Whats Next?What is the next latest and greatest thing in rollercoasters?? What else can they do to push the boundries?? We already have 4th dimension coasters, what will be the next tech. advance from here??
From drew horsefieldWhat is the next latest and greatest thing in rollercoasters??
Posted March 5, 2010 at 11:20 AM
What else can they do to push the boundries??
We already have 4th dimension coasters, what will be the next tech. advance from here??
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From M. Ryan TraylorThe next best thing would be to see regional/SF parks to stop building rides in parking lots without any sort of theme.
Posted March 7, 2010 at 9:05 AM
From Mike GallagherHow about turning Dark Knight INTO a parking lot?
Posted March 7, 2010 at 10:27 AM
From Eugene KohWe would see more Gigas in the United States, they can airtime hills, overbanked and high intense g's like Intimidator 305. We would see the industry we have right now for Gigas is Millenium Force, it has high overbank turns but it lacks airtime. But more Gigas would be like Airtime coasters. They can be the longest coasters like Steel Dragon 2000. That's what is so special about it. How about new generation wooden coasters to make it smooth and less noise?
Posted March 7, 2010 at 10:32 AM
From Joshua CounsilThere comes a point when you reach a threshold of what we can physically experience. In terms of speed and height, I don't think we're making many advancements.
Posted March 7, 2010 at 1:40 PM
I feel the future lies in theming, like M. Taylor mentioned. Look at the tournament being held on this site. The number 2 and 3 themed ride seeds are themed roller coasters. The coaster rides themselves are nothing special, but coupling them with theming and narrative adds a whole new level of entertainment.
Alternatively, perhaps they could couple a traditional roller coaster track with an enhanced motion vehicle (EMV), like the kind used in Dinosaur, to provide a roller coaster's thrilling aspects with the maneuverability of an EMV.
From Tyler BellIn the coming years I would like to see a major roller coaster at WDW and hopefully another rollercoaster at Universal, but at IOA and a hypercoaster or a flying coaster would be nice at an island that needs more rides like the Lost Continent or A flyingcoaster in Jurrasic Park
Posted March 9, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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