A thought about TR

Sunday, March 24, 2002 12:11 PM

Is thins picture here http://www.pki.com/i/pr_img_large_tomb_rendering1.jpg

notice there are two cars. One in the front and one behind the statue. If the picture holds true to the ride it can't be a Top Spin. So what else could it be? Any speculations?

Sunday, March 24, 2002 12:17 PM

The picture doesn't mean anything. It could be a composite of two different scenes. Most of all, it's an artist's -rendition- of the ride, or the concept of the ride. This pic has been around for a long time. Until there is an actual -photographic- (unaltered) image, you can't really make an accurate guess (based on an image).

I think the ride stats, such as capacity, description of motion and effects, and the physical dimensions of the building tell us a lot more than an artistic rendering of the ride concept.

But of course, only time will tell. I still think it is a top spin, or something similar in concept. Regardless of what it -actually- is, it is going to be an awesome experience, and I am looking very forward to riding it.

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 12:30 PM

It is not a Top Spin....in a recent news article it says "riders will be picked up in a wheeled vehicle" so unless PKI slapped some wheels on to a Top Spin its not a Top Spin

Sunday, March 24, 2002 12:36 PM
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I have also considered that it could be a "two-part" ride....a rolling mechanism as the SHOW part, and then a Top Spin or other heavily-themed flat-ride. It will be cool regardless, but putting wheels on any "giant" flat-ride (remembering the styated capacity) would be a neat trick, too.

Under any circumstances, PKI certainly has to have benefitted from all this "speculation"...Jeff S. and David M. have definitely gotten their share of free publicity - good work guys!

Sunday, March 24, 2002 12:51 PM
If you look at the picture the car behind the statue looks like it is hovering because of the jets/lights underneath it....I now think it hovers as that would change the face of the industry!

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 1:08 PM
Can anyone say REPEAT TOPIC?

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 5:33 PM


The 'wheeled object' was never a quote from the park but rather a mislead reporter if I am not mistaken.


Sometimes artist renderings don't accurately show what the ride is about. With all the secrecy regarding the ride, I think a exact drawing would not have worked well with the ride announcement considering even it didn't have many details.

Also, if you notice at the picture, one set of 'riders' have OTSR while the other group doesn't.


Yes, this is a repeat topic. Thanks for resonding to it. =:^)


Sunday, March 24, 2002 6:08 PM
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ive been thinking it might be like the space roller on this page:


*shrug* i met a guy this weekend @ a film confrence in Cleveland, and he says he is going to PKI for training next week... I gave him a card and told him to email me as to what TR is -- Top Spin with tweaks or not. I dont think ill get an email from him, but still....

Sunday, March 24, 2002 6:21 PM

I have to think that the ride will occur in two parts. Not sure what either are, though one could be a top spin.

Possibly there could be a special effects show for the first part, like Backdraft or something.

Then as a finale, some kind of spinning ride.

One thing is for sure, that PKI has done an excellent job of keeping this a secret. Most rides we hear about months in advance, but they seem to still have all of us in the dark, just weeks before opening!

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 6:23 PM
Its gotta be something that goes upside down, cause it one you can notice they have otsr's, and the other there like facing him at a 90 degree flip foward

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