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Old 05-26-2009, 10:39 AM   #16
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so where will the que line be?

this ride looks freakin awsome !! don't think i'll be riding it tho
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #17
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OMG, what awesome pics! I'm going to do an Examiner piece and link back over here so all my readers can drool as much as I am drooling right now. We just got back from the Manta passholder morning and got to ride it 9 times, but looking at Rip Ride Rockit I'm wonder if it's going to blow Manta away! (Manta is my second fave coaster at the moment, behind Magnum at Cedar Point).
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:16 PM   #18
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Update: Akdar, I hope you don't mind I linked over to the thread from my article: ***************/mSsUZ

I did use your screen name as the taker of the pics. and didn't actually use them, just linked people back over here.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:22 PM   #19
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OMG, what awesome pics! I'm going to do an Examiner piece and link back over here so all my readers can drool as much as I am drooling right now. We just got back from the Manta passholder morning and got to ride it 9 times, but looking at Rip Ride Rockit I'm wonder if it's going to blow Manta away! (Manta is my second fave coaster at the moment, behind Magnum at Cedar Point).
Manta DOES look pretty sweet!! They have a similar coaster at Six Flags Great America named Superman where you are suspended in the same fashion. We absolutely loved it!! Those loops give you a whole new feeling when you're doing it on your back.

Here is a link that Jack filmed on Manta. I found this over on Deb's Allears page.

http://land.allears.net/blogs/jacksp...d_manta_1.html
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:39 PM   #20
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Yep, I did a report on Manta too when we were there for media day. It was pretty cool because we got to talk to some of the people behind its design: ***************/gEN96

That event was what convinced DH and I to get Platinum passes so we can do the passholder mornings now and then get the re-rides once that starts.

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Manta DOES look pretty sweet!! They have a similar coaster at Six Flags Chicago named Superman where you are suspended in the same fashion. We absolutely loved it!! Those loops give you a whole new feeling when you're doing it on your back.

Here is a link that Jack filmed on Manta. I found this over on Deb's Allears page.

http://land.allears.net/blogs/jacksp...d_manta_1.html
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:47 PM   #21
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Yep, I did a report on Manta too when we were there for media day. It was pretty cool because we got to talk to some of the people behind its design: ***************/gEN96

That event was what convinced DH and I to get Platinum passes so we can do the passholder mornings now and then get the re-rides once that starts.
Great story!! Thanks for the link. I can't wait til the wife and I are down there again in October. Seaworld is definately on the list this time!
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:16 PM   #22
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When is this ride officially opening..I am going back in August???
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It should be open by then
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:01 PM   #24
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:00 PM   #25
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:29 PM   #26
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It was fast when I took the shots, standing right under it there in NY, it was pretty neat. I think they were testing the breaking system in the video. That's what the one security guy told me.

My first picture shows the car hanging there, it was like that for a while, just stopped at the top , not moving!

That is the part that will scare the ----- at of me.Bieng stuck on the lift hill if the ride malfunctions.165ft in the air 90degree looking at the sky.I would freak.This happened to me at BG on Montu and never really got over it.We were at the top for 2mins!!!
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:53 AM   #27
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I was in the park on Sunday and a construction foreman working on the coaster told me it would be open by July 14th. Can't wait to ride it on our next trip.
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so where will the que line be?

this ride looks freakin awsome !! don't think i'll be riding it tho
That's a good question...I don't know how the queue will be set up.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:37 PM   #29
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Gpt this simulation of Rip Rids....today--WOW!

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Old 05-27-2009, 11:40 PM   #30
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Update: Akdar, I hope you don't mind I linked over to the thread from my article: ***************/mSsUZ

I did use your screen name as the taker of the pics. and didn't actually use them, just linked people back over here.
No problem at all, just glad everyone seems to like them, that zoom lens sure came in handy!!!
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