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Jurassic Park Expansion/New Coaster

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by insanepizzaguy, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. ThreePack Shagur

    ThreePack Shagur Rookie

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    Eh, maybe I have my years mixed up, it’s been a while. I do know F&F was slated for install before Fallon, and they switched places. Fallon was the last thing I touched and it was fully operational in fall 2016.
     
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    2021 ultimately makes the most sense. Retheme and market it as "Jurassic World" with the Hollywood update and this. It seems like the new ride in Hollywood is genuinely a little different than the old river adventure so this could be a really popular rebrand/opening. Like others have said, Bourne either this year or next, new resort, new park, this coaster, possible re-do of River Adventure, they have plenty on their hands at the moment. Id love 2020 but that just doesn't seem realistic to me if this ride is going to have the level of theming Universal has been creating. April 2021 are when permits said it'd be done so id expect it for Spring Break!
     
  3. WillQ92

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    Damn, it is double spine. What in tarnation are they building that would require that kind of track? Is it really strong enough that they can cut down on supports? Figured it was gonna be fast but not that fast :bigeye:
     
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  4. Scott W.

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    Either it’s going to be tall which is looking unlikely or it’s going to pulling some strong forces in tight turns. Like @RollermanDan said a while back, imagine a bowl of spaghetti.

    For something right like that to require that kind of support, I’m putting my money on a 4 across train.
     
  5. WillQ92

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    Could be a situation like Hagride, where they use different track types in different spots, and we'll still see the traditional style or single spine in the spaghetti bowl. I'm still thinking it's gonna be pretty tall in the tophat area, but I'm hoping you're right about the 4 across seating. Glad we can finally confirm it's Intamin though, like we all didn't know already :lol:

    Swing and a miss on the black track though.
     
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    I don't know if it's just the manufacture date but at the end of those tracks the bolt flanges for the top and bottom rails are connected like an 8. They have newer ones with the double spine that don't connect so it's two 0 flanges that look like this:

    Hyperion https://rcdb.com/14462.htm
    Red Force https://rcdb.com/10698.htm
    Flying Aces https://rcdb.com/12772.htm
    Soaring with dragon https://rcdb.com/13420.htm
     
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  7. WillQ92

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    Looking closer at Dan's pics, there's definitely some modern single spine in the pile too.
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    Yeah it’ll be a mix. Spaghetti will most likely be singular. Any parts going over a path will be double trouble.

    Double the spine = double the fun :dance:
     
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  9. Mark Bofr

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    Keep in mind that the double spine doesn't always mean higher forces, it could just mean greater stress due to larger spacing between the columns. It looks like this coaster will spend a large amount of time nearby guest areas which would place columns in weird places.
     
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  11. Mark Bofr

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    Yeah, it's most likely going to be intense too, just throwing that out there.
     
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    I'd say two across trains, same as Taiga, Taron, BGW 2020, Parc Asterix 2021, etc
     
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    Uni construction foreman: Hey, when this JW ride will be ready?
    Intamin rep: Should be ready Summer 2020.
    Uni construction foreman: Ok, the execs and marketing want to know.
    Intamin rep: Uhhh, didn't they ask the same thing about Hagrids and we tell them Summer 2019?
    Uni construction foreman: Yeah.... I'll tell them it'll be ready in 2021.
     
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    Very true. Probably some big gaps in supports around the Discovery Center areas for example, which is a very good thing.

    Of course, yea, this’ll definitely be an intense coaster, so both.
     
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    Although funny, I don't think this ride will be near as complex as Hagrid
     
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    The first launch will feel like Hagrids last launch and the second launch will feel a lot like Mavericks second launch. I haven’t been this excited about a domestic Intamin since Maverick.
     
  17. Joe

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    Neither have I, especially with Mack providing the rest of the work. *looks around*
     
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    I'm expecting this to be the most intense coaster at the resort

    Unless you count Rip Ride Rockit's bumpiness as intensity
     
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    I count it as a death sentence ;)

     
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    Real talk though, I hope Universal considers bringing in Intamin or Mack to retrack it one day
     

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