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Postby TPDave » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:08 pm

SharkTums wrote:The more important question is how many credits would Jeff Johnson count an 'alternate ending' coaster as?!?!? :lmao:

I think it depends on the temperature.

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Postby The Disneylander » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:34 pm

SharkTums wrote:The more important question is how many credits would Jeff Johnson count an 'alternate ending' coaster as?!?!? :lmao:

BTW, I'm still just expecting/hoping a Winjas type effect with the entire train.

And what exactly is the Winjas effect?

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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:53 pm

^They play Yo Gabba Gabba on a giant TV screen

Alternate endings would be awesome, but I doubt it will happen. Although a switch track like on Expedition Everest or something similar to the end of Winjas are more probable.

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Postby darklingscribe » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:39 pm

The Disneylander wrote:And what exactly is the Winjas effect?

Hmm... how to describe it without giving anything away. Winjas is a dueling indoor spinning coaster at Phantasia land in Germany. The coaster has surprise elements which cannot be seen by simply watching it. You have to ride it to find out what they are. To tell anyone what it does is to ruin the surprises of one of the best spinning coasters in the world.

You could probably find out what it does doing a google search, but everyone on the Theme Park Review Boards who has experienced Winjas likes to keep its surprise elements a secret for those who have yet to ride it.

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Postby Dobba » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:01 am


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Postby FLIPDUDE » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:46 am

Look at the lift hill shot... There are lots of big track ties between the supports... Maybe it's a flywheel launch?

Maybe the entire coaster is backwards and it starts with a launch?

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Postby stuartnz » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:09 pm

This is looking like a fun ride!

I love these shots.

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Postby Ed » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:53 pm

@Flipdude: It's a tire driven lift hill. No flywheel. And the ride starts by going into a left hand turn out of the station, no launch and no backwards cars.

@Anyone suggesting alternate endings: No. There are no alternate endings, only badly drawn plans.

However the ride does go backwards for part of it towards the end.

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Postby Blythy » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:03 pm

Either these trains are light as anything, or the force on these turns is going to be pathetic, because the lateral bracing on those turns looks like it will buckle with the lightest touch,

Probably the former because of the drop track, but still...

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Postby Steelinwood » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:09 pm

So it definitely is a family coaster. A guess the more hype they made, the better they made it , even tough it looks only half decent. Judging by the track, it doesn't seem like anything special. Where are the spines on this thing?


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