Thursday, May 10, 2001 6:00 AM
I too was looking at some photos from 2000 IAAPA. This ride looks like a snowmobile-looking launched coaster. Does anyone have info?
Thursday, May 10, 2001 6:06 AM
um, perhaps a TA2K with trains that look like snowmobiles?
Don't touch the watch.
Thursday, May 10, 2001 6:41 AM
Nope, good guess though.
Snow shot is a small upcharge attraction that simulates a snowmobile race. It launches 2 sleds at up to 60mph on a flat race track. It looks VERY fun. I'm not sure if the riders control the scceleration or not for a true race.
Thursday, May 10, 2001 9:14 AM
Sort of like the top fuel dragsters in some parks (SFKK for example) then?
Thursday, May 10, 2001 9:48 AM
That's because Stan is a snow mobile fan.
Read all about it here, http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.03/rollercoaster.html
Thursday, May 10, 2001 10:17 AM
Camel@work, it sounds a lot like the Top Fuel dragsters, except you are sitting atop a snowmobile, and it has one of those sweet air-powered launches. There's a picture of it operating (I assume at the S&S plant in Utah) in the last First Drop Magazine. The people riding it look very exposed rather than strapped inside a dragster. It looks really fun!
Thursday, May 10, 2001 11:02 AM
I'll have to go back and check that pic out. I think this is a picture (first one on the page) of the vehicle as well. http://www.meritusllc.com/RMU/iaapa2k/