Tomb Raider: The Ride - Proof of Giant Top Spin

Saturday, November 10, 2001 10:51 PM

Proof comes courtesy of ScreamScape in the form of images of the project plans.

 

http://www.screamscape.com/html/paramount_parks.html

(Scroll to bottom of page)

 

Where are all those people who insisted it would be something other than a flat ride in a box? Every time new evidence came out, such as pictures of the footers and RideMan's debunking of the 40+ million dollar budget, many people continued to deny themselves the truth. Flat ride in a box is better than nothing, next time don't be so quick to swallow everything a park's PR department pushes on you.

*** This post was edited by The Anti-Rumor on 11/11/2001. ***

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Saturday, November 10, 2001 11:11 PM
Well it was kind of obvious...I like those layout pics though.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001 11:29 PM
I just looked at the site too. The nerve of Lance to keep those plans from us all this time:) This is why if you're looking for rumors that have a high degree of credibility, you should look no further than Screamscape. I personally can't wait to ride the first US installation of a Giant Top Spin.

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Sunday, November 11, 2001 6:04 AM
Um, I can`t acces Screamscape right now.  I would like to see those "plans" but both the lin and the main site appear to be down at the moment.
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 6:30 AM
I wish more "enthusiasts" were able to look at the project in the way it was intended.

To call it a "flat ride in a box" is belittling an attraction that none of us has experienced yet.  IMO labeling this investment as a "flat ride in a box" is equivalent to calling Space Mountain at Disney a Galaxy in a shed, or Spiderman at IOA a 3D movie in a warehouse.

I am very excited about this project at PKI.  What other park is adding anything remotely as extravagant as this for 2002?  None.

I also am sad that the hard working folks at PKI have to compete with such speculation and leaks.  This is like someone spending thousands of dollars on a surprise party, only to have an invitee tell the "secret" to the person for which the party is intended.

Shame shame on Screamscape for publishing any valid/invalid information of which they should not be privy.  It is not their project to show off.  Heh Heh, Screamscape sure has changed their minds about the 2002 PKI project over time.  Seems I recall "info" on the site mentioning a possible Scooby Haunted Mansion, Flying Dutchman and/or Liquid Coaster.  Tsk Tsk Tsk

Batten down the hatches folks, it's gonna be a long winter.

Shaggy

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Sunday, November 11, 2001 6:38 AM
Screamscape is down right now, at least for me.  Perhaps they have gotten in a little over their heads and PKI has put them in their place.....

Really, that is really lame of Screamscape.  PKI went to a lot of trouble to do something unique with the devolpment of this ride, and to see any of that go to waste is a shame.  Frankly, I also think it was pretty uncool of Jeff to pretty much let the cat out of the box on the CP Impulse (if that is in fact what it is).  Just let the parks do their job....

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Sunday, November 11, 2001 6:44 AM
Can anyone else access Screamscape?  I, for one, will be glad if Tomb Raider: The Ride ends up being a flat ride.  The last flat ride that was added to Paramount`s Kings Island was Flight Commander in 1990 and has since been taken out after the accident on it back in `91.  It`s about time, if Tomb Raider:The Ride is indeed a flat ride, that PKI add a new one.  Also, if it is a flat ride it will most certainly be the best themed flat ride in the world, and an added bonus is it will be air conditioned!  I can`t wait untill April to ride Tomb Raider: The Ride, and all the other fabulous rides at the park.
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 6:48 AM
Air conditioned huh?

You will be HOT and you will be COLD.  You will be wet, and you will be dry.

I'll leave it at that...

Shaggy

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Sunday, November 11, 2001 6:57 AM
Nothing wrong with a flat ride in a box. Look at Conneaut's Ultimate Trip, one of the best scramblers out there. Scenery really can make the excitement triple+!
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:06 AM
WHO'S YOUR DADDY BABY?!?!?!?!?!?!  THANK YOU!  I was the FIRST ON THE BOARD to say it was gonna be a Giant Top Spin.  Well, where are all you non-beleivers?!  Bow down and worship the almighty power of Coaster131, for he knows his stuff!
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:28 AM
DawgByte II's avatar I was also always saying that it was a Huss Giant Top Spin, but very little "Buzzers" wanted to believe me or the few others who thought it was just that.

Even the "almighty" Jeff thought there was no way it could be a Giant Top Spin. Nobody wanted to really believe. They thought it had to be a simulator or something. Who's yo daddy now? :) 

It may cost a lot, but like I speculated in the past, there's probably a lot of special effects going on during the ride itself and the experience begins way before you board the ride. Probably begins while waiting in the queue line, and then there's probably something cool before you get on the ride as well.

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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:29 AM
I bet when the park finds out when ScreamScape is showing those pictures, that they won't be happy.
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:30 AM
If you look at the plans, it appears that the car will get pretty cloto the wall. Makes you wonder how cool it would be if they put a giant mirror there :)
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:41 AM
Probably as happy as SFDL would be if I leaked out the 2002 information on my site...

...lol... ::shifty eyes::

Yea, I figured it would be a giant top spin too, I can imagine the theming possibilities for it... just as shaggy mentioned.

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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:44 AM
Heh..  cool/interesting theming here I come.  :o)

Then...  chicken chute here I come.  :o(

Sure, I understand coasters sometimes ostrocize people that don't ride em, but what about those of us that don't ride spin-n-pukes? 

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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:46 AM

Homey G. said:
Heh..  cool/interesting theming here I come.  :o)
Then...  chicken chute here I come.  :o(
Sure, I understand coasters sometimes ostrocize people that don't ride em, but what about those of us that don't ride spin-n-pukes? 
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I rode "X" and never went upside down.

my mom will probably have to do the same thing.  :(  she's ridden well over 100 coasters, but she just doesn't do spin and pukes. 

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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:50 AM
I am not a fan of them. I am too whimpy! They scare me s**tless...I mean I could ride every ride @ KBF 1,000,001 times in a row, but I couldn't stand one ride on that Hammerhead Stall...(*Evil Glare tword KBF from Virginia*)
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:53 AM

Homey G. said:
"Heh..  cool/interesting theming here I come.  :o)

Then...  chicken chute here I come.  :o("



Yo, Homey, I'll be right there with you. I guess we can go over to Sonny instead.
lata,
jeremy
--who will say nothing else about TR:TR
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 8:08 AM
I thought I was the only who thought some flat rides were a little ifft. I rode BKF, X-Flight, and SUE with no problems but I backed out of Texas Twister :(
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 8:12 AM
Shaggy,

 BRAVO!

 You said exactly what I wanted to say......but before I could say it. 

 For those that are still expecting a 'top spin in a box' have to realize that this isn't going to be a 'let's enclose the ride and open it' type of attraction. Ohio (and the midwest for that matter) haven't seen anything like this as far as theming and the overall experiance goes.  

  It wouldn't surprised me in the slightest to see a semi-large backlash to PKI on this board from "didn't build what I thought they would build" kind of folks. People have to realize that getting your hopes up for such a secret attracton, then whinning when something shows you your guess isn't what you thought it would be, is a dead end street.

 So, for those that are itching to voice your negatvive opinion on why PKI "let us to believe it was something else", remember that PKI did exactly what they wanted to do. They wanted people to speculate about what the ride would be, but they never once said something about the attraction that wasn't true.

 

-Sean F. 

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