Waldameer post major revision of Ravine flyer layout.

Monday, May 14, 2007 10:04 PM
Those pictures are great! I don't think I've ever seen a picture of the original ride.

Seems that the original bridge section featured a dip over the road but it looks as though the new coaster's bridge section will be some kind of camelback/extended speed hill.

How different is the new layout from that excellent rendering?

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:29 PM
eightdotthree's avatar The original ride had a rollback in that dip that caused someone to freak out and stand up and fall off. That could be part of the reasoning for having a speed hump rather than a dip now.

Here are the two version on top of one another to compare. The most drastic changes are on the return run.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:36 PM
eightdotthree's avatar Ha ha, I just realized the original rendering is from 1995!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:54 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Yep, and I was the one who scanned it in from my old copy of ACE News. :) That's how long ago this ride was announced!

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5:35 PM

Rob Ascough said:
Looks great. That turnaround reminds me of Hades.

I was thinking the same thing till I noticed it goes the opposite way. This one goes up the turn and then down the steep drop.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5:50 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar ^Which is better IMO since you should get airtime in the backseat as the trains plumits down that drop, instead of crawling over the top and then coasting down that spiral. :)

But will the airtime hill after the turnaround be as sick as the one on Hades? ;)


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5:58 PM
The difference in height from the top of the turnaround to the top of the next hill looks greater in this coaster, but of course we don't have numbers. It looks like a great airtime hill to me. *** Edited 5/15/2007 9:58:19 PM UTC by RavenTTD***
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 6:52 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
I think I prefer the original double-up and double-down for the bridge section, but the new layout looks like a more air-filled ride so it's fine by me. :)

Don't worry, Chad and Cory will run the *WE COULD DO THIS and that* By the owner as the construction progresses. Just like they did on Hades and Voyage.

The rendering is only a outline. A wooden coaster is a work in progress, Just ask HW.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 7:39 PM
I am with you Acoustic V. I like how the original double up and down looks, but either way that looks like a must ride coaster. Good reason for me to make the trip to the park. I have been wanting to visit Waldameer since they opened Steel Dragon anyway. Was actually just waiting to see when this thing was actually going to open.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 7:42 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I know the rendering is deceiving in terms of height, but man that looked like the most wicked double-down evar! :)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:12 AM
Big drops in the middle of the ride, twists and turns at the end- this coaster could qualify as Raven's long-lost sibling!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 1:00 PM
eightdotthree's avatar I think the old design was a lot like Raven. There is a point after it comes back from across the road that was a slow turn around just like the turn just before Raven's drop back into the woods.

The new return trip looks ridiculous. I bet its gonna be crazy fast.


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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 1:36 PM
I like the look of the curving double down at the end of the ride. That is going to be awesome in the back seat.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 1:56 PM
Where are you guys getting this information from? I look at that rendering and have a hard time making out the details. I'm not doubting anyone, just wondering if there's something better out there that I'm not seeing?
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 2:04 PM
Now that I look at it again, it looks like a double up. I thought it was going the other way.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 7:10 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I need more pictures so I can model this bad boy. :)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Saturday, May 26, 2007 12:49 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Visited the park today. There is now a huge sign posted next to Wipeout giving details of the ride, along with a higher resolution rendering. There is going to be some nice banking on this ride, and some good airtime.

Also, there are quite a few finished footers up, I would say at least 15 in sight of from the train turn around.

I also liked how the sign pointed out the fact that the Lakeside Pavillion (right behind where the sign is located) was the original station for the Ravine Flyer, which really made me look at it closer after seeing the pictures posted earlier of the old station.

I can't wait to see more progress on this :). It is finally coming to light.


Shaun Rajewski
Founder, Lead Developer
Epic Web Studios, LLC

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Saturday, May 26, 2007 10:17 AM
These were the best I could do.

Close-up of layout on sign: http://rayp.smugmug.com/photos/154486948-L.jpg

Entire sign: http://rayp.smugmug.com/photos/154486845-L.jpg

Ray P.

* Edit: had some trouble linking pics... :( *** Edited 5/26/2007 2:23:28 PM UTC by ProgRay***

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Saturday, May 26, 2007 1:52 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar 6 tunnels! Sweet!

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:40 PM
rsscbell's avatar Took some close up pictures of the sign. Noticed the man riding the powerscooter around the job site is Larry Bill. Guess he is personally overseeing the construction of his baby.
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