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Postby dougstanton » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:00 am

jmicha wrote:Honestly, it looks like the way the boat hits the water probably wasn't as originally as planned. It's not very graceful in the way it slows down. It jolts around. It looks like it skims atop the water for a little bit before slowing down to a certain point where the nose drops suddenly and hits the water hard which might be why the boat doesn't make such a large splash. Kind of a disappointing splash actually, which is strange because the other Intamin splash rides have massive splashes and are very graceful in the way they enter the water. I wonder why this is so different.


Maybe the weight of the boat? The others are probably almost twice as heavy due to having twice as many seats. The splash is really what makes these rides popular. Without any theming or a splash, this ride doesn't mean much.

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Postby dr.gumbo » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:44 am

I smell Dive to Atlantis, hopefully I'm wrong.

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Postby rwilli82 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:01 am

... or you all could just ride it first and decide if the ride is a failure or not.

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Postby dr.gumbo » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:28 am

I got this from the website:


First of all -- good luck to everyone taking finals this week and next!

There never was a "bridge" in the plans ... but there was to be a tunnel, which was dropped a while back. The tunnel would have been fun, but would have blocked the rather intimidating view of the looming elevator tower.

As for the splash, we're learning that the smaller boats (10 seater, this is a new design) aren't creating the size "wall" that was expected. Riders still get soaked, though!

And the water on the drop -- that's called "show water" and can be turned on and off.

Okay, everone, class dismissed. Go hit the books and ace those finals!

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Postby RCoasterny » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:33 am

dandaman wrote:
Erik Johnson wrote:They said that they will add the tunnel in another year or two.


Dear Holiday World,

Please don't stall as long as we do/did.

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Dear Holiday World,

Please don't drop it all together like we did.

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Postby coastermoosh » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:36 am

Not to get off-topic but what did Knoebels "drop"?

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Postby spaceace12 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:12 pm

Some pics from Media Day courtesy of Melissa Miller from the Spencer County Visitors Bureau

This photo courtesy of Holiday World. Will and Santa ont he ride. splash looks bigger now.

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The Sign
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The boats in the station
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Will Getting ready for his and the rides first ride, Will is riding with Santa.

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Postby spaceace12 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:33 pm

Sorry for the double posts, but here is a news video with the ride with riders in it.....the splash is a little, well weak at this point. The ride looks extremely fast, but camera's can cause speed distortions.

http://tiny.cc/AdIwI

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Postby IStillPlayRCT2 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:41 pm

It looked so cool on the 3D picture on the 1st page of this topic and then I saw that video.. it looks pretty weak.

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Postby dougstanton » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:50 pm

VERY disappointing! I will be there on Sunday. I definitely wasn't going for this ride, but it sucks that it doesn't look to be good. As I said earlier, a ride like this relies on a splash. The only excitement it has now is the elevator lift. No tunnel. No theming (JtA). No splash. No good.

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