Water coasters?

Saturday, January 27, 2001 7:53 AM
What water coasters have been built so far and where are they at? If you have ridden any, how do they compare to normal flumes or even a normal smaller non-looping coaster?
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:08 AM
There is Journey to Atlantis in Sea World Orlando. That's all I know.

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Jack, who can't wait for Opening Day 2001...
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:13 AM
Don't forget Buzzsaw Falls!

I rode Journey to Atlantis this summer, and it's pretty much what you expect...somtimes you feel like you are on a coaster, sometimes you feel like you are on a flume. The surprise at the end was quite nice! The whole ride was really cool...I hope we can see more like it and Buzzsaw at more parks, it's a very cool/innovative idea.
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:35 AM
There is Journey to Atlantis,Buzzsaw Falls, and I heard somewhere that there building one called Posiedon's Fury!I dont know but I heard about it somewhere.
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:40 AM
Are these counted in the database as coasters?
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 11:13 AM
RCDB does not include any of these as coasters.
This site has Buzzsaw falls but none of the others.
I think they should be considered coasters if at one point they ride a track and are powered by gravity.
Also Valhalla at Blackpool in england would fit this category.


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Saturday, January 27, 2001 11:25 AM

X01 said:
"There is Journey to Atlantis,Buzzsaw Falls, and I heard somewhere that there building one called Posiedon's Fury!I dont know but I heard about it somewhere."


Posiedon's Fury is a show at IOA. It is realy cool. There is fire and water that shoots all over.


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Jack, who can't wait for Opening Day 2001...
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 11:37 AM
As I understand, Buzzsaw Falls is called a liquid coaster, not a water coaster. THe Beast has Aztec Adventure, which is a water coaster. Water coasters are water rides that actually go up and down...
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 12:30 PM
Everdred, isn't the comparison between a water coaster and a liquid coaster fairly redundant?

I mean, isn't that like saying a steel coaster or a metal coaster?

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 1:41 PM
No, a water coaster, such as Aztec Adventure, uses regular inner tubes and does not have any track other than the trough...
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 4:40 PM
Everdred meant The Beach, a waterpark less than 2 minutes from PKI. Aztec Adv. is called a water coaster, a personal water tube ride with hills. Very fun. But skip this and go to PKI. Waterworks is not only better, but free with admission. Is Buzzsaw Falls and JtA much different? Indoor? Outdoor? Themed? On a buzz scale, what would you give them? Thanks.
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 4:58 PM
Buzzsaw is outdoors and JTP is indoors (most of it).

http://thrillride.com/buzzsawfalls/buzzsaw.html
http://thrillride.com/JTA/jta.html

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May The G-Forces Be With You...Me! *** This post was edited by coaster0 on 1/27/2001. ***
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:25 PM
Journey to Atlantis is a Mack flume/coaster. The majority of the ride takes place in the water, with only a small section that runs on coaster track. Poseidon is another Mack ride that opened last year at Europa Park in Germany. If I remember correctly, over half of the ride runs on dry coaster track.

Buzzsaw Falls is a Premier Rides liquid coaster. It starts out in the water, like a flume. After a small lift hill, it runs through some twists and turns on dry coaster track. The ride then climbs a chain-powered lift hill, like on a regular coaster. The finish is a normal coaster drop that ends in a splash-down back in the water. Premier is building a second liquid coaster this year at Linnanmaki in Sweden.
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