If you read the articles from the cincinnati post and enquier it is hinted that the ride is a first of its kind and it does spin. I believe the Gyro Flyer by Premier rides is rather new and has not been built at any park as of now. Also it does spin, so it very well could be a possibility. Just looking at the picture, it does seem like an improved version of the coaster they are taking out, Scooby Doo Ghoster Coaster.
Premier rides have been involved in some of their recent coasters. Italian Job, Trains for Son of Beast, and Flight of Fear. So Paramounts relationship with this ride manufacture I assume is very good and it iis conceivable that they would want another ride from them.
I am interested if anyone knows more and also seeing what peoples opinions of this possibility. Do you think this could be it, or I am completely off?
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From what I know about Caripro... parks don't really like them in terms of maintenance! *** Edited 9/25/2005 2:47:32 AM UTC by Absimilliard***
"Ask not what your rest home can do for you. Ask what you can do for your rest home." - Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep
Oh wait, I'll only have to wait four hours now.
I wonder if DragonRider has sussed it, though. Depending on whether the clearances work out with the lift, I wonder if the existing Batflyer could be converted to a Gyro Flyer. The train ride mentioned could also be a theme-job for the very strange little train ride that's back there now, and we know the Beastie is going to get an ill-advised re-theming. Likewise, we can expect new figures on the Herschell merry-go-round. That means huge changes to four rides that will make a major difference in the look of the area without the need to buy entirely new rides, which may be a significant cost savings given that there's nothing wrong with those rides. And that would allow for a more elaborate Spongebob thing to replace that colossal waste of space water maze they have in there now.
Hey, it makes sense to me; it would be a smart way to re-theme a large section of the park while keeping within a reasonable cap-ex budget. That isn't a matter of the park being cheap, it's a matter of the park being smart.
I just hope they figure out a way to keep the Whip.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
I wonder how (or if) they'll retheme Yogi's Copters? That ride ALWAYS has a long line, though, my guess is more because of capacity. Still, the kids seems to love that ride!
Another thought was...this thing spins freely, it's rotations are not controlled like X, (it's the only quick example I could think of, sorry). This ride may not be family-friendly for some, if not many!
Even though I started this idea of them getting the Gyro Flyer, I am starting to doubt it myself. It seems like the same type of ride, but with spinning cars that seat 4. The ride I would believe have an elevator lift, so the capacity might be 4 times better but maybe 280 pph instead of 70 pph. I think any adult that tried the Ghoster Coaster thought it sucked because of its sudden stops and pain it induced in certain body parts. Why go with something so similar?
I hope they do not, but it is not completely unlikely. First the ride is not a first of its kind, which was pointed out in this thread. There has been one ride built before. However they could have ment the first of its kind here in North America or something along those lines.
Since they hinted at spinning, I think the spinning part is why I thought it could be this. I don't think it spins that fast, since the Gyro Flyer is designed as a junior/family coaster. The only other spinning ride out there is a spinning wild mouse. There are several spinning wild mouses, so I don't know how if they added one it could be first of its kind.
The following is the technical data or statistics on this Gyro Flyer ride type. The information was taken from the Premier Website.
Track Length Single Track = 1 x 558 ft
Double Track = 2 x 558 ft.
Ride Time Approx = 40 sec.
Lift Time Approx = 20 Sec
Number of Gondolas = 5 on Single Track
Number of Gondolas = 10 on Double Track
People per Gondola = 4 persons
mininum height Requirement = 4ft = 48 inches
Theoretical Capacity= Max 600 pph on Single Track Max 1200 pph on Double Track
I always find the theoretical capacity quite funny sometimes. Do they really think anyone could really get 600 pph for a ride like that? I would be happy with half that number if PKI added it. *** Edited 9/25/2005 12:49:17 PM UTC by Beast Fan*** *** Edited 9/25/2005 12:50:52 PM UTC by Beast Fan***
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Scooby's Ghoster Coaster will be completely removed and not re-used.
The "coaster" will be a new design never before installed at a park. And it will have a good hourly capacity from what I am told. Think.... Delirium...
Shaggy *** Edited 9/27/2005 12:38:11 PM UTC by Shaggy***
...on a track...
Maybe it's a Intamin Twist and Turn Coaster- This unique motion enables dark rides to be exciting but not necessarily expensive. If they're planning a big coaster for 2007 for the 35th anniversary and Coaster Con, I wouldn't be surprised if they're going with a couple coasters with them. http://www.intaminworldwide.com/i_products_roller.htm
+Danny *** Edited 9/27/2005 4:49:28 PM UTC by +Danny***
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