Odyssey Open

Thursday, May 23, 2002 4:44 AM

As just featured on UK breakfast TV, Duke of Kent to officially open at 11:30 GMT. Ride time after lift is 1min 20...and looks storming!

just added trip report...24/5/02

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*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 5/24/2002. ***

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 6:21 AM
So Alpie has officially been dethroned....oh well!

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 6:56 AM
Hmmm i thought it would open tomorrow for the public, was this for the public or just for the media?
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 6:57 AM

no, alpie is still the tallest, odyssey is only 180ft tall whatever the park or vekoma say!

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 7:12 AM
I'm surprised that they would be able to open the ride today either for the public or the media after the ride stalled during testing a few days ago. Does anyone know if it passed any subsequent test runs?
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 8:03 AM
I doubt it was valleyed. In fact, it wasn't, valley means stuck in a low point between 2 high points. The pictures showed the train stuck at a high point, and appeared to be tied to the track there.
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 10:40 AM
Pictures? Where? Anyone have any links?

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 10:44 AM
Most coasters valley on their first few runs, its nothing to be alarmed about.

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 1:15 PM

laurence said:

no, alpie is still the tallest, odyssey is only 180ft tall whatever the park or vekoma say!



You measured it?

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 1:20 PM

not personally, but someone has and it came in at 180ft but the park arent now gonna say that it isnt the tallest, are they?!

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 1:35 PM
Well, the FantasyIsland site also says Odyssey goes up to 100mph. Im not sure, but it looks taller than 180 ft to me. But definitely not as tall as they originally said. (235ft?)
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 1:39 PM

it is 180ft tall and goes 100 KPH!

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Friday, May 24, 2002 2:17 PM

After a VERY long 5 hour drive and phone call to check the ride was open, got to Fantasy Island today to find ride not yet commisioned therefore not open to the public. Was open for official media day yesterday, spoke to HSE Inspector. He said that due to high winds parts of the coaster run slow and following the stalling of the ride earlier this week it wasn't safe to run the coaster. However a notice on cash desk said the ride was closed for staff training. Obviously this didn't include the telephone staff who had said the ride was open, in fact none of the major rides were open.

The ride did stall, the pics mentioned above are not fake they only used one car for the pull through. Fantasy Island SUCKS!!!

However they have put stunt flyer for 2003 on the park map.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 9:52 AM

You can read the first trip report from the Odyssey "opening" day 23rd, but it was only open for special guest only, on RCCGB site. Apperently the ride is smooth, (yes that's true all Vekoma haters) fun and it's an intense SLC-CD. I hope to ride it some day...

http://www.rccgb.co.uk/html/special_reports/jubileeodyssey_2002.htm

Some pics too.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 10:33 AM

I'm not the least bit surprised it was closed due to high winds. Hmm... a new Vekoma coaster closing down because of weather...sound familiar? Vekoma needs to get with it and make future rides faster, so they don't always stall!

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