Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:24 pm

The real highlight for me is the this tilt coaster! Never thought anyone would build another one! :b
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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:22 pm

^ I know barely any information has been released yet on the coasters, but I really want to know who the manufacturer is for that. Is it another one of those Golden Horse rides, or is Vekoma revisiting the Tilt Coaster concept?
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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:59 pm

Just want to wish them all good luck in succeeding with this project. It's insanely ambitious.
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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby ahecht » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:16 pm

SharkTums wrote:^I find the Jeddah Tower project the most similar to this. They have never actually announced real statistics on the tower because they don't want another building to be able to overtake it right around opening. Seems kind of like what they're doing with Falcon's Fury.


And Jeddah Tower has been sitting 20%-built with no progress made since late 2017.
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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby Tanks4me05 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:36 pm

Falcon's Flight very much seems to be an Intamin Blitz coaster of sorts. Assuming the 32 km/hr second lift speed of Falcon's Flight is accurate, I made a quick vertical drop in NL2 with a 4 car Intamin Rocket Coaster train because the physics in the program is quite accurate, and I marked the point along the drop at which the train reached 250 km/hr in order to see what kind of a drop will produce such speeds.
That would mean that this monster's max height is somewhere around the 830 foot range.

The top view shot of the master plan didn't show the whole layout of the park nor did it have any obvious references that I could use to predict the scale of the plans, so I'm unable to make any predictions about its length.

If the Jeddah tower is having so much trouble getting finished, I have serious doubts that this will actually come to fruition as well. But holy crap do I want it to happen.

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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:47 pm

Tanks4me05 wrote:Falcon's Flight very much seems to be an Intamin Blitz coaster of sorts. Assuming the 32 km/hr second lift speed of Falcon's Flight is accurate, I made a quick vertical drop in NL2 with a 4 car Intamin Rocket Coaster train because the physics in the program is quite accurate, and I marked the point along the drop at which the train reached 250 km/hr in order to see what kind of a drop will produce such speeds.
That would mean that this monster's max height is somewhere around the 830 foot range.

...that doesn't even sound legal. Oh my God, now I'm excited. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby Jakizle » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:13 pm

SharkTums wrote:If this opens, we'll put together a nice, safe trip to the UAE and Saudi Arabia so we can all go together! I feel like this will be a more strict Oman (which we've been to), and I might not like or agree with all of their rules/culture/law, but I'm willing to accept it for a day or two for that screwed up Tilt Coaster!


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While the concept video of the new coaster provides some hints of speed, I think it's funny people think it's the exact shaping/layout and trying to figure out who makes the track. It's just concept! This will at least be interesting to watch. The concept art images look great.

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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:26 pm

Ok so here are my thoughts after spending a day weeding through probably the most "shit posts" we've ever gotten on a video in one day on our socials. It was one of those days where I seriously weeped for humanity not only from the just batshit crazy racist horrible posts I saw, but the extreme amount of stupidity showcased from just about every other post I read. Seriously, I ended up deleting well over 300 posts today and blocking at least 200 accounts across our socials for insanely vulgar, rude, racist, obnoxious and downright stupid comments.

Anyway...

- NO SHIT that rendering isn't even close to being real! Really, people? You're going to post over and over and over again about that factoid? Oh, I'm SO HAPPY we have you to tell us because we couldn't figure it out for ourselves. Yes, we all know that rending isn't real... But here's what **IS** real....

- Qiddiya obviously wants to built a park and they want it to be HUGE.

- They haven't already spent probably hundreds of thousands to millions on planning, partnerships, designs, and presentation assets if they weren't serious about building the park.

- While that coaster video may not be anywhere near representative of the actual coaster layout, here is what it DOES represents: The park wants to build the fastest, tallest, longest roller coaster in the world. That's not totally out of the realm of possibility, especially when you have a ton of money to put behind it.

- I know everyone is skeptical because we've seen so many parks in the UAE get announced and not happen... BUT... at least three major park projects DID get built! Yas Island attractions, Motiongate area, and IMG World are not small projects by any means and they did actually happen.

- Remember that Six Flags Dubai was cancelled after THREE OTHER full-sized parks were already built on that property.

- Saudi Arabia doesn't have ANY park like this at all. So it was 100% feasible that this may happen because it does fill a void in that country.

There are days like today where I honestly do not understand the "roller coaster community" and have zero hope for humanity. A brand new park gets announced with plans to build some seriously CRAZY looking rides. And yes, it is fine to be skeptical. It's fine to ask questions.

But why all the rudeness, racism, and horrible posts? WHY??? There is literally NO REASON for some of what I witnessed today. NONE. But this is the world we live in. And it is really sad.

I have no idea if this park will ever get built or if I'll ever go to Saudi Arabia when it does, but I have no reason to make horrible mean-spirited comments about something that clearly has funding, has a location, and has people who are working RIGHT NOW on this project.

Why can't so many other people see that as well?

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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:41 pm

ahecht wrote:And Jeddah Tower has been sitting 20%-built with no progress made since late 2017.


Hmm... I read construction is 70% done (not counting interior finishing?)

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Re: Six Flags Qiddiya (Saudi Arabia) Discussion Thread

Postby gearbm95 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:10 pm

Come for the rides, stay for the human rights violations...as an openly gay male it sucks to know that I could be jailed for holding my partners hand while attending this park. But cool renderings, I guess...

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