"Divertical" water coaster.

Friday, May 4, 2012 9:38 PM

Has anyone heard about this? This new ride in Italy combines a Shoot the Chutes and a rollercoaster. The lift and drop is just like Pilgrim's Plunge at HW. Instead of dropping into a pool of water, you enter coaster track. Pretty cool but it's and Intamin. lol

Divertical

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 12:12 AM

Heres a video of it testing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v6Vegk8Ud8

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 12:38 AM

They built a prototype a couple years ago at Holiday World. ;)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 6:42 AM

Interesting..but, man that thing looks slow. Do they only have two boats? Looks like a capacity nightmare.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:14 AM

Why would you assume two boats? PP has many more.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 10:05 AM

Yikes that thing crawls around the course! Kind of cool, but the first drop looks kind of lame, I think, with the straight decline.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 12:34 PM

Neuski said:

Why would you assume two boats? PP has many more.

Wasn't assuming anything. But the elevator was going down to pick up another boat while the other car was going up. And considering the slowness of the lift, there could be an awful lot of boats waiting for that lift to come back down. I don't know much about the technical aspects of this stuff, as I've stated before. But I'm thinking if there's more than three boats, it'll have more stacking than IHOP.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 2:36 PM

Mike Gallagher said:

Neuski said:

Why would you assume two boats? PP has many more.

Wasn't assuming anything. But the elevator was going down to pick up another boat while the other car was going up. And considering the slowness of the lift, there could be an awful lot of boats waiting for that lift to come back down. I don't know much about the technical aspects of this stuff, as I've stated before. But I'm thinking if there's more than three boats, it'll have more stacking than IHOP.

I think the slowness of the lift is highly attributed to the fact it's only testing. I could realistically see 5 or 6 boats; 1 on lift, 1 on coaster track, 1 in water, 2-3 in station/prelift

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:43 PM

I guess this could be a good family ride.

What would be cool to see would be some theming...like a rusty old mineshaft you're crawling up, etc...as is this looks pretty dull.

Last edited by OhioStater, Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:44 PM
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