Dorney Park: Hydra Website Goes Live

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:13 AM
TiggerMan's avatar Check it out folks.... Dorney Park has just put up a whole section about Hydra.... including details on something they are calling a "jojo roll" ... looks like the rumored pre-lift hill inversion is no longer a rumor!

http://www.dorneypark.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill/hydra/latest.cfm


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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:23 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Ooooh, complete with videos.

Looks like a slow haul through the "jojo roll" - cool.

Who the hell came up with "jojo roll"?


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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:28 AM
Jeff's avatar That's some fabulous high-res video compression! ;)

"A floorless coaster so twisted it brought down Hercules." Now that's funny. *** Edited 9/14/2004 2:29:01 PM UTC by Jeff***


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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:28 AM
It's nice to see a unique floor less roller coaster :) This one looks to be A LOT of fun and great use of elements and floorless effect.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:31 AM
TiggerMan's avatar Just watched the videos.... all I can say is ... WOW.... the level of detail - including all of the park, the rides around the coaster... RUNNING no less. Someone put a lot of work into those.

Is this a Badnitrus job?


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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:32 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I still don't believe there's a pre-lift inversion, it's going to be an "S" turn! ;)
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:34 AM
Mamoosh's avatar "The ride begins with a unique feature park officials call the jojo roll, the first-ever pre-lift hill inversion where riders twist upside-down after exiting the launch station."

Launch?

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:35 AM
Im just gonna sit back and wait for the "I told ya so's"

And forget nolimits! I want that SIM lol lol ;)


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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:43 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Gonch - You may not have been calling me out but I'll reply anyway. I admit I was wrong, but I was only restating what my sources at the park explained to me. I never said I was 100% sure, and once I knew about the inverson I stopped claiming it was an s-curve. And I'm glad I'm wrong...this ride looks awesome!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:47 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Oh, not at all 'Moosh. I was right there with you! :)

It was more a stubborn, yet light hearted way of admitting that I was wrong.

The opposite of an "I told you so!"


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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:51 AM
eightdotthree's avatar Looks like a sweet layout, LOVE the bunny hill.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:54 AM
All I can say is wow. This roller coaster is gonna blow everyone away. I will make sure to take my trip from Pittsburgh up to Dorney next year with my GL pass. I got goosebumps!
Kennywood Team Member Since 2003 Kennywood is CLOSED
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:59 AM
Wow, It even has a Bunny hill. It looks incredible. I think it will be one of the best floorless coasters, If not the best.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:02 AM
As of right now my favorite floorless is Dominator, but Hydra may just win.
Kennywood Team Member Since 2003 Kennywood is CLOSED
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:21 AM
Let me be the first to say "I told you so!" *sticks tongue out* Looks like the pre-lift inversion is at the same height as the station. There has to be a launch out of the station to make it through that. I wonder why are they describing the cobra roll as the "signature element." *** Edited 9/14/2004 3:25:49 PM UTC by DorneyDante*** *** Edited 9/14/2004 4:05:08 PM UTC by DorneyDante***
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:27 AM
Maybe pirate Universal's idea and have some high speed advancing tires just after the station?
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:31 AM
Holy crap.

I don't think there'll be anything about Hydra's station than other B&M coasters, honestly. The inversion is pitched downward and gravity will do what it does best.


--Madison

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:34 AM
Theres no need for a launch to get it through that, as long as it is a gradual slope, the train will get through it, albeit slowly. Same idea for getting from brake run to brake run on most rides. I didn't see a launch, nor expect one from B&M. Looks like a normal station to me.

Edit: Chernabog beat me to it, oh well... *** Edited 9/14/2004 3:35:55 PM UTC by Chris the Coaster Freak***


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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:37 AM
Woah, there's an inversion before the lift?! When the hell did this happen?!

Joe "lucky guesser" C.

PS that's no SIM game, coasterbruh, you'll need thousands upon thousands of hours of practice on 3D studio max to get your videos to look that good. :) Great job again, Keith!


OMG I have a new sig!!!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:38 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
Ooooh, complete with videos.

Who the hell came up with "jojo roll"?


My guess would be the people who told B&M "I want this." :)


OMG I have a new sig!!!
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