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SFFT | Joker Wild Card | World's Tallest Frisbee

Discussion in 'Other Ride Construction' started by Pear, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Pear

    Pear Well-Known Member

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    Wait, what? I thought this would be sci-fi themed, because that's what SFFT's teasers suggested! Other than that, it should be a nice addition to Fiesta Texas; these Zamperla Giant Discoveries have reviewed really well!
     
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    It's huge and everything, but I don't like this routine of adding a few feet to the height and claiming the 'world's tallest' title.
    We all know in a few months there'll be a bigger and better one somewhere else.

    Nice colours tho
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    Which one of these is actually the tallest? Because you have made 2 threads claiming each one is the tallest.
     
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    I think the claim is Six Flags' rather than Pear's!
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    I'm of the opinion that they're all exactly the same - a stock model Giant Discovery - so they're all technically "world's tallest", along with every other installation of these the world over.

    Six Flags/Zamperla aren't going to do silly, expensive s**t like add a couple of feet onto a stock model.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Wait, which one is taller then? The stock model at SFFT, the exact same stock model at SFGAdv, or the exact same stock model at a whole bunch of parks around the world?
     
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    SFFT's, and SFGAdv's are the same height as Crazanity, which is taller than the stock model.
     
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    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    So...it's a different stock model.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Exactly. ;)
     
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    Theme park marketing is too much sometimes :emoji_alien:
     
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    Jarrett Most Obnoxious Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Isn't SWSA also getting one of these but only 50 feet tall and flipping all the way around? It's going to be really hard to market that with this opening just 10 minutes away. SFFT is already kicking the absolute crap out of that place and this is exactly the kind of situation they need to be avoiding if they're going to move into a more rides-based experience.
     
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    Yes, SeaWorld San Antonio has indeed filed for a Zamperla Midi Discovery. I suppose SeaWorld could market it as Texas' first fully inverting pendulum ride (as far as I'm aware, it is?), as I don't think the Giant Discovery inverts fully, correct me if I'm wrong.

    Also, I don't think that having the best rides is really what SeaWorld aims for its parks to do. I personally think that SeaWorld aims for their parks to have an educational focus and to provide a nice, relaxed vibe. At least that's the vibe I got from the Orlando park, anyway.
     

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