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Skyline sell first Skywarp

Ian

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Remember this from the 2016 IAAPA?

They've sold one which will open next year...but they won't say where until IAAPA 2017. Any guesses?

Press release below...


Skyline Attractions Sells First Skywarp

Scheduled to be Open 2018

Orlando, FL, USA (July 1, 2017) – Skyline Attractions has altered the landscape of thrill rides with its latest scream maker- Skywarp. As part of the company’s third anniversary Skyline is excited to announce the sale of their first of many Skywarps, which will make its public debut in the summer of 2018. This exciting experience offers 32 passengers a unique journey as they board the competing ride vehicles. The train begins rocking back and forth, building up to full speed before completing several thrilling forward and reverse rotations through the twin Immelmann inversions.


The unique concept was first shown to the world at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. This annual event is the world’s largest showcase rides and the Skywarp was one of the most unique concepts displayed. This innovative attraction combines the speed, inversions, and capacity of a big coaster with a fraction of the necessary investment needed. The clever design of Skywarp allows it to deliver the thrills a modern rider expects, with the reliability, ease of maintenance and ultra-compact footprint that fits in nearly any park.


"Skywarp has everything that operators of all sizes desire: Big impact, big thrills, big visibility, and big capacity with a small footprint and a small price," said Evan Souliere, founding partner of Skyline Attractions.


The small 120 foot by 30 foot footprint allows for the placement of the attraction in nearly any location, and topping out at 62 feet in height it can even fit in many indoor locations.


“The flexibility of Skywarp, combined with the excitement it delivers to guests, makes it a great addition to any park. We are thrilled to be placing the first of what we believe will be many Skywarp attractions,” commented Chris Gray, Vice President at Skyline Attractions. “Stop by and see us at booth 5808 at the 2017 IAAPA Attractions Expo as we unveil where the first Skywarp will be taking guests on a wild ride,” he continued.
Ride Entertainment is the sales partner for Skyline Attractions.

Ride Stats.
Height: 62 feet (19 meters)
Footprint: 120 feet X 30 feet (37m X 9m)
Track Length: 360 feet (110 m)
Instant Capacity: 32
Hourly Capacity: 800 pph
 

Lofty

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From what I've heard, there's a few been purchased by one park chain. Exciting to see.
 

Ian

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Good point. Perhaps they've sold one to open next season, with an understanding the same chain will purchase more in subsequent years.
 

GuyWithAStick

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I actually don't think SF is going to be getting the first one of these. They announce their 2018 rides a good 2 months before IAPPA, so why annonce something that has already been announced?

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My guess, Cedar Fair, as they are set to open 4 new coasters in 2018, and we still don't know what ride which will be a 'completely new type of coaster', could be this.

If it's not/if it heads to Europe, maybe to one of the Merlin parks, because they need new rides like this non a non-large investment year and we all know Merlin love prototypes, I could see the first one heading to Garda or Heide with one eventually heading to Towers(Please Merlin!)
 
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