EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
This past weekend ACE held their Eastcoaster Conference at Hersheypark in Hershey Pennsylvania. One of the presenters was a representative for the American Dream Mall's Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park. While this project has been underway for several years not a lot of information has been publicly announced, even though the proposed opening date is fast approaching. The representative did give some new info about the park and the roller coasters including the names and theming.
The first roller coaster discussed was the family coaster from Chance Rides. The lead car had been displayed at IAAPA, this green slime colored coaster will run on bright orange track and is called Nickelodeon Slime Streak. A layout was shared as was some artwork that showed a general floor plan for that section of the park. The max height of the ride is 70 feet, and the overall track length is 1,200 feet. The station and majority of the track will be elevated and will pass over other rides on the floor, at the far end of the layout the train with circle a carrousel with a helix.
The next coaster revealed was Sandy's Blasting Bronco, a multi launched coaster by Intamin. The presenter called it the first of its kind, but also described it as similar to a Premier Skyrocket II. The train will be launched through the circuit, and then be turned 180 degrees on a turntable, and then the train will traverse the same circuit backwards. The train will be rocket ship themed, and carry 12 passengers per cycle. The rendering showed lap bars only!
The third coaster revealed was The Shredder, a spinning coaster from Gerstlauer. The presenter compared The Shredder to The Fairly Odd Coaster, but it will have the distinction of being the longest spinning coaster in the world when it opens with a track length of 1,322 feet. The layout of this coaster will be intertwined with their other record breaking coaster that will share a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme.
The last coaster name revealed was TMNT Shellraiser, another coaster by Gerstlauer. This coaster is a Euro-fighter Model. The layout of this coaster is very similar to Takabisha at Fuji-Q Highland. This roller coaster will have the steepest drop in the world at 120 degrees. The lift hill will ascend into a glass box in the roof and offer a brief view of the New York City Skyline before taking the record breaking dive. The final coaster is an Intamin Halfpipe, but no name was released at the event.
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