Help Needed On 2 Attractions...

Saturday, June 5, 2004 7:51 PM
Hey ya'll,

I have been looking all over and have not seem to have found many videos and/or photos of two attractions that I'm very curious about, Tomb Raider: The Ride at PKI, and Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster at Waner Bros. Movie World Australia. If anyone has or can find videos and/or good pictures of these two rides I would GREATLY appreciate it!! Thanks in advance!

:)

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Saturday, June 5, 2004 8:24 PM
I can't find any for TR:TR at PKI. I'm guessing because its an indoor dark ride it doesnt have much of any photos or videos. As for SDSC at Warner Bros., I found a couple pictures of this ride on rcdb.com-

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1652.htm

Hope that helps!

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Saturday, June 5, 2004 9:49 PM
From what I heard, from a guy who has contacts with Mack (the company that did the coaster hardware for Scooby Doo at WBMW Australia), the dark ride part is custom.

For the coaster part, after the reverse drop, its a very near version of the standard Mack mouse, like at Hersheypark and BGT.

Hope this helps. *** Edited 6/6/2004 1:51:44 AM UTC by Absimilliard***

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Saturday, June 5, 2004 10:18 PM
This pictures on RCDB aren't anything special - they're essentially fakes, if you couldn't tell by the track. The first two there, and the last two give you an idea of the theming outside and in the queue.

Here's an on-ride video, it was taken over a year ago. It doesn't really do the ride any justice - in the second half, the "coaster half", there is normally a fantastic laser show playing, which wasn't working during this ride. I've also bumped up the brightness and contrast just to make it a little clearer to see.

http://www.roller-coaster.com.au/videos.php?vid=10

For what it's worth, it might also be useful to add that this ride's policy is "take all loose items with you".

Absimilliard, that's true. Obviously because the dark ride/ghost train section is totally unique to Movie World, it's original in design. The backwards drop takes you to a turntable, which is essentially where the crest of the lift hill is placed on a standard Mack wild mouse. The ride does the regular course, up until what is normally the second last drop on the ride. Instead of completing the bunny hill it heads into a brake run which takes you to a final animatronics scene. After this scene there's one final drop - it's identical in dimensions to the drop which leads into the brake run on the regular mouse (seen here).

So, more or less, it's athe same as the standard design, with a bit of "cut & pasting" here and there to make it fit the dimensions of the building. It's also worthwhile to note that it has the "cleaner" Mack supports seen on newer Mack models (seen here), not those truss-style seen on the older ones (here).

*** Edited 6/6/2004 2:27:30 AM UTC by auscoasterman***

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Sunday, June 6, 2004 9:30 AM
Thank you all very much!!! Scooby Doo looks pretty cool! Wish they had it somewhere in the US though :(
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