Another TRTR News Article!! Another hint?!

Saturday, March 16, 2002 1:06 PM

Here's a new article about Tomb Raider: The Ride in The Western Star, a newspaper that covers the Warren County area: http://www.western-star.com/ws/290007480954136.bsp

Pay close attention to the 9th and 10th paragraph, especially about the sound system, and the words "creatures", and "wheeled vehicle"(!). There's a few things in there I hadn't heard before and quite interesting comments. Hmm... So, what do you think?

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Danny

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 1:36 PM
OH MY GOSH THE TOPSPIN IS GOING TO HAVE WHEELS?!?!?!!?!? ;)

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Ride the New England Bush!

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:00 PM
I bet everyone who was saying it's a top spin, no questions asked, are kicking themselves now. :)

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-Aaron
Webmaster of PKI Unlimited.com
http://www.pkiunlimited.com

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:03 PM

I'm sure there's never going to be anything like this, but what if you stuck a very small top spin on one of the motion bases from Spiderman at IOA? That may cause true sensory overload!

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- Peabody

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:08 PM
Haha, nice idea Peabody. ;)

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-Aaron
Webmaster of PKI Unlimited.com
http://www.pkiunlimited.com

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:14 PM

The things that stood out to me where the "4 groups of about 70 people will experience the thrill at once" and "guests must be 54 in. or taller to ride as of now". It sounds like it would be something similar to dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom but it still doesn't come together with the 54 in. height regulation...

It would seem like they were going to put a Vertigo inside a small building but its too out there.

*** This post was edited by PlayerPunk on 3/16/2002. ***

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:19 PM
When I saw the "wheeled" part, Dinosaur and Indiana Joens were the first things that popped into my head, but they did have 48" height requirements. It could be a similar idea though, but more intense or something.

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Danny

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:28 PM

This does now sound very much like Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur. If so then I am very excited as I absolutely loved Dinosaur and I've heard alot of good things about IJ. That beats an enclosed top-spin a million times over in my book.

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"I live my life a quarter mile at a time. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free." Dominic from The Fast and the Furious

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:35 PM
ok well the top spin is a huss attraction right? and it said 4 groups of about 70 poeple each, so maybe its one of the fabeled giant huss rides? like the pendulum or a giant topspin where the spinners wound travel around each other?
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 3:17 PM

Coaster Aaron,

Just remember though, that 'wheeled' line wasn't a quote from the park. Neither was the 'groups of 4' line.

-Sean (who thinks people are still thinking it is something it isn't)

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 3:40 PM

I know nobody besides the people over at PKI know what TR:TR will be but I thought I had a pretty good idea of what TR:TR will be but this article has totally thrown me off course. As Sean. F previously said though, "The wheeled vehicle wasn't an actual quote," so I guess TR:TR will still remain "shrouded in secretcy" until April 5!

(sigh of relief) only 18 days, 3 hours, 15 min, and 40 sec.!

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*** This post was edited by TR:TR2002 on 3/16/2002. ***

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:25 PM
Well, I would pretty much say it is not a Top Spin. I mean, FOUR groups of about SEVENTY-FIVE people will ALL experience this at one time, and then a - A (one)- WHEELED vehicle will miraculously be located that will take them all away at one time?!?! I don't see a Top Spin doing that.
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:35 PM
Maybe there will be a people mover for when you go through the preshow(haunted mansion at WDW). That would account for the wheeled vehical and then you climb into a tops spin
Or my other idea is that maybe there is a way that there are 4 top spin cars(which would be about 70 people each) which move though the caverns then when you get near the top spin part it clicks onto it then goes through that and then it unclicks then you unload and go through it again.

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Where has the magic gone in the name Disney?

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:39 PM

Don`t expect it to be one type of ride, because when it opens and its not the ride you expected you`ll be disappointed. I`m what you would call PKI crazy (I went 34 times last year) and I am very excited about TR:TR. I am one who thinks that this ride would be a five star attraction in my books, without a ride and just the theming! The theming I`ve seen for this ride look awesome. I can`t wait 18 more days until the season pass holder night to ride TR:TR!

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I`ve ridden Son of Beast 67 times!

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 5:58 PM

The 12th paragraph got my attention.

The quote says "whisked throught darkness....". How can a top spin whisk through darkness?

And Sean F., that was a quote by Jeff Seibert.


Rob (who will enjoy the ride no matter what it is.)

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 6:35 PM

Robbie,

Nice way to view it. I think the same way. I just hope there aren't a slew of disappointed people around me when I ride it. They tend to annoy me greatly at times.

Rob (Wow, two robs in one reply! Cool),

The 'whisked' through darkness could pertain to just about any ride. A scrambler could 'whisk' riders through darkness. Heck, if they enclosed the Flying Skooters, those could whisk also.......and of course bang from the snapping, but I am sure you get my point.

-Sean

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:33 PM

Sigh.....some folks will never understand, will they?

How come Huss can theme Giant Top Spins with WWF paraphenelia (Smack Down Theming), Lightning Bolts and huge cylinders on the arms (Mega Hurts), even ripped down buildings (Tornado) but not wheels?

As for SecondSon and others who don't see a Top Spin transporting 75 people (and who missed it from earlier TR:TR threads), click here....now ya do. Giant Top Spins hold 77 passengers.

Furthermore, why can't some people figure out that even though it's a Top Spin, it isn't a Top Spin....that the Top Spin is simply the delivery system of a full-bore simulation?

Those who Refuse To Believe can meet me at Coasterbuzzcon at the Skyline Chili Stand at Coney Island for raw, feet-on Crow with Vinegar. It'll be my treat. :P

-'Playa

*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 3/17/2002. ***

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 9:55 PM
What if this was just some kind of big trick that PKI folks are watching. Like what if it just turns out to be a wheeled tour of all the effects or something really whimpy like Alien at DW. It would be a waste. I just saw we all forget about it until the day comes. I know it'll never happen but...
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Sunday, March 17, 2002 5:15 AM
Hey, I honestly do not care if it is a Top Spin or not. If it is a Top Spin, oh well! The themeing on this thing is going to rule!

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-Aaron
Webmaster of PKI Unlimited.com
http://www.pkiunlimited.com

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Sunday, March 17, 2002 5:45 AM

Remember the source! This is the same media that we know is very good at mis-quoting things. These are the same people that write the articles regarding ride accidents and such that everyone here knows can be way off base.

I'm not sure why everyone so quick to believe the lines the newspaper is filling in especially.

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Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...

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