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Discoveryland | Thunderchariot | Zamperla Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by roomraider, Sep 6, 2016.

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    This has been known for a while but Discoveryland in Dalian China has officially announced their new Zamperla Thunderbolt coaster due to open in April 2017.

    http://www.discoveryland.cn/index.php?c ... &artid=417

    Poorly translated bit of the article.

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    Pic of NY Thunderbolt from the article

    I've been told that the layout will be different to the New York version although the stats are similar. Even though that ride is fairly poorly received im looking forwards to seeing this go up.

    https://rcdb.com/13618.htm
     
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    Not much news on this coaster but did dig this up.
     
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    That looks nothing like the one at Luna Park! Haha, I actually wrote Thunderbolt twice to make sure it was...Meh. I thought it actually had potential if it had tracked well
     
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    Up we go. Vertical construction has kicked off as well as the themeing.
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    Some pretty funky curves going in.
    CHariot1.jpg
     
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    I'm interested to see the new layout of this thing.
     
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    Me too. Although it'll be interesting to see if a custom layout helps some of the complaints about the standard models. I recall people saying they were bumpy and a bit forceless? Something along those lines, anyway.
     
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    More track and inversion now up
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    Proper layout and some more pictures of the now complete ride

    Discover1.jpg Discover2.jpg Discover3.JPG
     
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    After the MCBR seems really redundant?
     
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    ^I don't think it's an MCBR, so much as it is a final brake run (think Rita, Dodonpa, etc). It does feel like a waste of layout though, I'd have gone for another airtime hill into the final corner and brake run. Maybe they're concerned about not being able to run enough trains if the final brake run is very short?
     
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    Yeah, I didn't really see it like that at first and you're correct - it's a bit like iSpeed's in terms of layout after the brakes.
     
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    Trains are now on the track. I imagine testing is imminent.
    Thunder1.jpg Thunder2.jpg Thunder3.jpg Thunder4.jpg
     
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    A couple more pictures of the now complete ride.

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    Ahh, the classic RCT "making it line up" ending.
     

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