daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old January 13th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #1
mattym8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3
Likes (Received): 0

bigger one @ BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH

hi there people.
just wondering whether this was actually going to happen.
theres a video on google saying that BPB are making a new rollercoaster in 2010 at 500ft.

link is:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...64445874979805

any thoughts or comments?

i did hear last year from someone who worked on 'spin doctor' that they had to 'scrap the idea because the local airport wasn't happy and the council aswell'.
mattym8 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old January 14th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #2
Scruffy88
Action
 
Scruffy88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Bronx
Posts: 603
Likes (Received): 4

A 500 footer is totally possible if its a LIM type. The kind that shoots you out and up rather than the traditional slow incline and up then gravity coaster. The current tallest in the world is the 456 foot Kingda Ka In New Jersey that is a LIM shooter. So adding another 44 feet isn't that big a stretch. That being said, The link isn't an official press release. Its actually a coaster that someone created on a roller coaster tycoon type of game program. its cool looking, and i wish that it would get built, but it wont. Selfishly I do like having the world's record holder for height and speed within driving distance. Anyways from what I know of Blackpool Beach, it doesn't have the room for something like this which requires a very long runway. It would have to level half the park or tear down some residential streets next to the park

FYI the tallest tradional type of coaster are the 318 foot Steel Dragon in japan and 310 foot Millenium Force in Ohio.
Scruffy88 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 16th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #3
mudvayneimn
Evry City Nds a Blk Box!
 
mudvayneimn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 330
Likes (Received): 17

Kingda Ka is not a LIM launched coaster. Neither is Top Thrill Dragster. LIM coasters use massive amounts of power to operate. Superman: The Escape at Six Flags Magic Mountain is 418 ft tall and uses LSMs(like LIMs) to launch the ride to 100mph. It uses so much power that they don't operate the ride to go the full 100mph. Kingda Ka and Top Thrill Dragster use a hydraulic launching system to reach those speeds. It was rumored that Blackpool was getting one of these types of coasters and that it would travel outside of the park over the water. This seems very unlikely as these types of rides are maintenence nightmares and have been known to create big problems. It is pretty safe to say that Kingda Ka will remain the tallest coaster for awhile, until the kinks can be worked out of this type of coaster or a completely new launching system is created.
mudvayneimn no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu