Canadian Enthusiasts Jipped: Italn Jb

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:02 PM
I've taken out a third of letters in the title of Canada's Wonderland's newest attraction...why?

CUZ ITS ONLY A THIRD OF THE ORIGINAL COURSE.

Surrrrrrrrre its cool new addition and the only accelerated start coaster at the park and is finally helping to lesson the line up at Top Gun, but seriously...

I guess I wasn't much of an enthusiast until I was able to visit Cedar Point a few weekends ago and now I'm all in love... there's not much to get excited about at Canada's Wonderland, but its really all we've got up here...

So my new found love has led me to this site, and to the trailer for Italian Job which has been constructed at King's Island (hopefully as depicted) as well as Canada's Wonderland....

Now don't get me wrong... I really did enjoy the ride... but knowing we could have gotten a little bit more kinda sucks...What is it missing? The off/road and the subway/stairs sequence.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:14 PM
You may feel like you've gotten jipped or whatever but the vast majority of the people who visit the park would have no idea what you're talking about.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:17 PM
Everything I've seen indicates all the IJ's are identical clones. Is that wrong?
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:18 PM
well, having seen the movie and having a new ride boasting that it simulates the Cooper chase scene, I think some would wonder, trailer or not, why the 'stairs' weren't at least attempted.... i know I did.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:14 AM
Must be the US/Canadian exchange rate. :)
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:17 AM
http://rcdb.com/ig2861.htm?picture=13

The ride track is identical between the three versions. The ride (at least at King's Dominion) doesn't have the "driving down the steps" sequence (the subway scenery is there, but the bumpy sensation shown in the video is not). All the subway scene is, is a simple tunnel. That's it. You're not getting any less of a coaster than the other two parks.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:31 AM
After riding it twice in one day, i don't and didn't even RECALL a subway tunnel...but I am human and not one to be hesitant to admit i'm wrong...

the picture clearly shows one previous to the hill and the helicopter! Maybe I was so caught up in the ride to even notice :D

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:32 AM
PKI's "bumpy sensation" is either hardly noticable or non-existant, along with the skidding turns. I've never felt either.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:49 AM
^ Yeah, neither one of them exsists. It would have been a nice idea, though.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:01 AM
Argonian screamed "CUZ ITS ONLY A THIRD OF THE ORIGINAL COURSE."

Arson countered with http://rcdb.com/ig2861.htm?picture=13

The ride track is identical between the three versions.

Well that pretty much puts a nail in the coffin for this thread, lol.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:06 AM
I thought the turns were actually handled really well throughout the ride... of the more realistic corners it did 'handle' and roll like a car... though that first curve looks impossible upon approach...
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:30 AM

argonian said:
I've taken out a third of letters in the title of Canada's Wonderland's newest attraction...

I think your math might be a little bit off.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:45 AM
Well it's impossible to take 3.33333~ letters out.

Unless you're implying that the ride is actually called "The Italian Job Stunt Track" or whatever the hell they call them. If that's what you mean, then well, that's kinda lame. You knew what he meant.

I actually thought it was one of the funnier topic titles I've seen, even if he did turn out to be wrong about the shorter version.
*** Edited 8/16/2006 5:46:58 AM UTC by MrX***

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:49 AM

Michael Darling said:

argonian said:
I've taken out a third of letters in the title of Canada's Wonderland's newest attraction...

I think your math might be a little bit off.


wow... thanks for that welcome.


MrX said:
Well it's impossible to take 3.33333~ letters out... You knew what he meant.

...'she' :)
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:49 AM
There are any number of things I could be implying. The fun is deciding for yourself which one I was implying, laughing, and then moving on. ;)
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:47 PM
Rdoe PCW's at Spring Con, and PKI's 8 days ago, and as far as I can tell, they're BOTH missing the bumpy-stairs sequence...the "powerslide" maneuvre, must JUST be sound effects....did I miss something, cause I noticed ZERO differences other than VERY minor alterations to the helicopter sequence... *shrug*.

Good rides, WAY family-fun....NO idea what CF will do to them...

edit: RGB - spot on, as usual...good man! :)


P.S. to argonian...welcome....and please do yourself the favor of getting to PNE in Vancouver....that's where the wooden coaster lovin' in Canada happens... ;)
*** Edited 8/16/2006 5:48:13 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:05 PM
I've only ridden the one at PKD, and from what I can tell from images on RCDB, they all have the same layout. If anyone was "jipped" of the subway sequence, it was PKD, as the "tunnel" isn't as long as the one on the other two.

From what I've read, PKD's version has the speakers in front of the riders instead of behind them.

I did notice a difference when riding PKD's the last time. I rode it not too long after it first opened, and the ending (the LIM boost before the billboard and possibly the brake application) was a little better that it was the last time I rode. It seems like they turned the LIMs down some, and maybe also applied the brakes longer at the end or something (yes I know they're magnetic, but maybe they had them in the off position the first 2 times or something). Now it's even tamer than it was to begin with, which makes it less enjoyable to me :(

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:58 PM
For what the ride does I certainly was impressed when I rode it at PKD back on the 12th so I don't see why anyone would really downplay the overall quality of the ride.

The bigger question with heavily themed rides such as this is will CF keep the theme elements in working order years from now?Most anyone can recall how excellent the FOF themeing was back in the day,but Paramount really let it go to crap in recent years.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 4:51 PM
^ Well, for losing the Outer Limits theming, I think they still kept a fair amount. I think the parts I miss the most are the station and spaghetti bowl sounds. Rmember how they used to have a voiceover say things while in the station? They also had the sound effects in the station working better, along with the soundtrack in the spaghetti bowl portion.

The queue, however, still has pretty good theming, as does the outside of the building. I still like the Outer Limits arch better than the current one.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 6:40 PM

argonian said:

Michael Darling said:

argonian said:
I've taken out a third of letters in the title of Canada's Wonderland's newest attraction...

I think your math might be a little bit off.


wow... thanks for that welcome.


MrX said:
Well it's impossible to take 3.33333~ letters out... You knew what he meant.

...'she'

I'll add to this, Welcome argonian! Sorry about our rudeness, I have seen too many new members get rude welcomes here, and I have only been here since March. Welcome to the world of coaster enthusiasts, http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=45516 Hope to meet you at a coaster event sometime.

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