I don't really care who makes it. Universal is getting a new coaster so it's all good as far as I'm concerned! But I wonder if this will use the lap bars instead of OTSR? (Such as the ones found on Flight of Fear, etc.) ------------------ WARNING: You are no longer who you were and tomorrow is now yesterday. In the event of an emergency, do not become alarmed. Move Quickly to the nearest exit.
The issue of retraints is an interesting one. It would seem like Premier is moving away from OTSRs, but might Universal specifically request to have them? I mean, it's ultimately the park's decision on how it wants to approach the issue. I guess only time will tell.
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Point well taken. I'd bet against OTSRs, but anything is possible. This ride may very well be different than any one of us imagine. I think it will be unique.
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Judging by the patent designs found last year (originally thought to be themed to Apollo 13) I would think it is custom, especially since it's to go into an existing building.
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Amen to that, Peabody. I used to avoid Flight of Fear at PKI like the plague; now it's one of my favorite rides in the park. All thanks to one little modification!
I'm curious to see what the Mummy coaster will be like. If it will have inversions, I think it will be launched, provided the whole ride will be housed in the Kong building. I forget the exact size of the building, but I don't think there's enough room for a lift of any substantial size (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Having said that, I don't think it will be a standard spaghetti bowl, either -- not with one so similar (Rock 'n Roller Coaster) right down the road.
Whatever it ends up being, I just hope that it's highly themed and has lap bars only. If it does, I'm sure it will be a good ride!
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