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Postby pinkfloydfanatic » Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:45 am

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Postby ECZenith » Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:03 pm

Welcome to TPR Fanatic. Good taste in music, I see.

Voyage is looking outrageous, too bad I won't see it for at least a few years.
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Postby Spookbaby » Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:49 pm

OMG... already have my season pass and have already asked for opening day off from work! Anyone else going on opening day!?

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Postby pinkfloydfanatic » Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:34 pm

Does anyone know how many gs the bottom of the first drop is designed to do? It has an early pullout (1/2 the way up) and I was wondering if it has anything to do with the amount of gs that a tighter pullout (like on Wild Thing @ VF for example which pull 3.5 gs) would be too high or it is because it would lose too much energy. I'm sure the designers would have an idea what the expected g forces will be when designing a ride. Hades has a very early pullout too and the forces at the bottom of the big drop going into the tunnel didn't feel like anywhere near 3.5 gs (again using my home park's coaster WT for example again) but than Hades needed the energy to reach the very high turnaround in the parking lot.

I'm planning to attend the HoliWood event with my roller coaster friend in May! I CAN'T wait to ride The Voyage!!

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Postby verticalzero » Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:19 am

Will the Park have an all-night riding weekend on the 1st weekend the coaster opens..?

What's your views on the "Triple Down" section ..?

Anyone living near this park is very lucky indeed to have such a fine coaster near them, i'm over 3,000 miles away.

I will have to make the plane trip from the UK just to go on this ride. :b :b

Will it beat "The Beast", "The Raven" for nightime rides..? =)

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Postby Eagle Rider » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:25 pm

I share in the excitement and questions posted recently. Concerning events: check out Holliwoodnights. Concerning the ride: ride it!! Decide for yourself this season.

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Postby Real » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:35 pm

http://www.thegravitygroup.com/voyage/03-06/index.htm

New TGG pictures. Reveals some of the new stuff...like this:

http://www.thegravitygroup.com/voyage/0 ... ges/21.htm


you enter that from the camera view which means that hill he is standing on is...yes - wrongly banked hill. Can be seen here:
http://www.thegravitygroup.com/voyage/0 ... ges/17.htm

Look to the far left youll see they inserted a quick opposite banked hill before the 1st 90.


More sexiness- train from left to right:
http://www.thegravitygroup.com/voyage/0 ... ges/26.htm

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Postby Jonathan » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:03 pm

Oh. Snap.

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Postby robbalvey » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:59 pm

I've grabbed some of the best pics from the site. Thanks to the guys at Gravity Group for letting us use these!

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The second 90° bank area ending with a climb into the safety block area
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A long way up
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Into and out of the ground
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The now standard view of the turnaround - note the two 90° banked sections
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The first 90° banking
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The drop of the fifth hill (right) and the climb into the safety block (left)
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The tunnel before the safety block
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Shimmering hills
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A view of the station tunnel
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View from the queue
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The first view most will have of The Voyage - sorry, the construction equipment won't be part of the theming

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Postby Sean Menefee » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:07 am

Thanks for the pics yet again, the whole NCC crew is booking tickets back east tomorrow for an early June Trip and so far it looks like this:

June 3 - Arrive in Louisville, KY at 11 a.m. - Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
June 4 - Paramount's Kings Island
June 5 - Beech Bend in Bowling Green, KY
June 6 - Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
June 7 - Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
June 8 - Six Flags St. Louis
June 9 - Still Undecided
June 10 - Leave Louisville, KY and head home

Two days worth of Voyage goodness, and these pictures help make the tug on my wallet all that much easier.

Sweet..... =)

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