Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Martyn B, Jun 22, 2012.
My guess would be to do with the radius of curvature on the boat?
If that were the case... why don't either of the Journey to Atlantis' have drops like that?
Their drops are more of a straight-line drop instead of curved. They also don't seem as steep. Also they're older. I don't know why else, but they're will be an answer.
I always thought it was more of a sensation thing? I'd imagine you get a little floaty feeling and then when the gradient of the drop increases, you get a surprising pop of airtime? Probably wrong, but that's just what I thought when I first saw one of these things years ago!
Always exciting to see a country get its first coaster even if they are tiny. So it was pretty cool to dig up two new coasters in two new countries yesterday.
This is Dreamland in Lilongwe the capital city of African country Malawi. The small park has opened with a wacky worm which seems to be a hit with the locals.
Further more this next ride appears to be the first coaster in Zambia. Located at Wonder World in Lukasa. Oddly the park is owned by the same people who run the local agriculture fair so twice a year the roller coaster is packed up and moved to the fair. These chaps seem pretty happy about the ride anyway.
A video of the ride operating at the Agricultural fair
Glad to see that more countries are getting creds!
The lats on the Zambian cred look to be obscene. A drop into an unbanked curve? That's definitely something
Glad to see that Madonna's sponsorship of Malawi is leading to creds. Bless you, Madonna.
Gotta love the human powered Ferris Wheel
I know this is almost certainly the wrong place to post this, but couldn't think of a more relevant topic.
Anyways, saw this and thought of you lot:
They've not invented an inflatable cred (yet) alas, but they are calling themselves a theme park
@Tomatron isn't this the thing you work at?
Haha, yep that's it! It's been sold out all over half term just gone, and currently weekend sessions have to be booked at least a couple of weeks in advance.
A couple of small junior coasters for Japan
Kobe Oji Zoo in Japan has announced a new junior coaster called PanDash to replace its small Zamperla built Dragon Coaster.
Not much is known about it so far but they have released some concept art for the pretty adorable trains. Due some time in March.
Because one small Japanese junior coaster is never enough for one day. Shirakaba Resort has announced Shirakaba Wood Coaster a tiny junior shuttle coaster actually made of steel.
Expect to see this one open mid to late April.
We've had a thread about this one.
Not a new ride but Tir Prince and Knightlys in Towyn now have a contactless token system rather than the plastic coin-type tokens.
Wonder how many more (if any) per-per-ride parks follow suit...
Ive seen a few parks like this. I know Brighton Pier does it.
I wish they could just use Android Pay instead, so you don't have to load up the card first, and likely end up with unspent money on it at the end
I imagine this is probably a stepping stone to bringing direct contactless payment at the rides, would make it a lot easier with no token faff at all.
Thank God... I thought I was going to have to go back to Tir Prince when I saw the logo before reading the post properly!
Places with cards/tokens rely on the fact that there's often unspent money. They're unlikely to do anything that'll get rid of that extra cash.
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