This year's forgotten Rocket?

Friday, July 1, 2005 1:42 AM
This is Galaxy Express 999, an indoor Intamin Rocket. Anybody know of any pics? I'd love to see if this is RITA-esq, or something even more different.
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Friday, July 1, 2005 1:44 AM
Ask Scooby on RRC! He knows the answer! :-)
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Friday, July 1, 2005 4:07 AM
Supposedly it's quite an intense ride, but very, very short. I am supposed to be riding it in a couple of months but was told it wasn't worth the dough to ride.

It launches trains much differently than every other rocket. Instead of having a large motor at the end that pulls the launch sled, the new coaster uses drive wheels to launch the train with hydraulics.

-Sean

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Friday, July 1, 2005 4:25 AM
Wow. Sean, take plenty of pix. Man, I can't wait till next year. I just hope SD2K may possibly be up by then, and that the rumored new 4D is up by then :).
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Friday, July 1, 2005 4:59 AM
LOL, you beat me to it Sean ;)

Another difference is that the trains don't have OTSRs


-Jimvy!

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Friday, July 1, 2005 12:13 PM
^ Hmmm... those damned Japanese. Always using their common sense....
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Friday, July 1, 2005 1:28 PM
Tek - check your PMs ;)
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Friday, July 1, 2005 3:04 PM
Its got funky trains:

http://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/aquastadium/attraction/index.html

(place your mouse where it says "999")

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Friday, July 1, 2005 4:21 PM

RollrCoastrCrazy said:
^ Hmmm... those damned Japanese. Always using their common sense....

LoL! And most all Japanese people can fit into the Intamin restraints, because Japan dosn't have the obesity/wide body range problem like America has.

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Friday, July 1, 2005 8:28 PM
Moosh: HAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Oh, I can't stop laughing. I have that good funny I can't stop lauging pain in my stomach. I hope he cracked a window ;).

tricktrack: Can't seem to get the pic to load. Weird. I'll try at work later, thanks!

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Friday, July 1, 2005 8:28 PM
I don't think it has "funky" trains, I just think this is Intamin's new lapbar seats, notice the side wraps around what would be the side of the passengers body.

(if you leave it without mousing over anything, then you get another photo of the trains come up)

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Friday, July 1, 2005 8:45 PM
From those pictures it looks like there is only one row per car, which is quite odd.
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Friday, July 1, 2005 9:28 PM

Rctycoon2k said:
I don't think it has "funky" trains, I just think this is Intamin's new lapbar seats, notice the side wraps around what would be the side of the passengers body

You mean Intamin is actually doing something about this seat problem? :P

I think you are correct though. Maybe Intamin can retrofit KK and Rita with these? I doubt it.

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Friday, July 1, 2005 9:30 PM
So does anybody have any pictures of this thing? I would love to see what it looks like on the inside and what type if layout it has.
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Friday, July 1, 2005 10:23 PM
Tim Melago and I are staying at that hotel in August. Hopefully we'll get a chance to get the credit...
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Saturday, July 2, 2005 12:22 AM
Still can't get the pic to load. Is it a flash animation?
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Saturday, July 2, 2005 1:20 AM
^ Yes it is.
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Saturday, July 2, 2005 12:14 PM
Train Photo #1 Train Photo #2

For the people with anti-Flash capabilities, the photos were screenshot'ed and uploaded above.

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 5:37 PM
Thanks, it was taking forever to load at home, and we don't have flash at work for stupid reasons, and of course, I'm not an admin., so I can't add it:(.

Looks interesting, doesn't look like stadium seating. Actually, they look very retro. I can't wait to get to Japan!

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