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What Do You Want as Ride of the Week? (Your Suggestions)

Tidal Wave- Thorpe Park
9 (20%)
Kali River Rapids- Animal Kingdom
9 (20%)
Euro-Mir - Europa Park
3 (7%)
Tomb Blaster- Chessington World of Adventures
7 (15%)
Formula Rossa- Ferrari World
18 (39%)
 
Total votes: 46
 
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:34 pm

lf2001 wrote:
Stealth, or the Swarm at Thorpe Park, for a suggestion.


I thought I would add both for good measure ;)


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X-flight for a suggestion


Added to the list :) Thanks for your suggestion!
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:43 pm

Hi and Welcome to Ride of the Week! This Week it's...

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Here are some Photos of Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride at Universal Studios Orlando...

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Revenge of the Mummy, commonly referred to as the Mummy Ride, is an enclosed steel roller coaster based upon the popular Mummy movie franchise directed by Stephen Sommers. The rides are located at Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Studios Singapore and use linear induction motors (LIMs) to launch riders from a complete standstill to a top speed of between 40 and 45 miles per hour (64 and 72 km/h) in a matter of seconds.

Max speed: 72 km/h
Opened: May 21, 2004
Height restriction: 1.22 m
Park: Universal Studios Florida
Manufacturer: Premier Rides
Theme: The Mummy, Ancient Egypt

Here is an On-Ride POV of Revenge of the Mummy- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydJ1M13rRYE

Now for the Ratings-

Thrill- 8/10
Family- 6/10
Theming- 10/10
Appearance- 9/10
Overall Experience- 10/10

Giving it a total score of... 43!

Scoreboard -


The Simpson's Ride- 48
Cheetah Hunt- 48
Expedition Everest- 46
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride- 43
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Fall's- 43
Jurassic Park River Adventure- 42
Th13teen- 42
It's a Small World - 40
Nemesis- 38
The Smiler- 36
Shambhala - 36
Top Thrill Dragster- 36
Blue Fire- 34
Avalanche- 34
Tutuki Splash- 34
Stormforce 10- 33
Vampire- 31
Colossus- 30
The Big Dipper- 30
Runaway Mine Train- 25
Rush- 23

What do you want as the next ride of the week? What do you think of Revenge of the Mummy? PM Me or just leave a comment below!

Rides on Final Week of Voting-

Pandemonium- Drayton Manor
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:24 am

On the scoreboard, you haven't added the points from the favourite ride of the week (cheetah hunt +5, Simpsons ride +1 etc)

If you need a ride suggestion, ice age at alton towers
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:39 am

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On the scoreboard, you haven't added the points from the favourite ride of the week (cheetah hunt +5, Simpsons ride +1 etc)

If you need a ride suggestion, ice age at alton towers


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Fixed, Sorry about that, I used the other Leader board as a Template and forgot.

Any,way, Added to the List!
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:17 pm

Hi and Welcome to Ride of the Week! This Week it's...

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Here are some Photos of Dragon Challenge at Islands of Adventure...

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Now for some Facts....

Dragon Challenge is a pair of intertwined inverted roller coasters in the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area of Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure. The ride is themed to two chasing dragons, one side being Chinese Fireball and the other Hungarian Horntail. It features a layout in which the two trains share adjacent lift hills but then traverse two unique courses. The ride was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard of Switzerland. The Chinese Fireball dragon reaches a top speed of 60 mph, and the Hungarian Horntail dragon reaches a top speed of 55 mph. Both versions feature five inversions. The total ride time is about two minutes and 25 seconds.

Type Steel – Inverted – Dueling
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Inverted Coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill

Here is an On-Ride POV of Dragon Challenge- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IyUxNKZTDc

Now for the Ratings-

Thrill- 10/10
Family- 2/10
Theming- 10/10
Appearance- 8/10
Overall Experience- 7/10

Giving it a total score of... 37!

Scoreboard -


The Simpson's Ride- 48
Cheetah Hunt- 48
Expedition Everest- 46
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride- 43
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Fall's- 43
Jurassic Park River Adventure- 42
Th13teen- 42
It's a Small World - 40
Nemesis- 38
Dragon Challenge- 37
The Smiler- 36
Shambhala - 36
Top Thrill Dragster- 36
Blue Fire- 34
Avalanche- 34
Tutuki Splash- 34
Stormforce 10- 33
Vampire- 31
Colossus- 30
The Big Dipper- 30
Runaway Mine Train- 25
Rush- 23

What do you want as the next ride of the week? What do you think of Dragon Challenge? PM Me or just leave a comment below!

Rides on Final Week of Voting-

Duel- Alton Towers
Samurai- Thorpe Park
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:34 pm

You've put Nemmy and Dragon Challenge the wrong way round on the scoreboard
A suggestion: sky ride at alton towers
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:58 pm

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You've put Nemmy and Dragon Challenge the wrong way round on the scoreboard
A suggestion: sky ride at alton towers


Fixed; added to the list ;)

Also, I did realize I didn't take Pandemonium off the list of voting so I have changed that. Some-one had voted for Pandemonium so I have had to reset the voted but there was only 2 anyway.  Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:17 pm

Would it have not been better to do Dragon Challenge as two separate rides?
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:23 pm

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Would it have not been better to do Dragon Challenge as two separate rides?


Well if could have but, on Universal Website it is listed as One Ride (eg; Not Two Separate Webpages) but if you would like, I could do scores for each ride and change the leader board. If you would like that just comment below.

Anyway, this Week's Ride of the Week is...

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Here are some Photos of Space Mountain Mission II at Disneyland Paris...

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Now for some Facts....

Space Mountain: Mission II is an enclosed roller coaster attraction in Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris themed around a journey into outer space. Originally themed around Jules Verne's classic 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon, the attraction opened on June 1, 1995, three years after the opening of the park, as an intended revival of interest to draw more guests to the financially unstable European resort.

Manufacturer: Vekoma
Lift/launch system: 2
Height: 105 ft (32 m)
Length: 3,281 ft (1,000 m)
Speed: 44 mph (71 km/h)
Inversions 3
Duration: 2:05
Height restriction: 52 in (132 cm)

Here is an On-Ride POV of Space Mountain Mission II (Though you can't see anything)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6StBiqBatY

Now for the Ratings-

Thrill- 7/10
Family- 6/10
Theming- 10/10
Appearance- 9/10
Overall Experience- 8/10

Giving it a total score of... 40!

Scoreboard -


The Simpson's Ride- 48
Cheetah Hunt- 48
Expedition Everest- 46
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride- 43
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Fall's- 43
Jurassic Park River Adventure- 42
Th13teen- 42
It's a Small World - 40
Space Mountain Mission II- 40
Nemesis- 38
Dragon Challenge- 37
The Smiler- 36
Shambhala - 36
Top Thrill Dragster- 36
Blue Fire- 34
Avalanche- 34
Tutuki Splash- 34
Stormforce 10- 33
Vampire- 31
Colossus- 30
The Big Dipper- 30
Runaway Mine Train- 25
Rush- 23

What do you want as the next ride of the week? What do you think of Space Mountain Mission II? PM Me or just leave a comment below!

Rides on Final Week of Voting-

None? (My Word Document saying how many weeks they were on didn't save so tell me if I'm wrong ;) )
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:52 pm

^ Love this ride! :D
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:48 pm

As requests I'd like:
Wooden warrior
Dragons fury
Megafobia
Tower of terror Orlando

Thanks :)
 
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:39 pm

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As requests I'd like:
Wooden warrior
Dragons fury
Megafobia
Tower of terror Orlando

Thanks :)


All added to the list ;)
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:18 pm

This Week's Ride of the Week is...

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Here are some Photos of The Swarm at Thorpe Park...

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The Swarm is a steel Wing Coaster at Thorpe Park, a theme park in the United Kingdom. The Swarm was the world's second Wing Coaster designed by Swiss roller coaster manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard and the United Kingdom's first Wing Coaster. Construction commenced in May 2011, and the coaster opened on 15 March 2012. Starting in 2013, the last two rows of each train face backwards, while the first five rows face forward.

Height: 39 m (128 ft)
Length: 775 m (2,543 ft)
Speed: 59 mph (95 km/h)
Inversions: 5
Duration: 1:25

Here is an On-Ride POV of The Swarm- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNfuYSE2UU4

Now for the Ratings-

Thrill- 9/10
Family- 3/10
Theming- 8/10
Appearance- 9/10
Overall Experience- 8/10

Giving it a total score of... 37!

Scoreboard -


The Simpson's Ride- 48
Cheetah Hunt- 48
Expedition Everest- 46
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride- 43
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Fall's- 43
Jurassic Park River Adventure- 42
Th13teen- 42
It's a Small World - 40
Space Mountain Mission II- 40
Nemesis- 38
The Swarm- 37
Dragon Challenge- 37
The Smiler- 36
Shambhala - 36
Top Thrill Dragster- 36
Blue Fire- 34
Avalanche- 34
Tutuki Splash- 34
Stormforce 10- 33
Vampire- 31
Colossus- 30
The Big Dipper- 30
Runaway Mine Train- 25
Rush- 23

What do you want as the next ride of the week? What do you think of The Swarm? PM Me or just leave a comment below!

Rides on Final Week of Voting-

Quantum- Thorpe Park
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:30 pm

I wanna see what you would say if it was sky ride so I voted that :D
 
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:40 pm

Hocus Pocus Hall - Chessington

It's more of a attraction, so I'm not sure if it's allowed
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:23 pm

Therideman11 wrote:
I wanna see what you would say if it was sky ride so I voted that :D


Erm... All I would say is 'Help me if it wins...'

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Hocus Pocus Hall - Chessington

It's more of a attraction, so I'm not sure if it's allowed


Added to the list, Ride of the Week can be any Water/Rollercoaster/Flat Ride/ Attraction/  :roll: Transport System  :roll: (^As a certain some-one proved^)
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Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:39 pm

I like to be different ;)
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:25 pm

We had a Draw this Week so it went down to the Ride with Least Week's reaming. So...This Week's Ride of the Week is...

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Here are some Photos of Quantum at Thorpe Park...

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Quantum is a ride with a difference, lurching, disorienting, arms-in-the air theme park action that'll leave you shaking. It's a jerky and nauseating Magic Carpet ride, tucked away in a corner of Lost City.

Opened: 2003
Manufacturer: Fabbri
Ride Type: Magic Carpet
Height Restriction: Min 1.2m

Here is an On-Ride POV of Quantum- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6hLw8PEdr0

Now for the Ratings-

Thrill- 2/10
Family- 7/10
Theming- 3/10
Appearance- 3/10
Overall Experience- 5/10

Giving it a total score of... 20!

Scoreboard -


The Simpson's Ride- 48
Cheetah Hunt- 48
Expedition Everest- 46
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride- 43
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Fall's- 43
Jurassic Park River Adventure- 42
Th13teen- 42
It's a Small World - 40
Space Mountain Mission II- 40
Nemesis- 38
The Swarm- 37
Dragon Challenge- 37
The Smiler- 36
Shambhala - 36
Top Thrill Dragster- 36
Blue Fire- 34
Avalanche- 34
Tutuki Splash- 34
Stormforce 10- 33
Vampire- 31
Colossus- 30
The Big Dipper- 30
Runaway Mine Train- 25
Rush- 23
Quantum- 20

What do you want as the next ride of the week? What do you think of Quantum? PM Me or just leave a comment below!

Rides on Final Week of Voting-

Stealth- Thorpe Park
X-Flight- Six Flags  Great America
Ice Age: The 4-D Experience- Alton Towers
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:28 pm

You said an overall score of 20 but have given it 23 on the leaderboard?
 
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Re: iBacon's Ride of the Week!

Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:33 pm

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You said an overall score of 20 but have given it 23 on the leaderboard?


Fixed, obviously wasn't concentrating and put Rush's score ;-)
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