Sea World Orlando new coaster ‘Pipeline’ coming in 2023

Looks fun!

https://seaworld.com/orlando/roller-coasters/pipeline/

Last edited by The_Orient_of_Express,
Vater's avatar

24 years without a standup coaster, and here we are.

Ecclesiastes:

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

Raven-Phile's avatar

Yeah, but this one has *shocks*

Raven-Phile:

Yeah, but this one has *shocks*

Move with the Waves

Vater's avatar

The Togos had shocks.

Raven-Phile's avatar

But they weren’t B&M shocks. These are precision engineered.

Vater's avatar

"First coaster of its type!"

(i.e. first launched standup surfboard shaped trains with precision engineered "unparalleled freedom of movement" shock absorber system on blue box track from Switzerland...IN THE WORLD)

I should have gone for a degree in marketing. Then I, too, could come up with great stuff like this...

Last edited by Vater,

Looks fun. People will give the concept a hard time, but B&M doesn't really half ass anything and I'm sure it will be quite unique. The movement will likely add a fun sensation. I think it's a great add.

Random side note: This will still open before Tron, most certainly. Disney on the 6 year plan for a new ride.


If by people you mean enthusiasts, I agree. If by people you mean the general public, I disagree. Considering how few stand-up coasters remain in the states, I think a large portion of the public will think this is a completely new idea.

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bjames's avatar

I looked at the trains and I really can’t tell how this isn’t a standup coaster. Can anyone describe to me how the experience is different with a “surf” coaster?


"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

It goes to eleven.

(Is "Coaster Capital of Orlando" a new tagline?)

It has a better ring to it than “we still have fish!”

I think they've been using it for a bit; I remember seeing it this past March.


delan's avatar

Wao!!! Launched standing two row Kumba looks amazing :)

LostKause's avatar

My question is, will it help, or hurt, the manparts problem stand-up coasters are known for?


Bakeman31092's avatar

Also noteworthy is that this is only B&M's second electromagnetic launch coaster and first in 8 years after Thunderbird. Launch coasters seem to be all the rage these days.


Tommytheduck's avatar

My guess is that launching, even with the higher electricity costs involved, far outweighs the cost of building a massive lift hill and the associated lifting mechanism.

I'll keep the "shock absorbing manparts" comment to myself.

Jeff's avatar

Is a launched coaster more expensive? I would assume yes, but only if LSM's are less efficient than a lift motor. The instantaneous power needed still has to be more than the continuous power of a chain lift.


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Bakeman31092's avatar

I wonder if they're taking the same flywheel approach that they did with Thunderbird.


bjames's avatar

At the very least, they are more complicated to design, that’s got to increase the cost of planning on B&M’s part. Unless it’s like architects where they just get a percentage of the overall cost of the project…


"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

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