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!
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.