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Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. GCTales

    GCTales Active Member

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    That would be buying your tickets on the amusement pier (4 tickets, I believe about $10 per ride... .. walking the boardwalk )
     
  2. RH Kelly

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    Come on now, that theming is incredible! Obviously a fair comparison!
     
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    That's not what I was referring to. I was referring to the smallest of three new coaster built last year at Playland in Ocean City.
     
  4. RH Kelly

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    Wild Waves?
     
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  6. RH Kelly

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    Lol. Oh nice! Now thats a K'nex coaster!!
     
  7. lazyboy97o

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    Steel roller coasters are assembled by contractors, not the manufacturer. Unless the same team has done the same layout before, it doesn't really matter if the layout is stock or custom because it is new to that contractor. More relevant is scale and complexity of the layout, as a stock layout could be larger and more complex than a custom layout.

    The ride system for Slinky Dog Dash is also not "from scratch." It is a Mack Rides Launch Coaster.
     
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    So exposed steel track and supports?
     
  9. Cesar R M

    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    I think its been said many times.. because Universal announces when shovels are on the ground. While Disney loves to boast multiple times more (announcement, shovels on ground, vertical, testimonial/soon to be opening, opening).
     
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  10. Kman101

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    You've been on it then?

    You can dislike it, I'm not saying you can't.

    Other's can like it and look forward to it.

    That's what makes the world go around.

    Not sure why when someone expresses a like for something in this land being built they have to be told it's lame, cheap, lazy ...
     
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    Don't bring logic into it! It goes against the narrative some try to stir up every few months.
     
  12. PorterRedkey

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    Of course, I've been on it? Haven't you?

    Obviously, that is not a real question - no one has been on it. However, we have all seen the layout. Next issue.

    "Other's can like it and look forward to it."

    I agree. I am just not one of those people. I can't see where in my original post that I say other people can't look forward to this. Can you point that out to me. I am just confused.

    Finally, I am not trying to stop someone from liking this land, I am just trying to keep people's expectations in check. If I am wrong and the coaster is 3 minutes long and well-themed, I will be happy if I'm wrong. How long do you think the coaster will be? 2 launches and a short track lead me to believe this coaster will be shorter than SDMT. Please tell me where you disagree.

    Disney is building an exposed steel roller coaster. I do think the cool Slinky Dog vehicle with the springs will look better than a regular train on an exposed track, so maybe it will look better while in action. That said, I don't see how the ride time can be very long.
     
  13. PorterRedkey

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    I believe your family is the target demographic. DHS is sorely lacking when it come to attractions that kids can ride. I believe parents might look at this as a stepping stone to RnR coaster.
    You are going to enjoy this, but would you have enjoyed an enclosed coaster and a dark ride instead of 12 acres spent on 3 (2 new) rides.
     
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  14. Kman101

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    Most of us would.

    I don't disagree it's a waste of space.
     
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  15. RH Kelly

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    No doubt we would have. I would have loved even the Monsters Inc ride from Tokyo along with the alien spinners and maybe a restaurant or two. That being said, we will still enjoy TSL.
     
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    If you take out the show scene from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, as the trains crawl through that scene, I think the ride times will be very comprable. Slinky Dog will be probably more thrilling as the cars will not rock into the curves like they do on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. I remember when that announcement was originally made about seven dwarfs that people thought it would make the coaster more exciting and I knew it was going to make the coaster super smooth. I remember reading posts of anticipation of how Seven Dwarfs was going to be comparable to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! I remember arguing against that and being flamed! The Rockin into the Curves, in my opinion, does indeed make that coaster very tame / ultra smooth indeed.

    So Slinky Dog is going to be a little bit more thrilling than Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: Two launches and it will not lean into the curves. However Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with its long show seen in the middle of the to lift Hills will definitely be the longer of the two rides.
     
  17. PorterRedkey

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    I agree that SDMT would be longer, but comparable only in the sense they are both coasters.
    Imagine SDMT with exposed steel track, no scenic mountain mine, and no dark ride scene with no animatronics.

    Slinky Dog's track may be a little longer, but the 2 launches will take away any additional time that would have been added by the extra track. Also, the launches will be much tamer (by design) than California Screamin or RnR. Just as SDMT is tamer (by design) than BTMRR is. While the Slinky Dog coaster will be fun - especially for youngsters and even some "oldsters" like me. I just don't believe it will have the thrills that SOME people are thinking it will be. This may be especially true after the Disney marketing machine pumps up their new coaster with "2 high-speed launches" or some other exaggeration.

    I hope I am wrong, but the details we have so far seem to point to this. I think we will all know more when D23 happens.
     
  18. Goob

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    But why make SDMT tame? If a kid sees the ride and then makes his mind up that it's "not scary", then he's already going on the ride. There is no way for that kid to know it's tame just by looking at it. No need to make it tame.

    Most little kids when they see a coaster, they think it's gonna be scary. SDMT isn't. But they don't know that until there already on it.
     
  19. MisterPenguin

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    It's tame precisely because it's in a kid-targeted land with a kid-targeted IP (though adults can love it, too).

    That's the problem with SGE. It's Stitch in the Magic Kingdom... what could go wrong?
     
  20. Brian Noble

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    The goal isn't to get the kid on the ride. The goal is to have the kid enjoy it.
     
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