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  1. Maybe the marketing department will wait until construction actually starts, or when it's halfway up. I feel it's like how Lagoon's Marketing is where Air Race isn't even announced until a week before the park opens.
  2. I have a hunch that it might be Time Machine from Hard Rock Park... It's a full size B&M with a nice discount. I thought it was already established the coaster was sold to a park in China? Oh Really? I never heard anything about it. I must have misread something on the Hard Rock Park thread. It's still up for sale.
  3. I think with how cheap these coasters are, and how well of a ride they give, it's a good bang for the buck. If you think of it, it's like any flat ride out there. There's always another one like it at another park, yet they still add one, whether that be Canobie, Six Flags, Cedar Point, or BGW. They are also much easier to market than a flat ride, so it's a smart move for almost any park to make.
  4. I have a hunch that it might be Time Machine from Hard Rock Park... It's a full size B&M with a nice discount. I thought it was already established the coaster was sold to a park in China?
  5. Lagoon has an actual Roller Coaster Designer On Staff who has Successfully Designed 3 Steel Coasters for the Park, so I doubt Lagoon would go for something that is unproven. Lagoon could ask Knoebels to work with Dal Freeman to bring a wooden bobsled coaster to Lagoon. Knoebels is getting one of Dal's designs next year, why can't Lagoon ask for the same? Knoebels is Getting a Zierer Coaster not Designed by Dal Freeman. Yes, but the initial tower design is from Dal Freeman.
  6. Lagoon has an actual Roller Coaster Designer On Staff who has Successfully Designed 3 Steel Coasters for the Park, so I doubt Lagoon would go for something that is unproven. Lagoon could ask Knoebels to work with Dal Freeman to bring a wooden bobsled coaster to Lagoon. Knoebels is getting one of Dal's designs next year, why can't Lagoon ask for the same?
  7. I was about to agree, then I remembered that I consider the El Loco to pretty much be a Eurofighter equivalent. With the new El Loco in Adventuresome, I say an El Loco would work well with Spongebob and contrast in rides. It seems El Locos like to stay slow and take on wierd elements when Spongebob is more for speed and classic maneuvers. When in doubt, I say they could easily add the first S&S 4D Free Spin. Might have to be small, but it could work.
  8. The park does have a coaster called Griffin with a 90 Degree Drop and A Splashdown. To be honest, I actually could see an Aquatrax at BGW. They could create an amazing story about sailing throughout fjords while in a freak storm with one. Complete speculation, though. Although capacity would be an issue, I think this could be the first S&S 4D free-spin.
  9. If they did that, they would go the Knoeble's direction and make it a vertical lift. Knott's has enough launch coasters that each appeal to a certain part of the family, thus a launched coaster for everyone in the family. Another launch coaster at this point might become redundent.
  10. Premier, Gerstlauer, Zierer, and possibly Mack could do this. I hope for a Mack! I could also see them go for those Chance hyperlites like Lightning Run at KK. It could work well here too.
  11. Premier, Gerstlauer, Zierer, and possibly Mack could do this. I hope for a Mack! I could also see them go for those Chance hyperlites like Lightning Run at KK. It could work well here too.
  12. You know, an RMC would not be out of the question for thus park as a signature ride. They are cheaper than other coasters, and SFA wouldn't need it to be big, so a smaller RMC would even cost less.
  13. Roller Coaster is by far NOT a rough ride for it's age. The roughest points are the turns, which is basically a shuffle. With the current rebuild they are doing every off-season to a section at a time, the ride has become much more tolerable. Bat is much more of a rough ride than Roller Coaster. I never said Las Vegas is a theme park destination, but with what it does offer with it's multiple rides and parks, I would say it would make an easier trip to add to a Lagoon trip than Silverwood. For a strictly amusement park trip, Silverwood would make the cut. However, many people would want more than just an amusement park or two in their planned trip, and that was what I based my opinion on.
  14. Silverwood is actually nowhere near Lagoon (it's a good 11 hours northwest). You'd be better off doing the Colorado parks, Las Vegas, and perhaps Cliff's Amusement Park (if you're up for the drive) if you want to make a trip out of a Lagoon visit. I'd rather drive the 11 hours from Lagoon to Silverwood to ride good coasters than drive 7 hours to Denver to ride crappy coasters. Both Lagoon and Silverwood are out of the way for travelers. Las Vegas with their parks is a much better trip to plan around with Lagoon. The surrounding places for Silverwood lack and doesn't give a full trip unless you camp in the mountains or go to the resort I found up there in Coure 'de Lane. In the surrounding Salt Lake area, there's Cowabunga Bay, Loveland's Living Planet Aquarium, and Hogle Zoo if your just looking for other amusements. Also right across the highway from Lagoon is a new shopping area which would be a nice place to get a bite to eat while visiting Lagoon.
  15. I'm quite shocked with Lagoon's coasters. Besides the copies (which fell slightly as well,) both Wicked and Fire Dragon fell almost 50 spots from last year! I find many times Lagoon to be a hidden little gem in the amusement industry.
  16. Bombora had a 25 minute wait? Most of the time you don't even have to wait 5 minutes for the ride. The longest would be 15 when it opened. Spider is a maintenance nightmare from what I'm told. While it's a favorite for many, the ride has many burdens which is why there's the long going rumour of Lagoon selling it.
  17. Is it really that fewer of supports? Only by a few, like maybe 3 or 5 less. It's not a big difference, but it could have been another reason why they chose B&M.
  18. Just the launch not successfully performing to its top speed, which is the inevitable for many launched coasters.
  19. While Vekoma makes the ride look better, B&M uses less supports and it seems to have tighter twists and turns than Vekoma.
  20. You have to realize this is TPR, and many people give their opinion on a coaster before they have ridden it.
  21. So does anyone know if it's a new park policy to close the lines before the park actually closes? Reason why I ask is because I had a similar experience on my last visit (Sunday 3/16). My dad and I were heading over to Goliath to get in line before the park closed, only to find an employee out front blocking the entrance, saying that her supervisor told her to close the line. And the park was definitely still open- the official closing announcement didn't play until 60-90 seconds after we were told that the ride was closed. I understand that ride availability can change at anytime for any reason (especially since I work in Attractions at Disney), but it seemed odd to me that a supervisor would have made the decision to close a line before the rest of the park if there was nothing "wrong" with the ride. And as far as I could tell, there was no problem- they were still cycling full trains with guests on them as I got back to the parking lot! EDIT: On a sidenote, this was very frustrating after having been at USH the day before, where the rides stayed open for an additional 30 minutes after park closing due to technical difficulties experienced earlier in the day on Transformers. Initially the Studio Directory boards showed that Transformers would remain open until 7:30 (the park closed at 7PM), and was later changed to all rides remaining open until 7:30 (meaning Jurassic Park, Mummy, and Simpsons in addition to Transformers). Just goes to show how different the two parks can be! Hope SFMM can take a page out of USH's book...but I doubt they will. This is how it is at my home park, Lagoon. I always take it as they close the lines early to get people out of the park at the time the park closes. Why keep rides running when the rest of the place is closed?
  22. Went on a search, and found this. Looks like a new ride from Zamperla that is what is seen in the other video.
  23. Looks quite a lot like Zamperla. It's nice they went with finally inverting their Discovery ride. Can't wait to know full specs of this ride.
  24. Here are some photos from opening weekend of Cannibal's construction. Aerial view The station Closer look at the track in the tunnel What's standing of the elevator lift Images from lagoonisfun.com A video was also posted on YouTube of the construction site and shows some coaster pieces yet to be installed out in the north field.
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