Supports on site for Gadv's 05 Coaster

Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:54 PM

As of today, the supports for Great Adventure's 2005 coaster are on site. They are very similar to TTD's supports, and pretty much declares that the new coaster is indeed an Intamin, but what type is not confirmed.

One opinion is this is Rocket #4, but only time will tell.

Thursday, July 29, 2004 9:01 PM
They do look alot like Intamin supports. Maybe a Rocket coaster or a Impulse?

Cool to see they will be recieving something new next year.

Thursday, July 29, 2004 9:04 PM
The track length announced at the board meeting was 2480 feet, so I highly doubt it is an Impulse.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 9:28 PM
So do I, after looking at the supports again. They don't look at all like Impulse supports.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:15 PM
They look like TTD supports to me.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:24 PM
Well... if it's taller than TTD, they must have lied about the length, because TTD is 2800 feet long, and this is stated to be 2480 feet. Hmmmmm....
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:28 PM
They could save on track by only running 2 trains and having a quicker launch.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:30 PM
That would only work if they only made it around 10 feet taller or so. Plus thats a bad decision... capacity would suck.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:38 PM
If they beat TTD, it ain't going to be by much. You are not going to see 500 feet here (unless it is a shuttle, but I doubt that). As far as I know, the two trains rolling out of the station at once never really worked that well, so they need 3 trains max, and if they don't have a seperate unload station, 2 should be fine.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:39 PM
Perhaps it's possible it may be something of Storm Runner's scale if it is indeed an Intamin rocket.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:44 PM
Those supports look huge for something under 200 feet. Look at the diameter compared to the fense in the pic, and then look at old pics of TTD supports in the parking lot.

edit: forgot to add that someone at posted he saw two long lines of footers.
edit2:that should be two long lines of marks for footers, not the footers themselves. *** Edited 7/30/2004 2:55:34 AM UTC by RavenTTD***

Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:47 PM
you can't really compare objects unless the objects are the same hieght, in regard to fencing
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:50 PM
I was looking at some construction pictures of Storm Runner and the supports look nearly identical in design from just about every angle. Some of Storm Runner's supports also appear to be just as massive in diameter (for tophat and inversions). I think with SF's current financial situation it would be wiser to get something on that scale for both up-front cost ($12 million is a lot more affordable than $25 million) and maintenance issues (Top Thrill Dragster still has a few issues).
Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:03 PM
I guess I can't assume it is Intamin, although I still think it is.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:07 PM
Yes, I noticed Gerstlauer's supports look very similar right from the start. However, there are subtle differences. One being the design of where the support connects to the track. Gerstlauer's is more rectangular whereas Intamin's is round.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:15 PM
That is true. Those stumpy supports really look like the would connect to Intamin track. With the report of two straight lines of markers, the track length, and a support that big, I think this will be another L-TH-B
Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:24 PM
If the rumors are true about this being a record-breaking coaster, could the record be for number of inversions on a coaster or most inversions in a park? I think it could be more Storm Runner-style than Dragster-style.


Friday, July 30, 2004 12:20 AM
No one in NJ or NY or PA has ridden anything over 300' (well, unless they've traveled real far to ride coasters). GAdv. could build a 300' rocket and still blow the minds of everyone in the Northeast.
Friday, July 30, 2004 12:32 AM
Where exactly in the parking lot/fenced off areas is this? And where are they planning on putting the rest of the supports when they get in? Anyone care to speculate?
Friday, July 30, 2004 12:33 AM
Wow! Hydra and this in the same season.

How many of us are making a trip to Eastern PA/Jersey next season?

That'd make a fun early season weekend :)


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