

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