Freaky river rapid element

Sunday, December 8, 2002 11:32 AM

Someone on another board found this site and the gif animation... http://www.rpiefx.com/Theme_Parks/Ride/ride.html

Looks really freaky... The best place for it would be inside a building, hiding it. That would scare alot of people including me. Wonder what company that would build the whole ride, Hafema or Intamin maybe?

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 11:35 AM
Yeah, that would go well inside a building. It doesn't look too safe though...but I'm sure it is :)

-----------------
I am not the real Chris Sawyer...Or am I?...No.

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 11:36 AM

Thats awesome! I wanna ride it!

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 11:50 AM
it looks very Hafema in style to me. it also looks like it would give some great air time! i really want to see one of those. you could go over an old looking bridge and then collapse. looks great!

-----------------
Nemesis Inferno - The Pressure is Building!

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 11:56 AM
oh my god. that freaks me out just watching it! this thing has to be built!

-----------------
-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 12:12 PM
The Popeye ride at IOA is the only rapids ride with any airtime at all I've been on. Halfway throught he ride there is a lift and then the boat takes a pretty steep drop into a VERY fast river sction.
+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 12:15 PM
This could be a good improvement to that drop on Pirates of the Carribean.

-----------------
I am not the real Chris Sawyer...Or am I?...No.

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 12:31 PM

look at this drop on river quest at phantasialand in germany:

http://www.phantasialand-info.de/attractions/riverquest/riverquest.php?lang=de&pic=7

quite literally a freefall! am i the only one with a secret passion for river rapid rides? i love the things!

*** This post was edited by laurence on 12/8/2002. ***

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 1:03 PM
That looks dangerous...how exactly does it go down. do it actually tilt down the steep incline or does it just drop off the edge? that looks really fun thuogh

-----------------
Surfs up in Hollister, CA! Later Dudes...

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 1:12 PM
That looks like a sweet drop. I still can't get how it can just drop off the edge. That whole ride looks amazing though. Too bad parks on this side of the ocean do not do things like this(other than Disney and US).

-------------
Have you hugged a Beemer today?

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 1:32 PM
Perilous Plunge's drop is pretty extreme, its honestly better than any coaster drop I've ever ridden (Xcelerator, Goliath, Desperado). And then Grizzly River run has its special spinning drops. Who makes the free fall one?
+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 1:38 PM

That looks fun. But dangerous, but i still would want to ride it.

-----------------
Top 3 Coasters:
#1 Raging Bull
#2 Millennium Force
#3 Magnum XL-200

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 1:44 PM
I think that element is from Phantasialand's River Quest since the advertisements claim it has the "worlds first freefall section".

-----------------
Favorite Coasters:
1)MF 2)Raging Bull 3) Magnum XL-200 4)Rock N' Roller Coaster 5)Raptor

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 2:46 PM

Next element for River Rapids: Barrell Roll?

Wouldn't that be sweet? If let's say the raft was hooked onto a moving turntable under water it could do that, and then you could have water spraying up in people's faces. Who's with me?!?

-----------------
I am not the real Chris Sawyer...Or am I?...No.

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 3:17 PM

That things gotta be the Tilt Coaster of water rides ;)

-----------------
--Dingo 65--
http://rct.ogresnet.com
Forgotten member of Thrillride forums.

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 3:53 PM
Here is a video of it...this is what it looks like in motion, not as intense but still cool.

http://www.phantasialand-info.de/attractions/riverquest/riverquest.php?lang=de

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 4:32 PM
Yes, I do believe that is the Intamin "free fall" element for their rapids rides. Does anyone know if any of the other companies make these?

-----------------
"Enjoy your record-breaking ride on Millennium Force"

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 4:39 PM
That looks sweet!!! That would be so unexpexted too. That would have to be one of the best elements I've seen on ride other than a coaster.

-----------------
Six Flags, the only chain of parks that can manage to have stacking with a one train operation.

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 4:52 PM

Those boats w/ the bats look so cool

-----------------
Coaster count:32
top3 wood:Boulder Dash, Wildcat, Thunderhawk
top3 steel: Steel Force, Nitro, S:ROS@ SFNE

+0
Sunday, December 8, 2002 5:11 PM

river quest is made by the insane people at hafema! http://www.hafema.de/ if you wanted to know

an idea i have had for river rapids for a while is boats that you can spin yourself. you pull the middle ring thing and the whole boat spins like a teacup ride (do you have them in the US?). would mean that you can turn the boat and get someone else soaking!

-----------------
Nemesis Inferno - The Pressure is Building!

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...