A Blast In The Wilderness…
Our new ride, now under construction and replacing BuzzSaw Falls, is one of the most exciting additions to Silver Dollar City ever!
It promises to be a major thrill ride, fast, exciting and designed with today’s latest technology!
More information will be posted on our website in late June or you can check the progress during your next visit to Silver Dollar City."
It's obviously going to be big if they had to start the deconstruction/construction period in March a year before it was built.
Major Thrill Ride, fase, exciting, and designed with technology. While talking to the SDC employment rep he had said that it was an S&S. SO all signs point to this being a S&S Thrust Air. What do you guys thing?
As for my opinion, it could be a number of things if it is S&S. They appear to be doing a lot more prototypes and such, so its really hard to say its one thing or another. Maybe someone who got a copy of the magazine could fill us all in.
I have no inside info and don't claim to, but this one really feels like a no brainer.
I love that competitve ride/game concept though - I hope a complex that big gets put in someplace, that's one flat ride I'd like to try out!
So how is Premeir going to incorporate LIMs and water into the same coaster? Giant blow dryer in the exit station?
PS: Doesn't California Screamin' incorporate water with LIMs to cool them?
Something just doesn't jive for me there. I'm just curious.
That coaster they used to describe the SLC is a Vekoma Junior Suspended if I am looking at it correctly.
Also, CoasterMatt is correct. California Screamin' uses water to cool down the LIMs.
First Drop did report that a S&S Family Thrust Air was going to SDC, but that remains to be seen. There was a image of a layout for a new Thrust Air seen in the last IAAPA issue as well. I guess we will find out soon
Anyway you look at it, I am sure the new ride will be more popular than Buzzsaw Falls.
So, that leads me to believe that there's some reason water and LIMs don't mix.
I don't believe it's the water that doesn't mix but rather heat. You can clearly see on California Screamin' that the LIMs are uncovered by any shelter but water is very near to them in order to keep them from overheating. I don't have any good pictures of this, but I know that they are out there.
I also wanted to mention that there are Shoot-the-Chutes water rides out there (Intamin-made) that use a magnetic braking system underwater.
*** Edited 4/22/2004 3:05:06 AM UTC by Cameraman***
My unprofessional opinion is that LIMs could work while wet. Do outdoor LIM launched rides like Chiller close when it rains? I don't know for sure. Magnetic brakes work in the rain; aren't they almost the same concept?
S&S rides use an air launch anyway, so what are we talking about LIMs for?
My response has no answers; only more questions.
I'm having trouble picturing this ride as described by the survey. "You will explode from the station aboard this coaster at a speed of nearly 50 mph to twist and turn through the Ozark Mountains aboard a high speed coaster vehicle. Just after blasting from the station, you will experience a 0 g force as you fall 200 feet to continue racing through the area on this wild ride through the woods! The water-filled finale, complete with splash, will send you plummeting 70 feet to the bottom where no one, not even observers, are immune to the wall of water that is sent up!"
So from the station you go into a zero-g roll or something, then go down a 200 drop twisting through the mountains. Then fall into water from 70 ft. up. Sounds nice, but still can't picture it.
Sorry, but how hard is it to use the search feature? Also Word, we did not play the "insider" game. All we did was read the magazine. There is also a layout in the magazine, but not sure how accurate it is.
Anyways, a thrust air without a tophat sounds like a great addition to SDC.
Word, it was discussed in two different threads and a news item. Also the above mentioned ride (SD) was not a case of "I know and you don't nah nah nah," but more of a security issue that IF I told, don't expect to get any future information. This is also the case in Adventureland's new ride.
Richard, no - look at the speed and what tge ride will do. Also note that they call Wildfire a "family looping coaster".
-SS *** Edited 4/22/2004 12:51:25 PM UTC by Swoosh***
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