Wild Adventure's 2003 Coaster

Wednesday, January 15, 2003 3:30 PM

Vekoma has updated their site with the facts and rendering of Swanp Thing, Wild Adventure's new suspended coaster.

What I am puzzled about is the layout picture. From the way it is depicted, it looks like the track is traveling through a tunnel the entire ride as if it were a worm hole. Can someone tell me if the ride will really be sealed in as depicted or did Vekoma hire some lazy graphic designers?

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 3:36 PM

...assuming you're referring to the picture on the bottom, that would be (B) poor graphics design....the coaster won't be enclosed, 99% certain....although I like your idea of a wormhole better....;)

Does anyone know for certain if the Fiesta Express for WA is THE one from IAAPA....seems *logical* considering transportation costs, but I figured I'd ask...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 3:40 PM

Didn't the one at IAAPA say Fiesta Express on the ride in big letters? If so, then that's the one...

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 4:10 PM

rollergator said:

Does anyone know for certain if the Fiesta Express for WA is THE one from IAAPA....seems *logical* considering transportation costs, but I figured I'd ask...



Yes, the model that was shown at IAAPA 2002, is indeed the same exact coaster going in at WA. A rep for the manufacture told me that himself.

-Sean

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 4:37 PM
duh, Vekoma is bringing a new suspended BOBSLED coaster...LOL

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I am one.
I am Turbo.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 11:31 PM
The graphic shown at the site is a clearance diagram, done for all coasters to show where the train & riders are during the ride. It is not a track diagram.
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Thursday, January 16, 2003 12:33 AM

That's right, it's a clearance diagram, referred to by Vekoma as an envelop rendering. This is done for most coasters, just to check if the supports aren't too close on the track. This can be done by raw maths as well, this is a lot faster than using a diagram.

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Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!

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Thursday, January 16, 2003 5:26 AM
Well, the good thing is that the Fiesta Express is going to be open for Running Wild this weekend. Can't wait to see everyone there!

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