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

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).

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


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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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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.


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


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^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.

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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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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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? :)


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

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! :)

Lord Gonchar's avatar

Indeed. :)


^ lmao! Very funny Moosh. ;)

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


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nasai's avatar

Well, this is exciting.


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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

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


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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

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