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Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Triple Launched

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Jer, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Jer

    Jer Well-Known Member

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    I only just found out about this, was anyone else aware of it? Looks interesting if only the trains werent horrible

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx8ZpzGTong[/youtube]

    Set to open Summer 2016.

    Edited to embed the video (removed the s after http). - ECG
     
  2. owentaylor121

    owentaylor121 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | Gale Force | S&S

    This looks fantastic!

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | Gale Force | S&S

    Is that the launched El Loco concept that someone (roomraider?) posted about earlier in the year? It looks really neat and kind of perfect for a park of such (smaller) size.
     
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    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | Gale Force | S&S

    ^Yes, it's a launched El Loco coaster:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EmaM0cUAFY[/youtube]
    I wasn't aware that you've ridden an El Loco. I don't mind these trains as much as Premier Rides version and I'm looking forward to comparing these coasters to the Sky Rocket IIs.
     
  5. Jer

    Jer Well-Known Member

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | Gale Force | S&S

    The train comment was based on the design alone haha. They just look awkward and lazy.
     
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    Ben Best SM Team Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | Gale Force | S&S Launched El

    The trains look fine it's the layout that looks gross.
     
  7. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | Gale Force | S&S

    Wasn't me but there is a thread here

    The ride appeared in the last issue of First Drop. If i remember correctly they said they sold 2 of these to the USA. Here is the first one. So I'd expect another one to pop up before the years out.
     
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    Sanchezmran Well-Known Member

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | Gale Force | S&S Launched El

    Certainly looks like an interesting idea. Lots of stuff packed in there. And wtf is with that top hat roll thing? :)
     
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    Jarrett Most Obnoxious Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    This thing looks great! Not phenomenal, but great! I loved the traditional El Loco I rode in Las Vegas and this one looks even better! Might have to cram it into that second insane Morey's Piers/SFA day on my Mid-Atlantic trip next season...
     
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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    Looks like a great coaster, and I think it has a very interesting layout. I also think it was a good decision for the park to build such a great little coaster
     
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    Hyde Matt SR Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    I'll take it over the Premier Sky Rocket II, but I am still not taken with these low capacity shuttle coasters.
     
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    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    I received the press release today, here you go.

    El Locos are my coaster guilty pleasures although I'm not sure if I'd like the launch and backwards bit.
     
  13. Jer

    Jer Well-Known Member

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    I have yet to ride a regular El Loco

    But to be honest I cant say I'm too thrilled by this one in the end. I'm not falling in love with the Sky Rockets IIs and just because this is different doesn't change that. WE will see in October when I ride a Sky Rocket if my opinion changes.
     
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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    The El Loco in Vegas isn't "traditional". It's a custom model and much better than "traditional" ones. You need to get to Indiana Beach to find out what a "traditional" one rides like.

    For those that haven't seen this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    Here we see that "Corked Roll" again.

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    Jarrett Most Obnoxious Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    I was saying "traditional" as in "non-launched," similar to how people refer to Fury 325 as the tallest "traditional" coaster in the world, in that it has a lift hill and drop. I knew that one was custom, and I also plan to hit IB either this year or the next.

    But call it what you want, the one in Vegas is fab and I hope this one is at least somewhat similar in how it rides. Bits of it look insane like the drop and that top hat thing, so I'm not going to lie, I'm excited for this one.

    [​IMG]
    Coaster Studios also put this on their Facebook page, taken from PCC's social media. Looks like they're nixing two and adding two in 2016, so it shouldn't affect the park's net cred count. I am intrigued to see what they have wrapping around Gale Force, though.
     
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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    Sorry, I didn't realize that's what you meant. I never really thought of El Locos as being traditional, but then I never heard anyone call Fury 325 "traditional" either.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    Just to clear something up.
    The layout above is NOT the correct layout for this ride. Its similar but that's the standard layout S&S offer. This one seems to have been tweaked to fit in the site. So it has lost the corked roll and you enter the 3rd element from the bottom rather than the top.
    It's a little shorter but i guess it had to be to fit in such a tight site.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    Still looks :emoji_zipper_mouth: awful :lol:
     
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    Thekingin64 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Playland's Castaway Cove | GaleForce | S&S Launched El L

    I disagree, I love the look of that and think it could be fantastic. Perfect for the small park that it's going to.
     

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