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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Themonerd » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:13 pm

ZeroGravity55 wrote:
Themonerd wrote:
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Themonerd wrote:With all the Universal Drama llama crap going on, what side does Disney lay on?


They don't care.



They don't care at all? Weird. Out of all people being over protective of their ground, I'd think Disney would be the first. :roll:


I think this explains it pretty well.

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DorneyKid14 wrote:My thing is, why is universal making a big deal about it but Disney isn't?

Because people don't come to Orlando to go to Universal, to go to SeaWorld, to go to Skyplex. They come to Orlando go to to Disney, and then they do those OTHER things as well on their extra days. Disney is the tentpole in this market, always has and always will be. Disney does not even concern themselves with what Universal does (as many people would argue against that) because Disney knows that one of their parks alone gets more attendance than both of Universal's parks combined.

Skyplex wouldn't be potentially taking away customers from Disney, they'd be taking it away from Universal. And that's why Disney doesn't care and Universal does.



I think what he said maybe a little biased toawrds Disney but, it seems like a pretty good summary. They now they'll pull in the dough whether or not this thing opens. Because, disney just gets everybody in! :mickey:
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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Bob@Pixels » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:16 pm

RCT3Bross wrote:Are foreigners allowed to sign? Because although I believe I have any say in another country I like to support this project.


Yes, anyone is allowed to sign. We are showing world wide support for this project. In doing so the Orange County Board of County Commissioners will be made aware that people will travel to Orlando to ride The Skyscraper at SKYPLEX.

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:22 pm

Themonerd wrote:I think what he said maybe a little biased toawrds Disney

It's not biased towards Disney, it's just the truth. As someone who lives in Orlando and lives & breathes the market here, all one has to do is take a walk around Universal, SeaWorld, or any of the other parks that aren't Disney and notice just how many people are still wearing their Disney MagicBands to those parks (because it's also their resort room key) and it's fairly obvious just how many people are in town for Disney, and going to other attractions also.

I'm not being negative against any other Orlando attractions, it's just the way things are here.

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Themonerd » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:25 pm

robbalvey wrote:
Themonerd wrote:I think what he said maybe a little biased toawrds Disney

It's not biased towards Disney, it's just the truth. As someone who lives in Orlando and lives & breathes the market here, all one has to do is take a walk around Universal, SeaWorld, or any of the other parks that aren't Disney and notice just how many people are still wearing their Disney MagicBands to those parks (because it's also their resort room key) and it's fairly obvious just how many people are in town for Disney, and going to other attractions also.

I'm not being negative against any other Orlando attractions, it's just the way things are here.




True. I've been to orlando and there is three types of tourist attractions

Disney
Semi-original Things that gain less traction than disney
Disney knock-offs.
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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:18 am

So I watched this video again (Obviously and it won't be the last time I'm sure :p ). But am I correct for counting 9 inversions? Really insane.
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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby GCI Wooden » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:12 am

That video looks great! I don't even know what to say!

When I was watching the launch into the first inversion, I couldn't stop thinking about what a rollback would be like. :b

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:31 am

GCI Wooden wrote:Robb, do you have any idea when a full-length POV will come out?

I don't, sorry.

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby KingRCT3 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:33 am

RCT3Bross wrote:But am I correct for counting 9 inversions?


I count 8. Here is the layout as I saw it, with inversions in bold.

- Indoor drop.
- Vertical launch
- End of the launch
- Outside banked turn
- Heartline roll
- ~130° drop
- Dive loop
- First MCBR
- Twisted drop
- Overbanked turn
- Zero-g roll
- Outward top-hat
- Dive-loop
- Second MCBR
- +90 Drop
- Inside top-hat
- Outward top-hat
- Dive loop
- MCBR
- Twisted drop
- Pop of air
- Overbank
- Pop of air
- Overbank turn
- Large corkscrew

I'm still amazed about the variety of elements that the layout offers. I also count approx. 12 airtime moments.

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Themonerd » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:59 am

KingRCT3 wrote:
RCT3Bross wrote:But am I correct for counting 9 inversions?


I count 8. Here is the layout as I saw it, with inversions in bold.

- Indoor drop.
- Vertical launch
- End of the launch
- Outside banked turn
- Heartline roll
- ~130° drop
- Dive loop
- First MCBR
- Twisted drop
- Overbanked turn
- Zero-g roll
- Outward top-hat
- Dive-loop
- Second MCBR
- +90 Drop
- Inside top-hat
- Outward top-hat
- Dive loop
- MCBR
- Twisted drop
- Pop of air
- Overbank
- Pop of air
- Overbank turn
- Large corkscrew

I'm still amazed about the variety of elements that the layout offers. I also count approx. 12 airtime moments.



This made me appreciate this ride 100000x than I already did. It's gonna have lots of :airtime:!
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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Tanks4me05 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:52 pm

KingRCT3 wrote:
RCT3Bross wrote:But am I correct for counting 9 inversions?


I count 8. Here is the layout as I saw it, with inversions in bold.

- Indoor drop.
- Vertical launch
- End of the launch
- Outside banked turn
- Heartline roll
- ~130° drop
- Dive loop
- First MCBR
- Twisted drop
- Overbanked turn
- Zero-g roll
- Outward top-hat
- Dive-loop
- Second MCBR
- +90 Drop
- Inside top-hat
- Outward top-hat
- Dive loop
- MCBR
- Twisted drop
- Pop of air
- Overbank
- Pop of air
- Overbank turn
- Large corkscrew

I'm still amazed about the variety of elements that the layout offers. I also count approx. 12 airtime moments.



Slight correction: After sticking a ruler directly to my computer screen to measure the height versus the length of train's (perfectly straight) underside at 2:14 and taking the arctangent of the ratio of the two, I got about a 115 degree drop. It wasn't a perfect profile shot, so it's probably going to be a little steeper than that, but I don't think it will quite be a record breaker like that; it might take the steepest drop on the continent title away from Cannibal, though. [/nerd]

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