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Postby Revi on August 11th, 2018, 8:43 am
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staticshadows wrote:^Magic Mountain is also teasing a racing theme and a launch.
Here is a link to the five posters.
https://imgur.com/gallery/LgPG3Lh
That's what worries me, identical teaser themes usually indicates a cookie cutter addition.

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If it is a new design and they both get one... it may be a cookie cutter.. ATLEAST it is a new design.
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Postby JackGlass on August 11th, 2018, 11:38 am
I was just reading Screamscapes Saturday morning update. Looks like Iron Wolf (Apocalypse) Might become a floorless coaster soon. Screamscape also seems to think that the new addition at Great America could possible be an S&S launched.
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Postby Muck Finnesota on August 11th, 2018, 12:16 pm
JackGlass wrote:Screamscape also seems to think that the new addition at Great America could possible be an S&S launched.


As long as it's similar to the designs that have been popping up in China, and not like the one that some shitty boardwalk park in Jersey built.
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Postby KruegerDad on August 11th, 2018, 1:10 pm
I will speculate that with SFMM also teasing a racing themed ride with the words "launch" and "2" in the teasers, that both parks could be getting launched coasters with 2 launches. Vekoma and Mack have made great strides with launched coasters in recent years. I personally would prefer one of these to an S&S.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 11th, 2018, 2:01 pm
JackGlass wrote:I was just reading Screamscapes Saturday morning update. Looks like Iron Wolf (Apocalypse) Might become a floorless coaster soon. Screamscape also seems to think that the new addition at Great America could possible be an S&S launched.


I think that's a dumb decision IF they did that. The problem with the ride is right after the corkscrew. The harnesses were replaced, and they are like rocks. More and more people stopped riding it each year after they made the harnesses more like rocks, at Great America. The park took it out than. People still won't like the ride because a floorless coaster is still going to have hard harnesses. That's a waste of money. The only way to fix it is getting a harness style such as Banshee, or change the tiny bit of layout and they won't.
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Postby JackGlass on August 11th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:
JackGlass wrote:I was just reading Screamscapes Saturday morning update. Looks like Iron Wolf (Apocalypse) Might become a floorless coaster soon. Screamscape also seems to think that the new addition at Great America could possible be an S&S launched.


I think that's a dumb decision IF they did that. The problem with the ride is right after the corkscrew. The harnesses were replaced, and they are like rocks. More and more people stopped riding it each year after they made the harnesses more like rocks, at Great America. The park took it out than. People still won't like the ride because a floorless coaster is still going to have hard harnesses. That's a waste of money. The only way to fix it is getting a harness style such as Banshee, or change the tiny bit of layout and they won't.


I liked Iron Wolfs old harnesses WAY better than those hard rock restraints! When Iron Wolf first came out it was really smooth because it had better restraints. I agree, they need to create a Banshee version restraint for standups!

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Postby gottastrata33 on August 11th, 2018, 2:45 pm
An intertwining/dueling sky rocket 2 model with two twisted layouts would be pretty epic. Why haven’t they done that? Cmon Premier!


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Postby ChicagoCoasters on August 12th, 2018, 2:14 pm
What if we get a Mack Launch just like SFMM is possibly getting. Sure they might be cookie cutter rides but I don't think they will be if this happens. Still on board with the RMC T-Rex. What if not only the setting in the Waterpark is a red herring, what if the whole teasers are and they are trying to make us think it will be a launch coaster. I love fast launches. TTD is in my top 3 coasters so I would definitely not be disappointed if it is the fastest acceleration on a roller coaster.
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Postby IssaCoaster on August 12th, 2018, 3:24 pm
ChicagoCoasters wrote:What if we get a Mack Launch just like SFMM is possibly getting. Sure they might be cookie cutter rides but I don't think they will be if this happens. Still on board with the RMC T-Rex. What if not only the setting in the Waterpark is a red herring, what if the whole teasers are and they are trying to make us think it will be a launch coaster. I love fast launches. TTD is in my top 3 coasters so I would definitely not be disappointed if it is the fastest acceleration on a roller coaster.

I think S&S would be the company to choose for the fastest acceleration on a launch coaster.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 12th, 2018, 10:33 pm
I know so many are pointing to S&S. What about Takabisha which is a Euro Fighter 1000. It has a LSM launch.
https://rcdb.com/9795.htm

Except for Mystery Mine which has the indoor part, these Euro-Fighters don't seem that expensive compared to other companies.
This one with 2,198 feet was only about $6 million in 2004.
https://rcdb.com/2229.htm

Edit - Prices went up though as a much smaller Krater ride is listed at $10 million...
https://rcdb.com/4386.htm
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Postby staticshadows on August 12th, 2018, 10:49 pm
A Takabisha clone with a slightly steeper drop is opening in New Jersey in March/April 2019 at American Dream Meadowlands. It is being marketed as a record breaking coaster. Not sure Six Flags will work with Gerstlauer on a new project after the New Texas Giant lawsuits.
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Postby Muck Finnesota on August 13th, 2018, 8:51 am
Here's a suggestion I saw thrown out on another forum that seems like it would be a total Six Flags move and has me worried:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhQmgDkpUgI

I hope not.
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Postby jmanporty7 on August 13th, 2018, 9:02 am
This is kind of a stretch, even for six flags. I wouldn't be too worried about it.
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Postby JackGlass on August 13th, 2018, 9:19 am
Muck Finnesota wrote:Here's a suggestion I saw thrown out on another forum that seems like it would be a total Six Flags move and has me worried:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhQmgDkpUgI

I hope not.



It doesn't look that bad, but yeah.... definitly not great either, lol
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Postby Muck Finnesota on August 13th, 2018, 10:25 am
The animation is very generous. The POV of an actual installation shows this thing crawling once it reaches any high point.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiF8iCUPoPI
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Postby JackGlass on August 13th, 2018, 10:39 am
Muck Finnesota wrote:The animation is very generous. The POV of an actual installation shows this thing crawling once it reaches any high point.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiF8iCUPoPI


I didn't know they actually built one. That looks absolutely horrible, lol.
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Postby RBullFan97 on August 13th, 2018, 11:40 am
Yeah I'd rather have the water coaster.
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Postby IssaCoaster on August 13th, 2018, 12:01 pm
I'm starting to think S&S is going to be the company Six Flags goes with for this coaster. They have worked with them before. It seems like they will do it again. Or work with both S&S and RMC with that dueling Mobius loop T-Rex concept.
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Postby IssaCoaster on August 13th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Have there been any new markers or developements on the land being cleared lately?
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 13th, 2018, 12:36 pm
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Postby JT2002 on August 13th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Muck Finnesota wrote:Here's a suggestion I saw thrown out on another forum that seems like it would be a total Six Flags move and has me worried:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhQmgDkpUgI

I hope not.


I don't know if they really need another family coaster, but if they did, I don't know why it would be placed next to the Whizzer. Also, wouldn't really be the most exciting thing to see right when you walk into the park. I really don't see any reason for six flags to get this either.
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Postby ilrider on August 13th, 2018, 6:17 pm
^Capacity looks horrible on that ride. I doubt our park would bother with it.
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Postby IssaCoaster on August 13th, 2018, 6:21 pm
JT2002 wrote:
Muck Finnesota wrote:Here's a suggestion I saw thrown out on another forum that seems like it would be a total Six Flags move and has me worried:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhQmgDkpUgI

I hope not.


I don't know if they really need another family coaster, but if they did, I don't know why it would be placed next to the Whizzer. Also, wouldn't really be the most exciting thing to see right when you walk into the park. I really don't see any reason for six flags to get this either.

This rollercoaster looks like a 4 hour wait time
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Postby ilrider on August 13th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Screamscape is onboard the S&S launch coaster train too: http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_fla ... merica.htm
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Postby Coaster Critique on August 13th, 2018, 8:51 pm
ilrider wrote:Screamscape is onboard the S&S launch coaster train too: http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_fla ... merica.htm

Screamscape has been correct about the parks last three additions so I'd say its highly likely we will get a launch coaster
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