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New "Dragonfire" Premier Rides coaster for Qatar 2017

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Ian, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    New Premier Rides launch coaster called 'Dragonfire' to be the centerpiece of the new Adventure Island in the Doha Oasis Mall, Qatar.

    For your skim readers out there, I've done my usual bold highlighting of the interesting bits.

     
  2. _koppen

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    That sounds like a really cool ride!
     
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    Re: New "Dragonfire" Premier Rides coaster for Qatar 2017

    Here is a tease that I made mention to in the wildfire thread.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    So we know it will have a right-handed turn!
     
  5. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    How do you know tats the layout if nothing's been shown yet apart from a vague set of answers?
     
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    Re: New "Dragonfire" Premier Rides coaster for Qatar 2017

    ^ It is from Premier Rides official Facebook page. Pretty sure that makes this wonderful right hand turn legit.
     
  7. rollermonkey

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    OMG. I can see this being absolutely BRUTAL. I mean really, a tube, that encloses a very high point of the track, exposed to the sun in Qatar, and they think they are going to be able to keep it air conditioned? Heat rises, cold sinks, last time I checked.
     
  8. Lofty

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    Re: New

    I hadn't checked the other topic at the time. Valid enough.

    I also love how they use X Car track rather than getting the NL developers to create their custome tracks and cars.
     
  9. Pink Cadillac

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    Is this it? :D
    [tweet]https://twitter.com/premierrides/status/793249617123180545[/tweet]
    tweet
     
  10. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Wow, that's quite a long lull in updates and then bam, wild track appears.
     
  11. Pink Cadillac

    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if it actually is related to this . It'll be a big coincidence otherwise!
     
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    Well that does appear to be a Qatari Flag on the track next to the US one. I'd say yes.
     
  13. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Nah, that must be a different Premier Rides coaster bound for Qatar. Or Bahrain, hard to tell. The number of zigzags match the Qatari flag, but the proportions favour the Bahraini (the flag of Qatar is more than twice as wide as its height, whereas that of Bahrain has a more mainstream 3:5 ratio). As for the colour, maroon or red, it's hard to tell in that picture.

    Either way, no way this could be the coaster which is the subject of this thread. Has to be totally unrelated.
     
  14. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Having watched the video for this ride. The main section of the ride is a direct clone of Deep Space at Adlabs Imagica in India. The difference is at the start with the forwards backwards forwards again launch system that's suddenly popping up on rides around the world instead of a normal launch.

    Looking at the height and speed it's going to have to brake fairly heavily before hitting the main bowl as well.
     
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    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Press release:

     
  17. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Hey Lofty

    I could have done. But at some point in the last couple of days the video has been removed.
    It was here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFQNKfgOVmc&app=desktop

    [​IMG]

    From what i remember the ride goes something like this
    - Release from the station through a couple of curves (dark ride section I assume)
    - Stops on launch run as track behind train switches over
    - Launch forwards through curve into first inversion but not fast enough to complete it
    - roll back through launch gaining more speed and up a very large reverse spike
    - roll through launch track forwards again but launch track now slows train down.
    - Enter Deep Space bowl style layout seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPMiSHh9eHo
    - Return to station

    The reverse spike is huge. the decision to design the ride so that there is a necessity to slow the train down after the spike seems really odd to me.
     
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    That sounds really weird? The first inversion must be bigger than Deep Space's, or that first curve is gonna be really awkward?
     
  19. davidm

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    Premier been tweeting a bit about this recently;


    (EDIT : thats the same video as Lofty posted above, oops sorry :oops: )
     
  20. roomraider

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    The Premier Coaster is now complete. I have seen photographic evidence of this but afraid not able to share.
    But it shouldn't be too long before something appears on something like Skyscrapercity so I'll keep an eye out
    The main part of the layout however is indeed a direct clone for Deep Space at Adlabs Imagica.
     

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