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Silver Dollar City | Time Traveler | Mack Looping Launched Spinner

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Swoosh, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. davidm

    davidm Well-Known Member

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    ^ I thought that initially, but then the second video (when you can see the cars) they are slowly rotating on the second launch - or maybe the second launch is a lot tamer?
     
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  2. Lofty

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    Pretty sure from the beginning it's been stated that there was meant to be a show scene there but it got cut due to budgetary requirements...
     
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  3. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Yeah, that's the hitch in the theory, combined with what @Lofty said above. It could be that the second launch is a lot tamer, but... so would the first launch be if it was a rolling launch and not a launch from a standstill.

    EDIT: The POV of the ride from CF's own YouTube channel proved me wrong. It may indeed go sideways on the first launch as well.

     
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    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    The pacing is :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing horrendous. Nobody can deny that. The rest of the ride could be an out of body experience, but pacing is so vital, see TC and that second lift.

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    Dar Well-Known Member

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    Some of those near misses look pretty good, especially the support over the second launch.

    I'd ride it just for that transition after the vertical loop tbh
     
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    It looks decent and fun, but my days it'd look SO much better if it didn't stop before the first launch. Such a shame </3

    Hopefully we see more of these pop up over the next few years. There's tonnes of potential with the concept, which I'd love to see realised.
     
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    After having seen this I still wish it had been a more regular Mack Launched coaster, that said aside from the horrible pacing of the stop, it doesn't look too bad, just sad for what I imagine it could've been.
     
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    If you think of the stop as a "pause in time", and then you accelrate forwards in time, I don't think it'll be that bad? As long as you are spinninga bit, I don't think it'll bother many people.
     
  9. JoshC.

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    I imagine a 'stop on time's would have been the point of the show scene if it wasn't cut. But it's not really good for a coaster that you have to imagine a non-existent scene to justify it, really?

    And if the above POV is anything to go by, it doesn't look like you're spinning much at the stop. I could almost understand it if it was for a breather mid-ride, but it's too soon in the ride for it..
     
  10. Lofty

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    Stop in time? Sorry that's absolute bollocks.
     
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    Thing is, if they had kept all the theming and that launch did have some sort of show which explained the stop (and subsequent launch) it wouldn't be as bad. I can believe that's why the launch track is configured like that. If that was the case, some sort of "time jump" is plausible - you are riding in a time machine, after all.

    I'm surprised that given the show was spited, they didn't just make it a rolling launch.
     
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  12. Lofty

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    Oh absolutely. If the narrative was there, the theming was there, the actual show scene was there, I'd get it - much akin to FireChaser Express' mid-way show scene, but it's not. There's absolutely no way on earth they can justify and portray a 'stop in time' by temporarily pausing the train in the open with absolutely nothing happening.

    I'm extremely shocked that it's actually passed the final sign-off like this and that there wasn't a way to rewrite the scripting of the controls to be able to bypass the halt altogether.
     
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    I agree, I'm gutted as I thought this would be decent, but trimmed drop, stop mid ride, weak launches and poor spinning, just such a letdown. Edit - based on vids, could be fab, I'll let you know in 12 weeks.
    They also probably looked at throughput and decided a 5 second stop(10 second overall delay) mid ride will be preferable to stacking hence not changing it. I'd prefer to be stacked.
     
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    Well according to Robb Alvey, it's a really great ride!
     
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    According to Nobb Alvey, Helix is :emoji_poop:.

    I wouldn’t listen to a word he says.
     
  16. airtime_uk_ash

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    Silver dollar city is one of my bucket list parks. But the theaming or lack thereof is a bit of a joke here tbh! it either needs theaming corrcectly or re-programming! nothing in between will do
     
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    I'd assume that they'd probably add the show building in the off season or sometime in the near future and the speakers are just a placeholder for now.

    Or maybe I'm putting too much faith in them.
     
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    Lets hope so, as it stands at the moment it's like a car park coaster only worse..
     
  19. davidm

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    ^ Worse because its not in a car park, but a rather nice wooded area?
     
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    So is this not the world's longest spinning coaster, because SDC doesn't seem to have claimed that record. It's just that I cant think of any spinning coasters that would be longer than this.

    And Thunderation is longer than Time Traveler by 2ft, which I think is kind of funny.
     

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