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    Thumbs up Old Town's Drag Racers-Fastest ride in the world

    The drag racers at Old Town in Orlando are really far along as theyve been seen moving along the track at slow speed. Old Town is claiming that these will get to 130 mph in 2 seconds. S&S is the manufacturer.
    (If you haven't heard about this attraction, it is basically a Top Elimination Dragster)
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    I know I'm excited!
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    Yeah, sounds like a cool ride. Just gives me more motivation to head down to Orlando.
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    Man, Orlando has everything! I wish that I lived there!

    Anyways, so will this be a pay as you go attraction? Or is Old Town like that anyways? And, is this gonna count as a rollercoaster? If so, wouldnt it beat TTD! I hope that its just a ride instead of a coaster b/c TTD I think should be the tallest & Fastest for at least 3 years!

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    Sounds awesome. That would be quite a rush propelling yourself 130. I would definatly make the trip out there if i were going on a Florida trip. I'm not, but there's always in a few years.
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    Dragster need not worry about anything. It will still be the tallest and fastest rollercoaster.

    But wow. 130mph in 2 seconds. I wonder how many G's that's going to pull. Orlando and their eye-popping rides. First that 300' skycoaster, the zuper high-tech Amazing Adventures of Spiderman and now this. I'm packing my bags

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    Screamscape was saying it may go a little slower but for such a short distance that is fast. well to bad I have to go to Orlando next week.
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    Droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oool...
    I can't wait until I go down to Florida next year... Droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooool...
    Wow, 0-130ish in 2ish seconds. I rode a smaller version of one of these at our state fair. It went 0-60 in 1 second or something like that. And I thought that was intense! Now, more than 2 times the speed in 2 times the time.... Wheee! Droo-*choke* Whoops, ran out of drool.
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    Originally posted by kraxleRIDAH
    First that 300' skycoaster, the zuper high-tech Amazing Adventures of Spiderman and now this. I'm packing my bags
    You took the words right out of my mouth. When is this thing going to be done? I wanted to plan a huge coaster trip to Florida between now and next summer (beat the crowds) and I definitely want to factor this into the trip.
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    is this just straight line it doesnt go up or down or anything?
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    This is not a roller coaster, its strictly a drag race, you will be strapped into a drag racing car with a 4 point harness, then you will be able to push the button when the light turns green and you will do 0-130 mph in 2 seconds. Ive also heard that its not over there, their will be so much pressure left, it will then launch you backwards at around 60 mph. Im gonna be there opening day to ride. Its gonna cost ya 25$ a ride, so bring the wallet.
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    $25 a ride?! That's a little steep, but I'll hafta do it at least once. It'd be nice if they sold a annual pass type thing to go back and do it over and over.
    Hey Banner, when is opening day?
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    Im hearing its this weekend. August 16th-17th
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    Nice. I'll be going to Gainesville this weekend. Maybe I can convince my dad to stop in Orlando.
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    I'm thinking I'll have to see this soon. Probably next month if I have the time. But in my opinion, it doesn't impress me very well.

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    Not impressed? This isnt a coaster, its a thrill ride... faster then Dragster, 0-120 mph in 2 seconds is unbeleivable. Ive seen it test, this is going to be one awesome ride.
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    Ya DBB, I can't wait for this to open... to bad it'll cost $25 a ride though... Oh well, It'll be woth it IMO. I wonder if it'll ever have long lines...

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    For those of you not familiar with "Old Town" it is also home to the "Kissimme Skycoaster," the tallest and fastest skycoaster in the world. It's 300' tall and riders reach speeds of 70+ mph. If the Old Town Drag Racers arn't alone enough to get you to come to old town, then the combination of the Drag Racers and the skycoaster (which conviently sit directly next to each other) make Old Town a MUST do stop for the extream thrill seekers. Sorry that began to sound like an advertisement there, I just had such an amazing ride on the skycoaster that I really thought the rest of you should get to try it as well...
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    I just think that this will be a great ride and a good addition to the park!!

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    Any news on when opening day is? Or any videos of testing?
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    Originally posted by Dr.Bruce Banner
    Not impressed? This isnt a coaster, its a thrill ride... faster then Dragster, 0-120 mph in 2 seconds is unbeleivable. Ive seen it test, this is going to be one awesome ride.
    I know its not a coaster and I'm sure it's going to be awesome too. But when I look at the pictures on Screamscape, I'm thinking of those Mustangs. Also what really doesn't impress me is when I look at the ride in a Safety POV.
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    $25 a ride? For two rides right? Because, you race for a few seconds, get the rush of the launch, and then it's over. I wouldn't pay $25 per ride on TTD.
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    Originally posted by LoCoSuMo
    $25 a ride? For two rides right? Because, you race for a few seconds, get the rush of the launch, and then it's over. I wouldn't pay $25 per ride on TTD.
    Its the only way their gonna make money... And TTD is a coaster at a amusement park, this is a ride off by itself. Its no different then a skycoaster or sling shot.... Anyways, heres some new info ive heard... They are going to run it at 120, so it will be 0-120 in 1.8 seconds. And they have the new cable installed and should be opening soon.
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    That's good news to hear. I'll be going to HHN from Oct 3-5 so I'll definately make a trip out to Old Town to ride. I haven't been this excited in a while.
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    Actually, unless I'm mistaken, neither the skycoaster nor the drag racers are in old town. They are directly next to it. The slingshot is in old town.

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    Originally posted by mooses41
    Actually, unless I'm mistaken, neither the skycoaster nor the drag racers are in old town. They are directly next to it. The slingshot is in old town.
    I know its not owned by Old Town, but it's in the general area. I thinks its called Skycoaster Park, am I right?
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    It think that it will be awesome and I cant wait to see some finishing phots from when its done! The next time that Im down there, Ill have to ride it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hey I talked to my reliable source a few days ago about the flying dueling coaster there seems to be a problem because SOMETHING SO BIG IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN AT THE MOUNTAIN ONLY A FEW people Know about it including me that if I spoke of it you would not only hate me for spoiling it for you my friend would hate me for getting him fired.

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    the train looked enclosed like a circlular egg on wheels and the track was shaped like a T and even thogh I am in virginia I have a few friends that go down to gamble at loser slots and the factory is by one of there favorite casinos so i giv'em a few bills for gas they check it out and that is how they described to me.

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    ^hmmmmm. I don't see anything about "G-force" in that post. And I can't understand half or it.
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    Anyone find videos on this? I've looked but haven't found any.

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