Theming on LOCOSUMO?

Thursday, March 6, 2003 11:51 AM
I rode Superstition Mountain the year before it became LOCOSUMO and loved the cheesy cheesy dark ride theming. I remember reading in several places they were going to put the track in first (last year), and then go back this year and put some of the theming and effects back into the ride. Does anyone know if they're actually doing this, or did they spend so much trying to get the ride oeperational last year they blew the future themeing budget?
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Thursday, March 6, 2003 11:54 AM
Actually as fast as you fly through I really dont see what themeing would do at all. I could care less about theming until they get the thing running so it doesn't kill you.

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 12:01 PM
From what I understand Brent, the ride has been greatly *tamed*....bummer, since I only got to watch it in test-runs last year...but if you keep underestimating the importance of theming, you're gonna have to go through ME...;)
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Thursday, March 6, 2003 12:24 PM
You wanna rent my goons for Brent, Gator?

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 1:00 PM
I rode it one of the first couple days it was open, and man it was fast! Themed rides are always a little more fun IMO.

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 1:09 PM
I rode it in Augusut and laughed the whole ride. It was such a crazy, violent, but fun experience. I loved it. Did the rumored taming occur before or after this part of the season?

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-Matt in Iowa
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Thursday, March 6, 2003 1:16 PM
Tamed gator?!?!?! Man that makes me sad. I luckily rode it on a day when they said they were going to have it closed. Luckily, on my last time of Cornball, my cousin saw it running and ran back to get me! I got my ride in and was very thankful. It WAS a very forceful ride, but a extremely fun one at that. Although it was forceful, the excess padding the trains mad up for that.

It was perfect when I rode it....

Charlie Weingartner

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 1:50 PM
LoCoSuMo is adding themeing this off season, mostly of which will be from the old ride like the falling rocks, animals, etc. They wouldn't have no themeing for it. The throw nothing away, literally.

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 2:02 PM
Personally I don't want it tamed too much but I can see where some might think it too much. The ride had a consitant line while I was there on Labor Day. and I rode it about 10 times and loved it. There were a couple of the drops that just bottomed out hard, If they fixed that and left the rest alone, I would be more than happy.

I don't know how much Thememing they will have back in this year. I think alot of the time was spent reprofiling.

Chuck, who says except for the upper inside sections you probably won't notice much, Put the charicters on the outside for effect.

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 2:09 PM
Perhaps *greatly* was a bit strong, but don't expect it to open next season as wildly as it finished last season. Even in the WILD Midwest, they've gotta keep *some* control of riders. I am SAD that I didn't get to ride it, but I've got a feeling that I'll get back to IB, even if it's not this year. (Tig'rr was closed the day we were there, too...bummer). And still IB ranked extremely high in my book...oh, and DoLT I think got a little work done, so expect higher scores next year....

You people traveling north from SRM had better stop by! IB roXors....I remember telling the lady at the souvenir shop that the IB crow really needed a nickname..the best I could do was IngleBert...so sue me...or come up with something better...(it shouldn't be hard, LOL)...;)
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Would you just LOOK at what you've done to CoasterBuzz - you're going to have to clean it up ;)
*** This post was edited by rollergator 3/6/2003 7:12:13 PM ***

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 2:53 PM

MagnumForce said:
I could care less about theming until they get the thing running so it doesn't kill you.


Hmmm. I rode it this last season and while it did throw you around, the cars are heavily padded so each bump didnt equal a bruise. Trying to get my 6ft 2in. frame in those cars was a little tricky though.

I thought it was unique and fun. I laughed the whole ride.

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 2:57 PM
I also laughed the whole ride. Im looking forward to the themeing and hope they didn't tone the ride down to much. Im glad I rode it after they put the padding on the steel bars, since I smacked my head off one during one ride. After looking at some pictures of it when it opened the pads over the steel bars that hold up the netting weren't always there.

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 5:39 PM
The ride was, um... Different, not your average mine train. Boy do I wish they were all that good. I think the best part is toward the end where they bring you to a complete stop and then drop you down that steep hill. Does anyone know how steep the drop is exactly?

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 6:44 PM
Through the lurching, the rambling, the dipping and swaying, the waving at the contruction workers still in the mountain (Monday after Coastermania), the most memorable part of my sole LocoSumo ride was the kids chanting: "I love this ride! I love this ride!" as we traversed the fully darkened segment near the end.

I wonder what they'd chant at the people who complain about it? Would it be "Wussy wussy wussy wussy?" The world may never know...

-'Playa

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Thursday, March 6, 2003 6:52 PM
The seat belt is what hurt me. I am not *huge* but am 5'10" and 210 pounds and those belts just gouged into me so bad. Other then that I thought it was fun and violent in a laugh inducing sort of way. I can see where it would definitely be too much for your average run of the mill IB goer though and I think that may be one reason why it will be tamed down.

Theming is great don't get me wrong but I think it woudl be better suited to the outside slower portions of LoCoSuMo. More passive theming inside woudl be fine.

And BTW guys, No goons are required ;)
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Da Poodle

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*** This post was edited by MagnumForce 3/6/2003 11:53:08 PM ***

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Friday, March 7, 2003 1:19 AM
Theming--- inside and outside--- is being planned as well as redoing the inner walls that were torn up after the old ride was gutted. Much of the old theming will be replaced and some new things will be added.

Several of the drops are being reprofiled as they were too abupt. Not the double down though which I think is about 45 degrees.

Keep in mind that the old mountain's height requirements allowed little children to ride with adults. LoCoSuMo opened with a 44" minimum then had to be raised to 48"!

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Friday, March 7, 2003 2:26 AM
Did anyone else ride backwards? On my first and only time on it that's where I sat. Wow did it ever enhance the ride. MarimbaGuy, that part of the ride was insane from backwards! I had not clue what was going to happen. I looked all winter and spring at construction photos but that rides too crazy to understand it from just pictures. IMO it was right up there with Cornball Express, and passed Hoosier Hurricane (Which actually let me down a lot for a CCI)

-Charlie Weingartner

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Friday, March 7, 2003 11:00 AM
Hoosier Hurricane is just "ok" in my opinion, it's not the best wooden I've ridden- but it certainly isn't the worst.

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