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Postby pgathriller » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:53 pm

I have a question. Where do they load the people into the spinning disk? Does it stop in the center on the bunny hop and then load and unload. I have never been on one so I was just wondering.
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Postby speedracer » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:38 pm

From the concept art, looks like it'll load on the lower point between the hill and reverse spike: ... php?p=2464

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Paramount's Great America Announces "Survivor: The Ride

Postby robbalvey » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:03 pm

From the PGA website: ... tem_id=298


SANTA CLARA, California – (Feb. 22, 2006) – Big time Hollywood-style reality thrills await adventurers this spring as Paramount’s Great America unleashes the world’s first reality rollercoaster, SURVIVOR The Ride.

Based on the hit CBS series that returned for its 12th installment on Thursday, Feb. 2, the ride combines the excitement and feel of the show with classic theme park thrills.

The real-life adventure show seen by almost 20 million viewers each season comes to life in an interactive attraction that recreates the rugged SURVIVOR atmosphere. Surrounded by the sounds of tribal music and jungle drums, thrill seekers embark on a journey past fiery 40-foot tall torches, exotic tribal relics and tropical landscaping reflective of previous international SURVIVOR locales. Those brave enough can participate in an endurance immunity challenge as seen on the Emmy award-winning show or relive SURVIVOR moments through memoirs of previous seasons.

And what is SURVIVOR The Ride without competition?

Guests are divided into two tribes and challenged to demonstrate their enthusiasm through tribal chants and ritual dance movements that trigger a collection of native masks to spray water on the losing tribe. Watch as tribes try to outplay and outspray castaways aboard the ride.

The adventure continues as tribes of riders board a giant circular vessel complete with a towering tribal mask looming at its center. Guests sit facing outward and experience a thrilling rocking and spinning motion as the platform swirls along a wave-like track -- all while traversing through rugged terrain and ascending hills as high as five stories tall!

“Paramount’s Great America is thrilled to open the world’s first reality coaster,” says Rod Rankin, senior vice president and general manager of Paramount’s Great America. “The alliance between SURVIVOR, TV’s hottest real-life adventure show, and coaster thrills is the perfect combination for a ride experience unlike any other,” adds Rankin.

With the addition of SURVIVOR The Ride, Paramount’s Great America offers the most roller coasters in Northern California as well as the most rides and the most water rides. The 100-acre theme park is also home to an 11-acre water park and more than a dozen Nickelodeon® characters including SpongeBob SquarePants™ and Dora the Explorer™.

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Postby Wes » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:08 pm

"Reality Coaster" :roll:

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Postby SharkTums » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:11 pm

I hope Dan decides that this is a credit so he has to ride it and get wet!!!

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Postby alpengeist04 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:15 pm

Survivor looks like it'll be a fun ride. I just hope it's as well themed as the first picture. You never know with Paramount. :roll:

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Postby 65skylark » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:16 pm

Even I would not call this thing a coaster and thats saying a lot.

It does look fun though. I look forward to riding it this summer.

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Postby coastered » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:08 am

Great pics, but the concept art is the best of them all.
PGA can call this a "Reality Coaster", but for me it´s only a giant flat ride.
A standerd disk-o is flat ride. Everyone knows that. So adding a hill does not make ik a coaster. I think more people were already talking about this thing. So it´s my time to stop talking.

Does anyone know where in the park they are building this THING? I know this park a little because i´ve visited it once back in 2001 when they still had Stealth and Greezed Lightnin´ (2 true great coasters)

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Postby RCTfan » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:45 am

I LOVE Survivor, but I think naming a ride after the show seems quite foolish. What happens after the show is finished and no one knows what it is anymore.

Also, what if the guests want to ride and they don't want to get wet and participate in the "challenge."

I enjoy the Disk-O, but I agree, I don't see how adding a hill in the middle makes it a roller coaster. But, I'll add it to my count.

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Postby Ed » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:14 am

This ride just look wrong to me... It's not a coaster.. But it's not exactly a conventional flat ride...

Ugh it's gonna be painful though. I don't like Disk-o seats. They give me back ache. And with a hill...


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