Wooden shuttle coaster...2015!

Monday, November 17, 2014 7:44 PM
rollergator's avatar

Been waiting for one of these for a long time.

*Crossedfingers**sregnifdessorC*

I hope/think I'm right...

#IAAPAAnnouncementSchedule

Last edited by rollergator, Monday, November 17, 2014 7:44 PM
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Monday, November 17, 2014 8:14 PM
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Haha... Keep dreaming Rickrollercoaster!

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Monday, November 17, 2014 8:24 PM

The Gravity Group and ZDT's Amusement Park?

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Monday, November 17, 2014 8:35 PM
rollergator's avatar

Yeppers. Some are saying launched, I didn't get enough evidence to convince me of that....but then again, the alternative to a launch given a shuttle would be a chain-lift like Boomerangs have.

Twenty minutes from (the) Schlitterbahn!

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Monday, November 17, 2014 9:27 PM
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ZDT?


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Monday, November 17, 2014 9:30 PM
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http://www.zdtamusement.com/

After seeing the plot of land...the launch makes much more sense.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 9:50 PM
Jeff's avatar

I had a sneak peak at the show floor today. Let's just say I saw some neat stuff!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:08 AM
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But did you see Robb Alvey in his frumpy bowling shirt bugging the vendors about what kind of animal they'd like to be?


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:56 PM
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I'll post some photos from the IAAPA show floor today on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/coasterbuzz

If you haven't seen the train for Holiday World's ride, check it out!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:59 PM
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Looks exactly like Gatekeeper trains, but that's because they are the same type of ride.


Brian

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:01 PM
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The undercarriage is a bit different. They don't have the magnets mounted under there... I didn't get a chance to ask yet what they look like.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:20 PM
delan's avatar

The Twisted Colossus train looks amazing - - as well as the Shuttle coaster locomotive train. The is the golden age of train designs.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:32 PM
Fun's avatar

After watching the video, I can't figure out how the train gets back to the station. Any ideas how that takes place?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:15 PM
rollergator's avatar

There's a track-switch mechanism and one lifthill - (turns out, no launch after all)....crazy ingenious. Here's a POV I just found (already seen it twice, still shaking my head):

http://www.frequency.com/video/pov-video-of-famous-switchback-railw...cid=5-1805

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:42 PM
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So there is a switch track that quickly moves into place when the backwards-moving train goes up, stalls, and then goes down the initial first drop. Right?


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:18 PM
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I think it moves into place with the train on it... I think it is more like a transfer track than a switching track.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:30 AM
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Sorry Gator... Looks like I'm eating my words...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 8:37 AM
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:03 AM
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Tommy - no worries.

I was one of those who said we'd never see Shock and Wave as two coasters... ;~P

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 2:47 PM
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With the unique switching track design, could this possibly run multiple trains? The lift section creates a separate block, so other than having an extremely limited dispatch window, I don't know why it couldn't be the first shuttle with multiple trains!

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