The Italian Job Stunt Track opens in 2005 at two Paramount parks
Posted Friday, August 13, 2004 11:29 AM | Contributed by cobra1562
Paramount's Kings Island and Paramount Canada's Wonderland announced yesterday the addition of The Italian Job Stunt Track, a heavily themed launched coaster inspired by the car chases from the Paramount Pictures film.
I was at the announcement at PKI yesterday morning, and I loved what I saw. While some may gripe about it not being that fast or high, the theming and effects look amazing. Lets just hope the parks keep the theming up for more than 1 year.
Seems like a really cool ride, looks like something you would find at Disney. The one thing that seemed like it should be different is the banking on the turns. Real roads aren't banked like that, they could have made flat turns with some very strong and fun lateral Gs. Other than that though, the ride looks like a winner!*** This post was edited by Pete 8/13/2004 1:04:31 PM ***
...how are they going to re-create driving down the stairs? On the promo video, it shows the coaster car shaking.... ...how do they do that? Vibrators in the coaster car seats, or a track that's like a trick-track?
Who knows what the final track colors would be. Besides to me I think the yellow is very suiting. It gives the feel of an actual stunt track whereas its actually like your testing something. It makes the ride look like an actual "set". Does anyone else understand what im trying to say lol lol.
Right on, but now im starting to think. Is this the path premier is starting to take with their "attractions"? Or perhaps this is how they intended their coasters/attractions to be in the first place. I mean look at FOF, Mr. Freeze, and ROTM.
The color yellow was probably chosen as the track color for for one reason: The Italian Job movie logo has 2 yellow lines which are the center lines. The track is supposed to look like the yellow center lines.
There has to be banking on the turns. Otherwise it would be too much stress on the car and track. While it was a suspended coaster, The Bat was a perfect example of what happens when you don't bank curves. While the Italian Job is not to that extreme, the same principle applies. Ya' gotta bank the curves.
Is this the path premier is starting to take with their "attractions"?
Premier builds the ride and the control system, and to that extent, there's nothing particularly out of the ordinary about this particular ride other than the fact that it has to start and stop a couple of extra times. The "show" is designed by the Paramount folks and their consultants.