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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby Reuschini » Sun May 13, 2012 3:08 am

This looks to be one of the best mega-coasters B&M has done in a while. Love taking those hills at high speeds, and that turnaround is awesome!

And even though the overall track length is shorter, the ride time seems MUCH longer than Leviathan, and barely appears to fizzle out towards the end. I suppose I prefer a coaster which is not as tall but provides a longer ride, over a taller coaster which provides a ride that seems to end fast and in a way feels incomplete.

Can we replace Goliath @ Magic Mountain with this?

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Postby milst1 » Sun May 13, 2012 3:28 am

Looks truly awesome. Might have to jump over there weekend after next. :Pr
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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby fonsekilla » Sun May 13, 2012 2:21 pm

In this link, of a Catalan TV , appears Hanno being interviewed !! Enjoy it

www.8tv.cat/8aldia/videos/sensacio-unica/


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The speed hill is the better place to feel the airtime. The splash is amazing, at the last car you are sorrounded by water, and you can be soaked as well !

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Postby OCJ48 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:06 am

^ I love the way the description for that video specifies "...and works." As though there was some great fear that it wouldn't...

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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby Hhappy » Mon May 14, 2012 4:33 am

Following construction video has been posted by the park.
This was also shown during the presentation for the press.

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Postby Temático » Mon May 14, 2012 3:51 pm


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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby oriolat » Tue May 15, 2012 9:37 am

Seems that Shambhala is not "fat-friendly"...

I have seen a lot of people get kicked out of the ride because the restraint was not as far down as required to dispatch the train.

It seems weird because other B&M hypers operate just fine (even the American ones, with more overweight population!). How come?

Does anybody know if B&M have changed their standards in terms of restraints? Silver Star is also from B&M and doesn't have this problem and even people that has a "normal" weight and fitted in the test seat have been kicked of Shambhala because of the size of their thighs...

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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Tue May 15, 2012 9:47 am

^I guarantee the restraints are no different than the hypers over here. Large people don't fit that well on them over here, either.
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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Tue May 15, 2012 11:11 am

Just posted this....


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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue May 15, 2012 11:38 am

Wow, that's pretty cool that hey could add a semi-head chopper to the first drop on Dragon Khan, and as always fantastic footage.

How does Dragon Khan compare to Kumba, other than being darn near identical in layout? Which ride do you prefer? I love Kumba and consistently put it in my top 10 have never been on Dragon Khan, anyone who has ridden both care to share their thoughts?

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