Everest off the shelf?

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 11:55 PM
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.)
Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:30 AM
Lemon CHill Guy for sure! :)

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***

Thursday, January 27, 2005 8:37 AM
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.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 10:36 AM
There hasn't been any other Vekoma ride with that track style, right?
Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:18 AM
Don't the new Motorbike coasters use that track style?
Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:23 AM
I doubt Disney would ever agree to have their roller coaster layout copied by anyone else but themselves.

Even if it is, however, no one dresses up a roller coaster like Disney the clone would definatly be a different (and worse) ride then Everest due to its lack of the "Disney touch."

Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:36 AM
It's a brand new, custom designed Disney & Vekoma layout. The track style and trains are brand new as well.
It features both forwards and backwards parts, and indoor and outdoor sections.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:45 AM

See Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney/MGM Studios and Superman at... um... Six Flags Holland?

Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:59 AM
Dang, Michael beat me to it... ;)

EE is an custom designed coaster between Disney and Vekoma. Yes, this is the only current version with this trackstyle, excluding the motorbike coasters.

Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:25 PM
is it at all posible that Everest is a copy of the Jorney to the Center of the Earth in Disney Seas Japan, with different theming?

I don't know


Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:27 PM
"Junior Coaster" at Bobbejaanland has similar track I think, although there could be differences.

Rock 'N' Roller Vs Superman at Walibi World (Six Flags Holland) is a good example of how Disney turn a frankly boring coaster into a great experience.

I don't think Expedition Everest is anything like Journey to the Centre of the Earth as I thought that was a similar style of ride to Test Track?

*** Edited 1/27/2005 5:29:02 PM UTC by Marcus Sheen***

Thursday, January 27, 2005 1:11 PM
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***
Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:08 PM
I thought that Journey uses the defunct Rocket Rods technology?
Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:32 PM
^ It uses Test Track's system. EE will be nothing like Journey at all.


Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:32 PM
Yes, it's a hybrid between the test track and rocket rods, but 90% of the ride is a slow speed. Only at the very end does if have a degree of speed.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:52 PM
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***

Thursday, January 27, 2005 3:19 PM
There's a Vekoma family coaster at both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland- both are pretty much standard models.

DAK has two standard model spinning mice in the form of Primeval Whirl.

DCA has Mulholland Madness. I'm not sure on the standardness of it.

Thursday, January 27, 2005 3:55 PM
Mulholland Madness is just a standard Mack mouse, nothing different from the one at Hershey, for example.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 4:40 PM
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.
Thursday, January 27, 2005 5:04 PM

Rob Ascough said:
Mulholland Madness is just a standard Mack mouse, nothing different from the one at Hershey, for example.

Not according to rcdb. They're minor differences, yes, but differences nonetheless.



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