Saturday, November 6, 2004 9:56 AM
As I was browsing around the new interface of rcdb.com, I noticed this coaster :
It seems to be a coaster with both a Sitdown train and a Looping train. Now at first I thought there would be 2 tracks and this would be a racer of some sort, but no. I looked at the pictures and it only shows 1 track. Does anyone have anymore information on this coaster. Has anyone ever ridden this ride?
Thanks in advance!
Ride of Steel
Saturday, November 6, 2004 10:15 AM
Hmm...thats weird. It sure does have an very unique name though! ;)
Saturday, November 6, 2004 11:01 AM
There are two sides to the loading platforms. You can choose the regular sit-down train or the stand-up train. The station has a similar set up to Mr. Freeze: trains move horizontally from loading to line up with the main circuit before advancing to the lift.
Saturday, November 6, 2004 11:16 AM
Now the great debate can begin. If you ride both trains, does it count as one coaster or two?
Saturday, November 6, 2004 11:53 AM
One. Believe me, I wish I COULD have it on my record as two :)
Saturday, November 6, 2004 1:04 PM
Even if I were to ride both trains I'd count it as one.
Saturday, November 6, 2004 3:27 PM
When Jim Fisher said "great debate", I was expecting a mention of retrofitting Mantis. I know that's been discussed here and generally shot down, but who knows - if Togo can get away with it on their painful coasters...
Sunday, November 7, 2004 7:00 PM
I started that whole "retrofitting Mantis with floorless trains" rumor when I worked at Mantis durring Mellenium Mania in '99. Some people will think I'm a liar, but I swear it's the truth.
Sunday, November 7, 2004 7:22 PM
In '99 eh? ;)
Sunday, November 7, 2004 7:29 PM
Yeah Corey...there was no Millennium Mania in 99. Also, florless coasters were brand new in 99 (There was only Medusa East)
Monday, November 8, 2004 11:42 AM
You can find our recent photos of the Standing and Looping Coaster from Yomiuriland here:
Funny thing is, we found this ride to be really smooth for a Togo...both trains! It was probably the smoothest Togo stand up I've ever been on. Of course, in contrast, the "Togo nut buster" at Expoland we rode just a few days later would wipe clean the memory of that 'smooth ride.' :)
The Mr. Freeze like transfer thing was cool though. And I liked how each side had completely different entrances.
But yeah, we rode both trains and we only counted it as one, although I could see why people count it as two since it is was two completely different experiences.
Monday, November 8, 2004 10:51 PM
Not only does it improve loading efficiency, it gives riders a choice... what a noval idea.
Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:58 AM
More of this kind of idea *is* needed....the closest thing WE have in the States I suppose is those coasters that give you a *choice* of forward or backward, a la ThuNderaTion or XLR8...
bill, suddenly hearing Devo's "Freedom of Choice"
P.S. According to my latest *upgrade* in my counting, I think I'd count it as two rides....but I'd be willing to be teased about it....:)