Intamin Half-Pipe Destined for Wet N Wild!

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Intamin Half-Pipe Destined for Wet N Wild!

Postby Hurricane » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:32 pm

Parts have arrived for the new Half Pipe Roller-Coaster by Intamin.

There is a small photo update on Roller-Coaster.com.au showing some photos of the Half Pipe here:

http://www.roller-coaster.com.au/gallery.php?gid=162

The Half Pipe is rumored to be called "Surf Rider"

This is very big news as it's the 1st Dry ride in the 20 year history of the park! The Half Pipe isn't the only Intamin ride due to hit Australian shores this year. Dreamworld's Intamin Accelerator is due to open later this year, but there will be a small twist...

Stay tuned for more info.

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Postby Jmill326 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:04 pm

Cool! I can't wait =]

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Postby gibbo » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:13 pm

That is VERY wierd.

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Postby matty_boi » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:38 am

hopefully u don't have to change clothes to go on it :? ...that would be really annoying!! I think it could be really cool though, maybe if they incorporate water guns and stuff like that with it....but does anybody know how high it gets up to??

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Postby Zamperla » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:11 pm

Probably a standard 30 metre Intamin Half Pipe, like this one built mid-2004 at Six Flags Elitch Gardens:

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"Riders are placed in one of two cars on the train which is made to resemble a giant snow / surf board. Each car is a free-spinning circle that holds eight people. The track is essentially a giant, upright U and trains are loaded at the bottom of the U. LIM engines accelerate the train up both sides of the track. A typical ride consists of approximately five to six cycles of the train travelling through the U"

Max Speed: 70km /h
Max G-Force: 4.5
Ride duration: approx 2 min
Height Restrictions: all riders must be over 132cm

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Postby Vee » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:08 pm

Looks and sounds like a Zamperla Disk'O

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Postby Will » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:37 am

this is quite interesting. yea the whole change clothes thing would be very annoying. im sure they would take all of this into consideration. i wonder why they decided to install this? what was the purpose behind it?

Hurricane I am really liking your comment about the new twist with regards to the Dreamworld coaster. Looking forward to hearing more. :D

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Postby Hurricane » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:40 pm

The half-pipe is very simlar to the Disko, but is alot bigger. I think what dave said may be right. I am still confused as to why they decided to put it at Wet N Wild, as it was originally meant to go to Sea World.

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Postby ride freak » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:29 pm

obviously seaworld would be better suited for this ride with its small foot print and the theme it really should go there it needs more rides i mean wet n wild only just recently had a massive upgrade and its about time seaworld was upgraded too it really dosent suit wetnwild to have a coaster unless it was a water coaster flume ect is this a step up to try and beat dreamworld to putting up their new coaster? a revenge thing for white water world? hmm verry interesting is this a theme park war? lol

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Postby Jmill326 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:20 pm

That looks good. I'm excited =D

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Postby PNC » Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:20 pm

the U part of the ride is now up and it is 27m tall, looks like a good ride

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Postby Zamperla » Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:35 pm

Photos anyone?


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