Of note since previous installations five years ago:
Launch speeds below 60mph...
Shorter trains, fewer riders...partially offset by...
Smaller parks (presumably not quite as expensive as the Disney installations, but Lagoon's *is* listed at $10M)...
Flexibility in application - Lagoon's Wicked has a vertical tower-launch, while Drievliet's Formule X has a maximum height of 15m...
Just thought it was kinda cool that a technology which appeared to have been surpassed has made a comeback....gives me hope for myself! ;)
You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)
Sorted By: Opened, Roller Coaster
I'm probably wrong, but I could have sworn that Rockin Roller Coaster switched to something more allong the lines with Accelerator launches. Last time I rode it I could have sworn there was a catch car and everything.
"Don't look back."
WDW also experimented with the ride, adding magnetic brakes to the final brake run and even trying to run 5 trains on it at once! Unfortunately, it proved too much for the ride and so, WDW is back to running 4 trains on it. They also upgraded the ride system, allowing maintenance to remove and add trains by only typing a code!
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