Top Speeds on The Voyage

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:20 AM
For those of you who might be wondering about the various speeds we'll reach on The Voyage, especially approaching the 90* banked sections of track and the triple-down, we posed the question to The Gravity Group.

Chad Miller's reply is posted on the HoliBlog.

Thanks, Paula

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:25 AM
50 mph at the very end of the heart skipped a beat...
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:27 AM
Paula as opening day approaches, your posts get better and better. Perhaps it is just my anticipation, or maybe it is that your posts are getting longer and the pictures are getting better.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:30 AM
One of the things ya GOTTA love about wooden amount of information can *prepare* you for what you are about to experience...

Holiwood Nights! :)

P.S. Is Chad Miller a better source than Mike Miller? You BET! ;)
*** Edited 4/11/2006 2:31:15 PM UTC by rollergator***

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 11:38 AM
Ah, but I bet Bass is a bigger ho. ;)
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:05 PM
HEY! I resemble that remark.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:10 PM
Hey Mike. Guess where I ate, Sunday night? I had the philly burger wtih cheese fries and a double chocolate fudge sipable sundae. Mmmmm! :)

That's cool that we're getting some of the velocity stats. I'm glad to hear the trains will hit 50 mph at the bottom of the triple-down. I'm curious as to what that speed would be from a zero intitial velocity, as in if the block brake had to be used. If only I knew the length of the drop. ;)

The speeds through the 90 degree banks aren't exactly HADES-esque, but they should really pack a punch with their tight radii like Space Mountain does. :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:47 PM
Hold on a minute...

I thought it had to be the fastest to be the best, right?

Guess I'll find out May 26th ;)

~Rob Willi

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:26 PM
Doh! I just remembered I could derive the length of the total drop in the triple-down based on the initial velocity of 25mph and the final velocity of 50mph (for the drop), and then frorm that, derive the final velocity (for the drop) assuming the block brake brought the train to a complete stop and released it with a zero initial velocity. Of course it would all be theoretical and I seriously don't care enough to do the calculations myself. I'm really not that much of geek, honest! :)
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:35 PM
^ "zero initial velocity" would never make it TO the triple-down (treble-dip?). I know the 25mph *increase* in speed isn't really an ACCURATE reflection of the increase when taken at varying speeds entering that element, but shouldn't it be "close enough-ish" ?

Let's just have fun RIDING the thing... :)

P.S. Steak & Shake is WAY over-rated.... ;)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:43 PM
You're over-rated
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:52 PM
^ ROFL! You're not supposed to SHARE that info, Matt....geez!

FWIW, not even the vast amount of advance knowledge available *prior* to meeting me can prepare one adequately....YOU may not be that much of a geek, but I take pride in my heritage! :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 4:05 PM
Paula for president.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 4:51 PM
Vote for Paula. Hmmm....T-shirt idea. :)
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:13 PM
I'm picturing a swarm of people with Vote for Paula shirts at Holiwood Nights. Scary. ;)
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:28 PM
It looks like if the height of the triple down is about 65-66 feet or something around that.

Based on that height, if the block were to totally stop the train, it should hit about 43-45 mph.

This sounds pretty good too because it's 100' from the top of that hill to the station. That means that after the triple down, the terrain still drops nearly 40' before the end of the ride. That would explain the sustained speed throughout.

If you've been on Thunder Run at SFKK, it hits around 50 mph on the first turn (maybe a little less even?). So imagine the final turn through the tunnel on The Voyage taken at these same speeds. Wow.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 12:15 AM
See, all I have to do is put the suggestion out there and someone does the leg work. :)
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 2:40 AM
^ Sure sign of middle-aged... ;)


All those tunnels, at those speeds, with that airtime, and those banked turns...HN can't get here soon enough! :)

*** Edited 4/12/2006 7:02:50 AM UTC by rollergator***

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 9:44 AM
Ah but May 6 is just 24 days away ;)

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