Posted Thursday, February 26, 2004 8:00 AM | Contributed by Timo
Camp Snoopy has posted a point-of-view animation for their new Timberland Twister roller coasters, set to open in March.
Check out the video from Camp Snoopy.
Thursday, February 26, 2004 9:53 AM
Now that looks like a neat ride! I know WOF is getting one. How much longer until other CF parks get theirs??? :)
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Thursday, February 26, 2004 10:06 AM
Very cool. Was that a Badnitrus video?
Thursday, February 26, 2004 10:11 AM
Very cool. I wonder of Knott's would be able to squeeze one in...not that I'm greedy or anything. ;)
Thursday, February 26, 2004 10:13 AM
I don't know how people avoid vomiting on these things... Looks fun as heck, though... minus the nausea.
Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:08 PM
I don't think the "spew" factor will be as bad as you think -- and I can hardly wait to ride the one at WOF this season, these will definitely be the "dark horses" of 2004!
Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:05 PM
I think the nausea rating would be less (I don't know if it is high) if the seats faced outward, like on the maurer sohne spinners,even though this is gerstlauer
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Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:41 PM
I think the whole ride in general would be more exciting if the seats faced outward. You'd have the felling of like "falling" over the track.
It does look like a fun ride anyway!
Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:44 PM
It makes you wonder why Gerstlauer decided opted to have the seats facing in as opposed to facing out -- I think it would have been easier to fabricate facing out...but who cares, WOF is getting a new coaster (and a lot better than the standard "mouse")
Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:48 PM
Outside facing seats would require the cars to be bigger. Think about loading.
The next obvious step is to have each set of seats rotate on top of the already rotating car - think moving teacups.
Thursday, February 26, 2004 5:13 PM
Two reasons. First, so four people could experiece the ride together, instead of back-to-back seating that seperates riders. The primary reason is because of the way the forces are directed. The snap spin areas of an outer-facing seat force people into the restraint. The Gerstlauer version puts the force into a rider's back, which, at least on the computer mock-ups, led to a much more comfortable distribution of the g's.
Thursday, February 26, 2004 10:52 PM
I only got audio. Is my version of Windows Media Player out of date? (version 7).
Friday, February 27, 2004 10:31 AM
Nice animation, Keith. As I've been saying all along, this and the twin down at WoF are the sleeper hits of the season and will be real crowd pleasers. I hope a So-Cal park gets one some day.
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 9:27 AM
I was at MOA last night and they were doing testing. The first car I saw moved quickly and quietly up the lift. Down the first drop and through the course spinning all the way. To my suprise the next car that went had four people in it. They looked like they were having a great time. Can't wait until the 15th.
Sunday, March 7, 2004 2:05 AM
It doesn't twirl like the animation, mind you...but still rather nicely. The final bunny into the trench looks especially nasty. From the outside looking in, you'd figure the trains will never clear it.