Posted 15 June 2003 - 07:59 PM
Posted 15 June 2003 - 08:32 PM
Posted 16 June 2003 - 08:58 PM
There might be room for a small inversion or two in there, like a vertical loop or cobra roll, and possibly a helix. The position of the final brakes would have to be adjusted so that they are probably 90 degrees from the unloading area as apposed to the current 180.
Maybe some year, or decade, in the future...
Posted 16 June 2003 - 10:53 PM
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Posted 18 June 2003 - 03:24 PM
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Posted 22 June 2003 - 01:33 AM
Add a Vertical Loop right after the 80-foot dive into the mountain, possibly slightly inclined if the mountain isn't tall enough at that part. Then the track would dive underneath the new brake run and head up into an Overbanked Turn, Top Hat or Cobra Roll, one of those elements which would turn the train around 225 degrees and send it back under the brake run. From there, the course would do a low 315-degree Carousel Curve banked at 90 degrees climbing over a simulated lava pit like PKI's Tomb Raider, right into the new brake run, and around the final L-turn to the left to the unloading area.
How does that sound?
Posted 22 June 2003 - 08:27 PM
Posted 03 January 2004 - 12:16 PM
Instead of having a sidewinder element bringing you out of the volcano, what about a vertical loop? You know, the train can speed up the vertical loop then it could dive down the side of the mountain and finish it from there.
Posted 03 January 2004 - 02:25 PM
Posted 03 January 2004 - 04:03 PM
But I think that the way the first inversion is is perfect. And there really wouldn't be anywhere for a loop to pull out or go, with the whole brake run / station / queue area right out there in front. I think that erupting out of the mountain and then 'avalanching' around the side really creates a cool effect.
BTW, when I rode Volcano for the last time of the season in 2003, I did look up into the mountain on the brake run, and noticed that there isn't really the kind of space that would be needed for my idea above. But it still would be entirely possible to extend the track out the side of the mountain, especially if Avalanche is removed (although I wouldn't want to see that happen).
Kraken, they did have to do that in 1998, but only a small amount of the mountain (the very top, which was rebuilt). AFAIK, none of the mountain where the brake run and station is had to be removed. Here's a picture:
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