I heard from a friend of mine that the Everest coaster is or will be an off the shelf model. He heard this from what he says is pretty reliable source. Has anybody else heard this? Or do we have "lemon chill guy syndrome" here? (I obviously tend not to believe that, given terrain among other things.)
It's anything but off the shelf. Look at pics on Screamscape, MiceAge, etc.
It looks AMAZING. ANd the rumors (which are still just that) about the insides with large animatronic yeti, etc. sound awesome.
Either way...it's the E-Ticket that Animal Kingdom needs for sure. Too bad it's not part of the whole "Beastly Kingdom" land at Animal Kingdom that was planned. (Not a rumor....the DIsney Artwork is out there for it! In fact, I went to AK just after opening and have promo kingdom talking about the future Beastly Kingdom) *** Edited 1/27/2005 5:33:14 AM UTC by Peabody***
Off the shelf? You sure he wasn't talking about Primeval Whirl?;) Seriously, Everest looks like it's going to be amazing. I'm anxious to see how much the construction has progressed in a year, if I'm able to get to the ACE event this March again.
Sam: Journey isn't a coaster...rather a slow dark ride with a fast finish. That being said, it is one of the most exciting dark rides ever. There may be some similarities between the two, but I don't think they will be significant. *** Edited 1/27/2005 6:12:07 PM UTC by Peabody***
Doesn't Disney (world and land) have 3 off the shelf (though slightly modified for themeing purposes) mice as well?
Anywho, Everest looks to be interesting, to say the least. If I'm not living in Florida by 2006, I may have to sneak down there in the dead of winter. Or at least early in 2007. *** Edited 1/27/2005 7:53:49 PM UTC by TeknoScorpion***
From what I know, Disneyland's Gadget's Go-Coaster is a standard 207 meter Vekoma family coaster. The Magic Kingdom's Barnstormer appears to be a 335 meter family coaster, but it runs two trains and has a chain lift instead of a tire-drive lift.