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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

Wintermelon43

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They really aren't. It's a unique experience but nothing earth shattering. They have some decent forces for parts when you're on your back, but that's it. Two manufacturers make them.
Vekoma (doesn't really build them anymore)
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B&M
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It's been mentioned already that it won't be a suspended coaster, but I'm sure we can add flying to that list as well. Unless it's a family flyer then...yawn. I do wonder if it's Vekoma and if it is, should we be paying attention to any prototypes popping up in Vlodrop?
That still looks scary

really big roller coasters and and really big thrill rides scare me in general though. Actually everything does but whatever
 

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
TRON Lightcycle Power Run and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster both had their track built before the building envelope.


The prototype for their new flying coaster has already been built. It was posted a few times in the old thread, usually speculated as a [hybrid] dark ride system.
That is true but it's already been taken down. I forget where part of the prototype track was sent off to, but it was for a larger version somewhere in Europe. There is a new coaster being assembled right now as seen here: https://svhas2004.wixsite.com/vekoma/portraits?lightbox=dataItem-jbje0t97
 

WDW Guru

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That still looks scary

really big roller coasters and and really big thrill rides scare me in general though. Actually everything does but whatever

I have to say I've only ridden one flying coaster, the Batwing at Six Flags America, and I was not a fan. That is the only roller coaster that actually made me sick. The ride system had potential to be a great roller coaster and wouldn't have that issue, for me at least, since it will be a family coaster.
 

EPICOT

Well-Known Member
I've been on the flying coaster "Firehawk" at Kings Island. It's an ok ride and the ride system is cool, but not mind blowing. The biggest problem with this ride type is the capacity, which at least with Firehawk, it is far below the rest of the coasters in the park. I'd want something of higher capacity for this attraction.
 

danlb_2000

Well-Known Member
Flying Coaster? What does that mean? O_O

As for update construction, I think some stuff was shown earlier, though there's not much since they haven't started much yet. We probably won't be able to see the roller coaster be built anyway, since it will be inside. All we'll see is the building be built

Maybe, maybe not. With Rock 'n Roller Coaster the track was built first and then the building was built around it.
 

larryz

virus test dummy
Premium Member
I have to say I've only ridden one flying coaster, the Batwing at Six Flags America, and I was not a fan. That is the only roller coaster that actually made me sick. The ride system had potential to be a great roller coaster and wouldn't have that issue, for me at least, since it will be a family coaster.
While it looks good on paper -- and from the ground -- it's not a very comfortable ride experience, especially pulling outside loops, where the neck bears a lot of stress from trying to keep the head level/straight against the g-forces throwing it outside the loop.
 

vinnyv07

New Member
Universal is catching up to Disney in chunks according to attendance numbers. A roller coaster is needed in Epcot, which is the only Disney park without one. After they open this new attraction, the place will be swamped. It’s a business and a coaster will bring people in and sell more tickets.
 

Bairstow

Well-Known Member
I have to say I've only ridden one flying coaster, the Batwing at Six Flags America, and I was not a fan. That is the only roller coaster that actually made me sick. The ride system had potential to be a great roller coaster and wouldn't have that issue, for me at least, since it will be a family coaster.

B&M's flying system is superior to Vekoma's but it's still not great, and except for the novelty not worth the added discomfort over a traditional invert, or a newer wingrider seating mode.
At least it's not as bad as their standing coasters. Those are the worst.
Give Manta at SeaWorld a chance some time. It's a great coaster, but this is mostly due to the absolutely fantastic decor/themeing more than the ride position.
 

mikejs78

Premium Member
Universal is catching up to Disney in chunks according to attendance numbers. A roller coaster is needed in Epcot, which is the only Disney park without one. After they open this new attraction, the place will be swamped. It’s a business and a coaster will bring people in and sell more tickets.
Universal still isn't even close to Disney. MK has more annual visitors than Uni +IoA combined. Every WDW park still has more visitors than either universal park. Even the half day park (DHS) has 50% more visitors annually than Uni.
 
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doctornick

Well-Known Member
To my knowledge, this is a Vekoma train with a good amount of rows. Track beneath you and as has been said before, launches but no inversions.

All that sounds fine, but the real question I think is what is the actual ride like? We know it is an indoor coaster, but will it have proper show scenes during the ride? Will it come to a stop for scenes or is it constantly moving? I expect it to be projection heavy, but they did a decent job with making Mission: Breakout entertaining and hope this ride follows suit.

The environment surrounding the ride will have a lot more to do with how this ride is received than the specific mechanism of travel.
 

mikejs78

Premium Member
No it isn’t. Innovation is needed in Epcot. This is a knee jerk reaction to taking the easiest route.

Epcot attendance and satisfaction is down due to decades of underinvestment.
This. Redo imagination to make an attraction eith Figment filled with wonder instead of being annoying. Plus Space so it's closer to the original vision. Re-add a pavillion at WoL. Fill out Innoventions with exhibits again. Use the bones of the park and add greenery around it instead of making a forest by demoing buildings. Would go a long way to making the park compelling again.
 

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