Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:01 PM

Timberliners and an inversion coming to Hades at Mt. Olympus.

Press Release:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/mount-olympus-water-theme-park/mt-ol...4223660627

Video:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=481794388507361

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:05 PM

Meh. Like someone else said, twelve years ago a woody with a loop opened and it was meh. Now it's gone but three are opening next year lol.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:09 PM

So they're basically redoing the turnaround by the road and adding an inversion and an overbank?

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:10 PM

Hades 360

Outlaw Run

What's the third? GoldStriker? Or did I miss one?

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:20 PM

Iron Rattler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOswPJ6HV6g

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:21 PM

Technically not wood but close.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:13 PM

Gold Striker and White Lightning are the two "true woodies" opening next year...(and maybe Flying Turns, but...).

Outlaw Run, Iron Rattler, and Hades 360 are all to some degree not traditional wooden coasters. Classification has gotten at least 10x harder in the last few years...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:33 PM

rollergator said:

Classification has gotten at least 10x harder in the last few years...

And it makes enthusiasts' brains hurt. Such an OCD bunch in that respect.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:14 PM

Tekwardo said:

Meh. Like someone else said, twelve years ago a woody with a loop opened and it was meh. Now it's gone but three are opening next year lol.

Not sure why there is as much fascination as there is regarding rolls and inversions on wooden coasters, but I do think it's funny that Mt. O recognized that, and rather than shell out for a new ride, decided to just sort of build one into an existing ride and cash in on the hype.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:35 PM

Building on Walk-Off's point...

I personally think this inversion is neat, not because it's an inversion, but because the inversion is on a traditional wooden coaster. In reality, the barrel roll is nothing new in terms of inversions, just the type of coaster it's built into.

However, keeping our favorite General Public in mind, this idea is the golden gimmick. GP tends to rave about "loop-de-loops" and all that jazz. This element will make this coaster and the park more attractive to the GP audience. However, the ride experience will be more radically changed by the re-tracking and Timberliners (hoping that they can convert them in a timely manner). Adding the inversion will be nice, but I don't see it being the jumpstart of Hades to the top wooden coaster spot. In my opinion, a good retracking will be the real factor that can make this sneak up a few spots.

Last edited by AJFelice, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:36 PM
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:13 PM

They really should use this opportunity to give this ride two trains. What's the point of creating a new interest in this coaster if it has such a low capacity?

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:47 PM

AJFelice said:

However, keeping our favorite General Public in mind, this idea is the golden gimmick. GP tends to rave about "loop-de-loops" and all that jazz. This element will make this coaster and the park more attractive to the GP audience.

Ah yes, those mindless, simpleton sheep. No enthusiast would dare praise those silly loop-de-loops.

However, the ride experience will be more radically changed by the re-tracking and Timberliners (hoping that they can convert them in a timely manner). Adding the inversion will be nice, but I don't see it being the jumpstart of Hades to the top wooden coaster spot. In my opinion, a good retracking will be the real factor that can make this sneak up a few spots.

Right. Because those subtleties are things only we "in the know" folks find important.

Here we go again...

Last edited by Vater, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:48 PM
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:29 PM

rollergator said:
...and maybe Flying Turns, but...

Flying Turns surely will be opening next year. And perhaps always will be...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:27 PM

There is a little debate on facebook about the first wooden looping coaster in the world, as Mt. Olympus is advertising Hades 360 as the world's first. (Which we all know is WRONG!) But, now that I see that it is going to be a modified version of Hades, I would think that "Outlaw Run." or "Iron Rattler." will beat Hades to the finish line.I was looking at photos of "Outlaw Run", and it looks kinda short for a wooden coaster. But, it certainly looks cool. I was worried about the roughness, but the track appears to be more like a steel coaster, than traditional wood. It will be interesting to see how they ride. From what I have heard about the care of rides at Mt. Olympus, I will hope it has a few good years of operation before it turns into crap. As for the Flying Turns, it has only been listed as the new ride for more than 3 years. I hope 2013 it actually happens.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:30 PM
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:00 AM

Wooden track, steel strap on top- woodie, doesn't matter the structure. Is Gemini magically not a steel roller coaster? Hades, Outlaw Run, etc all follow these guidelines.

Wooden Structure, Steel track and trackbed, Steel, no different than Gemini. New Texas Giant and Iron Rattler are both Steel.

I don' understand why it has to be harder than this.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:55 AM

MagnumsRevenge said:

Steel strap on top- woodie,...

I don' understand why it has to be harder than this.

That's what she said....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:14 AM

Maybe that's what Holiday World has been waiting for in opening the Timberliners. Coming in 2013 - Voyage 360?? :)

I kid, I kid...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:26 AM

Raven-Phile: I really don't think so.

There is even a place on the Voyage to easily put in a corkscrew, almost like they planned it that way. But I still don't think it is going to happen.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 11:40 AM

It's not like the 'almost' planned it that way. And I'm glad they didn't go with that suggestion.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 11:42 AM

Yeah, I wasn't being serious at all.

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