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SeaWorld San Diego | Electric Eel | Premier Skyrocket II

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Bat Fastard, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. tomahawk

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    Duel stations seem like a great idea, but parks hate it for staffing. See Tatsu with its 2+ hour wait and 7 minute dispatches.

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    Didn't know that they are available with a dual-station. If it has one, VR would impact the boarding time even less, since you have to wait until the other train finishes the course anyway. It's probably enough to get the riders with VR ready. Let's hope they go for the dual station.
     
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    Galactica has dual load and VR and the dispatch on that coaster isn't actually terrible at all - I think Tatsu may be a case of operations at that one park as opposed to any dual load coaster.
     
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    ^That's exactly why Tatsu can have long waits. Magic Mountain's operations are far from the best!

    Tempesto has a 3 car train which helps a bit. But if this turns out to have VR, unless they staff this ride sufficiently it will be a even longer wait for an already low capacity ride. It would make more sense to put it on Manta (and even more sense not to bother with it at all).
     
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    Some photos of construction I found on TPR:-
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    So the cars for the train is here, can we see any vests through those tarps? And I'm pretty sure there are 3 cars there:-
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    And here is a construction video made by the park themselves:-

    And just out of curiosity, for those who have ridden Tempesto, how do the vests actually affect the ride?
     
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    Thankyou for sharing it here so I don't have to visit TPR :D
     
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    The comfort collars are a bit uncomfortable but they don't really affect the ride.

    The 3 car trains however do affect the ride. I found the 2 car versions much more fun and forceful. Tempesto has no where near as much positives or airtime as a standard SRII model.
     
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    Wouldn't that just be to do wit where you sat on the train? Launch speeds shouldn't be any different. Maybe the uncomfort collars did end up restricting the ride experience?
     
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    It's basically akin to adding bones to boneless chicken.
     
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    I think this will be an exact clone of Tempesto. I can tell watching the video that there is no switch track in the station, so it only has the one train. It will definitely have a 3-car train, and the concept images do show vests, but I can't see them through the plastic.
     
  11. Pear

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    The seating position did not matter. Since the ride has 3 car trains it is more drawn out than the 2 car train model meaning less forces overall.
     
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    Found this on Twitter:-
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    Credit goes to Clyde Sea Lion.
     
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  13. GuyWithAStick

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    I am seriously digging that track color.
     
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    ^The spine an the rails are the same colour?
     
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    Found these also on Facebook:-
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    it's coming on well and looks cool! Although they seem to have painted the structure all one colour, when the bottom 50ft of the structure was meant to be a darker blue:-
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    Seems like the whole coaster will be painted what the top portion of the structure is coloured on here. I still like it though, but it doesn't give that underwater depth feel.
     
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    From Clyde on Facebook... again.
     
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    Shame they ditched that dark to light fading color scheme, that would'a looked really cool.
     
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    It is a shame they ditched the colour alteration, that being said - I am always a fan of these oceanic colour schemes.
     
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    This thing is going up to fast:-
     
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    According to Reddit, trackwork is done!

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