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  1. Looks like we locals to the park can breathe a collective sigh of relief that the teasers were just such, and the actual S&S free spin is going to Mexico.

     

    I'm excited to have my own RMC moments away from my house, and yes I'll be buying another season pass next year for sure! The blue track plays a nice homage to the original color scheme, and it's nice to see natural wood.

     

    We also get a unique element on our RMC, after the first drop. The outside inverted cobra roll looks really amazing. And that 90 degree banked airtime Hill is going to be rediculous! Way to go SFOG!

  2. After going to Disney in the spring, I was reminded why they're the best in the business, after visiting Six Flags a couple of times this year. The funniest thing that happened today was while we were waiting in line for the Dahlonega Mine Train.

     

    There was a promo video for the park's food playing in the queue line. My friend and I were laughing about the delicious looking healthy salads they were preparing in the video. Why? Because we had just looked around the entire park for that type of thing to eat! We haven't found a blackened chicken salad, over field greens, with dried cranberries, feta, and bacon bits at our Six Flags yet. The video said it was in our park though?

     

    What we did find was 5 burger places, and 7 places that served: hot dogs/corn dogs, fries/loaded fries, chicken fingers/boneless wings. You get the picture.

     

    I know everyone jokes about the food at SIx Flags, but the park is filled with people and all of the smaller stands are literally closed. Other restaurants (The Former Carrot Club) have been abandoned altogether and replaced with newer stands that have chicken fingers, corn dogs, and you guessed it (stale pretzels).

     

    We literally watched someone take one bite of their pretzel, say "this is stale," and march themselves back to the stand to get their money back. Some days I wish i could just take over the food division. There are plenty of delicious, and EASY things parks can have practically ANYONE make.

     

    At Kennywood, they were dipping, and hand rolling ice cream cones in chocolate, nuts, or sprinkles. It was delicious, and the visual stimulation of the food being made right there was enough advertisement to sell it to anyone walking by. It also wasn't hard to make! At Six flags, you order at a window, someone goes off into another room, and comes back with your microwaved food. See the difference?

     

    Ride improvements, new rides and maintenance need to be a constant thing, but if Six Flags really wanted to make money again they'd think more about the food.

  3. During the ceremony, I like how the PR guy was comparing this ride to Dare Devil Dive, instead of to it's more recent cousin Monster. Being that Monster is an infinity coaster as well it would have made a more fair comparison. But, Hangtime's top speed isn't as high as Monster's, and they both have 5 inversions. So I can definitely see why they made the comparison they did.

     

    I hope that Hangtime's holding break is an actual stop, like on B&M dive coaster's, as opposed to DDD's which kind of just slows you down a ton. It will be interesting to see what it's like in the end. Great addition to a park that's sorely needed a new, big, coaster. 16 people per train will definitely help with capacity.

  4. Wow! This looks absolutely amazing. I love the Wonder Woman theme, and the WW logo will look so hot wrapped around the train. I cannot believe how thin the track is. It's absolutely amazing. This coaster is really going to change the landscape on how newer rides are designed. I mean think about it, no miscalculations to cause jack-hammering due to misaligned opposing rails. No one's design has ever come close to being similar to the Anton Schwarzkoph's lattice-box-design (ala Mindbender and Shockwave SFOT) UNTIL NOW!

     

    But now we have a completely solid, unified rail. This thing will be as smooth as butter, and it will hopefully be difficult for SF to mess it up, unless they just refuse to replace the wheels & axle. I'm not concerned about capacity as much, because I think sitting in a single file will create an intense experience. No track to see beside you. No one beside you to hold your hand. The only coaster I've been on with single file seating is Space Mountain at MK and it's so much fun, and gives you a sense of isolation.

     

    Wonder if i should make this a park to visit next year, since i'm going to be getting a SFOG season pass for whatever new hotness they're bringing next year. One park with TWO RMC's! Isn't that like a coaster lover's dream?

  5. After just going to the park in May, I think the resort is right on target for which areas need attention and new attractions.

     

    I know it's going to be a while before all of this gets finished, but all of these are amazing capital improvements to the Disney compound! I'm Obviously excited about having our own Tron coaster here in the US, and happy to see that Tomorrowland Speedway looks to be remaining in the park for now.

     

    But I love Epcot, and am definitely excited about the improvements to future world. Mission Space is one my favorite rides there and I agree that it needed a better animated movie. With today's CGI, that experience could be improved greatly. Not sure what the guardian's attraction will be . . . but will probably be amazing and the renderings of the old Universe of Energy building look phenomenal. Hopefully Journey Into Imagination will receive some treatment at some point.

     

    The Great Movie Ride was probably pretty good in the 90s, but it seemed kinda tired now. I'm happy with any kind of original Mickey & Minnie attraction. Seeing as you can go meet the characters nearby right after you ride that should help liven up this area of the park as well.

     

    I've got the Disney fever, and after going to Six Flags this past week now I really want to go back. I suppose patience will be rewarded though. Oh and book me a room at the new Star Wars resort and a table at the Mission: Space Restaurant . . thank you!

  6. Wow, it took some seeing Red Force up close to notice the subtle differences in the track design from Intamin's previous launched coasters such as Stealth, Kingda Ka, or TTD. Yes the obvious is the track itself, the same seen on Flying Aces and Skyrush. But what's really interesting & different to me about Red Force is how the pull out from the drop, descends lower than the actual launch track. This is not the case on Intamin's previous iterations of this ride.

     

    Also, the twisting transition to the top hat is close to the highest point, allowing for a VERY long straight piece of track on that straight-down drop. It's fun to think that the ride reaches top speed AFTER the drop.

     

    I was initially kinda bummed by this attraction considering the Intamin that is already at the original Ferrari World. However, the drop after the launch looks so insane, and judging by your review it seems like endless airtime while going straight down

  7. Still keeping my fingers crossed about a soft opening. Although, now that Disney has announced all of the official media days, etc. for the event; it seems much less likely that I'll be able to see Pandora. We're heading down for our Disney Vacay the 20th of May through the 24th. Literally missing opening by 3 days (this is what I get for letting non-disney freaks do the vacation booking).

  8. I agree about Thunderbolt. It looks great, but it beats you half to death.

     

    Hey at least it had the "old" zamperla trains instead of the new torture machines they showed at IAAPA

     

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    I'm super confused about these trains, where are your arms supposed to go? I assume they would fit somewhere between the safety vest, and those poorly designed metal bars?

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  11. SFOG Coaster Ranking from Worst to Best (IMO)

     

    11. Georgia Cyclone - It's time for SOMETHING to happen to this ride, despite the insane ejector it just doesn't seem worth it due to the jack hammering and roughness, excessive trims and the partial retracking of the ride kinda adds insult to injury

     

    10. Superman - one trick pony & kinda boring otherwise, uncomfortable and takes forever to get on usually

     

    9. Joker Funhouse Coaster - Great kiddie coaster with decent forces and an original layout, but it's a kiddie ride

     

    8. GASM - the park should really pay this ride some attention, it's seen better days

     

    7. Dahlonega Mine Train - still a solid ride, and this would have been reversed with GASM probably like 5 years ago

     

    6. Dare Devil Dive - I love lap-bars only, but the ride is not very forceful after the first inversion, the 2nd half of the ride is slow

     

    5. Blue Hawk - up in my books w/ new trains, and i really hope that lots of other parks follow suit

     

    4. Batman: The Ride - super forceful, disorienting, and still relatively smooth, after almost 20 years!

     

    3. Georgia Scorcher - great original layout, still pretty smooth, nice forces, including great negative g's

     

    2. Goliath - airtime monster, superb original layout, packs a lot of punch despite its barely hyper coaster-size, but not ranked number one due to the "square wheel syndrome" the ride is suffering from during the bottom of some drops

     

    1. Mindbender - still glass smooth after all this time and classic Anton Schwarzkopf forcefulness coupled with lap bar only trains, beautiful use of the terrain

  12. Wow, looking through this thread and seeing all of these amazing photos! Northern Europe is becoming quite the destination for some insane thrill rides. The lift hill looks interesting with it's steel supports, and random long arm that extends out?? What's up with that? But the coaster itself could not be in a more beautiful setting, and those trains look stellar!

  13. Hey Everyone,

     

    I never venture over to this forum, but I'm in love with Planet Coaster. I even accidentally bought the Coaster Head edition, but still haven't received my T-Shirt and USB Planet Coaster Wristband. But I make frequent creations in this game so i'll have them all in one dedicated thread.

     

    So for my first post, is a B&M Wing Rider called Wild Flyer. I really love the new terrain editor. It's unlike any i've seen in simulation gaming before.

     

  14. . . . And I didn't mean to come off as condescending with the 'patience' remark, it's just that. . . well, here's an example of what I meant: The new attraction I'm most looking forward to this year is the 'King Kong' one at IOA. It's supposed to open June 24th. Am I going to plan a trip to be there that day? That week? That month? Nope. In fact I'll probably wait until Fall 2017.

     

    Why? Because the ride might not open that day, week or month. Because it might end up sucking. Because it will probably have a lot of technical glitches and down time. Because even if the ride turns out to be the best ever and it runs flawlessly, likely the crowds will be huge and standing in line with a mob in the Florida heat is not my idea of fun.

     

    No, I'll be patient and let the 'new' wear off and go in the off-season because with the time, effort, and money needed to make the trip, I want to give myself the best odds of having a positive experience.

     

    Again, I'm not unsympathetic to anyone frustrated with the delays; I've just seen this type of thing happen with new attractions enough times to not be surprised.

     

    I hope it opens soon; it sounds like a cool ride.

     

    That would certainly take a lot of patience for me to wait to ride a new RMC slated to launch in March of 2016, until Fall of 2017

     

    We've already decided that if they're not holding technical rehearsals tomorrow, that we'll go ride the Smokey Mountain Alpine Coaster for the first time.

     

    However, my frustration stems not from having a flawless product (as we've all come to expect from Dollywood), but the huge lack of communication from the park in regards to what they're seeing, or how long the delays will last. I don't remember I-305's 1st year being a total Media Blackout.

     

    We all knew very well what happened to that ride, when it happened. But we were given an idea of how long it would take to add brake fins to the 1st hill, which served as a nice band-aid for a longer closure that the park could prep it's customers for.

     

    I'm still excited to go to Dollywood, and ride some coasters that I haven't been on since fall of 2014. My friend still gets to ride three new rides, so he's plenty excited as well. We're keeping our fingers crossed that the park could be holding technical rehearsals tomorrow since it will no longer be a national holiday.

  15. The problem is we've been patient now, for the past three months. I suppose i'm feeling miffed since we were teased with a soft opening as well as a Dollywood website alert that STILL says the ride is under a technical ride rehearsal. Now i'm headed to the park tomorrow, and it's back to not even running again. Mark my words, someone will get the axe for deciding to try and "save" some money on the launch system.

     

    I seriously considered calling Dollywood and asking for my season pass money back since I've already missed 2 months of Dollywood's season, and we had already cancelled our plans (twice) to go. I get the food is great, and there are other world class attractions, but I've been to Dollywood and done everything there is to offer. This is the closest and (would be) first RMC for me, and is practically the only reason I would get a season pass to Dollywood (considering I live almost 4 hours away).

     

    But I know there are others who are trying to plan their trips now that live much farther away. Summer is officially here now that Memorial Day is here, so what are we talking about Dollywood? Two weeks? Two Months? Six Months? Inquiring minds want to know. Maybe wooden coasters were never meant to launch? #itllneveropen

  16. The problem is we've been patient now, for the past three months. I suppose i'm feeling miffed since we were teased with a soft opening as well as a Dollywood website alert that STILL says the ride is under a technical ride rehearsal. Now i'm headed to the park tomorrow, and it's back to not even running again. Mark my words, someone will get the axe for deciding to try and "save" some money on the launch system.

     

    I seriously considered calling Dollywood and asking for my season pass money back since I've already missed 2 months of Dollywood's season, and we had already cancelled our plans (twice) to go. I get the food is great, and there are other world class attractions, but I've been to Dollywood and done everything there is to offer. This is the closest and (would be) first RMC for me, and is practically the only reason I would get a season pass to Dollywood (considering I live almost 4 hours away).

     

    But I know there are others who are trying to plan their trips now that live much farther away. Summer is officially here now that Memorial Day is here, so what are we talking about Dollywood? Two weeks? Two Months? Six Months? Inquiring minds want to know. Maybe wooden coasters were never meant to launch? #itllneveropen

  17. My personal opinion, Delirium is a great addition to the park and I love frisbee rides, however Carowinds is my home park and if we get one

    I'd prefer Zamperla simply because it revolves counter clockwise and clockwise during the cycle. I do love the light package on the seats tho!!

     

    I really liked Black Widow at Kennywood, much more than Delirium and MaXair at Cedar Point. I myself didn't realize that the Zamperla rotated clockwise & counterclockwise. Some of my other local friends who went on Black Widow said that they always got stuck on the lower side of the upswing, as a result of the multi-directional rotation.

     

    I think i must have gotten stuck on the higher side of every up swing, because I felt Black Widow gave a much more intense ride than MaXair or Delirium.

     

    It will be interesting to see how Mondial's version of the same ride stacks up between the other two. Also, anyone thinking that Cedar Fair may be getting a hefty discount from Mondial for all the issues they've been having with the Windseekers I was sort of surprised to see a different manufacturer than Huss.

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