Another new Rocket for 2006...

Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:00 PM
And its a mini-Kingda Ka as someone else pointed out. Did Intamin either A) Brainwash the industry into thinking these things were not maintanence nitemares, or B) Fix them?
Now if only we can get a layout to confirm that RITA is a rocket and what it'll be like...

Here's the addy:
http://www.thorpeparkretreat.co.uk/rocketconstruction.php

Note that this one also has the project name of Stealth... *** Edited 11/28/2004 3:11:18 AM UTC by TeknoScorpion***

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:04 PM
Hmm....Looks very similar to TTD.
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Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:05 PM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Xceleropthrill Ka!

A mix of Xcelerator's top hat, Top Thrill Dragsters theming (control station and queue grandstand roofing), along with Kingda Ka's bunny hop!

Looks kind of boring to me, but what do I know, I'm just another coaster enthusiast.


Shaun Rajewski
Founder, Lead Developer
Epic Web Studios, LLC

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:15 PM
Wasn't Thorpe planning on a 400 footer till the locals shot that down? Perhaps Kingda Ka's layout came from this, and since Thorpe couldn't get approval, they just changed the height...

Notice that the supports are different on this one.

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:17 PM
213 feet tall so it's a decient sized rocket. Not a record breaker but not a small ride either.

A Daytona Hot Rod Racing Track? I thought only redneck over here in the States like NASCAR.

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:38 PM
sounds pretty good to me, kingda ka is probably going to be better though with the height difference and speed difference and etc. But hey, Top Thrill Dragster station, Xcelerator type Top hat, Kingda Ka's bunny hill all combined together does sound too bad.
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 12:22 AM
Jeff's avatar Looks like they borrowed Cedar Point's architect for the station and such.

I suppose the true gauge for reliability, especially for one this size, would be Hersheypark's ride. Any regulars there want to comment?


Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 12:25 AM
Look on the bright side: At least you could almost build a correct version of this one on RCT3...
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 1:39 AM
Another cool thing ... the looks of e.g. the tophat are definitely the most elegant of all rocket's I've seen.
Nice design work on the supports.
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 1:42 AM
After reading the article, I wonder if it will indeed have that support structure. Tussauds group were the ones that produced that drawing for the planning board it says, so what they draw may be quite different than what Intamin ultimately does.

But I hope it looks like that, its sexy! Even if it does go back to the debate of will any rockets have the same support structure;).

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 2:43 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Nice!

:-D

-Tina

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 4:10 AM
The page says Europe's highest and fastest. It isn't... Silver Star in Germany is bigger.
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 4:24 AM
It is Europe's Highest and fastest...

Rocket Coaster;).

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 6:30 AM
It's not even the tallest coaster in England, I don't know where they got "Tallest and Fastest in Europe" from...
-Josh Linn, Phoenix Whore Go Orioles! 2003 Phoenix Rides: 51 2004 Phoenix Rides: 17 2005 Phoenix Rides: 6
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 7:17 AM
Yeah, Silver Star would still be Europe's tallest and fastest. I wondering if they're holding some unknown suprise information back?
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 8:41 AM
Riiiiight.
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 10:43 AM
The article says "Europes highest and fastest launch coaster."
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 11:30 AM
The only launched coaster in Europe at the moment is Revolution at Blackpool, so it's not exactly much of a comparison. Or maybe they're counting the two other launched rides for the UK next year, at Alton and Flamingoland?
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Sunday, November 28, 2004 11:36 AM
^ Actually there is also the Booster Bike, Space Mountain and Rock ´n Rollercoaster, Superman: The Ride and a few travelling Katapults (if they count at all). But neither of those are very high.

All this launch energy is just wasted on these short rides.

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 1:06 PM
Richard,

What about Turbine? Is that coaster still at SFB?

-Sean

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