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Carnival Cruise Line to add first roller coaster at sea

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Aaron Smith, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith Active Member

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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    And of course it's a spike coaster. Ah well, it still looks like a really neat concept, and I'm sure it'll be a hit for the company!

    Now the real question is whether or not this is a travelling coaster. ;)
     
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    If this actually goes ahead then that's a fantastic addition to the cruise market.
    Currently, a few ships have small fairground-style rides, and Carnival already have their pedal-powered SkyRide not-quite-a-coaster thing, but this is the first true coaster at sea.

    Great find
     
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    It makes sense to build a powered coaster on a ship, because there would be a lot more variables at play in the design process of a gravity powered cred (ship sway etc).
     
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    Definitely the most expensive cred out there if you're talking access to get to ride it. Not many creds cost a double hundred dollars just to get access.
     
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    I wonder how this coaster will cope with being on a cruise ship. I mean it has to be able to withstand harsh weather and the ship's motion, so this could be interesting.

    Here are the concept images for this coaster:-
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    And the preview video:-

    Oh yeah Duane personally told me he isn't adding this to RCDB.
     
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    That's pretty sweet. Obviously the coaster itself doesn't seem too thrilling but the views alone would make it worthwhile.
     
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    I feel sorry for all the database programs that assume a given cred was always in one place at one time :(
     
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    If they have a time resolution of days or less, it could still work. The list of places it operated would grow really long really fast, though.
     
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    You could just list the coaster as being based in wherever the ship is registered at.... All the carnival ships are either registered in the Bahamas or Panama.
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    I had the feeling this new powered coaster design would be a great fit for areas that need specific control over variables - never thought of cruise ships as an application!

    Now where's the S&S Shot Tower? :p
     

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