Skyscraper animation posted, one year after initial announcement

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 3:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The developer behind the Orlando "polercoaster" reveals the layout for the new ride prior to the start of IAAPA.

Friday, November 21, 2014 2:36 PM

The Anton rides like Thriller and Olympia Looping have curved chain lifts of some sort, so sure. Could be.
I would think its not a drum lift as there's so many supports attached to the column as well. Not to mention those evac doors.

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Friday, November 21, 2014 4:14 PM
Vater's avatar

I believe those Schwarzkopf coasters with curved lifts are tire-driven.

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Friday, November 21, 2014 4:17 PM
rollergator's avatar

At 0:58, you'll clearly see a center rail that might power the ride up the lift...it doesn't appear on the downhill sections or even on the pre-lift drop.

NB: "I don't know, I'm not a scientist!" ;~P

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Friday, November 21, 2014 5:47 PM
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There are some curved Schwarzkopfs that have chains. IIRC Whizzer is one.


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Friday, November 21, 2014 6:14 PM

I think Whizzer cars have electric motors in them and there's a third rail that powers 'em.

And Mr. Vater, you're right about those tires. I swear I've seen a chain lift that curves some kind of way, but now I can't think where. So I guess not.
sooperdooperLooper at Hersheypark curves directly up and out of the station but I think its tire driven and the chain doesn't engage until the track straightens out.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:25 AM
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I think that detail was probably omitted from the video, just like the block brakes and the final brakes.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:20 AM

I will ride any coaster at least once that I can get on.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:22 AM
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Are any of your non coaster friends freaking out about this ride the way mine are? I got mentioned in so many comments this week asking if I'd ride this. I guess they win at publicity.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:57 AM
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I'm pretty tired of seeing it on Facebook. But while people in this circle find it mostly unremarkable aside from height, clearly it has everyone else's attention.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:21 AM
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Yeah, but you could also show them a video of X which is well over a decade old now and they'd flip their lids. (Get it, flip?)


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 11:29 AM
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I found this ride unremarkable up until this video was released. A few of my Facebook friends who know that I like coasters have shared this video with me asking me what I think. I think this coaster looks fantastic.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:08 PM

I've had probably 25 people ask if I'd seen it. And Facebook is blowing up with it.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:14 PM
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The FB thing is a little annoying, and shows a big reason we need forum software like this...organization.

On FB, every single time a family member or non-coaster friend sees that video show up on their feed, they know who to share it with. They might resist, realizing you've already seen it twenty times before they saw it once...but don't count on it.

I might get tired of riding this thing before it even opens...

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:22 PM

I look forward to this ride's opening. A word to the wise - RIDE THIS COASTER ON A EMPTY STOMACH!!! Lest you experience either "Breakfast Blastoff", "Lunch Launch" or "Dinner Drop" <LOL> ;)

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:27 PM
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Yes, and so every non-coaster person you know has to post it on your wall, but a bunch of your friends are also coaster people, and you see their friends posting it too.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:38 PM
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Yeah. It's nice when I can be smug and mention I don't hace this issue with Facebook since I don't have it ;-).


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:53 PM
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You're a social media hipster, obviously. What do you win?


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 5:23 PM
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If the biggest problem of my day is seeing a coaster video too many times, then I'm doing something right.

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...or doing something incredibly wrong.

Wait. Now I'm not sure which it is.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:21 PM
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Your life is one giant paradox.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:37 PM
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I'm still on the fence about whether it is going to be fantastic worthy. Of course, I am "meh" about TTD. Height scares me but I don't experience it long enough to realize just how high I am. Maybe this would heighten (ha) that experience. Other than that it just seems like an El Loco coaster. The only one of those I've been on is Steel Hawg and while it was fun, I'm not sure it is worthy of the hype this coaster is getting. My other issue is that I'm not convinced that this coaster will even be a reality and if it will I'm not sure of its longevity given that the people running this are not experienced. I guess I have just seen too many Wild West Park and Hard Rock Park scenarios to be excited.

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