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Silver Dollar City | Time Traveler | Mack Looping Launched Spinner

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    Really like the look of those cars! Very good effort from Mack and SDC there.
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Cool train detail not apparent in photos!
     
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    I'm in love with everything about those coaches - right down to the anodized wheel bogeys <3
     
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    Remember when we talked about the braking mechanism for the spinning? The big round plate with the holes could be a round eddy current brake as I suggested. Did anyone take a closer look at it?
     
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    Testing!

     
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    Great to see that the trim takes every ounce of fun out of that drop, as expected. Well, at least for the first and second car, anyway...
     
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    We knew it would be trimmed on the first drop, but, Jesus Christ, that's a harsh trim.
     
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    I don't personally think that the bit after the drop looks particularly slow. I don't know about any of you, but I reckon that the trim on the first drop will sort of function like the trim on Takabisha's first drop and terrify people by holding them over the Ozark mountainside.

    On a side note, I'm struggling to visualise what this ride will feel like to ride. The only spinners I've ridden are Spinball Whizzer, Dragon's Fury, Primeval Whirl and Cobra's Curse. I know full well that it won't feel anything like the first three, but I reckon the spinning sensation on this could share some similarities with the spinning on Cobra's Curse, what with them both being made by Mack and sharing a similar track design, which is a good thing as I think Cobra's Curse is an underrated family coaster. What do you guys think?
     
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    It’s testing with actual riders now. BTW
     
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    Yeah this is definitely opening at the beginning of SDC's season in March (I think?)
     
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    Yeah, you're all on drugs if you think this looks slow in the back:



    Credit RCDB and Silver Dollar City's Facebook.
     
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    Three comments about that video:

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    I don't disagree, but I still don't think it (the coaster) looks that good. ;)

    2. Why are the water dummies wearing robes?

    3. As lovely as I think the Time Traveller logo is, I :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing hate how two thirds of these videos is just the logo. I'd rather then just stop the video at 8 seconds.
     
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    You are also on drugs if you think that drop "doesn't look that good."
     
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    I think the coaster "doesn't look that good". Sorry, I should have been clearer. Edited for clarity.
     
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    It looks decent in the back, but, come on, in a park with Outlaw Run already ejecting guests down a much better drop I'm going to need more than that to impress me.
     
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    How do you know Outlaw Run will have a better drop? For all you know this could be much better.
     
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    ^ But only if you're in certain seats? I'm not sold at all. Not yet, anyway.
    I know it's not open and it's yet to be ridden, but nothing about this coaster is making me want to desperately ride it.
     
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    There are many rides in which the back seat is better for the drop. Outlaw Run being one of them as well.
     

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