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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:08 pm
by TPDave
SharkTums wrote:The more important question is how many credits would Jeff Johnson count an 'alternate ending' coaster as?!?!? :lmao:


I think it depends on the temperature.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:34 pm
by The Disneylander
SharkTums wrote:The more important question is how many credits would Jeff Johnson count an 'alternate ending' coaster as?!?!? :lmao:

BTW, I'm still just expecting/hoping a Winjas type effect with the entire train.


And what exactly is the Winjas effect?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:53 pm
by Airtime&Gravity
^They play Yo Gabba Gabba on a giant TV screen


Alternate endings would be awesome, but I doubt it will happen. Although a switch track like on Expedition Everest or something similar to the end of Winjas are more probable.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:39 pm
by darklingscribe
The Disneylander wrote:And what exactly is the Winjas effect?


Hmm... how to describe it without giving anything away. Winjas is a dueling indoor spinning coaster at Phantasia land in Germany. The coaster has surprise elements which cannot be seen by simply watching it. You have to ride it to find out what they are. To tell anyone what it does is to ruin the surprises of one of the best spinning coasters in the world.

You could probably find out what it does doing a google search, but everyone on the Theme Park Review Boards who has experienced Winjas likes to keep its surprise elements a secret for those who have yet to ride it.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:01 am
by Dobba
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:46 am
by FLIPDUDE
Look at the lift hill shot... There are lots of big track ties between the supports... Maybe it's a flywheel launch?

Maybe the entire coaster is backwards and it starts with a launch?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:09 pm
by stuartnz
This is looking like a fun ride!

I love these shots.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:53 pm
by Ed
@Flipdude: It's a tire driven lift hill. No flywheel. And the ride starts by going into a left hand turn out of the station, no launch and no backwards cars.


@Anyone suggesting alternate endings: No. There are no alternate endings, only badly drawn plans.

However the ride does go backwards for part of it towards the end.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:03 pm
by Blythy
Either these trains are light as anything, or the force on these turns is going to be pathetic, because the lateral bracing on those turns looks like it will buckle with the lightest touch,

Probably the former because of the drop track, but still...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:09 pm
by Steelinwood
So it definitely is a family coaster. A guess the more hype they made, the better they made it , even tough it looks only half decent. Judging by the track, it doesn't seem like anything special. Where are the spines on this thing?