crazy new Intamin

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:24 PM

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1845.htm

260 ft, over/through a building, threading a ferris wheel. this thing looks freaking awesome!

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:50 PM

I'm going to try to head off some flames here by saying this:

Thanks for the links, Bob. Many of us have been following construction of this Intamin thriller for a while now and others have posted the rcdb links, too.

Wish it was here in the US!

Moosh

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:01 PM
I knew about this but hadn't seen any photos yet. Thanks! It does look awesome. Look at the looong speed hills on top of the building - can you say floating airtime?

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:09 PM

What's the name of this place? Intaminland? There's a LIM shuttle in the background, and what looks like 2 giant drops.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1845.htm?Picture=16

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:18 PM
I believe that's Linear Gale, world's first Impulse!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:33 PM

There is only one giant drop. The other tower is a parachute drop ride. Where do you think I took all my aerial pictures of Linear Gale from? :)

That giant drop is the most scary drop ride on the planet. It's identical to PittFall, drop wise, but just before the brakes start you fall through a small hole in a large roof. Since this roof is so huge (it covers the wild mouse, among other things), your mind sees it as the "ground". I knew it wasn't the ground, but there's no convincing your primal fear instincts of that! After a good half dozen rides my heart still went nuts after the fall! (The ride is called "Tower Hacker")

I gotta get back there for LaQua.....

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- Peabody

*** This post was edited by Peabody on 11/19/2002. ***

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:45 PM
wow.. just wow.. that's like a coaster through the middle of Times Square!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:50 PM

Did the park design the supports? They don't look like Intamin at all. Or maybe they're just different because of earthquakes. Anyone know?

Ride looks awesome BTW.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:52 PM
The ride looks fricken sweet. Now I have to go to Japan with my class if we can ride it. But most likely we won't have time which will suck to be so close to such an awesome looking ride.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:55 PM

Peabody, I am going to beat you to it, and there's nothing you can do about it!;) That being said, I long for the 2nd and 4th drops through the mall structure! It is gonna be hairy!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:58 PM
Earthquake-proof supports. This monster looks just surreal in the middle of the city!http://www.rcdb.com/full/korakuen-amusement-park/laqua21.jpg

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 3:14 PM
By the looks of that, I think CP needs to hire and Asian planner cuz god darn they can fit a coaster anywhere!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 3:35 PM
Yea, what happened to the reason they had to build Linear Gale: limited space. This thing is huge AND awesome. Looks like it might beat out S:RoS @ SFNE.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 3:39 PM
moosh, its been discussed here before? damn, I must have missed that convo.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 3:42 PM
I've seen it discussed about 3 times.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 6:12 PM
I haven't seen this one discussed yet, but i believe it has. Regardless, that does look amazing! I wish an american city would pass zoning for a ride like that!

~me

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:58 PM
I don't wanna know how many car crashes they're going to get from people looking at the coaster instead if the street ;)
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:19 PM

Whoa! That's like right smack dab in the middle of the city. Imagine how cool it would be to live in those high rises across the street! Now, that's what I call "a room with a view!"

Anyways, here we have have this bustling park literally right next to this residential district, and people in Las Vegas complain about the potential noise the Stratosphere ride would make. Stupid American red tape...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 5:49 AM

BassHedz. Stratosphere wants to build their ride over the historic part of LasVegas. Although I'd love to see the ride built, it's just terrible. I'm glad it isn't being built.

It would be sweet to live in a high rise right across the street though...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 8:08 AM
I don't think anyone would really "love" to hear a coaster growling by their window 24/7. We may love coasters, but that is a little beyond annoying. I can say this though, about Japan. As you can imagine, the hustle and bustle of the country is continuous, so noise to them is a constant. Think NY city, but everywhere. They are also used to seeing amusement parks on rooftops, around corners, and in their backyards, so there won't be accidents because of them. Now, if I were driving, there would be a collision, but I don't drive in Japan. I leave that to the bus, train, and taxi.
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