The new Space Mountain.

Monday, September 6, 2004 8:35 PM
On RCDB it says the trains and the track are all being redone. Who is doing this retrofit? I am drawing a blank on identfifying the track.


Monday, September 6, 2004 8:40 PM
It looks like the new Vekoma track to me...
Monday, September 6, 2004 10:06 PM
It's Vekoma. That is launch track. Normally it has a tubular spine, as you can see will connect to that.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 12:37 PM
that looks like b&m track to me, but I could just be retarded, because I know they wouldn't retrofit it.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 1:49 PM
It is Vekoma track, and while they are keeping the same general layout, there will be a launch start up a single hill instead of the three separate lift hills there was before.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 2:24 PM
Vekoma track? How do you know - I bet that this track configuration is not related to Vekoma. Screwed ties - never!

The new Vekoma track style shows the Booster Bike - nothing in common with the grey tracks on the transporter:

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 2:39 PM
It's a "remake" of the original.

No launch, no major changes in the layout.

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 3:21 PM
Although I'd love to see a straight launch up a single hill, I don't think there's room for that and leaving the remaining layout the same. There are three lifts for a reason: space (pun intended) ;)
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 3:37 PM
CAM: Perhaps this will jump your memory.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 4:20 PM
@Phantom Tails: I see some track of AK's new Vekoma Coaster. OK, this is also a new track type but no evidence for a third one... BTW: Have you ever seen a welded rectangular Vekoma backbone? Trust me - this is not a Vekoma track :-) *** Edited 9/7/2004 9:47:33 PM UTC by CAM***
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 4:27 PM
Oh yes it is. Vekoma finally realized that instead of having the wheels on the inside (and having a bumpy ride), they've gone the way of Intamin and B&M and put the wheels on the outside (and having a smooth ride). Granted it's taken them awhile to figure it out, but they're coming around the corner.

So PhantomTails, Rctycoon2k, haiderodes are right, it is the "new looking" Vekoma track. Get used it ;)

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 4:29 PM
Disney has gone to Vekoma for two Rock'n' Roller Coasters as well as the new AK ride. Why would they go to someone else for this ride? Also, the version of Space Mountain being built at Hong Kong Disneyland is a copy of the new Disneyland Space Mountain being built by Vekoma as has been confirmed here. Makes sense that Vekoma would build this version as well.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 5:28 PM
It was listed in our cast member newspaper as having a launch start...
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 5:57 PM

JR Villain said:
they've gone the way of Intamin and B&M and put the wheels on the outside (and having a smooth ride).


Morgan's hypers have wheels on the inside and they are equally as smooth as B&M's.

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 6:43 PM
If you haven't seen this already, this site list the changes, including the rumored "Rocket Mountain":

Be sure to also click on the home page for a unique on ride view of SM's last half with the lights on.

"By day it rockets, by night it ROCKS!" -Space Mountain

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 7:47 PM
Autuan, there's a difference between how Morgan makes a coaster and how Vekoma makes a coaster. Granted, I've rode X-Flight over 20 times and never had a rough ride on it.

But as far as the SLCs and Boomerangs go, no wonder people refer to them as "head-an-bangs." :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 8:28 PM
Does anybody else wish they would keep the Dick Dale soundtrack?
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 8:43 PM
Don't you realize that it doesn't matter where the wheels are, it's the configuration of the wheel assembly. Whether it is spring loaded, constant contact, or if it's stationary, un-moving, gapped wheel assemblies. Let alone the way the track is built.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 9:08 PM
I'm really going to miss the Dick Dale soundtrack, despite having never been on the ride after the sound system was installed. Dick Dale's interpretation of that song is incredible.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 9:24 PM
If you want Vekoma to design you a ride for $3 million they will do it, but if you pay them $20 million for the same ride it will make a world of difference.

They'll put in what you put a lot get a great ride, want a ride on the cheap..get an SLC style S&M lover's dream.


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