Been waiting for one of these for a long time.
I hope/think I'm right...
#IAAPAAnnouncementScheduleLast edited by rollergator, Monday, November 17, 2014 7:44 PM
Haha... Keep dreaming Rickrollercoaster!
The Gravity Group and ZDT's Amusement Park?
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!
After seeing the plot of land...the launch makes much more sense.
I had a sneak peak at the show floor today. Let's just say I saw some neat stuff!
But did you see Robb Alvey in his frumpy bowling shirt bugging the vendors about what kind of animal they'd like to be?
I'll post some photos from the IAAPA show floor today on our Facebook page.
If you haven't seen the train for Holiday World's ride, check it out!
Looks exactly like Gatekeeper trains, but that's because they are the same type of ride.
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.
The Twisted Colossus train looks amazing - - as well as the Shuttle coaster locomotive train. The is the golden age of train designs.
After watching the video, I can't figure out how the train gets back to the station. Any ideas how that takes place?
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):
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?
I think it moves into place with the train on it... I think it is more like a transfer track than a switching track.
Sorry Gator... Looks like I'm eating my words...
Tommy - no worries.
I was one of those who said we'd never see Shock and Wave as two coasters... ;~P
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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