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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby RCF » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:34 pm

MagnumFreak25 wrote:Do you think that this could possibly be going to Silverwood? They haven't gotten a new large coaster in a while.

I would rather have the rumored RMC come to Silverwood first. Hopefully 2016 is their year for it.

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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby _koppen » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:56 pm

RCF wrote:I would rather have the rumored RMC come to Silverwood first. Hopefully 2016 is their year for it.


Silverwood have a really bad-ass RMC waiting to be built when they have the funds, so I don't think they will get another coaster before they can build that one.
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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby _koppen » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:07 pm

Sorry I quoted the wrong of you, oh well.
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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby linearinduction » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:40 pm

Kemotblue01 wrote:They just recently bought a new train engine and it looks sharp.
Frontier City's "new" Chance Rides C.P. Huntington Locomotive appears to be CPH #241, built in 1991, that has been stored at Darien Lake since 1997.

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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby alpengeist04 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:26 pm

MagnumFreak25 wrote:Do you think that this could possibly be going to Silverwood? They haven't gotten a new large coaster in a while.


Not to hijack this thread, but Silverwood should be investing in their 2 awesome woodies before getting a new large coaster. I'm talking about making the proper modifications to improve capacity because right now it's pitiful. ...Both coasters need to be run with 2 trains.
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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby RCF » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:31 pm

alpengeist04 wrote:
MagnumFreak25 wrote:Do you think that this could possibly be going to Silverwood? They haven't gotten a new large coaster in a while.


Not to hijack this thread, but Silverwood should be investing in their 2 awesome woodies before getting a new large coaster. I'm talking about making the proper modifications to improve capacity because right now it's pitiful. ...Both coasters need to be run with 2 trains.
The proper modifications needed would be the employees or how they do things there, because wait times are long for all the rides, not just those two woodies. I waited for their trabant ride about five minutes. Me and my friends were the only people on and didn't have to wait any cycles, yet still took five minutes for the ride to start.

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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby Comeagain? » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:01 am

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Trabant is a bad example, IMO. We have the rather slow loading and unloading because we regularly have operators (and guests) who hurt themselves in those stupid lap bars. Although 2 people shouldn't take more than 30 seconds at most to load and start (speaking from experience). Many ops don't seem to like to keep moving quickly though.

As far as the woodies, the issue is that the ride isn't really long enough to have multiple trains. It'd take constant full staffing (which we've never had this year) whenever we were to run multiple trains. Even with 4 ops, cycles are around 3:10, and the rides themselves are about 1:20. There's not a lot of room for error or anything holding things up. I'm certainly not "happy" with how a few specific rides are ran, but some things we just can't control.

As far as a Free-Spin for Silverwood, I'd love to see one at the park. Our coaster maintenance has more than proven themselves to be able to keep complicated coasters running. And, we generally like to do things that are slightly unorthodox.

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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby GCI Wooden » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:27 pm

BATMAN™: The Ride — A New Coaster Concept Premiering at Six Flags Fiesta Texas Summer 2015
4D Wing Coaster Innovation is the Most Exciting Thrill Ride in the Park’s History
Six Flags Fiesta Texas today unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park’s 22-year history — BATMAN™: The Ride, premiering in 2015. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to “face their fears” as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. Along the way on this 4th dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along with an interactive ride experience. BATMAN™: The Ride allows adrenaline seekers to soar outside the confines of the track and fly like Batman.

“Every year we continue to provide more and more innovative technology and excitement for our park guests and season pass holders. BATMAN™: The Ride is an entirely new concept in ride engineering and will provide a sensory experience like no other coaster. The unanticipated tumbling will add even more thrills as riders travel along the dipping and swirling track,” said park president Martin Bozer.

BATMAN™: The Ride features a massive, imposing, floating and twisting track frame, in which ride vehicles begin their journey by traveling up a 120-foot elevator-type lift before being released for their highly unusual sensory journey…including two beyond-vertical free falls, in addition to the six head-over-heels spins. Not only is BATMAN™: The Ride the most exciting thrill ride in Six Flags Fiesta Texas history, it is currently not available anywhere else on the planet. This attraction, based on the comic, will offer a total immersion into the Batman storyline with numerous special effects including the world-famous Batmobile and Bat-Signal.

The unique construction of BATMAN™: The Ride features:

The world’s first, one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring six smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track;
A 4D wing coaster that seats up to eight and has riders “face their fears” by allowing them to physically face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;
A 120-foot tall hill that is ascended by an elevator-style lift straight up;
Two beyond 90-degree raven drops giving the sensation of free-falling;
Five vehicles with eight passengers each;
A Bruce Wayne/Batman theme throughout the queue line featuring the Batmobile and Bat-Signal.
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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:26 pm

I wasn’t sure where exactly to post this, but I felt this was the most appropriate thread.

You have probably heard about this elsewhere on the Internet, but I haven’t seen anything posted on TPR, so I thought I would share.

I go to school at Utah State University, which is just a few miles away from the S&S facility in Logan, Utah. I heard on Twitter they were building some new contraption, so of course my friend and I drove down to check it out. It’s very interesting... it reminds me of Arrow’s old steeplechase coaster like the one at Blackpool or the Soap Box Racers that were at Knott’s way back when.

Please note that these photos were taken on public roads/sidewalks. I would never trespass to take photos. It was very convenient that the coaster was just a few yards away from the road, allowing for several angles to take photos.

It’s also a complete circuit, and if you looks closely in the third photo, there is a small car on the track. Color me intrigued.

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Re: Riding the S&S 4th Dimension Free Spin Prototype!

Postby larrygator » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:32 pm

Thanks for posting this with photos. I just read about it on Screamscape. I'll change the title of this thread to reflect this discovery.
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