Aquacoasters or something like that

Friday, April 20, 2001 7:26 AM
Does anyone know anything about aquacoasters, or something like that. There a fairly new type of rollercoaster which concludes with a flume element? Who manufactures them and is there any installations?
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Friday, April 20, 2001 7:50 AM
They are actually called liquid or water coasters. They are a cross between a roller coaster and a flume ride. Usually they start off as a roller coaster with coaster elements. The trains are usually single boats that run on coaster tracks instead of the flume troughs. The ending of a water coaster is much like a flume ride with a chute-the-chutes splah ending. I can only think of Priemere Rides, who makes them. There is one in Silver Dollar City amusement park called Buzzsaw Falls. I did see pictures of it on Thrillride.com on they're 2000 ride reviews. It looks like a fun ride. Hope that helps with your questions.

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Friday, April 20, 2001 8:33 AM
Mack also makes them. They've built Journey to Atlantis at Sea World Florida and Poseidon at Europa Park. JTA, which I believe was the first ever liquid coaster, is mostly flume with a bit of coaster track towards the end. Poseidon, which opened last year, has much more coaster track.

Premier is building their second liquid coaster, Vonkaputous, at Linnanmaki in Finland. And there are plans for a second Journey to Atlantis, at the Sea World in San Diego. I would assume Mack will be building that one.

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Friday, April 20, 2001 11:43 AM
Is the watercoaster at Sea World San Diego confirmed? Do you have a link? I would love to know more about that!

The citizenry of SD have been EXTRMELY vocal about not wanting roller coasters at the park, but they accepted the white water rafting ride just fine, so I would think a watercoaster would both appease the local NIMBYs and get us a first-class coaster. I've been wondering what the park was up to, given the last two years' "improvements" (2000: the 4-D theatre they already had in Aurora -- no development dollars spent on that --- and 2001: a show, a water circus based on Cirque do Soleil called Cirque de la Mer, also not so pricey) seemed to be on the not-so-expensive side. I was hoping they were saving money to put in something really exciting. WOO-HOO!

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Friday, April 20, 2001 12:34 PM
I'm not sure if it is 100% confirmed or not. I read about it on Screamscape, here's the link: http://www.screamscape.com/News___Rumors/North_America/SeaWorld_Parks/seaworld_parks.html

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