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Odyssey 2001

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
3/8/00 at
8:44:21 AM

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It just occurred to me: Could Fantasy Island's new ride possibly turn out to be an Invertigo? How tall are these things? If Fantasy Island is, say 50ft above sea-level, then could not a 150ft ride be called "The World's highest looping coaster?".

Just a thought. Either way, I've no idea how they are going to fit it in!

Re: Odyssey 2001 by Cal at 3/9/00 5:53:49 AM

> It just occurred to me: Could Fantasy
> Island's new ride possibly turn out to be an
> Invertigo? How tall are these things? If
> Fantasy Island is, say 50ft above sea-level,
> then could not a 150ft ride be called
> "The World's highest looping
> coaster?". Just a thought. Either way,
> I've no idea how they are going to fit it
> in!

Quite possibly. Since they've already got one Vekoma, which has been desribed as smooth, it seems likely that Odyssey could be Vekoma as well.
As for the height thing, I think Invertigos are a nit bigger than 150 foot (I can't remember but it may be more like 170), and it wouldn't be the first time a park has exagerrated heights. We all know the Big One isn't really 235 feet...

Cal

Re: Odyssey 2001 by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/10/00 8:35:20 AM

I hope I haven't jinxed it! I was hoping for a bigger version of TRAUMAtizer, myself (intertwined with MC).
Oh well, people I've been with have always loved the standard Boomerangs.
As for The Millennium coaster, I was very impressed with it's smoothness, scenery and dynamism". It would be good with a corkscrew element though. One bonus is it's good in any seat. I was disapointed to not get a front seat ride on TRAUMAtizer (it was good anyway).

I hope FI offers a wristband soon, as MC was 4 a go!

Gra

Quite possibly. Since they've already got one
> Vekoma, which has been desribed as smooth,
> it seems likely that Odyssey could be Vekoma
> as well. As for the height thing, I think
> Invertigos are a nit bigger than 150 foot (I
> can't remember but it may be more like 170),
> and it wouldn't be the first time a park has
> exagerrated heights. We all know the Big One
> isn't really 235 feet... Cal

Re: Odyssey 2001 by Cal at 3/13/00 6:11:50 AM

> I hope I haven't jinxed it! I was hoping for
> a bigger version of TRAUMAtizer, myself
> (intertwined with MC). Oh well, people I've
> been with have always loved the standard
> Boomerangs. As for The Millennium coaster,
> I was very impressed with it's smoothness,
> scenery and dynamism". It would be good
> with a corkscrew element though. One bonus
> is it's good in any seat. I was disapointed
> to not get a front seat ride on TRAUMAtizer
> (it was good anyway). I hope FI offers a
> wristband soon, as MC was 4 a go! Gra
> Quite possibly. Since they've already got
> one

I've ridden Face:Off at King's Island and it was great - very smooth (whoah, I know, a smooth Vekoma...) and sitting facing someone is quite a funny experience. I'd love to see one of these Invertigos in Britain.

Cal

Re: Odyssey 2001 by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/13/00 10:28:11 AM

Is it definitely going to be an SLC? I've got that into my head for some reason. The press release was ages ago wasn't it? Perhaps they'll install it this Autumn.

I've ridden Face:Off at King's Island and it was
> great - very smooth (whoah, I know, a smooth
> Vekoma...) and sitting facing someone is
> quite a funny experience. I'd love to see
> one of these Invertigos in Britain. Cal

Re: Odyssey 2001 by Cal at 3/16/00 6:08:17 AM

> Is it definitely going to be an SLC? I've
> got that into my head for some reason. The
> press release was ages ago wasn't it?
> Perhaps they'll install it this Autumn.
> I've ridden Face:Off at King's Island and it
> was

There's no definites about it at all - it's all rumours and speculation! I'd guess it was a Vekoma because the park already has one, and seems satisfied with it - and I don't think they could afford B&M to be honest. But there have also been rumours about an unnamed UK park getting one of the new Arrow inverters, so it could be that. We'll see, I guess!

Cal

Re: Odyssey 2001 by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/17/00 9:12:37 AM

Pinfari and Intamin make Inverted Coasters as well, they? I can't remember which bits I've assumed, and which bits I read in the press release. I don't even know if it will be inverted at all! Going up that high in Vekoma's suspended seats can be a bit hairy for me, as they don't have B&M's "grid" underneath.

There's no definites about it at all - it's all
> rumours and speculation! I'd guess it was a
> Vekoma because the park already has one, and
> seems satisfied with it - and I don't think
> they could afford B&M to be honest. But
> there have also been rumours about an
> unnamed UK park getting one of the new Arrow
> inverters, so it could be that. We'll see, I
> guess! Cal

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