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Acero

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  1. Has Vekoma recently redone/upgraded their website, like Intamin did a while ago? It seems a lot different than it was in the past. That looks like a really interesting (family?) coaster. Except 50mph is pretty quick for your average family coaster. I like how it's built into the terrain. And this is opening in 2008 in Spain? In addition, I noticed on Vekoma's website they have their own take on the Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster. It also looks interesting.
  2. Maybe it's listed as the same height as Katun because obviously if it's going to be taller than that, it has to at least 164 ft tall. So, we know it's min. that tall, and when the guy at rcdb gets further information, he will update the height, but I guess for now he's just keeping it listed as its lowest possible height. Just a thought.
  3. I think Intamin has abondoned the traditional lift system in favour of cable lift hills. All (small and large) hypers since Millennium Force get the cable lift, like Goliath at SFH.
  4. Does anyone know how Six Flags benefits from this Tyson deal? Who was their previous 'chicken' supplier?
  5. Do any other Eurofighter models curve on the first drop like that? I've only ever seen two (Speed, Typhoon), and their drops don't.
  6. B&M sounds good. :] Speaking of B&Ms, Screamscape also reported that Toverland (where Troy is) wants to add a B&M in the 'near' future.
  7. However, I would settle for a B&M Hyper if that's what it turned out to be. Although Intamin Megas never fail to impress me.
  8. Well, looks like Six Flags is about to make the same mistake again in regards to the Dark Knight coaster, in which the theming will likely heavily rely on the movie. So in a couple years at the max the theme is just going to look odd since I don't see TDK remaining a popular movie for more than 2008. But yes, I agree Wiggles World is dumb. They've got like five years tops and then they'll have to completely retheme it because little kids are going to have no idea who the heck the Wiggles are. I actually didn't even know of their existence before SF made an area themed around them.
  9. Yep. It is. Afterburner is also the name of some random Screaming Squirrel in Russia. But I don't really think anybody would pay attention to two random coasters in the middle of nowhere.
  10. Maybe they'll reserve the good ride names for renaming Paramount attractions at Canada's Wonderland or CGA? Like sensible names such as Afterburner will go to Top Gun at CGA or CW. But, that's probably just wishful thinking.
  11. Surprisingly, it would appear that Cedar Fair DOES use those names mentioned in that list above: Skyhawk, Hercules, Voodoo, Nighthawk, and Talon.
  12. I love how CF's other Vekoma Dutchman is called Firehawk and they've decided to rename this one Nighthawk. But, Flight Deck? What the heck does that mean anyway? It makes no sense, at all. Top Gun: The Jet Coaster sounds 500x better.
  13. The only major gripe I've had with a park this year is Walibi World, and my suggestion for them in 2008 would be to start planning on building a new ride, something they haven't gotten since the opening of Goliath in 2002. They've been working on making the park more friendly towards smaller children and adults who aren't interested in thrills, but their mission statement is supposedly about maintaning a park that can be fun for the entire family - and that would include members of said families that LIKE rollercoasters or "intense" flats. So, I think a thrill attraction for 2008/2009 would be appropriate to counter all of the family orientated improvements that have been ocurring since 2005.
  14. I'm pretty sure it's Korean, but oh well, Japan, Korea almost same thing. Sort of. I don't think that "T Express," (it would seem this is really what they're calling it), will be as good as an Intamin Hyper like SFNE's Superman. That's just my guess though.
  15. Aside from Arrow's Suspended Line (which also has its rough moments), Arrow is rougher than Vekoma - in my experience. See, with an SLC, you just have to try really hard to position your head correctly in order to escape the headbanging. However, with Arrow rides that I have ridden more than once (namely GASM), I can't find any way to avoid it. Also, a couple of Vekoma's rides are extremely smooth, almost close to B&M smooth, like the LSM line, or the Motorbike coasters.
  16. Does this mean that no future Vekoma Flyers (like, if a park would perse request a custom "Stingray" or whatever), that they would no longer use full length trains? Or are the small trains just due to the size of the coaster - it looks like it's small relative to the Flying Dutchmen.
  17. I didn't know that Cedar Fair had offered to sell CGA if the community saw fit. That's interesting. Is CF still offering that to the community? I mean, they are planning on building the Santa Clara Stampede and everything, so...
  18. Well, not all Vekoma prototypes are nightmares, like the LSM coasters, none of those have ever had huge problems, and neither has Booster Bike, to my knowledge. But then again, this coaster, which is completely different from anything Vekoma has ever done (besides the fact that it's a flying coaster), so it definitely could be a nightmare. But considering this park is in some random 'city' in China, I don't think they will care too much.
  19. Those trim brakes look awful. Let's hope they don't use them, or at least not on all three hills.
  20. Maybe Six Flags will use this in their commercials for Six Flags Over Cambodia.
  21. Gezellige bedrijvigheid. Hhahaha. Thats cute. I know that American parks really only have suggestions - like come during the weekdays to avoid the heavy urban crowds (like Six Flags Great Adventure, they get city guests on weekends, local guests during the week, usually). But I have yet to come across a park website that includes a color coded calendar to indicate the amount of guests the park will receive that day.
  22. Totally agree. So much more could have been done with the concept too, it was like a freakish mix between an arrow suspended, and, well, a chairlift. While it is "fun", everything is just so gradual and the pace also could have been a tad bit quicker. Plus, the ride was built in between operators, Star Parks Europe started the plans for Vertigo, and Compagnie des Alpes, quite reluctantly, finished it. Yeah, pretty overrated, overall. Doesn't live up to the 'hype.' - even though there isn't much hype about it, yet, since it had a soft opening.
  23. Are the layouts shown in the aerial and the 3D Model actual layouts of the coasters? Or are they just, layouts to show that there will be a rollercoaster in that spot, but not necessarily with the shown design.
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