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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. vaugc002

    vaugc002 Well-Known Member

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    Use RCDB to filter by Spinning Coaster and you'll see that Euro Mir is actually still the longest spinner ;)
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    This quick RCDB search throws up Euro Mir as being longer - which I can believe as certainly feels like a pretty long coaster: https://rcdb.com/r.htm?ca=105&order=-22&ot=2
     
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    It honestly looks... Kind of good? Other than the stop at the first launch, it looks really fun and in a way, intense! I think they could've done more with the layout because it seems like it goes through the second launch then just hits the brake run, but the theming looks great, the layout (for a spinner) looks really good, and it actually doesn't seem to be super disorienting!
     
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    Except for the terrible pacing and rather short length, it looks okay. Would be interesting to see what weird sensations you get doing standard inversions whilst sideways.
     
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    It looks fine. I mean I'm it would be a pretty fun ride in the moment but it's hard to get excited. Shame about that stop in the middle.
     
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    The world's longest spinning coaster will be the Gerstlauer spinner at the American Dream mall in New Jersey.
     
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    Will it? Rcdb has it listed at quite a bit shorter
     
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    Oh my mistake. It's the world's longest free spinning coaster as Euro Mir is controlled.
     
  9. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    What a tenuous claim.
     
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    With them being able to control the spinning on individual cars, it'd be nice if they had an "extreme" car for a limited time each day or something
     
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    Maybe they'll up the intensity for some enthusiast events? ACE Spring Con is at SDC this year so let's see.
     
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    I've literally only just seen this so it's probably already been covered in here loads. But is that second launch the most pointless thing ever? It literally launches you into a turn and then it's the brakes, what a waste.
     
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    Well it does launch at an upwards incline, and if it wasn't there I don't think it would have enough speed to reach the brake run.
     
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    Aye I figured that from the off-ride shots, but if you're going to shove it in there at least make it do another turn or two. Just seems like a massive anti-climax, especially as it seems to be the better of the two launches.
     
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    I have a lot more hope for the next X-treme spinner that will probably be built, as it wont cost as much due to most of the research and development already done, unlike Time Traveler. I would assume $5-10m would have been spent on research and development, which now could be spent on an extra 500-1,000ft of track.
     
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    I can't imagine it works like that. I mean, Mack invests time and money into bringing new products to the market in order to remain competitive. I don't think a theme park would have to pay for that?

    Please someone correct me if I'm wrong though!
     
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    The amount of groundwork for this was insane. That impacted the budget and layout more than anything. 100%

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    Don't parks usually get prototypes cheaper? As they're assuming some of the risk of it not going totally to plan.
     
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    Yeah terraining must have been a huge part of the budget for sure. That's a decent old quarrythey've built themselves.
     
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    Because there can never be enough photos of Time Traveler. Here is a walk through of the queue area.
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