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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. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    According to a Reddit post, this currently has no track:

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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    This is just really weird. I don't know what else to say...
     
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    Some could call this project a bit of a GaleFarce...
     
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    I find it kind of amusing that the same company that builds massive, technologically complex rides like 4th Dimension coasters and the air-compressed launc coasters can't get this right.

    I am assuming this could take the same route ringracer took after... 4 days of operation?
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    The new track has arrived:-
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    About half of the ride track has returned:-

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    Photo by Amusement Today.
     
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    I am guessing this is costing S&S-Sansei-Vekoma-whatever a lot of money. Good to see a park not giving up on such a special project.
     
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    Antinos Slut for Spinners Social Media Team

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    According to Screamscape, Galeforce Reopened a few weeks ago.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Oh, yeah, this is still a thing.
     
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    Here's a rider cam video of the "new" ride featuring a familiar face

     
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    Shame it doesn't have lap bars.

    The real question though: did they use the exact track for reconstruction? If not, then it'd be a different cred! ;)
     
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    Actually there are 2 familiar faces. ;)
     
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    I don't know whether it's the video, but it still looks kinda rattly to me... probably the video, though.
     
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    Daviddoc and I did this a couple of weeks ago on our trip. It was really smooth and we both loved it, it was a nice surprise! Great use of space!
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Besides the re-tracking, it also looks to have been reprofiled slightly as well. Here are the 2 different POVs, comparing the old with the new.

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    New:-
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Yeah, the new one appears to be much smoother.

    Can't wait to see how next year's version turns out!
     
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