OT: Knott's water drop using magnetic braking?

OT: Knott's water drop using magnetic braking?

Post by BKittyha » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Spoke with an operator at Knott's concerning their new for 2000 water drop
ride.  The intent is to break the record for height.  The location is replacing
the tent now in place.  The tent is between the new Coasters restaurant and the
spin out ride (I do not recall it's name).  The run out is toward the
Boomerang, however the interesting twist is that due to the small amount of
land available is that Knott's may use a passive magnetic brake to stop the
boat.  They do not have enough land for water to serve as a brake.  This is
just rumor, but interesting none the less, yes?
Park Hopper. :>)
 
 
 

OT: Knott's water drop using magnetic braking?

Post by Brian Smit » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Did you ever notice how little footprint "White Water Landing" takes up at
Dorney Park?    They will not need any braking, the water works just
fine....  and the amout of track along the water does not need to be long
either.  The record is only 21 some feet taller then White Water Landing....

--
Brian D. Smith
Myth Maker
http://mythproductions.net


Quote:
> Spoke with an operator at Knott's concerning their new for 2000 water drop
> ride.  The intent is to break the record for height.  The location is
replacing
> the tent now in place.  The tent is between the new Coasters restaurant
and the
> spin out ride (I do not recall it's name).  The run out is toward the
> Boomerang, however the interesting twist is that due to the small amount
of
> land available is that Knott's may use a passive magnetic brake to stop
the
> boat.  They do not have enough land for water to serve as a brake.  This
is
> just rumor, but interesting none the less, yes?
> Park Hopper. :>)


 
 
 

OT: Knott's water drop using magnetic braking?

Post by Jake Messim » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I know this would never happen, but if there is not much space, they could put
the ride on tracks like Buzzsaw Falls at Silver Dollar City. At the bottom of
the drop there could be a highly banked 90 degree turn that would dump you into
the splash pool. It would be a great thrill, and add a little something extra
to an otherwise ordinary ride.

Jake Messimer
Proud Southern California ACE Member
No winter park closings for me!
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