Well, not really.
But I’ve always wanted to write that.
What we can show you, though, is the underbelly of the Wildebeest’s boats. Will that do?
These aren’t your run-of-the-mill inflatable pool rafts, bucko. These boats contain the other half of what makes the Linear Induction Motor (LIM) technology work. As in a sheet of steel. These puppies are heavy!
Will is an engineer; we’ll let him explain:
“An alternating magnetic field beneath the slide surface propels the rafts, pushing them rapidly and smoothly uphill. LIM technology is a popular feature in some steel roller coasters; it’s cool to see it applied to water coasters, too.”
Sure do like those seatbacks. Looks sort of non-invasive, if you know what I mean.
We hit the "just add water" stage next week. Then testing starts next month.
Watch it all happen live on our webcam.