Terminator Salvation: The Ride goes vertical. And very quickly.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:25 PM

They started up with the final sections of the coaster. Most of it is very low to the ground and very twisty (duh GCI).

http://www.greatcoastersinterns.com/photos.php

Hopefully we'll get a better idea of what the layout really looks like once constructions picks up a quicker pace (kind of hard to tell from the animations by Virtual Image Productions issued by the park).

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Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:13 AM

Still think a wood coaster called with a Terminator theme is a bit off base.


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Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:28 PM
crazy horse's avatar

Sounds a lot like termite.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:18 PM
LostKause's avatar

Yep. The name shows a lack of creativity and understanding of the Terminator brand, and/or maybe a hair of laziness too, imho. It's a stretch, to say the least.


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Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:47 PM

^^Maybe Terminex would've been a better name.


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Sunday, January 25, 2009 8:05 PM

^nice :)

Yeah i am also quite confused as to why a wooden coaster would be called Terminator, but probably what happened was SFMM wanted a woodie and they got the sponsorship from the movie series. just a guess.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009 11:33 PM

Yeah, the name is off base for a wooden coaster. It would be slightly better if they painted the structure black and silver. But if it's a great coaster, the name is no big deal. At least they didn't name it "roller coaster" like some of ones I have seen on rcdb.com.


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Monday, January 26, 2009 12:57 AM

CPcisco said:

Yeah i am also quite confused as to why a wooden coaster would be called Terminator, but probably what happened was SFMM wanted a woodie and they got the sponsorship from the movie series. just a guess.

Ding! Ding! We have a winner. :)

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Monday, January 26, 2009 3:09 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I'm just wondering why everyone gets stuck on the idea that certain kinds of rides need a certain kind of name/theme.

This is like a subset of the "enthusiasts don't like names that aren't nouns" theory, isn't it? :)


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Monday, January 26, 2009 7:29 AM

Heck, just call the coaster "Termite's Revenge, sponsord by Terminex," we'd have a winner. Either that, of have it sponsord by Georgia Pacfic.


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Monday, January 26, 2009 4:18 PM

Whenever I hear how a wooden coaster does not go with a Terminator theme, my response is, so what?

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Monday, January 26, 2009 4:58 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Hearing people complain about the name Terminator Salvation is as tiresome as me mentioning I won't be visiting SFMM in every thread about the park! :)

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Monday, January 26, 2009 4:59 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Indeed. :)


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Monday, January 26, 2009 5:58 PM

^ lmao! Very funny Moosh. ;)

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Monday, January 26, 2009 8:41 PM

Yeah, Moosh, it's a good thing you didn't ment . . . oh. ;)


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 1:45 AM
nasai's avatar

Well, this is exciting.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:19 AM

I refuse to respond to Mamoosh's comment with any response regarding a certain park I will be going to this Sunday.


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2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:21 AM

The only way I can think of that the Terminator name is appropriate is that in the future in the Terminator movies, the humans don't want to build anymore metal machines (since the human race was nearly wiped out by Skynet computer systems). Therefore, they build their coasters "primitively" with wood so it can't "get smart". LMAO


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 7:15 AM

Well, has anybody thought about a woden coaster made of bamboo? Given the fact that some bamboos are stronger than steel and can grow nearly a foot a day (for some varities), Why not?

I'm not engineer, but maybe a 'boo glue lamination might work.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 12:52 PM

Just be glad they don't have a sponsorship agreement with the people who brought you "Bride Wars."

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