IOA.. 600ft?

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:12 PM
While I was on deployment i recieved an e-mail from a fellow acer tell me she read on here a post about a 600 ft roller coaster being built @ IOA.... So I looked on here and could find the post! IS there any truth to it? Its kinda wierd because about a week before I recieved the e-mail I had a dream of a 600 ft rocket sled @ IOA.. any info would be great!
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:14 PM
I believe Orlando parks are limited to a 200ft building height.

That's why nothing at those parks is taller than 199 feet.

*** Edited 10/13/2004 6:15:11 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:17 PM
I dream of lots of things for IOA. A 600-foot coaster isn't one of them!
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:19 PM
But I bet a decent woodie is, right Rob?;)
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:24 PM
Maybe it's a 600' HORIZONTAL coaster?
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:32 PM
A decent wood coaster is something I dream about for just about every park you can think of. Except for the ones that already have ones! But I fail to see how a wood coaster could be incorporated into the theme of IOA... I always thought that it made more sense for a park like Animal Kingdom.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:33 PM
If there was a legit post/source on this site about a 600 foot coaster, we would know about it.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:54 PM
I know that EVERY one would be talking about a 600 ft'er, just like they are with Kinga Ka... I was just wodering if anyone knew what the post said
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:01 PM
Heck Rob, I could see Univeral California getting a GCI dualing woodie and calling it Dueling Dragons. Just have dragons on the trains.

It would shure as heck be cheaper than B&M by probably 1/3rd

Chuck

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:31 PM
How about a dueling woodie with 300 foot first drops? that would be 600 feet...
600 right now would be pushing the envelope... can they do it? sure...
but where? and how much?
i think we'll see it happen in the next 2 to 5 years....
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:45 PM
Look at the problems that wood coasters with 150-foot drops experience and you'll soon take back your comment about wood coasters with 300-foot drops! That's why Hades has some people worried...

As always, I would rather see 2 or 3 medium-sized wood coasters built with the amount of wood that would be used for a larger one. Look at coasters like Raven and the Dania Beach Hurricane for an idea of what can be done with a modest amount of pressure-treated lumber.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:47 PM
The Dania Beach Hurricane is one of the best underappreciated (and underridden) coasters in the country in my opinion.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:49 PM
I'll second that thought. That coaster has it all- airtime, laterals, headchoppers... underappreciated doesn't even begin to describe it. It is a coaster in the same league as the best CCI creations and many parks would be lucky to have a ride like that. It makes the boring drive from Orlando (or the west coast where we usually spend part of a Florida vacation) more than worth it.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:12 PM
i was joking about the 300 foot woodies.
Rob, i've never heard of Hades. Where is it?
my 600 ref was to steel or launched coasters...
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:20 PM
Here you go... Hades.

It's shaping up to be an incredible ride, although considering its pedigree, that should come as no surprise!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:25 PM
I'm starting to think they are never going to announce the stats on Hades. The lift was topped a long time ago and we still don't know how tall it is.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:26 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
I believe Orlando parks are limited to a 200ft building height.

That's why nothing at those parks is taller than 199 feet.


Disney parks keep all of there buildings under 200' tall because buildings/structures over 200' tall must have a warning beacon light for aircraft. Disney feels that the warning lights would take away from the Disney magic, etc. that they work so hard to create. Anyhow, the rumour is probably bogus regarding 600' and IOA, but companies can build structures over 200' in Orlando.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:27 PM
I always heard that 200-foot limit talked about but I got to thinking... isn't Sea World's Observation Tower taller than 200 feet?
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:28 PM
Hades will be announced eventually. And the stats will be quite impressive ;)
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:46 PM
Don't forget about the 300 foot sky coaster in orlando. Thats way over 200 feet tall.
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