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  1. Agreed. What's throwing me off is the 6" comment. It doesn't surprise me that he says it's totally different than SheiKra - after all, it has to be. It's a completely different style of coaster that presents its own challenges. As much information as you were trying to get out of him, it seemed like he was still giving "GP-ized" answers, to an extent, as he would be expected to. I suppose there must be some sort of generated effect, given the position of the train in relation to the crowd. Unless you're going to put some elaborate piping on the train to pump water up and over it (which really doesn't make sense from a number of perspectives), there doesn't seem to be a way to direct the splash towards people. However, I also seem to remember something being said about how there won't be a "splash" area like SheiKra has...perhaps I'm thinking of something else though. Either way, I think apart from the fact that we know it's almost certainly going to dip the zero-car into the water, I think we should stay away from speaking of any other details about the splash as "confirmed."
  2. As far as I understand, the director was mentioning multiple things that were at times contradictory or strangely worded. I assume you met with him on the day that people were taking video interviews? He was never quite clear on the water splashdown effect. The entire interview is posted online, and I've spoken to a couple of people that were also there with you. I'm not saying you're wrong or right, simply that the information given to you on that day should be taken with a grain of salt because of the odd way Brian was wording things.
  3. ^The wing of the zero-car will dip into the water. It will not be simulated.
  4. Um, what? Are we looking at the same layout? I don't see any part of this ride that you spend time on your back, except for the inversions...and there's already multiple inline twists, pretzel loops, and a wingover on flyers in the U.S. Anyways...anyone else realize this? Four inversions...? I only count three - the pretzel loop, inline twist, and wingover. Where's the fourth...? Surely they don't count the pretzel loop as two...
  5. Hoorah. 300 ft.? I highly doubt it. Some of you are reading alot into this "Big" thing. I would be shocked if we see anything over 250 ft., and I give it that much window ONLY because SoB is over 200 ft. as well. I'll eat a shoe and post the video on here if this thing is over 300 ft. Remember, this is the company that thinks a "Behemoth" is 230 ft. tall.
  6. I think the Beast has such a large cult-following that any major rehab of it that would involve a large change in the overall ride experience is pretty much out of the question at this point. As for the name "Raptor"? No. Just...no. Even Six Flags wouldn't re-use a name after sticking two B:TR clones a little over 200 miles from each other.
  7. ^I understand what you're saying about what Paramount did, but the bottom line is that innovation at one time doesn't necessarily translate to quality over time. To be honest, the coaster I look at the MOST for being truly sub-par is the IJ Stunt Track/Coaster whatevers...they truly are, in my view, the worst of their ride type (Premier "Experience-Coasters", whatever you want to call them) - although that's not saying much because I do happen to think Mummy blows alot of coasters out of the water. Anyways, about this new ride...I'm excited for the announcement, but something about it being a B&M Hyper sours it for me. I won't get into the whole "floater airtime sucks" debate, but I really don't see how this is THAT big of a deal...after all, we pretty much know what it is, and the only really new feature is the water splash... I don't know. Perhaps it's got more to do with the fact that KI really, really needed something like this to make it feel like a "complete" park with its collection.
  8. I'm not exactly sure if that's entirely fair. I agree that KI's coaster selection is a bit...lacking...but I think you've gone a bit over the top in attempting to show mediocrity. Racer/Beast to Indiana woodies - Yeah, of course there are better woodies. But how many coasters ANYWHERE can really match up to Indiana's Troika? I think people that complain about the Beast should come over here to SFNE where your selection consists of what is more or less a slightly larger Scooby Doo and a neutered-beyond-belief-yet-still-painful pile of matchsticks. Vortex - Agreed, but you should make mention of parks with both ride types. SFGAdv's GASM/Medusa, for example. I don't think Vortex is necessarily replacable by a B&M looper, it's just that KI has this ride as their MAIN looper - which is the problem. Adventure Express - I agree, this one sucks. Not every park can have a perfect mine train, however, and I can easily name a few other parks that I feel are significantly lacking in this area. Face/Off - C'mon, really? You're comparing this to a B&M Invert? They're different experiences in my view. I don't see this as a downgrade from a B&M Invert - I see it as a major upgrade to the conventional Boomerang that would probably be here otherwise. Top Gun - Again, really? You make it sound like BBW and Eagle Fortresses are just everywhere. I'm happy there's even still Suspended coasters LEFT. Flight of Fear - To be honest, I think this ride is quite good, if they would just let the damned MCBR go. Once again, there are parks that are much worse off. I'd kill to have ANY launched coaster at SFNE. Firehawk - Ugh, please...I'd take Firehawk over S:UF every day, and name me one park with a flyer that looks comparable to Tatsu. I guess what I'm saying is it's a bit unfair to point out the mediocrity of KI's coaster lineup by just giving the absolute BEST examples of every single ride type out there. You can do that with almost any park's coaster lineup, and I would if my post hadn't already exceeded the size of most term papers. Don't get me wrong - is KI's selection a bit lacking when compared to other parks of its size? Of course - but it's not because they don't have the best possible rides of each type - it's just that they've seemingly fallen behind in terms of the rides that are defining today's "best thrills". My apologies for the rant. I just don't like to see parks get unfairly hammered.
  9. Cedar Point is a different case, because there was no direct tie-in with regards to where Maverick was going. Actually, there WAS a small one - what ended up happening to the WWL building...? As was pointed out, if this turns out to be themed around the Beast, it wouldn't be the first time CF have done such a thing. Hydra was created in a similar fashion, and while it IS a different situation - it is worth noting that almost every park has a smaller coaster following up on the name of a larger sibling (i.e. Jr. Gemini/Gemini, Wild Thing/Mild Thing, etc.). Again, I recognize that what I proposed was probably a bit deeper than what will end up happening - but my point was more that there are countless possibilities for a Beast tie-in that would be both fun and beneficial to BOTH rides. After all, if Dorney can use Herc's "popularity" to help fuel Hydra, surely KI could use Beast's to boost whatever this new ride is...?
  10. Very true, but somehow I think the opportunities for Beast tie-ins are a bit too valuable to pass up...at least in some way, shape, or form...
  11. Sorry...don't have access to the full article. I posted what I could because it gave the information requested...
  12. Google is your friend. Circa 2005: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-133209351.html The water park was demolished to make way for homes. I don't know where exactly in the second picture it was located, but it sure as hell was razed. EDIT: Someone beat me to it.
  13. It's pretty clear that he meant it as a joke. Chill out. There's enough of that "Let's pick apart everything someone says to go on self-righteous morality binges" in the U.S. presidential race. It's not necessary here. And for the record... Knoebels has free admission. Nice TR, ms13. Good to hear FT is finally doing something...
  14. Bear with me on the spelling of the spanish words. I don't speak the language. I set out to make a simple post, and it turned out to be much longer than anticipated, so for that I also apologize. I tend to ramble. However, simply because I find it interesting, the word "Mustang" derives from the Spanish word "Mesteno," which itself came from "Mesta" - which is a word that describes a group of herders or stock raisers. "Mesteno" itself was used to describe a stray or wild animal - hence its anglicized form, "Mustang," often describing the same kind of "wild" nature. However, what most people don't know is that in times of herders and stock-raisers - i.e. the "Mesta" - when a "Mesteno" escaped from the herd, a man called a "Mestenaro" was sent to find the wild animal and round it up. In its anglicized form, this man was called a "Mustanger." So what's my point? Perhaps I'm reading too far into the simple sign clues we've been given, but it sounds to me that "Mustang" may have the perfect background (at least from a derivation sense) for a ride that could possibly be themed to "rounding up the Beast." It would also explain not only the "Ride Sally Ride!" signs, but the one referencing "Do not disturb" and the line "The Park Strikes Back in 2009!" at the bottom of each (i.e. the park "strikes back at" and finally "rounds up the Beast" that has been terrorizing it for decades). Such a name and theme would also be perfect for KI - a park that has built much of its reputation (and past ride names and themes, for that matter) on the back of its signature, much-loved and cult-hit wooden coaster. What better theme for their (possibly?) biggest coaster to date than that of a new steel Mustang hero to finally rein in the Beast? The cross-promotional aspects of this theme are mind-boggling, and would allow the park to instantly project their new ride into the hearts of its patrons by tying it in to a ride as much-loved and known as the Beast is. After all, if you thought the BEAST was intense - imagine how mind blowing its captor must be... EDIT: Edited for spelling.
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