The Incredible Hulk Launch

Monday, July 26, 2004 11:11 AM
I've tried doing several searches on coasterbuzz and rcdb to no avail. I am under the impression that the launch on the Incredible Hulk was done by another manufacturer and not B&M. Is this true? If so, whom did the launch? Thanks.

This can be closed quickly as soon as there is a clear answer. *** Edited 7/26/2004 3:12:27 PM UTC by Dragster Freak***

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Monday, July 26, 2004 11:24 AM
I believe Universal Studios themselves did the launch. You are correct in that B&M did not develope it.

EDIT: here's a link regarding the launch

http://www.rollercoasterpro.com/special_features/tech/hulk/index.php

Apparently it was done jointly between Universal and Reliance, who supplied the motors. *** Edited 7/26/2004 3:32:03 PM UTC by Dale Picolet***

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Monday, July 26, 2004 11:30 AM
Everything that I always heard was that that was all Universal. B&M had nothing to do with it.
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Monday, July 26, 2004 11:40 AM
This link might help you........

http://www.reliance.com/news/press_releases/press_hulk_03.html

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Monday, July 26, 2004 12:08 PM
Thanks for the links. Interesting info.
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Monday, July 26, 2004 3:18 PM
Copied from that site about Jurassic Park River Adventure....

You are taken up nearly 20 stories in the “JP” engineering & containment facility. Guests experience the sounds and more animatronics of viscous dinosaurs as they ascend the staircase. Then, after a 180-degree turn, the boat takes one last lift as the red sirens and computer counts down from 10 to 1. Your boat gets right over the peak of the main drop, when at “3,” the waterfall ahead disappears and a Tyrannosaurus-Rex nearly gets a hold of the raft before you plummet 180 feet down to the water below. The theming, excitement factor and ride’s incredible capacity per hour got its hold on the number 10 spot on our top 10!

Uh....I had no idea that JRPA is 20 stories tall. I don't know if everything on that site is true.

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Monday, July 26, 2004 4:00 PM
20 stories, 180 feet....something tells me these figures are the actual LENGTH of the lift/drop, and not the *vertical component* of said ride elements. Since I don't know the angles of ascent/descent, or the height and/or horizontal trackage length, the best I can do is make an ESTIMATE of the drop height...and I'd say it's closer to 90 feet vertical drop.
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Monday, July 26, 2004 4:21 PM
Estimate gator?? A quick application of the pythagorean theorem states that the length of the hypotenuse c, is equal to the square root of the sum of the vertical (a) and horizontal (b) components, squared. Now get to work.... :)

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Monday, July 26, 2004 4:41 PM
Well, I think technically 10 feet equals a story. So the building may be 200, its pretty damn massive to look at.

The only thing with the usage of "stories" referring to roller coaster heights is that its deceiving. When people hear Dragster is 42 stories, they think of a 42 story building. On average, a 30ish story building will be around 420 feet.

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Monday, July 26, 2004 8:15 PM
On a side note:
The poster "Trick Track" is not the same as "tricktrack".
For a second I thought I was suffering from some mundane "Memento"-esque illness when I read the third post in this thread. I was even considering tatooing myself, until I realised that someone with an identical name is posting here also.

Sorry for my ego-promotion :)

tricktrack

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