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
> 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
> the tent now in place. The tent is between the new Coasters restaurant
> 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
> land available is that Knott's may use a passive magnetic brake to stop
> boat. They do not have enough land for water to serve as a brake. This
> just rumor, but interesting none the less, yes?
> Park Hopper. :>)