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Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:19 pm

Some one is planning on building a new park on international drive.
from what i've seen they want to put in a ride at over 400feet, s&s 4d and over 300 foot drop towers take it i will be a amusment park not a theme park but think it will go down well in the area

[url=http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-i-drive-thrill-park-otp-20101012,0,1945422.story" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business ... 5422.story[/url]

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Looks like they will be looking at planning next week. Wow 15 coaster in such a small a area

Link to a bit more info

[url=http://www.wftv.com/news/25753167/detail.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.wftv.com/news/25753167/detail.html[/url]
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:17 pm

450ft inverted tophat coaster is one of the highlights
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:15 am

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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:18 am

I think it's smart to not pitch it as a theme park. With Disney and Universal (the kings of theme) they would never compete. Pitching it purely as a thrill-seeking amusement park with some top-notch coasters on the other hand - great idea!

And building it on I-Drive which is chock-full of tourists is a great location, too.

I'd still worry about their visitor numbers though. In a 2-week trip it's hard enough to do Disney/Universal properly, and there's also Seaworld, Busch Gardens and the soon-to-open Legoland.

Still, I'd go! :D
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:38 pm

Just looking through other forums I found this video from the the pesedent for the project Chuck Bell giving an interview from IAAPA.

[url=http://youtube.com/watch?v=ItuVUCAXuPA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://youtube.com/watch?v=ItuVUCAXuPA[/url]

Hope this helps with the discussion.

This park sounds amazing, it also sounds as if they are in the advanced stages of planning and are alomst ready for submitting the project to the authorties for consideration.

Sound Good :D
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:54 pm

It sounds like another Thorpe Park. Imagine the queues there with such a tiny space and all those rides? and plus the massive queues anyways (with it being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world). I can either see this park being mindblowingly good, or an absolute disaster. xP
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:41 pm

Screamscape seems sure that one of the coasters is an exact match to Blue Fire based on the layout, but I can't see it myself...

[url=http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/25759223/detail.htmlindex.html?currentSlide=6&taf=orlc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/25759223/ ... 6&taf=orlc[/url]
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:50 pm

Yep, that's a Blue Fire clone, with what appears to be a standard SLC next to it.
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:29 pm

I'm slightly confused about the transition between BF's overbanked turn and the loop in those plans. They don't look like they join up at all...
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:39 pm

That's only because the corkscrew (or horseshoe or whatever its called) crosses at that point and part of the line representing the track edge is missing. After the overbank it goes into the loop, then round and up to the MCBR (bottom right).
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:41 pm

There is a list of attractions for this park now available, you can view images at this link:

[url=http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/themeparks/new-rides-attractions/la-trb-otp-photo-gallery-20102411-pg,0,6164235.photogallery" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/the ... otogallery[/url]

The attractions include:

Mondial Splash Over
Sky Quest
312ft S&S drop Tower
Mondial Revolution
Intamin Mega Splash
Chance Morgan Unicoaster
Vekoma Motobike Launch Coaster
Mack Launch Coaster
Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster
Vekoma Stingray
Vekoma/Chance Morgan Dive Pretzel coaster
Intamin ZacSpin
Intamin Inverted Accelerator
S&S 4th Dimension Coaster
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:09 pm

Mack Launched Coaster?

But it'll no doubt be themeless.

Still.. Hurrah!
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:26 pm

Chance and Vekoma? URGH!

Nice to see a mack, s&s and mondial on the list though. No B&M?
Would of been nice to see a 3rd intamin stratacoaster!
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:31 pm

That Vekoma thing looks wierd. Like a crap, short Shwarzkopff :?

Still, it's one stupidly impreesive list of rides.

Who the hell is paying for all this?
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:49 pm

Wow, it's like one of those Chinese parks.

But I think Blaze's point is very important. I think this may just be a pipe dream, put about by a few crackpots with no intention of this coming to reality.

Why all those first class rides and then a Vekoma SLC?!
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:50 pm

A strata coaster is over 400ft, they are having an intamin stratacoaster with an inverting top hat apparently.
Anyone remember TTD getting stuck! Good luck with that one eh?
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:09 pm

Oh God. That could be a Very Bad Thing.
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:19 pm

The more incredible the ride line-up of this park gets, the more I lose interest.

It seems like a complete pipe-dream, does anyone think this is actually gonna happen?! I think some investors are being scammed. :roll:
 
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:30 pm

The Mack Launch Coaster doesn’t make sense.

At IAAPA Roland Mack was saying there they have no intention of making clones (at least not of Blue Fire). The description of the Thrill Park also claims it will be taller. I guess the map they’ve provided just shows default layouts in a similar way that Saw was represented with Air's layout on their MTD plan.
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Re: Thrill park - International Drive, Orlando

Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:05 pm

I would be very dissapointed if it's a clone of Blue Fire.

They need to avoid clones as it doesn't show flexibility in the product, nor give Europa-Park a unique attraction.

I don't see the point in having all these launched coasters.

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