Is it Possible....for Underwater Coasters??

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:05 PM
I was wondering if it was possible for a whole coaster to be underwater. I was thinkin how tight that would be and everything. It would just a a big glass case covering it but like you get shoot by LIMS underwater and do all sorts of inversons...just like FoF. How sweet would that be!~!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:19 PM

Do you realize how much SWEET cash it would take do to this? lol.

First it needs to needs to be a man made lake... First the Glass tubing is laid, track is placed, then the wires and stuff is done, then the huge hole is filled with water. That would be the only way...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:26 PM

Possible, by all means.

Probable, extremely unlikely :(

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:36 PM
I've often wondered about this idea. Clear acrylic tubing and such. I must agree that it has to be terribly expensive to implement and maintain such a coaster. Imagine the logistical issues: Stress on the structure, water pressure, ventilation, disembarking a train in the advent of an emergency, etc. I must admit though, it would be cool!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:39 PM
At least a small underwater tunnel might not be all that unlikely...it certainly would be unique :)


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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:50 PM
Anaconda has an underwater tunnel. Though I personally think it is pretty lame...

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery92.htm?Picture=1

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:59 PM

j dacisin-

It's not even technically underwater. It's just a regular concrete tunnel surrounded by water...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:59 PM

An "underwater" coaster wouldn't necessarily have to be underwater. It's track could run along large aquarium windows and maybe feature a clear tunnel or two go through or under the water. a ride like this would fit perfectly in a park like Seaworld.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:05 PM
The big problem would be the speed that you are traveling at. At 35 miles per hour you are covering 50 feet per second. With limited sight distance underwater, it would probably all be a blur unless it was on the roll into or out of the station.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:20 PM

SFMM has coasters that go under water. Can anyone name them?

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:23 PM

Ninja goes underwater 3 times.....does Revolution go under Log Jammer at all?

edit: Log Jammer is a terrible name, unless the ride is based on a South Park re-creation of a Steve Irwin show....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:24 PM

'Gator - you got one right: Ninja. Rev does not go under Log Jammer.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:29 PM
Imagine how unberible the screams would be. Think about yelling in a tunnel....there is an echo.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:30 PM
I have an unfair advantage, reptiles are "amphibimous"....how about Gold Rusher?
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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:31 PM

It's Gold Rusher and Ninja!

I already lost this quiz, gator. Funny, cause I guessed Revolution, too.

Here is the link to when I was put to shame: http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=18432

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:36 PM

Gold Rusher goes under Log Jammer, or under the funky "Jetstream boat ride"?

Obviously, I've lost the name...it's in here somewhere, rattling around in the attic....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:39 PM
I would like to see a loop under the water ala Anaconda's tunnel.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:46 PM
Who says you would need to drain a lake to accomplish this anyway? The tunnel could be dropped down in pieces, assembled, and then pumped dry.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 3:34 PM
Think of this though, would it really be worth it? Lake water isn't crystal clear (especially at Cedar Point ). Even if a tunnel was made, the park would have to keep the water clean day in and day out for it even to be worth it.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 3:55 PM

Too Tired said:


Imagine how unberible the screams would be. Think about yelling in a tunnel....there is an echo.

It's like that on any tunnel (think Magnum). It wouldn't make a difference under water. It actually adds to the effect and the excitement of the ride

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