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  1. I seem to remember an interview somewhere with the guy that runs the show at RMC and he said they didn't have the manufacturing capacity or technology for the T-Rex yet, and were focusing on the Raptor's while they worked on getting that technology up to scale.
  2. First test run from the official twitter! Looks more sanely paced overall than the original raptors, but the first drop looks like it could fire the back row into space if the restraints weren't there! I wonder how different the front and back rows will be with 10 cars? It's no comparison, but adding two cars to Olympia Looping drastically changes the ride, so this is similar.
  3. First POV has been released: Looks super fun and like it could be intense! I wonder how nemesis-like the helix feels, given that it's fairly flat and exits downhill? I'm also SUPER into the downhill final brakes!
  4. Some testing of Mystery Mine's new drop into the turn from Great Ohio Coaster Club's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/115430945186216/videos/125098112884343
  5. I have no horse in this, I'm probably never going to get over to ride it, I just thought it was an interesting comparison! I originally tried it with the first POVs with the original front car and it was a massive difference in speed, so that would have been even less fair If you line up the big drops, the old one gains speed faster and hits the brakes before the new one reaches the bottom of the big final turn, so it's going to be fun watching it regain that speed as it warms up!
  6. I made a side-by-side comparison of the new POV with a previous one filmed in the same position by the same team. http://www.youtubemultiplier.com/604a8689ebd50-lightning-rod-comparison.php New on the left, old on the right. New one seems a lot slower over the top and first drop, and generally through the layout? Obviously some of that is gonna be because it's new and cold, but it's still a fair difference to make up! The old video is 30 seconds shorter, and some of that will be fluff like station and credits faff, but it's still big gap?
  7. For sure, I was trying to avoid making any judgements about the experience as whole and just focus on what's there and what you can see in the POV. I just mentioned dividing opinions because I know some people were expecting a coaster of some kind rather than a tracked dark ride, and they're probably gonna be a bit miffed
  8. The mario kart ride is certainly going to divide opinions! SPOILERS BELOW ==================================== From watching the POV it's certainly less coaster and more physical sets than I was expecting! I was surprised at how much stuff they'd actually made real, I was assuming the AR would be carrying a lot and leaning more towards VR but it's really well integrated with the sets. You could easily ride this without the glasses and still have a passable experience no worse than some regional dark rides The Magikoopa corridor is a f
  9. Yep, that's loads better! It looks good with the dark theme too
  10. Is there a way to make mentions lighter and easier to read? Am I just being dense and not seeing an option?
  11. Sounds like a good deal to me. Cost? I know my Euros. Yours for the bargain basement price of €400 during the week, €449 at the weekend! I've seen on a German fan forum that these packages are only temporary and you'll be able to just book a room and tickets in the near future
  12. It only has 3 fewer rooms than Matamba! There are rooms on both sides of both pieces of track in that picture, and more on the back side of the right tower! There's a bar that's exclusively for guests of that hotel plus there's an exclusive entrance to the ride attached to the hotel, so they've really gone all out to tie the whole area together. You can see how big the rooms are in this picture from the website:
  13. The new shaping probably reduces stresses on the structure and trains, making maintenance cheaper and increasing lifespan.
  14. I'd guess that they mean you still have to wait in the virtual queue, but when your time comes round, you can be first in queue for that slot, rather than the usual fastpass skip the whole waiting period idea
  15. These pictures of the boats show they've just got side and bottom rollers, and no way to mount a track, or receive power for the rocking. Source: Michael Mack's twitter And this picture of Roland in the empty trough, without track Also Herr Mack's twitter I can't wait to see what they finally do with the concept though!
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