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by abigsmurf
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tidal Wave Vs Splash Mountain Vs Tutuki Splash
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: Tidal Wave Vs Splash Mountain Vs Tutuki Splash

To me Tidal Wave goes too far, it's tall enough for it to start being too much for all the family. One thing that's noteworthy is that Disneyland Splash mountain has more traditional single file logs whereas Magic Kingdom and Disney Tokyo have wider logs that sit two in a row (and seem to make me lo...
by abigsmurf
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 726129

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

In that case, the bottom of any drop or apex of any turn would be dangerous. Loops on flying coasters are not used simply because inside loops and different, unconventional inversions are possible. Forcefully pushing your head back into the seat = safe Forcefully pulling your head away from the sea...
by abigsmurf
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 726129

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

All this talk about the physics of an outward loop... Are there actually any flying coasters with a loop 'underneath' the track where you remain on the outside of the track all the time? I thought they either twist you around at the bottom or the loop is above the track. That's a massive force whipp...
by abigsmurf
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Most exspensive ride in the world?
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Inflation tends to mean that it's always a fairly recent ride. I know Radiator Springs in Disney's California Adventure cost $200mill which seems a bit much considering it reuses Test Track tech but it may also include the flat rides they built with it. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is another...
by abigsmurf
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 726129

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

The hypnosis/brainwashing element, the logo and elements of the track design and the change in marketing blurb have me wondering... World's fastest spinning coaster? It's an extreme longshot I know but it would explain the change of language ("worlds first spinning eurofighter" won't have ...
by abigsmurf
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Yet another media overreaction
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: yet another media overreaction

Being stuck that high up in those seats for 4 hours sounds like a pretty nasty experience to me. Being that exposed for that long would cause me to burn up pretty bad, there'd be the possibility of people being having to wet themselves (although presumably they'd stick a crane up to deliver bottles ...
by abigsmurf
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 168426

Re: 2014-2019: Possible Developments?

A Tidal Wave is a distinct possibility, Tatuki Splash at Port Aventura is an example of how Alton Towers could quite easily implement one below the tree line. Very popular family ride, gets through a large number of people. Better yet would be something like The Flying Dutchman in Efteling. Doesn't ...
by abigsmurf
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 726129

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

The Ministry of Joy, plus the planning permission gives me massive Terry Gilliam vibes. http://www.eatmyzombie.com/wp-content/upLoads/2011/02/12monkeys_thumb.jpg The central element being mechanical and moving like Arcadia? Seems incredibly unlikely to me. Having something like that running 10 hours...
by abigsmurf
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Top 5 Must Rides
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

Re: Top 5 Must Rides

1: Spider-man (IOA)
2: Indiana Jones (Disneyland california)
3: Test Track (Epcot)
4: Wild Mouse (BPB)
5: Steeplechase (BPB)

I'm a bit of a coaster wuss so they're all fairly tame (except for the Wild mouse which I was tricked onto and is savage).