Gringotts Bank Coaster Leak?

Friday, November 15, 2013 3:47 AM

We can hope. All three of those switches are cool as hell, particularly the tilt switch. A ride system like this would make the ride unique, not just another Mummy-type attraction (not that there's anything wrong with that) and would be a great way to combine the dark ride story with the thrill coaster.

Thanks, Bunky. I'm glad that vid is still available somewhere to look at.

Friday, November 15, 2013 8:52 AM

I think people looking for a bona fide roller coaster experience are going to be disappointed.

Friday, November 15, 2013 10:09 AM

Maybe, but it looks like a heckuva lotta fun to me!

Friday, November 15, 2013 10:47 AM

Looks like fun to me as well. Especially if it has the quality thematic elements like Forbidden Journey. I'm most curious about the side drop transfer track element. I wonder if it'll really be that fast.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Friday, November 15, 2013 10:48 AM
Friday, November 15, 2013 10:53 AM

I have a very strong feeling that this video, like the last one, will be removed shortly. Nonetheless, to quote Bart Scott..."Can't wait!"

Friday, November 15, 2013 11:42 AM

As Jeff mentioned, unless something has radically changed from the details that were "known" at the time of the Jaws demolition, that video is probably NOT the ride.

The Usual Suspects, who's descriptions of London have been pretty much spot on, all described components that are in the video, but not the more aggressive portions. The projection cone, the teeter-totter, the free-drop, all were mentioned, if only alluded to. No one mentioned a launch, and certainly no-one mentioned an inversion (immediately after the launch in the video). Also, I'm not sure that there is enough blocking within that layout to provide the throughput necessary.

Prior to this video release I think everyone expected a Dynamic Attraction, just not that dynamic.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Friday, November 15, 2013 11:45 AM
Friday, November 15, 2013 11:51 AM

It looks pretty legit. The only thing that has me scratching my head is the inversion, actually. To me it seems like it would turn off much of the core target demo for this ride, while not really adding much to the overall package for people who are fine with inversions.

That being said, Forbidden Journey was way, way more physically intense than what I was anticipating, so maybe this is just Universal's thing these days.

Friday, November 15, 2013 11:52 AM

I suspect it will be more tame than The Mummy, so no inversions.

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:57 PM

An inversion doesn't have to be aggressive. For an example, see the Maverick Horseshoe roll.

Friday, November 15, 2013 2:13 PM

That video has been around for awhile. It isn't that new.

Friday, November 15, 2013 2:42 PM

Well, I know you guys have no reason to believe me. But, based on the conversation I just had with a friend, I no longer believe this is the Gringotts ride.

Friday, November 15, 2013 2:59 PM

I don't think anyone was really arguing that it was.

Friday, November 15, 2013 7:25 PM

^^^^ The twisted horseshoe roll isn't aggressive? I'd hate to see an intense inversion then... Don't get me wrong I love Maverick but I think that ride is pretty aggressive from start to finish!

Saturday, November 16, 2013 2:12 AM

Jeff said:
I think people looking for a bona fide roller coaster experience are going to be disappointed.

Oh, I don't know...if you took the Mummy coaster and put it outside with no theming, it would probably suck as a coaster. However, giving Gringotts the world class special effects that Universal does like no other and combine that with a unique roller coaster design, and I think most would consider it a definite win.

Last edited by bunky666, Saturday, November 16, 2013 2:13 AM

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