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Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby cwsr » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:12 pm

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HADES 360

Coming in 2013!

World’s First upside down wooden rollercoaster!

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park announces plans to unveil its newest addition and structural landmark as the famous underground wooden coaster Hades will transform to become the world first all wooden rollercoaster with an upside down roll coming spring 2013.

Hades 360 will be a unique technological marvel integrating the underground uniqueness of Hades and adding a 360 degree upside down loop and a 135 degree over-banked turn. Plus Hades 360 will also be equipped with a new state of the art rollercoaster train, giving riders the feel of riding on a steel coaster. Utilizing this state-of-the-art train by Gravity Group, Hades 360 will be the world’s longest underground and have world’s only upside down roll on an all wooden rollercoaster. Hades 360 will be the first to deliver an awe-inspiring wooden coaster thrill all while in the vast world of Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park.

With its unique construction, Hades 360 will have:

• The World’s First completely upside down roll on an all wooden coaster

• The World’s longest underground track measuring 800 feet underground

• A 90 degree turn underground in complete darkness

• A 135 degree over-banked turn

• A staggering drop of 140 feet with an amazing drop angle of 65 degrees

• Total length of 4,725 feet

• A 160 foot incline to the top drop

• A blazing top speed of 70 mph

Hades 360 will be a force to be reckoned with and a unique technological marvel, taking the classic wooden support structure and technically integrating an upside down roll into the existing track. The upgrade to Hades 360 will be engineered and constructed by Gravity Group, the same group that designed the original Hades. The Hades 360 transformation will exceed far beyond any mortal’s expectations. This innovation is so new in the amusement industry, it has never been done before.

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Re: HADES 360

Postby Shavethewhales » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:18 pm

Well that was unexpected... but aside from the erroneous 'World's first' claims, I'm very excited to see this. The Gravity Group is really stepping up in response to RMC. Competition is once again stirring up all kinds of innovation within the industry. Who knows what GCII will pull out of the hat next...

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Re: HADES 360

Postby jynx242 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:21 pm

Hmmm - Timberliners are actually going on one of GG's Huge coasters. Could Voyage be coming soon?????
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Re: HADES 360

Postby GrapesLie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:23 pm

The first. Really! Is this thing opening before March because Outlaw run sure opens then. :roll:

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Re: HADES 360

Postby ValleyfairFan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:27 pm

I think the basis for the "argument" that Mount Olympus marketing will be making is that theirs is all wood, whereas Outlaw Run (and Iron Rattler) will utilize Steel track and a wood frame.

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Re: HADES 360

Postby Shavethewhales » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:39 pm

^But Outlaw Run is still marketed as a wooden coaster, regardless of how various enthusiasts view it. I wonder if there will be any legal complaints about this with all marketing hubbub being what it is.

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Re: HADES 360

Postby JonnyRCT3 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Multiple things wrong here.

-Not the first "upside down roll" Outlaw run already has two, so that claim is false.
-It will only have the longest underground tunnel, and only barrel roll on a wooden coaster
-This coaster is not "all-wood" :?r


-The coaster will steal the "steepest non-inverted turn" record from Millennium Force(which has three, 122* overbanked turns)
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Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby SharkTums » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:47 pm

We're discussing this in the IAAPA Thread as well!

We will also have more photos and video tonight about it!

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Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby larrygator » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:48 pm

The announcement doesn't make any mention of the world's least attentive/motivated ride operators?
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Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby chadster » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:48 pm

Hopefully they will do something about the whole single train thing while they are at it.

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