PKIGuide goes inside the Tomb

Posted Friday, November 9, 2001 5:27 AM | Contributed by Jacob

PKIGuide's latest construction update shows the first interior photos of Tomb Raider:The Ride. The update details both the queue entrance and the two queue buildings.

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Friday, November 9, 2001 5:31 AM
What an odd looking building...I'm thinking, Giant Top Spin in a box.

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Friday, November 9, 2001 5:39 AM
Wow, that's a new theory. 
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Friday, November 9, 2001 6:24 AM
It gonna be much more than that, it's not a flat ride in a box.  On clue may help you from the website.  Viacom is in on this, judging from two other ride they helped out with this is gonna be extraordinary.
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Friday, November 9, 2001 6:31 AM
Acrophobia, Viacom owns Paramount Parks.  I don't see what you mean.

You could be talking about Technifex, which is the show producer, but they're quite capable of doing a great job with any ride technology.

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Friday, November 9, 2001 6:50 AM
All this speculation and anticipation for a giant Huss top spin? I don't think so. Whatever, i'm sure it'll be amazing....
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Friday, November 9, 2001 7:32 AM
The truth of the matter is no one here has any idea what it is.  PKI & Jeff Seibert have done an excellent job with this......i mean look at how they have marketed even the construction of this ride.  This has to be the most professional ride promotion i have ever seen.  I watch PKI and wonder how many years of planning went into this. 
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Friday, November 9, 2001 8:40 AM
That may be true, but Viacom has help out on two awsome thrill rides outside of Paramount parks, and if this is like either one of them, TR:TR is gonna' be a smash hit!
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Friday, November 9, 2001 8:56 AM
While TRTR is going to boil down to being just a Top Spin in a box, I would expect an overall experience like Paramount's Star Trek attraction in Vegas.

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Friday, November 9, 2001 9:05 AM

While TRTR is going to boil down to being just a Top Spin in a box, I would expect an overall experience like Paramount's Star Trek attraction in Vegas.

 

ShiveringTim has named one of the two rides I'm talking about. Anyone think they know the other, it's also in Las Vegas?

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Friday, November 9, 2001 9:26 AM
It's still not impressive. I think viewing new coasters, as their being built is really cool.
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Friday, November 9, 2001 9:45 AM
It looks like the following to me:

Take Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye's Queue Line at DisneyLand...you know, the moving walls, spikes, etc.  Now, instead of an Intamin EMV at the end, put a Huss Giant Top Spin with some fire and ice effects.  TA DA!

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Friday, November 9, 2001 9:59 AM
I think the Giant Top Spin idea is just a rumor.  They are simply moving the Flight of Fear into this new building and retheming it to Tomb Raider to fool all guests.

Seriously, I think the ride will kick butt with all of the theming, etc.  However, the lines are going to be insane!  When I was at PKI earlier this season for one of the ACE walkbacks, the PKI rep mentioned that they may do a Beast/Tomb Raider combo ACE walkback in 2002 (since they are both in the same section of the park).  That would be great!!

Alan *** This post was edited by PhoenixPhan on 11/9/2001. ***

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Friday, November 9, 2001 12:29 PM
Phoenix, FOF could be retheamed in it's old building, and if they were that hellbent in a new building, they could expand the queue.

Why build a whole new building when you have a perfectly good 6 year old one with the ride in it?  Besides, the building isin't the right dementions!

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Friday, November 9, 2001 12:36 PM
Um, if you look at the "background" of the official artist renderings, you will see, it's a flat ride.  You make you're own conclusions, but it does look like a top-spin or similar ride.
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Friday, November 9, 2001 1:04 PM
Cameron, I'm pretty sure that Pheonix was joking. :)
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Friday, November 9, 2001 1:35 PM
Cameron, PP was definitely joking. What's up Alan?

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Friday, November 9, 2001 5:17 PM
If you read, it say that this ride will cost at least $40,000,000 and will be a bigger exspansion than the Action Zone.  So if you think that a Giant Top Spin cost $40,000,000 and is worth more than Drop Zone + Xtreme Skyflyer + Top Gun then your crazy.  This is definently BIGGGGGGGG.....  Think about it, this ride cost more than Millenium Force, I don't think it just a dressed up flat ride.
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Friday, November 9, 2001 5:40 PM
if it's that much then there is something I bet that is yet to be built. Mabey they're wating and right now they're just building the like pashe 1 of it or something? I dunno n e thing is possiable.
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Friday, November 9, 2001 6:04 PM
Acrophobia, the Action Zone expansion was the two-year expansion in '99 and '00.  It included Drop Zone, Face/Off, and theming in '99 and Son of Beast in '00.

The park has said that this is the largest undertaking in its history, which leads me to believe that it will be amazing regardless of the ride system.

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