Journey to Atlantis difference....

Tuesday, January 13, 2004 10:54 AM
I was thinking, after looking at some pics on the net that these 2 rides look totally different. The one in Fla. looks more like a dark ride while on the other hand the one in Cali. looks more like an actual roller coaster. I dont see how much can go on inside the tower being that, to me, it looks very narrow. Does anyone else know more on it.........
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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 12:54 PM
I've been wondering the same as well. I love the darkride aspect of the one in Orlando. If the new one had the same length of darkride as Orlando's, then with the apparent longer coaster track it has potential to be one of the greatest rides ever created, imho.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 12:59 PM
I think that tower is an elevator, where cars will be lifted from the flume section to the coaster section.

mOOSH

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 2:28 PM
I tried to find the link, but can't seem to locate it. It had a overhead drawing of the layout, and yes, it appears that there will be no dark ride aspect for this version. Or if there is, it won't be much since most of the layout appeared to be outdoors.

Which is unfortunate since I also love dark rides, but have to give props to this coaster version, looks like it'll be a great ride and the most elaborate water coaster we've seen yet in the States. Plus San Diego has needed a steel coaster for a long time now, great to see steel coaster track rising in one of my most favorite cities!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 3:05 PM
Word! ;)
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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 3:10 PM
I was under the impression that the the new one was going to be a clone of the one in Orlando. I guess I was wrong... does anyone know where there is a link to the press release or any information about the differences between the two rides?
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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 5:06 PM
Screamscape.com has some pics of the ride. The differences are quite noticable.

mOOSH

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 8:53 PM
Found it! Check out the concept artwork, as I stated previously, the only indoor part appears to be a very short section when it goes through the towers:

http://demonbird.batcave.net/layout_overview.jpg

http://demonbird.batcave.net/JourneytoAtlantis_2.jpg

http://www.angelfire.com/goth/alex-jmp/051003/Atlantis-1.JPG *** Edited 1/14/2004 1:56:00 AM UTC by jomo***

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 9:07 PM
Perhaps the elevator will stop at different "scene levels" before dumping you out at the top??

mOOSH

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 9:11 PM
That would be cool! Sorta like a water coaster TOT!

That waterfall curtain on the first drop should be a great effect too!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 9:56 PM
Looks pretty cool.

If i remember correctly the Europa Park Mack Mouse has a Vertical Lift which has 2 cabins that swing past each other on the way up/down. could be cool if mack intergrates that system in too.

the 4th mack water coaster.. more please.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:33 AM
I don't rember where...maybe Westcoaster, but quite some time back I read a story that stated that San Diego's would have some dark ride elements, but much less then Florida.

Which is okay with me, seeing how much more coaster track there is! Should be a nice ride, and something that will finally get me back through their gates after many many years.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 5:22 PM
Ditto. This summer will be my first time back to SWC in about 10 years, JTA just looks like too much fun to pass up! But I'm also looking forward to the rapids ride which I heard is pretty good, as well as seeing all the new park changes they've made since becoming an "Adventure Park".

That's good to hear it will have some dark ride elements to it. Odd that there's that long flat stretch after the first drop to the elevator that doesn't look like it will be enclosed, could have easily made that part indoors and had some effects. No biggie, with 3 decent sized drops, no doubt it'll be a great ride anyways.


the 4th mack water coaster.. more please.

More Mack period! They makes some great rides, I'd love to see more of their products here in the States.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 5:46 PM
I've got ya all beat...I've lived in So Cal for 34 out of my 38 years and I've never been to Sea World. But I'm going now ;)

mOOSH

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 6:00 PM
Well, although I don't have you beat in years, this will be my first year to visit Universal Studios...for the same reason.
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Friday, January 23, 2004 6:50 PM
I guess I was thankfully wrong :o). According to this press release, this version will feature "simulated earthquake tremors and floods, and other dazzling special effects, such as projected lights, fog and water cannons". Sound awesome!

http://www.californiacoasternews.com/seaworld.htm

And Screamscape already confirmed it will indeed utilize a verticle lift, the only known use of this type of lift technology in the US. *** Edited 1/23/2004 11:55:17 PM UTC by jomo***

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Friday, January 23, 2004 8:27 PM
The fog and light effects were great on Orlando's version. This is how all dark rides should be.
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Friday, January 23, 2004 8:53 PM
Thought/prediction: the earthquake effects will be used to camouflage the elevator lift, so you won't notice you're rising to the top of the shaft.
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Saturday, January 24, 2004 12:41 AM
I got a question: Who are the designers/manufacturers of Journey to Atlantis?
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Saturday, January 24, 2004 8:16 AM
Here's the answer: Mack.
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