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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2006??? I know Disney really themes their stuff, but 2.5-3 years til it opens???
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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.
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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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. -------- Pun is the death of wit.
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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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... ------------------ "Brian, there's a message in my AlphaBits, it says 'ooooooo'" "Peter, those are Cheerios"....Family Guy is BACK!!!
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