will simulators ever replace rollercoasters

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 3:22 PM
Does anyone here ever think that the simulators will ever replace the rollercoaster. Almost every time tv does a special on rollercoasters and themeparks they always say that the rollercoaster is going to be replace by they simulator like superman. I doubt it will hapen , unfortunatly i am wrong sometimes, but what does every else think.

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Gosh people can't you take a joke. Just laugh and get on with life.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 3:25 PM
God I hope not!

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How's Titan?
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 3:27 PM
I hope to God that they do not. But I am sure that they will not. They will probably be made more often, but people will always want to experience real rides. Why is Cedar Point voted the best, because it has the most coasters and NO simulators.

ZEPPELIN RULES
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 3:29 PM
I agree with you Jordon. People get all up in arms over new technology, then it wears off its novility. Simulators were cool for a while, but got old because they were so rigid. Also, for me at least, it was hard to "lose myself in the experience". I still always felt like i was sitting on a shifting chair watching a movie. Coasters have the all-encompassing experience to their advantage. When you're on a coaster, you know where you are, and it utilizes its surroundings to enhance the ride. And roller coasters have an infinate number of possibilities to make different rides. Simulators are constrained by their design. You cant make a room of chairs flip and give you airtime. The closest a sim has gotten to rivaling coasters for ride experience is the Spideman ride at IOA. There is a reason there are dozens of new coasters built every year, and few sims. Viva la Coasters!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 3:32 PM
That is honestly one of my biggest pet peeves. So I am going to say a NO! No simulator does, or ever will give you the feeling that you get on a rollercoaster. I really get so infuriated when I see the guys on the coaster shows saying things like, "This is the future of thrill rides, someday we won't be riding coasters". Yeah right. I mean, even the best of them like Spiderman, don't even compare to rides like the Hulk which is 10 ft. away. I feel simulators will drop out of the picture in 10-20 years once the novelty of them is gone. It's like saying we won't need to travel anymore now that we have the travel channel! Get out in the real world and ride roller coasters!

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I'd Rather Be Riding Roller Coasters *** This post was edited by FloridaCoasterRider on 6/13/2001. ***
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 3:36 PM
My opinion here is that simulators will never replace or succeed roller coasters. Simulators IMO are artifical and roller coasters are just natural.

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Dorney Park is da bomb!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 3:52 PM
Good one Florida Coaster Rider, I like the Travel Channel joke.

ZEPPELIN RULES
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 3:55 PM
I hope not, but as long as coasters still offer the incredible thrills that they do right now this will never happen.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:10 PM
Simulators suck compared to coasters, End of story. That's all I have to say.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:23 PM

staticman00 said:
"I agree with you Jordon. People get all up in arms over new technology, then it wears off its novility. Simulators were cool for a while, but got old because they were so rigid. Also, for me at least, it was hard to "lose myself in the experience". I still always felt like i was sitting on a shifting chair watching a movie. Coasters have the all-encompassing experience to their advantage. When you're on a coaster, you know where you are, and it utilizes its surroundings to enhance the ride. And roller coasters have an infinate number of possibilities to make different rides. Simulators are constrained by their design. You cant make a room of chairs flip and give you airtime. The closest a sim has gotten to rivaling coasters for ride experience is the Spideman ride at IOA. There is a reason there are dozens of new coasters built every year, and few sims. Viva la Coasters!

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"Hanging from their T's rated PG insight, I'm not selling my soul if there's nothing to buy."
-Mudvayne"



Amen!:)
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:29 PM
NOOOOOOOOO if that ever happens we can all go on strike and not ride them till they bring back coasters!!

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Riddler's Revenge-Can You Stand It?
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:41 PM
I hate simulator rides there so bumpy and jerky.I almost threw up on Back to the Future. I would take a rollercoaster anyday. I know there soppose to be that way but, coasters are way better.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:46 PM
Never, not in a million years! No matter how advanced technology gets nothing will ever be able to duplicate the real thing. There is just something about the roller coaster that is unique. Roller coasters give you a rush through the sights, sounds and feelings that will never be matched by any virtual reality sim.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:52 PM
Simulators = stupid, boring idea. Nothing will replace roller coasters. Where do you get the wind from a roller coaster on a simulator?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:53 PM
No
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:53 PM
id say no, coasters actually give you a rush not like some crappy sim that moves on a track that never gets 5 feet above the floor.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:55 PM
If you're going to all the tropuble to go on a sim, why not just go on a real one?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:59 PM

coasterfreak13811 said:
"My opinion here is that simulators will never replace or succeed roller coasters. Simulators IMO are artifical and roller coasters are just natural.


True. Extremely true. I don't think anything could replace going 90 miles an hour on Millennium Force. Or going through all of the loops on the defunct Steel Phantom. It will just never happen IMO.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 6:04 PM
And what bugs me even more is that in most cases a coaster is cheaper than a simulator!

Hey theme parks, if you can afford a coaster, get a coaster. It will bring the crowds you want to your park... If you build them, we will come.;)



*** This post was edited by FloridaCoasterRider on 6/13/2001. *** *** This post was edited by FloridaCoasterRider on 6/13/2001. ***
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 6:28 PM
NEVER! A simulator tries to immitate reality. A roller coaster is reality. A sim can never be as good as the real thing.

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"If we built a ride that everyone wanted to ride, it would be called an elevator, and that's not an amusement ride."
-Stan Checketts, S&S Power *** This post was edited by themeparkne on 6/13/2001. ***
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