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iSpeed Mirabilandia

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Posted:
11/18/08 at
4:57:09 PM

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Mirabilandia will open iSpeed in 2009, an intamin accelerator coaster, which will launch from 0 − 62.1 mph in 2.2 seconds and have a 180ft top hat

There's some promo material, press releases and next season's park map on Mira Forever fan site

iSpeed will replace the park's wooden coaster Sierra Tonante, it had previously been rumoured to be replaced by a B&M mega coaster

The layout seems a larger version of the Terra dei Giganti accelerator opening in the south of Italy, interesting that two very similar coasters will open the same year

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Graeme Graeme Profile at 12/2/08 9:33:07 AM

It looks pretty extreme. In all honesty, I would have found the B&M hyper a lot more appealing, but I think this will be a big hit for the park.

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 12/2/08 3:42:19 PM

I have to wonder why they didn't go with B&M either, I too was under the impression they were going to. Still, Intamin's accelerators are the hot commodity right now...

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 12/3/08 4:12:31 AM

> Mirabilandia will open iSpeed in 2009, an intamin
> accelerator coaster, which will launch from 0 − 62.1 mph
> in 2.2 seconds and have a 180ft top hat

Mirabilandia have now released a full POV Animation on YouTube

Blimey! the inversions in the ride look very tight, this will be very extreme as Graeme pointed out, i do like the look of the kind of immelmann where the train uprights itself at the top

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by TrickTrack TrickTrack Profile at 12/3/08 10:56:38 AM

*cleans ears from the guitar solo*

I love that there is so much coaster after the launch. Finally a REAL and LONG coaster that happens to have a launch at the start. Looks much more interesting than the Europapark launcher.

StellaVista

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by luca77fst luca77fst Profile at 3/9/09 4:50:32 PM

ispeed under construction:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=536ocCyTHMo&feature=channel_page

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by luca77fst luca77fst Profile at 5/5/09 1:48:54 PM

There's a new fantastic video of Ispeed on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_NVAtKFZbQ

it is a promo video, less than a month open the intamin coaster Ispeed!! I can't wait ;)

if you want to view photos you can go here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/aaron.mcfly

bye

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/6/09 10:43:58 AM

Now I've seen the pictures/video, it quite reminds me of Superman Escape in Australia.

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 5/7/09 12:03:29 PM

I do believe you're right on that one, Grazza. It's looks fantastic.

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by luca77fst luca77fst Profile at 5/8/09 2:30:07 PM

there's a new minisite of ispeed:
you must go here http://www.mirabilandia.it/ and click on "ISPEED new 2009"
if you click on "il circuito" (the track) there's the track and some information of it

ISPEED
Max acceleration 4.9G
Max speed 74.58 Mph
0 − 74.58 mph in 2.2 seconds
180ft top hat
4 inversions

It looks very interesting ;)

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 5/8/09 5:13:26 PM

> there's a new minisite of ispeed:
> you must go here if you click on "il circuito"
> (the track) there's the track and some information of it

> ISPEED
> Max acceleration 4.9G
> Max speed 74.58 Mph
> 0 − 74.58 mph in 2.2 seconds
> 180ft top hat
> 4 inversions

> It looks very interesting ;)
>
Could Alton trade Rita with Intamin and get something like this instead? lol

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by luca77fst luca77fst Profile at 5/22/09 7:29:20 AM

Ok, here is an offride video of Ispeed ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKiBolCsC_Q

this is a test ride, Ispeed will open half june
bye

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by TrickTrack TrickTrack Profile at 5/22/09 8:50:49 AM

Totally amazing layout!
If only Intamin would get rid of their horrible restraints.

Somehow I don´t get the elevated brake run and I am not sure what comes why the photo spot is after the brake.

StellaVista

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/22/09 10:26:11 AM

Very nice video.

> Somehow I don´t get the elevated brake run and I am not
> sure what comes why the photo spot is after the brake.

Well, I assume the elevated brake run is to burn off speed and control the speed the train enters the final brakes at.

As for the on-ride photo spot, I didn't see it myself, but that is indeed an odd place to put it! I suppose the thinking behind it is people can compose themselves. I know I've had a lot of photos ruined because I looked like a goon!

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by luca77fst luca77fst Profile at 5/22/09 1:55:43 PM

There's no photo spot but onride video like Furius Baco ;)

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 5/27/09 1:32:48 PM

> Very nice video.

> Somehow I don´t get the elevated brake run and I am not
> sure what comes why the photo spot is after the brake.

> Well, I assume the elevated brake run is to burn off speed
> and control the speed the train enters the final brakes at.

You're spot on. B&M uses the elevated brake run on their hypers now, both Behemoth and Diamondback are two prime examples. The other reason, I know for Intamin, is that they use the sloped brakerun is so they're not having to use kickers to move the train.

> As for the on-ride photo spot, I didn't see it myself, but
> that is indeed an odd place to put it! I suppose the
> thinking behind it is people can compose themselves. I know
> I've had a lot of photos ruined because I looked like a
> goon!

You looking like a goon...mwahahahahaha. :P I always look like I'm scared...ridiculous I tell yeah.

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/27/09 5:43:07 PM

> You're spot on. B&M uses the elevated brake run on their
> hypers now, both Behemoth and Diamondback are two prime
> examples. The other reason, I know for Intamin, is that
> they use the sloped brakerun is so they're not having to
> use kickers to move the train.

Ah, that's exactly the sort of design minutiae that appeals to me.

> You looking like a goon...mwahahahahaha. :P I always look
> like I'm scared...ridiculous I tell yeah.

Once I rode Nemesis Inferno with a fellow coaster enthusiast - nice, polite lad - and even he laughed at my photo!

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by TrickTrack TrickTrack Profile at 5/28/09 9:56:39 AM

Yes, but the way B&M (and mostly Intamin) design their descending brake-runs does make sense: Using excessive energy, gentle braking and saving energy as the train glides into the service brakes and back into the station.

On Desert Race the train is braked as it goes down a hill and then it crawls through a banked turn. The already short ride could have had a much better finale if the final brake-run would be located before the station. Now, since they only altered the RITA design for Heide Park (despite no space restriction whatsoever) it is understandable that they did it to save money. But iSpeed has a brake-run that kills all the iSpeed only to have the train meander through a drop and a final curve. This looks like an unnecessary element in an otherwise amazing layout.

StellaVista

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by britcitchris britcitchris Profile at 5/29/09 4:54:49 PM

Amazing test ride video. There is also a lesser quality video of a rollback during a test. It's about 1 min 50 secs into the video.

Chris.

Ispeed Rollback

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by luca77fst luca77fst Profile at 6/10/09 7:47:19 AM

Hi, on this video there's a interview of the director of Mirabilandia and some particulars of the rollercoaster. Ispeed will open 20 june,
If you don't understand anything I will translate for you
bye

ps: nice the energy accumulator room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYU0kkfHT8M&feature=channel_page

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 6/11/09 9:59:55 AM

> Yes, but the way B&M (and mostly Intamin) design their
> descending brake-runs does make sense: Using excessive
> energy, gentle braking and saving energy as the train
> glides into the service brakes and back into the station.

> On Desert Race the train is braked as it goes down a hill
> and then it crawls through a banked turn. The already short
> ride could have had a much better finale if the final
> brake-run would be located before the station. Now, since
> they only altered the RITA design for Heide Park (despite
> no space restriction whatsoever) it is understandable that
> they did it to save money. But iSpeed has a brake-run that
> kills all the iSpeed only to have the train meander through
> a drop and a final curve. This looks like an unnecessary
> element in an otherwise amazing layout.

Yeah, I didn't quite understand the placement of the brake run there either. I'd understand if it were for a block, but such is not the case.

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by luca77fst luca77fst Profile at 6/22/09 6:04:25 AM

ok boys Ispeed is open:

onride video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW96TNt07OA

another one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHUnGETsVRU&feature=channel

Re: iSpeed Mirabilandia by omfg567 at 6/22/09 6:12:29 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5x_KK-XDUw Backwards POV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0xsJvyqCTg Forwards POV