^I dont know how many times it has to be said, but they arent getting any speed slides, unless they had an aprupt change of perception of them, which is possible. Paula has said(on coasterbuzz) that they are TOO INTENSE for them. Her words not mine. I just dont see them building a Summit Plummet esque waterslide as some have suggested. All of their large slides are able to accomodate family groups of 4(with the exception of Jungle Racer) so I would say look at slides in that direction, not 120 ft 75 degree body slides.
But go to ANY waterpark that has speed slides and notice that they normally feature two or three very bored lifeguards and a really short line. Everyone makes the mistake of going down one of those slides *once*, then spends the next half-hour trying to separate swim trunks from lower alimentary canal. It's not a pleasant experience nor is it a pretty sight. Kings Island took their speed slides out when they renovated, and at the Wyandot Lake auction, the speed slides got no bids.
I agree with the speed slide thing. I was so excited to go on summit plummet at Blizzard Beach (the biggest in the world, no?). One ride was too much for me. That thing HURT. My back and ass let out a collective scream on it and I never want to have to surgically extract my swim suit again.
That's a weird tower. They don't all come down at once. Those rides lose their appeal only after a certain amount of years. In my opinion, not worth the money.*** This post was edited by Spinout 8/14/2008 11:04:39 AM ***
As I understand it Intamin drops are not staggered. Rather, they happen a defined amount of time after the ride reaches the top. If all the cars start rising simultaneously they will all drop simultaneously; the reality is that they start to rise at different times.