The starflyer has mint views over the water and gives amazing perspectives of how everything is crammed into a quarter of pleasure beach.
It's also nearly 400ft high and catches the wind every rotation, spinning the seats. 400ft up. We did it just to say we'd done it and don't have to ride it...
I adore the fact that the restraint type is the most interesting thing about the testing footage!
It doesn't seem to do anything special, and what it does do will probably be irritatingly rattley within weeks
Tallest: Silver Star 239.5ft Europa Park
Fastest: Stealth 80 mph Thorpe Park
Longest: The Ultimate 7442ft Lightwater Valley
Steepest: Mumbo Jumbo 112 degrees FlamingoLand
Most Inversions: Smiler 14 Alton Towers
Oldest: Big Dipper 1923 Blackpool
It's such a silly ride to see up close! The supports are just silly, the weird little cut-outs in walls and door frames for supports are silly, the downhill brakes are just silly! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall as the park pitched the idea to B&M :P
The first drop has a really nice...
Having not had the time write a trip report, I have to say I agree with pretty much everything you said about Grona Lund! Although Jetline sits higher for us, including a fairy tale sunset ride to end the holiday :P
We decided the only way to describe the theming, is that Grona Lund is themed...
I do like a good inversion, but they're not the deciding factor of how much I like a ride. I think the inversion has to make sense in the flow of the layout, otherwise it feels awkwardly tacked on just to say it goes upside down!
What do I think about camping? It's in tents!
I can camp for a night after getting sloshed, knowing I'll be going home to use the facilities the next day! But I don't think my tummy/IBS would appreciate more than that
After riding and studying Jetline far too many times over the past two days, I don't think it uses traditional rollbacks. Instead I think it uses a pair of brakes on the train similar to SLCs. The train can go up the lift but going backwards causes them to cam back and squeeze the chain guide.
They cut off the station because the sheer number of plumber's cracks on display would trigger the algorithm and hide it from children! :p
Looks nice and rapid, hopefully the rolls are less barfy than collosusususus
The product page on their website: https://www.intamin.com/product/ultra-tower/ refers to "High positive g-forces during the ascent" .
Is that marketing for "not quite a space shot, but not to be sniffed at either"?
I wonder if it would be possible to have a section of the screen actually be...
Imagine one of these with forward and backwards track attached to the same tilt section. Could have the direction voted for on the train like that Gerst, or just run one forwards then one backwards.
"Nothing's impossible if you can imagine it" - Professor H. J. Farnsworth
Someone on the RCCGB trip last weekend rode enso 20 times over the event.
I have to wonder if the tickets were discounted and, if not, why they didn't save the £300 and go to plopsaland to ride a real one?
Me and the husb-oaf were there the day after mother's Day, for the first time since the swarm opened and had a pretty crap day too. It wasn't overly busy, but operations meant stuff had bigger queues than they should. For example, why does it take nearly 5 minutes to check restraints and...