Monday, May 3, 2004 6:04 PM
Well, my friends, after 30 minutes of going through my backup cd's, I found the layout I had scanned...
There you go.
Monday, May 3, 2004 6:17 PM
Didn't you just say the exact same thing here??
Monday, May 3, 2004 6:29 PM
Woops, must have forgotten that I had posted that already, sorry about that...
Monday, May 3, 2004 6:42 PM
Wish they stated the hill sizes on that diagram. Looks like a doozy though.
Monday, May 3, 2004 8:36 PM
For those who have not visited Waldameer, if you look at where the load station is at (near the sky ride) is the northernmost part of the park. A majority of this ride will not be able to be seen in the park.
This is a HUGE addition to our little family park in Erie, PA.
Monday, May 3, 2004 8:47 PM
The lift is going to be 80'-85' with a total drop of
95'-100'. The ride was designed by larry Bill formerly
of C.C.I. The rest of the ride height has not mentioned but the last pass of the bluff is a drop
turn. Perhaps similar to Raven's lakeside drop.
Monday, May 3, 2004 9:37 PM
So how long is that thing going to be? Checking the map, it looks like it'll be over three miles.
Monday, May 3, 2004 9:40 PM
Checking the layout... it actually looks like it'll only be about 3000 feet. It doesn't look "all that" from the top-view layout...
...only because it doens't have a lot of twists & turns, and just looks... short...
...but then again, it I saw a more 3D model of it, I'd think a whole lot differently about it 'cause then it'd show the drops, turns, & hills.
...I have confidence this would rank as the top 5 wooden coaster in the USA if it was built... it just looks like a basic layout from the top view shown.
Monday, May 3, 2004 10:19 PM
Map-Reading 101: look to the scale for size . . .
Monday, May 3, 2004 10:42 PM
It will probably be easily visible in the park from almost anywhere except over by the arcade and comet, where the tree cover is, most of it will be above the trees, and easily visible from the area of the Sea Dragon, Sky Ride, and Ferris Wheel...
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 11:54 AM
I have to say, looking at this layout, that these have to be the closest NIMBYs I've ever seen. The sisters next to Cornball Express have nothing on these folks.
I can see why they're fighting so hard, and actually sympathize with them a little. I wouldn't want my neighbor's HOUSE that close to me, much less a friggin Roller Coaster.
Regardless, I still hope it gets built.
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 12:06 PM
If the scale on that map is correct, this is going to be the longest coaster in the world by far.
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 12:54 PM
Yeeeaaa... that scale is just a little off. Ain't no sky-ride 900+ feet long. Maybe it meant 90 feet?
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 1:30 PM
Man, the Candela's home will end up like the home under the Thunderbolt. Did the park offer to buy their home? Just curious...
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 1:50 PM
The Candela's home isn't just a home... it's an entire campground.
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 1:53 PM
Now that the thing is approved we hear the other side of the arguement...
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 3:04 PM
I'd say that without an actual coaster, it ain't a done deal.