SWC Journey To Atlantic - track laid

Friday, September 26, 2003 9:44 AM
See pics here. Is it just me or is this a larger layout with more sections of coaster track than the Florida version? Was a layout ever released?

mOOSH

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Friday, September 26, 2003 9:54 AM
Just from the few pictures I checked out, it looks to be the same, but I don't know for sure. The whole curving drop section is enclosed on the Florida one so you can't see that section of track.

Anyone know for sure if this new version is the same?

-Sean

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Friday, September 26, 2003 10:02 AM
I was under the impression that it was just a clone of the Orlando ride, but I'm not positive about that.

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Friday, September 26, 2003 10:22 AM
I was told that the California version is longer and looking at the conceptual art, it does look slightly bigger. I guess we will have to wait and find out.
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Friday, September 26, 2003 10:45 AM
Sean - My memory of the Orlando version is that the coaster portion -- all enclosed -- is a single drop and landing into the water, but the San Diego version looks to have a curving drop, block break, and then another drop.

mOOSH

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Friday, September 26, 2003 10:50 AM
Yeah, hard to piece together what's going on in those photos, but it does appear that there's more to it, if for no other reason than that long turn.

When you see the track out in the open like that, it sure seems to end debate over whether or not you can claim coaster credit for it.

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What time does the water show start?

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Friday, September 26, 2003 10:54 AM
It does appear very much like a coaster there... provided that the coaster section seen in the pics is just a copy of that in Orlando, I will definitely start classifying JTA as a coaster. I didn't realize that there was so much "coaster", probably because it takes place indoors and is hard to put it all into perspective when you can't see how much "ground" you are covering.

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-Rob
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Friday, September 26, 2003 12:27 PM
<---Already counts SWF's JTA as a coaster, and will likely do the same to SWC's.

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Friday, September 26, 2003 2:04 PM
Woo hoo! Bigger is better! Closer is better too! ;)

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Friday, September 26, 2003 2:10 PM
Forgive me for my ignorance, but, is this the ride that the San Diego commission is claiming is built on 'toxic' ground?

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Friday, September 26, 2003 2:23 PM
Yes.

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Sunday, September 28, 2003 8:11 AM
Woe to the environmentalist who comes between me and another credit!;)

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Sunday, September 28, 2003 11:01 AM
The drop on JTA orlando is the same moosh, it is a curving drop, then curves the other way into the splash pool. I didn't see the block brakes in the photos, so it appears to be the same to me

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Monday, September 29, 2003 4:08 AM
Turbo: Yep, I'll sencond that. The drop looks the same as the one in Orlando to me. It's such a great ride, I hope to see much more of the water coaster. Let's have some in the UK please! :-)
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Monday, September 29, 2003 9:59 AM
My reason for questioning the layout came upon viewing photos #8, #9, and #15 -- which I am unable to link to directly. The coaster portion looks to be as follows:

Drop #1 [Photo #8] a swooping 270* drop leading to a block break. Photo #9 shows the same block break and the beginning of the drop #2, the one that ends with the water splash. Photo #15 is taken from the other end of the same block break and shows more of drop #2.

I seem to remember only one coaster drop in Orlando, the last one that begins in the dark and ends with the splashdown.

Or am I just totally wrong? ;)

mOOSH

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Monday, September 29, 2003 10:04 AM
I seem to remember a swooping drop and a turn the other way on JTA in Orlando...

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Monday, September 29, 2003 10:17 AM
Yeah, what both of you said. It's a drop, a change in direction and splash-down... that's it!

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What time does the water show start?

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Monday, September 29, 2003 10:41 AM
Then I'm confused...but that's nothing new ;)

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Monday, September 29, 2003 10:54 AM
I think the main difference between SWC's and SWF's is that we don't have *exposed* pictures of ours....the track *feels* shorter than it is because of the darkness and the ride effects. My guess is that they're basically identical...
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Monday, September 29, 2003 10:58 AM
Hey, no fair, it's supposed to be, "If you show me yours, I'll show you mine."

Right?

Sorry... ;)

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