Everest Construction

Monday, March 1, 2004 7:09 PM
I found these pics of the rides' construction beginning: http://www.wdwmagic.com/beastly.htm

Anyone know where to find more?

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Monday, March 1, 2004 7:36 PM
Who again is building this coaster? I really must go to disney one of these days...
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Monday, March 1, 2004 7:41 PM
I believe Vekoma is building Everest.
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Monday, March 1, 2004 7:45 PM
Wow, that didn't look like Veko Track. I'm glad disney has had sucess with them, I think their layouts are great, and they seem to be addressing the roughness issues. Hopefully one day the will be(gasp!) B&M smooth.
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Monday, March 1, 2004 7:58 PM
I have pretty high hopes for it....that track looks very un-Vekoma.....and if it has no OTSRs (which I bet it won't), it should be really fun!
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Monday, March 1, 2004 8:21 PM
When is the offical opening suppose to be? I am heading to FLA in December and then again next October 2005.

timmyk

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Monday, March 1, 2004 9:13 PM
Looks quite Promising! I look forward to riding it when it opens. I think that I read that it opens in 2006 somewhere and RCDB.COM has it listed as a 2006 opening.
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Monday, March 1, 2004 9:32 PM
My somewhat bad luck with visiting Disney:

Jan 1989-Space Mountain closed, miss MGM and Splash Mountain by months.

Mar 1999-Miss Rockin Rollercoaster by 1 month

Jun 2003-Miss Mt. Everest by 1 year

I should visit Disney more often then they might build more E-ticket rides :)

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Monday, March 1, 2004 10:12 PM
About the Vekoma Track
did anyone visit the booth at IAAPA? The POV of their motorcycle coaster concept showed track that looked like this. I asked the representative if they did this for any reason, such as smoothness or durability, and he simply stated that it was for the images only.
Weird how now it is on coasters.
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Monday, March 1, 2004 10:41 PM

Touchdown said:

Jun 2003-Miss Mt. Everest by 1 year


3 years, actually, but your point is well taken :)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 12:14 AM
I believe Touchdown meant to say "Missed Mission Space by 1 year."

Right, Touchdown? -nudge nudge- (just say "yes")

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 12:47 AM
Two errors on my part, first I meant June 04 (as in this june) and I thought it was opening next year, so if it is opening in 06 then its 2 years
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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 6:10 AM
http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail2389.htm

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 8:22 AM
From screamscape.com: A Screamscape reader sent in this great detailed photo showing off the brand new Vekoma track design that will be used on Everest.

Here's a link to a picture of the track: http://www.screamscape.com/html/wdw_-_everest_0.html

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 8:33 AM
It looks like Vekoma is preparing to go to 4-across seating. Anyone else think that?
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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 8:37 AM
I don't know, but perhaps they've finally come to grips with the fact that they've pretty much saturated the market for SLC's and boomerangs. Oh, and there was that bankruptcy thing too. :)

Don't you hate that this thing is going to take so long to build? Damn Disney and their renewed attention to detail!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:18 AM

TeknoScorpion said:
Wow, that didn't look like Veko Track.

It's because Vekoma has finally smartened up enough to put the guide wheels on the outside of the track instead of the inside. Compare, if you will the position of the guide wheels on Boomerang at KBF...

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery290.htm?Picture=11

To the position of the guide wheels on Superman: Ride of Steel at SFDL...

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery541.htm?Picture=2

The new Vekoma's will have a wheel assembly more closely resembeling that on Superman: Ride of Steel, or any other Intamin or B&M for that matter. Not sure if it will make it any smother of a ride, but I'd think it would at least make repairs and inspections of the wheel assemblies a little easier... *** Edited 3/2/2004 2:18:49 PM UTC by Coaster Lover***

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:29 AM
Just want to add that Vekoma has used this kind of track many times but on a smaller scale. All junior and some indoor coasters are using simular track to what we can see on the pics of Everest.

But from what I've heard is that Vekoma is going away from the older Arrow track gradually and using this track instead which should be more costefficient and easier to produce.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 9:40 PM
I hope it's 4 across seating....
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Thursday, March 4, 2004 10:57 AM
I might be going insane, but I kinda want to see Vekoma build a hyper with this track and see how it turns out. If its true about their redesigned trains, with this new track it might be smooth, and good. Vekoma does have some pretty intense ideas and layouts.
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