Expedition Everest Coaster At Animal Kingdom

Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:15 AM
www.wdwmagic.com/beastly.htm

Disney's news coaster. Now officialy announced. The mountain will be nearly 200ft tall, but no word on ride height or manufacturer.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:19 AM
2006??? I know Disney really themes their stuff, but 2.5-3 years til it opens???

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:23 AM
It will race foward and backward???? has this been done on an otherwise full circuit ride with trains? or will it be one car that looks like a train and pivots like Spiderman?

I guess LoCoSuMt does....
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:24 AM
Remeber that huge mountian they have to build along with the whole new themed area there.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:24 AM
i thought it was UNDER 200 feet...if its over 200 they are required to have the blinking red light on top...thats why Tower of Terror is only 199 ft...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:28 AM
I submitted this to the news section because today on this local tv show in Florida they were at Disney and they talked to, i think a creative consultant or representative for Disney. He said Expedition Everest would open in 2006, be 200 ft. tall and go forwards and backwards.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:52 AM
Hey...I just figured it out...It'll be a huge, well-themed, Vekoma GIB...That's why it won't be open until 2006 ;) ;) ;) ROFLMAO

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--George H
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:55 AM
Sounds like it could be a capacity nightmare if it runs forwards and backwards. That would make you assume that only one train could run at a time unless there were several tracks...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:04 AM
SFWoaRules, I don't quite understand why you think running forwards & backwards would affect capacity. In my mind each place it switches is just a block section.

Ahh.. unless you're thinking it runs forward & backward on the same track. I believe that would be incorrect... it's essentially a continuous circuit coaster, but some parts of the circuit are taken forwards and others are taken backwards. My assumption is that the reversing will be done more like Maelstrom in Epcot and will not be a complete turntable.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:04 AM
I suppose it could have each seat rotate like X but instead have the seat rotation axis vertical as opposed to off the side like X is, in order to avoid inverting the trian and/or passengers....
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:20 AM
According to Amusement Business.com it will be a Vekoma ride.

http://www.amusementbusiness.com/amusementbusiness/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1871072

Adam

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:25 AM
It's not 200 feet, it's *nearly* 200 feet:

From Amusement Business: Located in the Asia section of Disney's Animal Kingdom, Expedition Everest will rise nearly 200 feet, making it the tallest "mountain" in Florida, complete with snowcaps. The Vekoma-built family coaster at the heart of the new attraction will hurl riders both forward and backwards. Storytelling elements will be integrated with the ride, officials said.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:44 AM
FL *does* have elevations higher than that....but a "mountain" geographically-speaking is 500' tall, and we have NONE of those...

Not AT ALL surprised it's Vekoma, Disney has had tremendous success with their Vekoma rides so far, and seems to be VERY happy with the ridership and reliability...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:35 PM
Didn't Vekoma do something like an Intamin Impulse called Hammerhead Stall or something like that???

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 1:23 PM
yea, but it won't be a hammerhead stall, thats basically a shuttle, this thing i think will be full circuit, and just to remind you guyz, X:/ no way out runs forwards and backwards, on the same track and it is full circuit. However because this is disney, who have high capacity expectations, i'm led to believe that this will have block sections which will rotate to a different track as

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 1:35 PM
I was wondering why no Disney parks in Florida had a Matterhorn type ride.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 3:05 PM
Sounded like a minetrain ride to me, well with a "Matterhorn" spin to it.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 3:28 PM
HMMM... sounds similar to what my post said earlier, the one that I got blasted for...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 4:10 PM
Hmm, Amusment Business says a Vekoma family coaster....
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 4:16 PM
Maybe an impulse hmmmmmmmmm.......
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