Posted Thursday, March 7, 2002 5:00 AM | Contributed by CoasterAaron
Just days after giving the media its first look at Tomb Raider: The Ride, Dayton Daily News goes even further into the Tomb by revealing a few more secrets about one of the most talked about rides for 2002, opening at Paramount's Kings Island next month.
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Uh, is that a bad thing? Doing something different is what the amusement industry needs. They could have added another coaster, but they chose to build one helluva themed ride. It's definitely a cool move on the part of the park, and it probably costs as much, if not more than their latest coasters.
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If they can bring a little bit of Orlando to Ohio, I'm all for it. I agree, their execution on other themes hasn't been exactly great, but I get the strong impression that they're spending big bucks to get the right people doing it, and with bucks, all things are possible.
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Alright, which flat ride has a height requirement of 54 inches normally?
Oh, yeah, the TOP SPIN!
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Coaster131: If you think you can determine the ride type based on the height requirement, you're a fool.
Here's a list of other rides that have a 54" requirement:
- Dueling Dragons and The hulk @ IOA
- Swan boats @ CP
- most bumper car / bumper boat rides
- most big shots
The bottom line: You're dreaming
Is anyone else just really bored of this topic? IMO, it really doesn't get interesting until I actually find out what the ride is/does. The whole mysteriousness behind everything doesn't add any anticipation, more like frustration.
CP "genius" - I never said it was a bad thing. If they can make it work, so much the better. I haven't been overly impressed with their recent coaster additions, anyway, and if they can create something new and exciting, by all means, so much the better.
Count me in regarding those that think PKI are doing something great with TR.
Trying something fresh and new is needed right now IMO.
I also agree with you. I do believe this isn't going to be a typical run of the mill themed experiance with card board cut-outs, lack of detail, or anything like that. Just from hearing the names involved with the attraction were enough to get me excited about it.
By being mysterious about the ride, they have generated a LOT of talk already. While you may not agree with this tactic, I know for a fact the park is happy about it. After all, if it wasn't for this TR talk, you wouldn't have posted about it, correct. =:^)
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You'd think they could come with something new to say, something that isn't "you'll encounter stalagtites before plunging face-first at red-hot lava".
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Coaster131: If you think you can determine the ride type based on the height requirement, you're a fool. The bottom line: You're dreaming
A rather harsh response to a guy who's probably DEAD ON RIGHT, I'd say.
If you read the article linked above, you'll note that 4 groups of 75 people explore the antechambers of the temple (Paragraph 5).
If you read the specifications of the Huss Giant Top Spin, you'll never guess how many people it holds.....click here and see for yourself. Surprise, surprise. 75 guests, 2 ride hosts....there you go.
And why else would you need a building so tall? Maybe because it houses a ride that is 68 feet tall at maximum height give or take room for stalactites and lava, no?
But I'll bet Coaster131 is a little more cultured and refined than some folks on this board. I don't think he'll rub it in or make a lot of noise. Why bother? Bottom line: he's right.
PS--Somehow I remember taking a 3 year-old with me on CP's Swan Boats and the Dodgem, too. It seems there's a big difference between rides with an actual 54" height requirement and one where any kid that can sit on their own can ride with an adult. No 3 year-old's gonna hold my hand and climb aboard TR:TR. *** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 3/8/2002. ***
Don't get me wrong though, Top Spin or not, I am looking very forward to this ride.
Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
Top Spin, OTOH, IMO, just suck....
--who rode ONE top spin and is not looking foreward to riding another. To the Chicken Chute!
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