custom SLC getting remodelled

Friday, January 24, 2003 9:43 AM

jubilee odyssey, the custom SLC at fantasy island, England is getting remodelled. the horseshoe turn has led to at least 2 vallies and so its getting changed. compare this picture:

http://www.hostultra.com/~fantasyislandmania/images/JubileeOdyssey/Odyssey_Con56.jpg

to this one of what the ride looks like now:

http://www.hostultra.com/~fantasyislandmania/images/News/NewImage12.jpg

NOTE: copy and paste the links.

its currently unknown what will go in place of the horseshoe turn

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*** This post was edited by laurence on 1/24/2003. ***

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Friday, January 24, 2003 9:45 AM
Those links go to porn.

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Friday, January 24, 2003 9:45 AM
not if you copy and paste them like i said!

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Friday, January 24, 2003 9:48 AM

Wow did it take a while for me to figure out what I was supposed to be looking at.

That Fish & Chips stand sure doesn't help.

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Friday, January 24, 2003 10:13 AM
Unfortunately, if you click on the links above, it looks like an "anti-leeching" measure kicks in. Cut and paste, and you'll get the right thing.

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Friday, January 24, 2003 6:34 PM

You'd think with such a sheer drop like that, it would have enough momentum to get around that shoe-horn element... good ol' Vekoma... Will they ever learn?

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 1:01 PM
Rumour has it that the ride is stalling because of extreme winds and that they were planning on adding a tunnel to that portion of the ride.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:29 PM
did they really have to take the entire track off just to add a tunnel?
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Sunday, January 26, 2003 7:29 AM

I doubt they'll throw on a tunnel. Rather, I'd expect them to do some serious restructuring to it. But you are right about the winds. When I was there a few days before the start of the ECO, Jubilee Odyssey wasn't running. We talked to the manager of the park (not because of this, but rather that his park was closing 4 hours earlier than it claimed it would on its site) and was informed that Vekoma had been contracted to build JO to run in winds of 40mph. As it turns out, it can't. So, they made Vekoma come back to fix it. I believe they changed wheel compounds for its reopening in late July/August. I just wished I could have been there the next day (when the BBC shot a show there and operated JO for a group of kids, Jim Raimar and Danielle Miller).

-Alan

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Sunday, January 26, 2003 6:09 PM
Looks like they removed the Sidewinder as well. My guess is the replacement elements/track will be lower to prevent valleying.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:09 AM

There have indeed been wind problems with Jubilee Odessey. Whose fault it is, I don't have a clue. I do know that Vekoma is currently reconstructing part of the ride. An on-site Vekoma engineer even claimed that both the stall turn and the boomerang are going to be replaced.

Vekoma first installed windscreens at the entrance and exit of the boomerang, but the winds where too strong. So reconstruction is the only available option..

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