To the people who have ridden Acrophobia

Sunday, September 16, 2001 2:27 PM
My first question is, is acrophobia a good gyro drop?  My second is would it do good at SFoT.  The reason i ask these questions is because ive heard alot of people all over forums say that SFoT is getting one in 2002.  
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Titan is going to rule the hypercoaster kingdom
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 3:51 PM
Acrophobia is in another category of drop rides altogether. The sensation of hanging 200-feet high, and looking straight down is incredible. Oh yeah, the free-fall is pretty exciting as well. :)
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 4:40 PM
an acrophobia at sfdl but taller would be simply wonderful!
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"who needs drugs when you have coasters...they're like a natural high"
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 5:26 PM
Acrophobia at SFoG is finally rotating!!!  My suggestion is to hold out your arms and float all the way down.  Amazing
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Acrophobia--High Alititude Attitude
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 5:32 PM
I have been looking at some pictures of the spaghetti bowl coasters, they look awesome. The problem is, they are so twisted, I can't tell whwere they go. I managed to figure out it is launched into a cobra roll. What is the layout of these rides?
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 5:58 PM
well no one has answered my question is it a good possibility for sfot.
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Titan is going to rule the hypercoaster kingdom
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 6:20 PM
Acrophobia isn't rotating astrosgp.  I've personally talked about it with Mr. Odum, and he said the motors that controlled the rotating weren't strong enough to rotate a full load of people, and that they would have to replace them in the offseason.  And I know for a fact it wasn't rotating last weekend as I was there.  Also it was doing some weird things like every once in a while the seats would tilt before the ride ever started to rise up the tower. Also one of the rows of 3 wouldn't tilt back up until after the people got off it.  There was something seriously wrong with it last week.

CoasterFreak11, Acrophobia is hands down the best gravity propelled drop ride, and it would be great at any park.

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"This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner

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Sunday, September 16, 2001 6:35 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing one for SFA.Any new free fall ride would certainly be a better improvement over that stinking tower of doom ride that they currently have.
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 6:47 PM
I'm sorry IOArules, but I was there on the 1st and Acrophobia was rotating then ,and well, all day long.  I rode it twice without any breakdowns. But it IS ROTATING, I know because i rode it twice while it was rotating.
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 8:49 PM
I have not ridden Viagraphobia...er...I mean Acrophobia...just yet, but I have to think, based on the first hand accounts I have heard so far, that it would be better as a proper stand-up freefall, like the one at Drayton Manor...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Monday, September 17, 2001 3:52 AM
Acro was rotating this sunday. I guess they got the motors juiced up to have it rotating all day long.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 2:06 PM
IOArules: Acrophobia does indeed rotate. I went on it about four times, and it rotated every single time. On each of these occasions, the vehicle was at capacity.

Granted, I've seen many times where the seats didn't rotate or tilt. However, this is a brand new ride, so the potential definately exists for problems.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 2:11 PM
Yes Acrophobia is rotating. It was rotating on the 8th when I visited the park. It is a great ride the view/drop/rotation are all awesome. The stop was a little painful but not too much due to the seats that you sit in. However I would like too see them increase the angle at wich you rotate out, 15 degrees is not that much.

Yes it would be a good addition for anypark and I would consider it a possibility for any park that either, Needs a good drop ride or has one that is about to fall apart(First Generation Freefall). Or of course almost anypark would be insane not to want one of these.

Of the parks above SFOT fits all of them. So it is a good possibility.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 2:16 PM
I know for a FACT that it's rotating.  You know how I know?  Because I've ridden it and it was rotating.  Just because some exec. or whatever says that it isn't, doesn't mean that it HASN'T.  I don't want to sound harsh, because that's what you were told and that's what you believed.  I would have thought the same thing if I were you.
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Past this point of no return your only choice is freeze or burn.
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Thursday, September 20, 2001 9:31 AM
Acro does rotate, just like the Drop Zone at PKI.  The tilting seats are good, and I would take it at any park.  (But, I'll have to say I would take the extra 100'+ of DZ over Acro's tilt any day, unless I can have BOTH)!
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