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IOA | Unknown | Jurassic Park Launch Coaster

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by CrashCoaster, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Pear

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    Like I said the bulk of the layout is pretty much a straight line. Of course no layout is a perfectly straight line and this one does have some variation with the 2 helices (the final one more significantly), but not enough that it would be a major issue if they were working with a very linear plot of land. With taking the brakes, station, and lift into account, the ride does become an L shaped layout.

    A lot of B&M's feature an L shaped layout, but it's usually the hypers. The only other wing with an L shape that I can think of off the top of my head is Soaring Wings at Happy Valley.

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    I mean I'm being pedantic but still :)
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    Hey you got me there
     
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    Maybe Vekoma is going to place here some new type coaster.

     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    It's not a straight line, it's a |___| shape. :)
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Extreme-Rides.jpg For the straight-line purists
     
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    LAYOUT not PROFILE.
     
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    The rumour mill seems to be pointing towards this being another Intamin LSM Launch Coaster for IOA.

    However whereas the Harry Potter LSM Launch Coaster seems to be more of a family thrill ride intercut with show scenes, it's believed the Jurassic coaster will be more of a 'thrill ride' along the lines of Taron or Taiga. Allegedly construction will begin next year.

    It's discussed in more detail in this blog post by Alicia Stella.
    http://www.uuopodcast.com/2018/10/the-rumor-mill-is-jurassic-park-roller.html?m=1

     
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    Wow... if this rumoured Jurassic Park coaster does turn out to be like Taron, then Universal is in for a crazy few years, in my opinion!

    The coaster selection at IOA looks to be really improving over the next couple of years, and I didn't think it was bad to start off with! For starters, Potter 2019, while apparently a family coaster, looks to be a far better coaster in terms of physical ride hardware (excluding theming; I had very high expectations for the theming from the start.) than I had originally anticipated, and then we have this potentially world class coaster to add into the mix! If Taron is anything to go by, then this Jurassic Park coaster should be outstanding, and dare I say it; I reckon it could have a very high chance of being the best coaster in Florida. Even if it isn't the best coaster in Florida, it should still be an incredible ride!

    2020 will be a hectic year in Florida!
     
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    It's also been rumoured recently that it could be a Mack spinner or just a launch coaster. However Alicia tends to have great sources.

    One thing that seems to be clear from the stream of rumours from the insiders is that a launch coaster of some sort is coming to the Jurassic Park area in the next few years and that's very exciting.
     
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    Can't wait to see what ticket prices will be in a few years.
     
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    Whoa, Taron plus that new HP coaster plus Hulk plus Spiderman plus Forbidden Journey plus all the water rides?!? If this ends up being true, IOA could very well be the best attraction collection in Orlando. Jesus, all that plus Nintendo Land for Universal plus all of Disney's rides (Star Wars Land, Mickey Mouse, GotG, Ratatouille, TRON) means that Orlando is going to be a madhouse of new rides in 5 years. Exciting times for a theme park fan like myself :p. Plus, I can get (legally) drunk at Disney World by 2020, which will make the whole thing much much more fun (except the prices oi)

    As for the likelihood of something like Taron coming here, I'd say it could certainly happen. If Universal Japan can open something as insanely intense as Flying Dinosaur, I'm sure a launch coaster could open. Universal placing itself as the more thrilling alternative to Disney would be smart, as it has done them very well thus far. Everyone I talk to about Universal or Disney mentions Hulk as one of the best rides in Orlando. Imagine what they would think if they rode Taron
     
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    Things are starting to move around to prepare for construction
     
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    Is it known whether this is coming in 2020, or is it scheduled to be coming later? The main rumour I'm hearing around the internet for this is an Intamin Blitz Coaster, but this will apparently be a more thrilling one a la Taron or Taiga, as opposed to a more family-oriented ride like the new WWoHP coaster opening next year.
     
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    Should be 2020
     
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    Ah right. Thanks for the clarification @gabe! 2020 will certainly be an immense year for Central Florida, as well as 2021!
     
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    Wait... Where's your source that said it'll open in 2020? The coaster hasn't even been announced yet. For all we know, the construction fences are for something else and the park could be focusing most of their money on the fourth park, we don't really know for sure.
     
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    Just based off of things I've heard as well as rumours from other forums
     
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    Ok... So no evidence then. Sounds about right.
    I doubt this will open next year tbh, that's if the rumours of a coaster are even true. I'd imagine that if they did build this rumoured coaster, 2021 might be a good year to open it, as to counteract the opening of the coasters at Disney down the road.
     

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