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These are unique in that they aren't free spinning. Rather they are control spun. They are programmed to rotate at certain points so that the cars will be able to face screens for story telling reasons.
 

warfelg

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Cobras curse has Mack’s version of this

I believe (I’d need to confirm) that CC has a “locking and unlocking” spin feature. This is going to be truly programed to turn certain directions at certain times.
 
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Actually, it's both. In this construction walkthrough video, they say the first 2/3rds they face front then back. Final third you're free spinning. (Start at about 2:14).


I didn’t mean to imply that they can’t free spin because they do, but yeah, they have controlled rotation, free spin, and locking modes
 
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These are unique in that they aren't free spinning. Rather they are control spun. They are programmed to rotate at certain points so that the cars will be able to face screens for story telling reasons.
Yep. Here's what they said in a presentation last year -

“We call it a ‘storytelling coaster,'” Chapek told the crowd in attendance for Disney’s presentation at the annual industry gathering. “On most coasters, the vehicles point straight ahead throughout the ride, but on this attraction each individual cab will be programmed to direct your eye to the story happening around you.”
 

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Well this is all interesting, again a totally custom design that is outside of Vekoma's normal product offering. I wonder if they will add this to their future available products. I know the train system used on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train never be available for other parks as Disney owns the patents.
 
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Here's another look at the cars via Disney.

 
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