Sure does look to be about Top Spin sized - and the "plunge toward boiling lava" from the press release could well be the standard fountain option for the park model Top Spin (see the Huss site; follow links for themed rides: mexican ethnic Top Spin).
On the other hand, I hope it might be one of these. Even the concept drawings and description match the TR:TR release, and Natua Bausik very carefully mention no themeing details. Image that the chain lift hauls you toward the stalactite cieling, which opens in the nick of time to take you across the roof; then back inside for your lava plaunge. That would be cool.
It also fulfills the 'escape vehicle' concept in a way that a Top Spin couldn't, unless it was specially modified with two load/unload platforms.
Knowing this ride will be a 3-D experience, I am thinking it will be like Spiderman only with different vehicles and will be a multi-level ride, then once at the top, the new vehicles will plunge from the top of the building (using that some track that will be in the ride) and turn out at the last second. But I also think it could very well be what Pat Santucci said because if it's inverted, then you will ot know when the train will be pulling out. No one really knows except the head people at PKI nad you know they have their mouth shut so I guess we will just have to wait until opening day of next year to find out what it really is.
I asked Jennifer Bowers awhile back about the ride, and I asked her how big the building was. She said (I would quote, but I cant find the email.) "The biggest building will measure 90`x70`x30`" I dont remember the exact measurements, but my point is she said the BIGGEST building, meaning there is more than one building. What they might be building is the queue building, and then the attraction is behind that. If you look at the pics, you can clearly see in the background cleared trees.
This ride will contain many under ground sections,and as you can see from the pictures the foundation is not complete yet! I have recived this imformation first hand from a friend of mine who is a tram driver....now you may think a tran driver but she has been there for over twenty years so its very reliable information,this is only a statement not a rumor!
I'm not doubting you about the underground sections, but I think there's going to be a catch. If there were underground sections we would see trenches or pits at this stage in construction. Since the theming involves some sort of archeological excavation, I would expect perceived undergound sections. None of the ride itself will be underground since footers for the ride system are poured. ----------------- Scott W. Short mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
Does a building with the demensions 91by 91 by 81 sound like its to small to be a dark ride? Don't think so. This building is gonna be HUGE!!!!!!!!!!! O and PKI_MAN I heard these demensions from Jeff siebert and David Mandt they also sadi it might be even taller possibly over 100ft. ----------------- It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.
Sure looks like a type of Top Spin to me! Maybe it's a Super TopSpin! It hasn't been built yet and nobody knows what a Super TopSpin will be, it seem to fit the description. Not to mention the fact that the concrete foundation's resemble a Top Spin's foundation rather remarkably. -----------------
BrandonR, if you actually go up to the Tomb Raider display and read the sign, it says guests will immerse themselves in a 3-D experience. So there might not be 3-D glasses but somewhere in the ride there will be a 3-D section.
yeah its in 3-D a statue from the movie on a screen its 3-D. everyone is taking all the facts from the announcement and putting them towards the ride. think about the queue line they said its gonna be on of the most spectacular queue lines in the world. did you ever think the 3-d effects are for the line not the ride.