I think he meant the actual ride called a Delerium. I was really confused by that too. Huss Giants are the only flats I actually know the model names, and when PKI annouced a "Delerium" that everyone was calling a "Frisbee" I was completed confused.
I would say just looking at it that the Huss Delerium looks the least interesting and the most reliant on theme of all four. Perhaps that's a reason for the no-sale? Then again, that being said, maybe it would have been a better fit for Tomb Raider.
Holy crap! Has anyone played with those files at the bottom? They're awesome! I feel like such a geek! You get a 3-D control panel and ride and you just get to control it! The Jump2 is pretty fun! Wow, I'm mezmerized ...
Wow! You can even ride them! Damn - I'm laughing just watching a 3D of what will be maXair! Can't wait for May ...
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I dunno.. that Delerium concept with water effects shooting would look good at a park like Hershey, but KPJB is right, the price tag is way too high for a ride like that.
Notice on how there haven't been any "new" Giant Top Spins built? PKI has built the only one, and though PKD is putting a Top Spin in next year, it's not a giant... Perhaps the Giants are very problematic.
According to Amusement Today, PKD's topspin is a giant.
Tekno -- you are correct sir! Tondemina is the name of it, and if you can read Japanese you can "pig out" on info here. I wish I knew what the pizza tie-in is, but unfortunately that page is not available on the English site.
- Aaron K
Edit - spelling
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A giant you say? that's funny because in the press release PKD specifically described it as a floorless model with back to back seating....the giant top spin seats riders in the standard two row configuration.
Giant or floorless it'll still be one helluva great addition to PKD's line up of flats,it's about time they added another inverting flat ride that'll be more of a pleasure & less of a pain(cough Berserker cough) to ride.
Unless you have a different press release than the one on PKD's site, there is absolutely no mention of a "floorless model with back to back seating." What they do say is that riders will be tossed 60 feet in the air, and the giant topspin is around 65 feet.
I will agree that either way, it will be a great addition to the park. I do hope it is a giant because I would love to see one of these outdoors -- I bet it would be visually stunning!
ProgRay you are right... the video on the HUSS site confirms that the seating arrangement on the giants is 3 rows facing forward. I also heard the PKD's is NOT a giant, but instead a floorless.
Wow... after playing with the Delerium (Not the Giant Frisbee at PKI) 3D file I have to say that the loading system is one of the most ingenious and interesting things I have ever seen. To me, that would GREATLY build the anticipation for the ride. For those who can't access the file, before the ride starts, the specified number of riders are sorted into 4 different sections in the center of the ride structure. This entire platform (with all 4 divided passenger sections), then rises up into the ride to allow boarding (and the exit of the previous passengers). To me, this method seems ingenious and would really allow for a pretty high capacity. I hope a park bites the bullet and installs one of these rides.
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I don't think potential buyers are unhappy with the Giant Top Spin's reliability. The jump in operating height and ride quality isn't as large from the Top Spin to Giant Top Spin as it is from the Frisbee to Giant Frisbee. Parks are happy to settle for the regular Top Spin. If they want to pay Giant Top Spin money, they'd much rather go for the Giant Frisbee.
I thought they held oncoming riders in the queue surrounding the ride & then they're seated in sections once the ride has been emptied.....kinda like the system used on DZ.
From what I could see on PKI's Delerium(on extreme rides 03) the ride simply has a drop platform in the center kinda like those found on inverts....riders are loaded,the platform drops & the ride cycle begins,once the cycle is over the platform rises, the riders exit & the next group is then allowed into the ride area to take their seats.