Superman at Australia's WBMW

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:57 AM
I didn't really want to post this as news, because there are only three pictures, but the Intamin rocket down there is starting to go up, starting with the launch track:

http://roller-coaster.com.au/gallery.php?gid=167

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:47 AM
Still no word on a layout though, darn.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:05 AM
Word is camelbacks and overbanks for elements, and a unique "earthquake" element (a rumbling section of track) for the pre-launch segment.

It's just great that Australia is finally getting a good coaster. Looking at this I think it's been worth the wait.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:43 AM
Looks like the camelback wont be that tall if the station dosnt go far back into that hangar/storage building.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 2:23 PM
Colin - there is a "dark ride" portion prior to the launch...the station is not right before the launch.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 6:39 PM
The launch actually does go right back into that building (best name for it would be a sound stage) - only around 1/3 of it is outdoors. It starts at ground level or so and travels up at that angle.

The tophat will be 40m (131ft).

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 7:14 PM

Mamoosh said:
Colin - there is a "dark ride" portion prior to the launch...the station is not right before the launch.

Oh, never knew. Thanks.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 7:34 PM
After the top hat it is a similiar layout to Millenium force with the two camelbacks right next to each other and an overbanked turn to get to each camelback.
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Sunday, August 14, 2005 9:44 PM
There's more construction images up at Roller-Coaster.com.au: http://www.roller-coaster.com.au/gallery.php?gid=168

The tophat is coming together, and the layout is starting to show, with a wide ground-hugging turn right after the tophat.

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