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Postby chickenbowl » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:30 pm

Trogdor: The Burninator!! wrote:Even though it's just a clone, it's way better than ... a Batman clone IMO so I can't wait til this thing opens!


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Postby MrSum1_55 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:09 pm

^I actually think that a Batman clone is a better ride than an SRII. Batman has better pacing, and feels like a more "complete" ride (even if the duration from the lift to the brakes is around the same as the ride time on an SRII.

While an SRII is a good addition, I wonder if this will open the possibility for some even better additions in the future. This is to show that SWSD wants to focus more on rides, so maybe one day we could see the next (Florida) Manta, or the next Mako, or the next Kraken. There is a possibility that this could be the gateway to a promising future.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:03 pm

I prefer Batman to a Sky Rocket II for the reasons you said (more complete ride, better pacing, more forceful), but I love both styles a lot and would welcome them at any park.

But from a park's perspective, Sky Rocket II is more compact and just as easy, if not easier to market, as an exciting attraction.
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Postby sfriday1998 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:03 pm

It makes sense they're getting a SRII. Like you said, it's more compact and can be more family-oriented while also being mildly intense. Besides, Batman clones (of which I have ridden none - :cry: ) are, from what I've heard, fairly intense and not for the family. SWSD is focusing on being a family park, with family rides and attractions. Not too thrilling, but tame is okay. Batman clones don't fit this perspective.
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Postby VegasBaby » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:00 pm



Looks like SWSD is getting the same 3 car trains that Tempesto uses, which is great news! I think these SRII models are a lot of fun and it's going to be a great addition to the park.
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Postby Shut It Down » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:39 pm

Looking at the master plan picture and the recent google maps image, it looks like the old hospitatily center is staying. I wonder what they're going to do with it?

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Postby Gnome » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:19 pm

MrSum1_55 wrote:While an SRII is a good addition, I wonder if this will open the possibility for some even better additions in the future. This is to show that SWSD wants to focus more on rides, so maybe one day we could see the next (Florida) Manta, or the next Mako, or the next Kraken. There is a possibility that this could be the gateway to a promising future.


While I'm not sure we'll see coasters on that scale, with the Orcas now having to take a back seat to promote the park, I think a more ride oriented approach will be important to the long term strategy and success of the park. I could only hope that means some innovated dark rides and maybe the addition of a few marquee coasters could be on the horizon with SD.
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