Atlantis Adventure: Intamin Water Coaster

Friday, September 12, 2003 6:55 PM
I haven't seen or heard much about this Lotte World coaster. But this thing looks AMAZING. The theming looks like it could easily beat any Disney attraction, plus its like a coaster/dark ride/water ride all thrown together. I really hope the US gets one really soon. I figured that a project like this would be big- is it old news? I don't think I'm overreacting here... this looks completely awesome! Its official site is here (only it isnt english.)
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Friday, September 12, 2003 7:08 PM
Isn't this the same ride system as Typhoon Sea Coaster at SFA?

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Friday, September 12, 2003 7:11 PM
No. Atlantis Adventure is the first of Intamin's Aquatrax product line.

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Friday, September 12, 2003 7:43 PM
Thats awesome, it's a lim thats jet ski powered. Thats so sweet, hope the U.S. gets one FAST! Heres a link for more info: http://rcdb.com/installationdetail2490.htm
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Saturday, September 13, 2003 1:32 AM
Not jet-ski powered, but the seating is like on a jet ski from what I've been lead to believe. There were quite good photos in First Drop of the cars (albeit wrapped in plastic still) which give the general idea.

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Saturday, September 13, 2003 2:46 AM
Yeah, it does look pretty awesome; looks amazingly well themed... What's weird is there appears to be a banked turn where the water's gonna go? And from the artwork it shows a train going pretty fast on a banked turn through water! How does that work? I mean if the corner's banked that means the boat will be going fast, but how is that possible through water?
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Saturday, September 13, 2003 3:22 AM
I don't think on the banked turn the track will be completely underwater, but the train will skim the water. I would speculate the wave will be a water effect that fires when the train goes around that bend (imagine Big Thunder Mountain's similar effect).

I suspect the track will be a neutral colour at that spot so won't notice much above the water - who knows, rocks and mist may diguise it further.

Looking forward to the Heide Park version of this, although I doubt the theming will come close to Lotte's.

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Saturday, September 13, 2003 3:46 AM
To me it looks like case of accute overtheming ;-)

If you are interested in an arial picture of the finished layout and a (speculative) track description you should go to the site- that- is- not- allowed- to- be -linked-to- here (coughCOASTERcoughFORCEcoughCOM)

Some guy took the time to compare the concept paintings to the finished track. I know that the site is not liked and respected, but the tracklayout is fingerlicking good and worth to see. I just hope that the fatal storm in South Corea didnĀ“t hit anywhere near Lotte World.

As far as I was led to believe, the watersplashes will all be more or less simulated. Either way, it looks like a fantastic ride with amazing elements. Just check that tophat thingy, the second drop and the insane small twisted hill afterwards. I keep asking myself if the massive theming can be appreciated while you traverse this incredible coaster tracks.

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Saturday, September 13, 2003 5:35 AM
Not to bring anything new into the mix, but don't you think PKI could be getting something like this for their waterpark expansion? Seems reasonable to me.

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Saturday, September 13, 2003 8:14 AM
Looks pretty amazing!

It's dark ride meets, coaster, meets log flume, meets water slide.

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Saturday, September 13, 2003 8:37 AM
Directly taken from rcdb: "riders sit astride on saddle-like seats as seen on jet skis, rather than 'inside' a boat. These jet ski cars travel through water sections designed to simulate the skimming and jumping of real jet skis."

Marcus, I briefly sifted through First Drop online trying to find pics of these cars, can you give us a link? There must be SOME kind of restraint system other than "sit down and hang on", or we would NEVER see one here in the Staes...;)
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Saturday, September 13, 2003 9:28 AM
rollergator, I'm guessing that there will still be a T-shaped lapbar or something - I don't think the 'saddle' would stop this. Obviously they'll use fairly secure restraints (Intamin's definition of secure, anyway :))

Regarding the article, it isn't online by the looks of it, but it was fairly good on the picture front with pictures direct from Intamin of a couple of the elements (the bottom of the straight drop after the lift then turnaround) and also of the car. It looks quite nicely themed with wood/rope style decor on - although I can't really see the seats/restraints as they're covered in plastic, it looks like it will have lapbars like the hypers as I think I can see the shape of them in the shrink-wrap.

First Drop is very good at it's reports of far-away parks. In this same issue, there's a great report of Thunder Dolphin, too, and they've featured a lot of exclusive photos of other parks over in that neck of the woods.

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Saturday, September 13, 2003 11:40 AM
I don't know if anyone else noticed the logo on the top left corner of the website link. Look familiar?
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Sunday, September 14, 2003 4:26 AM

OMG that looks absolutely amazing. How come here in the states were lucky if the park does a good job on theming the que, and adding something under the coaster like grass. Overseas they can build whole themed mountains to run coasters through, have the que coaster area lush and landscaped and fully themed and not even be close to Disney league. Imo they also use alot more creativity in there installment of rides/coasters. Here in the states the parks seams to be fine with drop, loop, diveloop, zero g, cobra roll, MCBR, BS, interlocking corks, brakes, plopped down anywhere and over anything. Oh yeah and a cardboard box with holes cut in it for the station.

Anyways AA looks great and I can only dream something like it is on it's way to the US, even if the theme(which i'm sure one here in the states would have no theming at all) is cut to shreads the coaster itself still looks great.
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Monday, September 15, 2003 3:53 PM
coasterxfreak,

This coaster seems like it goes hand in hand with the theming... It doesn't look like it would ''work'' without the theming. Of course, I'm assuming the layout would reamin the same- which isn't a very good assumption at all. But lets keep our fingers crossed and hope we get a very well themed version.

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Monday, September 15, 2003 4:36 PM
Sea World Orlando has "Journey To Atlantis". The vehicles are definently not the same, but the rides concept is the same. Dark ride / Log Flume / Roller Coaster. It was pretty sweet the first time because it was really unpredictable. I don't know for sure if it's the same thing, but it sounds like it.
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Monday, September 15, 2003 4:43 PM
Atlantis Adventure isn't remotely like Journey to Atlantis, I'm sure. JtA attempts to tell a story. I'd be *very* surprised if Atlantis Adventure had any sort of coherent story line to it. The ride systems are, of course, entirely different.

I, for one, am *not* impressed by Atlantis Adventure's theming. It does not look, to me, like an ancient civilization risen from the sea. It looks, instead, like a whole lot of rebar and concrete scuplted to look like something it's not. Call me crazy, put if Atlantis existed, I'm pretty sure that they wouldn't build structures entirely out carved concrete.

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Monday, September 15, 2003 5:19 PM
I'm a believer. I saw a feature on a certain other site that made it look incredible...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 1:54 PM

Chernabog said:


I, for one, am *not* impressed by Atlantis Adventure's theming. It does not look, to me, like an ancient civilization risen from the sea. It looks, instead, like a whole lot of rebar and concrete scuplted to look like something it's not. Call me crazy, put if Atlantis existed, I'm pretty sure that they wouldn't build structures entirely out carved concrete.


Actually, the greeks invented concrete, and the romans perfected it. The colusseum is constructed using concrete. They figured out early on that it was a lot easier to use that instead of carving stone.

That being said, I haven't been on JTA and couldn't really comment on how effective the theming is.

Also, keep in mind that having never seen Atlantis...well...okay, I'm done being a smart-a$$. ;)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 2:52 PM

janfrederick said:

Actually, the greeks invented concrete, and the romans perfected it. The colusseum is constructed using concrete. They figured out early on that it was a lot easier to use that instead of carving stone.


Of course. But, there was a certain amount of refinement and craftsmanship that went into the work they did that isn't evident in most theme parks. The difference between real 'theming' and faux theming is, really, the craftsman that are involved in the process. For example, Disney could've tried to imitate Moroccan craftsman when they made their pavilion in Epcot. Instead, they used actual Moroccan craftsman. The quality of the work is evident and it doesn't feel contrived.

Other places tend to carve everything out of concrete, even when concrete isn't what would've been used in "reality". Understandably, finding Atlantean craftsmen is probably difficult, but I would be so much happier to see parks employing craftsmen to make their theming rather than some guys with a crane, hardhat and really big truck full of slushy grey stuff.

All that's left of the Colosseum is concrete -- but only because that's what lasts. Other materials, like wood and fabric, were also used at the Colosseum. Those extras are always missing, it seems.

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*** This post was edited by Chernabog 9/16/2003 6:52:36 PM ***

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