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LakePoint Sporting Community to build the first Polercoaster in the United States
World’s largest sports vacation destination to add one-of-a-kind thrill ride
EMERSON, Ga. — One of the most unique thrill rides is coming to the world’s largest sports vacation destination. The Polercoaster, created by “inventioneer” Bill Kitchen, designer of the SkyCoaster and SkyVenture, will be built at LakePoint Sporting Community. Located in Emerson, Ga., north of Atlanta, LakePoint Sporting Community is a 1,400+-acre development under construction that will feature state-of-the-art venues for 29 of America’s favorite youth sports and 5 million square feet of mixed-use development. Along with sports, LakePoint will include approximately 29 on-site hotels, restaurants, retail shops, office space and several other entertainment venues.
US Thrillrides has assembled a world-class team to build the attraction, including Celtic Engineering, Haskell Steel, and S&S~Sansei. According to the company, USTR will announce other Polercoaster sales in the next few weeks.
The Polercoaster is an incredible double engineering marvel that will provide visitors an opportunity to ride one of the tallest and most thrilling roller coasters in the United States, as well as visit the observation tower with retail, restaurant/bar and observation area at the top. Polercoaster is a full coaster experience in a small footprint, including multiple loops, barrel rolls and high G-force maneuvers, making it a ride like nothing on the market. The vertical nature of the Polercoaster creates an amazing visual “icon” for LakePoint with potential for exceptional lighting options.
“At over 325 feet tall, the planned Polercoaster at LakePoint will be the tallest coaster in the Southeast and one of the top-ten tallest coasters in the United States. We expect to deliver high thrills for more than 4 million annual visitors to LakePoint,” said US Thrill Rides President, Michael Kitchen. “We believe the Polercoaster will add an electrifying view and an exciting high thrill attraction to the LakePoint development.”
Since the November 1, 2012, groundbreaking ceremony, LakePoint has formed partnerships with some of the world’s most recognized brands including, The Coca-Cola Company, Bass Pro Shops and Greg Norman Golf Academy. Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, will open a 104,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops Outpost store at LakePoint. In addition to being the exclusive beverage provider, the Coca-Cola Company will build its first Powerade Sports Safety and Hydration Lab at LakePoint. Greg Norman is building a first-class golf facility and Greg Norman Golf Academy within the LakePoint complex.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the most unique thrill ride attraction to our LakePoint Entertainment Village called BoomTown,” said LakePoint Co-CEO and Master Developer Neal Freeman. “BoomTown will be the gateway to the development with themed restaurants, a movie theater and now the Polercoaster. At LakePoint we are focused on partnering with brands and attractions we consider to be the gold standard in their industries, and we are excited we have done so by working with US Thrill Rides to acquire the unique Polercoaster.”
First phase of the LakePoint Sporting Community will open in 2014.
Source: http://www.amusementtoday.com/lakep...-the-first-polercoaster-in-the-united-states/
 

CPSFMMCW

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

Gonna book a vacation to Georgia. Have to ride this. It sounds so awesome.
 

Hutch

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

It looks cool, but I don't think it will be as thrilling as it sounds. The observation tower on top is pretty neat though.
 

Lofty

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

Sounds great to be honest. I'll be looking forward to seeing it complete.
 

elephant58

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

Is this the same design for the one announced for Las Vegas, a year back or something?
 

Ethan

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

If you look at the coaster, it looks like it's just a very, very long curve with some pitch changes.
Hopefully it's just concept art.
 

Snoo

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

Seems legit tbh. I question how good it will be but it will definitely be unique.
 

STC

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

We need a reality check here: is this actually going to happen? And if it does, will it look anything like the concept art above?

Do this company have any major experience with building thrill coasters/observation towers/revolving restaurants? This would be a daunting challenge even for the most established manufacturers - I imagine B&M and Intamin would baulk at this.
 

tomahawk

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If it happens, they should probably just call it trim the ride. Not sure how close or far it will be to the proposed new Braves stadium or Falcons (which I think that one is downtown) but if it's going into an area with golf courses (another major draw for city) then I say its probably going to happen. I'm interested to see what it would actually look like.
 
Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

Out of all places to put it, Altanta buys it. What an odd place to put it. I would expect this from Toronto or New York City.
 
Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

Just to give you an idea, it will be 40 mins north of the City, or to answer from above, about 25 mins north of the new Braves Stadium. It will be in Acworth, GA.

We'll see if this comes to fruition. If it does, I'll probably check it out when it opens.
 

ECG

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

Looks like the race is on!

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The exact location in Central Florida wasn't announced at IAAPA but I think Orlando or possibly Tampa.
 

Nic

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Re: First US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atla

STC said:
Do this company have any major experience with building thrill coasters/observation towers/revolving restaurants? This would be a daunting challenge even for the most established manufacturers - I imagine B&M and Intamin would baulk at this.

US Thrillrides has assembled a world-class team to build the attraction, including Celtic Engineering, Haskell Steel, and S&S~Sansei.

S&S Hopefully go without saying. I'm assuming Sansei are actually Sansei Yusoki. In which case they've built 23 creds (http://rcdb.com/r.htm?ot=2&co=6923). The ones I've been on were brilliantly weird. Combine that with S&S who also do a fantastic line in ridiculous creds and I think you've actually got the perfect combination for something as daft as this.
 

ECG

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Re: US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atlanta

CanobieFan said:
I bet it goes on I-Drive in Orlando
My thoughts exactly. It would be great at Magical Midway to go along with their StarFlyer and Sling Shot, but I don't think they have room for it.
...And the one in Florida is supposedly going to be the world's tallest coaster at 500+ feet!
 

BBH

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Re: US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atlanta

^That is legally insane.

The concept is cool, but nobody knows how the execution will be or how enjoyable the ride will turn out to be. I won't be spending all my money to head down to the south to ride these straight away, though.
 

nadroJ

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Re: US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atlanta

It's vulgar, what a gross way to surpass the 500ft mark.

Sorry but I just don't find these things impressive at all, they've everything I hate in a coaster: Lots of loops, no big drops/airtime, lots of tight turns AND on top of that they're ugly as sin.

So, according to the last part of that description, it would be very fitting for I-Drive in Florida XD
 

Crazycoaster

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Re: US Thrill Rides Polarcoaster to be built near Atlanta

So is this ride essentially going to be a big ugly helix? =/
 
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