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GoUCFKnights

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Jul 28, 2017
89
I hope Magical Midway goes away soon. Surprised that after Fun Spot's expansion they didn't die off.
I believe I heard these new rides (along with Starflyer) are owned by the people who owned Magical Midway. I haven't heard of they plan to shut down the old ones when the new ones open, but maybe someone can investigate and confirm what I previously heard?
 

SukaVayne73

Rookie
May 12, 2018
226
Orlando, FL
It's gonna be a nice view up there 400ft up to maybe see some of the unannounced Fantastic Worlds
I can see myself doing the new attractions, I like to go for the gusto, although I haven't got my self to skydive yet.
I wonder if they would sell like a multi pass for just ICON, and the drop tower,
 
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Grabnar

V.I.P.
Aug 5, 2018
776
Wow-- that's terrible. I don't know how it would be possible unless safety equipment failed or wasn't being used properly.
If you take an OSHA course it's usually either not using safety equipment properly (or at all) or poorly maintained safety equipment. They're both usually indicative of poor training, recordkeeping, and compliance.
 
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Magic Feather

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Apr 19, 2019
478

Apparently this is slated for next summer now. Watch out, VelociCoaster
I wish big drop towers, like this one, would have a ride profile more similar to an S&S Space Shot. I feel like that's much more interesting than a ride that slowly lowers you up, stops you for a bit, then drops you. Plus, it would likely have a shorter cycle time and higher capacity.
 

joelbryant11

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Jul 12, 2017
188
Raleigh, NC
I wish big drop towers, like this one, would have a ride profile more similar to an S&S Space Shot. I feel like that's much more interesting than a ride that slowly lowers you up, stops you for a bit, then drops you. Plus, it would likely have a shorter cycle time and higher capacity.
Either that or make it rotate like Mach Tower at BGW if it has to go slow. That way it's actually interesting on the way up.
 

ParkRumors

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Jan 1, 2012
273
When the drop tower was first announced in May 2019, they said that the "seats will rotate with an unexpected twist as it drops down" - not sure exactly what they meant by that, or if it's even still part of the plan, but it would at least be a bit more interesting than a standard drop tower. Good to see it's at least still moving forward though.

 
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