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Postby Coastermonkey61 on September 1st, 2011, 10:49 pm
I wonder where the queue entrance is going to be. With Superman, they had plenty of room to space out the queue and make it long. Here there's not as much room.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on September 1st, 2011, 11:02 pm
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^If the ride (how it's set up) is anything like this picture, the station seems to be all the way in back, so that would be a walk back.

If the Dare Devil Dive concrete block is demolished (Dare Devil Dive moved), the line could be around the perimeter of the ride on that side, and switchbacks near that "garage" that used to be scenery for the Antique cars.
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Postby BMRider on September 1st, 2011, 11:56 pm
Has anyone noticed that if you look at the animation and then look at the picture of the layout the hangar is placed in two different place?
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Postby Jerrykoala2112 on September 2nd, 2011, 6:31 am
BMRider wrote:Has anyone noticed that if you look at the animation and then look at the picture of the layout the hangar is placed in two different place?


The POV of the ride is exactly how the layout it. Not sure what you are talking about...


And as for the queue, why can't they use Great American Raceway's old Queue, while adding more to it to make it longer?
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Postby Cole on September 2nd, 2011, 7:17 am
It'd be awesome to see our Chang conecpt art from last year.
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Postby CoasterDude04 on September 2nd, 2011, 7:27 am
BMRider wrote:Has anyone noticed that if you look at the animation and then look at the picture of the layout the hangar is placed in two different place?


Yeah, I did notice that too. Not that it makes a big difference, but I would rather have it where it is on the artwork (not on the POV) to spread out the keyhole effect from the head chopper effect.
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Postby TwistedSTEEL666 on September 2nd, 2011, 8:10 am
This makes me so happy, that SFGAm has finally given us a major new coaster after nine years of waiting!
Plus, on top of that it's a B&M original that no other park in the US will have! The first of its kind here in the USA.

This coaster will put SFGAm on the map, big time, it might even get us more media attention than usual? Maybe a special on Discovery Channel about its construction?

To me, it looks like this X-flight coaster might have the force of BTR. BTR is still quite forceful, even for an inverted coaster, so I can imagine the kind of force X-Flight might bring.
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Postby SFGAm Viper on September 2nd, 2011, 9:04 am
TwistedSTEEL666 wrote:This makes me so happy, that SFGAm has finally given us a major new coaster after nine years of waiting!
Plus, on top of that it's a B&M original that no other park in the US will have! The first of its kind here in the USA.

This coaster will put SFGAm on the map, big time, it might even get us more media attention than usual? Maybe a special on Discovery Channel about its construction?

To me, it looks like this X-flight coaster might have the force of BTR. BTR is still quite forceful, even for an inverted coaster, so I can imagine the kind of force X-Flight might bring.


I wouldn't expect this to be very forceful but if it has more than I think it would be a pleasant surprise! Inversions taken slow would give you a lot of hang time which would be cool. All I care is that it is fun and I know for a fact it will be!
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Postby Chitown on September 2nd, 2011, 9:38 am
TwistedSTEEL666 wrote:This makes me so happy, that SFGAm has finally given us a major new coaster after nine years of waiting!
Plus, on top of that it's a B&M original that no other park in the US will have! The first of its kind here in the USA.

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Don't be so sure about that. Dollywood makes their announcement on Sept. 4th and it too is supposed to be a Wingrider. SFGAm already must know this because they are phrasing in their promotions "first Wingcoaster to be announced in the U.S."
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Postby CstrFan512 on September 2nd, 2011, 3:01 pm
Anyone have a report yet? I know that ground work is always a pain in the a$$ because it takes to long so I wonder when that will begin. With fright fest fast approaching you can bet they'll be busy during the week when nobodys around.
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Postby Goku1910 on September 2nd, 2011, 3:30 pm
it's a race to see which opens first. Dollywoods B&M Wing Coaster, or X-Flight....
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Postby Sporlo on September 2nd, 2011, 3:38 pm
So long as X-Flight has a different layout than Dollywood's (supposed) Wing Rider, I won't mind that X-Flight's "first" title doesn't mean much. If they're the same exact layout, I'll be pretty annoyed that they're billing this as something really special. Of course this is will be a GREAT ride, but if Dollywood gets a clone, it removes X-Flight's special status.
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Postby DejaVu2001 on September 2nd, 2011, 3:41 pm
^ It's still the first new B&M in the entire Six Flags chain since 2006. I'll take it :lol:
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Postby ilrider on September 2nd, 2011, 3:48 pm
Goku1910 wrote:it's a race to see which opens first. Dollywoods B&M Wing Coaster, or X-Flight....


Dollywood has already begun construction, and they open over a month before us. I'm not optimistic.
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Postby Cole on September 2nd, 2011, 4:18 pm
Goku1910 wrote:it's a race to see which opens first. Dollywoods B&M Wing Coaster, or X-Flight....

And thats a race Dollywood will win.
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Postby ragingbull1331 on September 2nd, 2011, 4:22 pm
Cole wrote:
Goku1910 wrote:it's a race to see which opens first. Dollywoods B&M Wing Coaster, or X-Flight....

And thats a race Dollywood will win.


Then what's so special about great america's "first wingrider in the united states"
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Postby Galvan317 on September 2nd, 2011, 4:57 pm
/\ Nothing. Like when they advertised Raging Bull as the worlds first "hyper-twister" coaster which was clearly Fujiuyama, and when Cedar Point advertised Magnum as the worlds first 200 foot tall coaster when it was clearly Moonsault Scramble. Heck, SFOG even said Daredevil Dive was the country's first "beyond vertical dive" coaster when I can think of some off the top of my head that opened years before (Steel Hawg, Spongebob, Mystery Mine). It's marketing, they will make up any tagline they want in order to promote the ride. In this case it doesn't really matter though, Dollywood has not announced their new coaster yet so as of now as far as anybody knows this actually is the first stateside Wingrider.
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Postby Galvan on September 2nd, 2011, 5:04 pm
Who cares bottomline is X-Flight is going to kick ass :D
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Postby Ilovthevu' on September 2nd, 2011, 5:08 pm
The GP don't care if there is another Wingrider going in at Dollywood. SFGAm can lie through their teeth, and tell the GP oh we have the first and only Wingrider, and the GP wouldn't even know. It's the enthusiasts that tell hey SFOG, what in the world are you doing. How dare you say that and this. That's why they clone rides such as Batman the Ride, Superman Ultimate Flight, etc. It's so people that go to their local park can experience something they don't have. It seems a big reason why enthusiasts care about clones is so they can get more credits for non-cloned rides.

The GP probably even thinks that Raging Bull is the tallest coaster in the world.
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Postby Muck Finnesota on September 2nd, 2011, 5:42 pm
I don't recall ever riding anything that just because it was "first" of anything made the ride any better. If a ride sucks, it sucks- and if it kicks ass, it kicks ass. "First" is a meaningless tag in marketing used to draw people into the park. Same will go for any of the the "-est", though I can see how tallest or fastest might influence the brain to think differently while riding.
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Postby T.K. on September 2nd, 2011, 8:29 pm
Part of X Flight queque will go thru "hangar" themed section of the rie, you can see it on the screenshot of "hangar" that left side insside the "hangar" there is straight queque with glass wall, so you can see the train run full speed thru it. Take a look yourself.
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Postby ttd rox on September 2nd, 2011, 8:33 pm
T.K. wrote:Part of X Flight queque will go thru "hangar" themed section of the rie, you can see it on the screenshot of "hangar" that left side insside the "hangar" there is straight queque with glass wall, so you can see the train run full speed thru it. Take a look yourself.


I'm looking through the screenshots but can't seem to find the one where it shows any path going through the hangar. Could you post it for me please?
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Postby Goku1910 on September 2nd, 2011, 8:40 pm
I have a picture of what looks to be a hangar from the video:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =1&theater

And I see no queues at all in any of the images. The only thing I could see that can be associated with the queue is the two set of stairs.
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Postby T.K. on September 2nd, 2011, 8:43 pm
http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2011/ ... erica.html

Third picture from the top of a page... you can see a hangar has path to the right of the picture. You can see railing in there, and a glass wall that divies the ride with the "queque". It makes sense cause when you look at lay out, the entrance could be where SWF entrance was, then go straight to the hangar, thru hangar, then make a turn behind the track to the (what would make sense) queque house and then straight up to the station.
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Postby ttd rox on September 2nd, 2011, 8:48 pm
Thanks for pointing that out! Looks really cool if that is the case. Finally something different then just walking up to a ride. I hope there are close encounters with the track and a lot of shade in this queue, especially on hot days with long waits.
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