Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Page 2218 - Wonder Woman Roller Coaster for 2022!

Recommended Posts

They lost me at "YOLO."

What is wrong with the world these days?

 

The backwards launch seems kind of weird in the middle of the circuit, but interesting. Looks like a solid ride, glad to see Premier regularly building major coasters again, hopefully there are back to stay.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Newly themed 5-acre section"

 

^I'm more curious about how this will turn out.

 

"....where guests will experience high-energy action through fast-paced imagery, sound and lights."

 

Yes, this is interesting. Considering the amount of space Log Jammer took.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I already can see this is the hottest thread of SF right now. I have taken my time to let the shortness of the track sink in and have learned to appreciate the ride as for it it. The Top-hat loop looks amazing that must be said. Anybody any idea on how fast we could hit the brakes? I don't know the the proper formula for it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm assuming when they say the 'fastest looping coaster' they mean literally the fastest coaster that has a real loop?

 

Because unless I'm totally off base, there are other coasters that go upside down that go faster than 70mph. Heck, Six Flags even announced another coaster today that goes 70mph and has an inversion!!! (Iron Rattler)

 

Didn't Alpengeist claim 70mph at one point?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like it, I think its going to be very fun....but I agree with everyone else about its length....has MM decided to only do short coasters from now on....was this that expensive that they couldnt have made it longer(same goes for Apocalypse)?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

While running two trains seeing one inside the loop and one on top of it at the same time is something you can't see anywhere else.

 

I'll believe it when I see it. From the video it looks like an extremely tight window to make that ever happen, if even possible at all. In fact, thinking about it more, won't the first train have to clear the top hat and hit a sensor to confirm before they launch the second train?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

While running two trains seeing one inside the loop and one on top of it at the same time is something you can't see anywhere else.

 

I'll believe it when I see it. From the video it looks like an extremely tight window to make that ever happen, if even possible at all. In fact, thinking about it more, won't the first train have to clear the top hat and hit a sensor to confirm before they launch the second train?

 

Yeah it would be a really tight window but if they can pull it off it would look cool.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm assuming when they say the 'fastest looping coaster' they mean literally the fastest coaster that has a real loop?

 

Because unless I'm totally off base, there are other coasters that go upside down that go faster than 70mph. Heck, Six Flags even announced another coaster today that goes 70mph and has an inversion!!! (Iron Rattler)

 

Didn't Alpengeist claim 70mph at one point?

 

 

Viper goes 70mph has 7 inversions and X2 goes 76mph and has 2 inversion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm assuming when they say the 'fastest looping coaster' they mean literally the fastest coaster that has a real loop?

Because unless I'm totally off base, there are other coasters that go upside down that go faster than 70mph.

 

And same for "tallest looping coaster." What about Roller Coaster (Manhattan Express) at NYNY? And Wild Eagle has a 190ft lift. Both have traditional vertical loops.

 

Either way, should be a fun ride, but interesting that they claim it's the tallest and fastest looping coaster!

Edited by shivtim
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I do think I would've preferred it to slow to a roll just out of the tunnel, then to roll back into the backwards launch. It seems redundant to have a backwards launch advertised for a ride sitting directly underneath a ride that just got flipped to launch backwards itself (and it screws the pacing if you have to sit there for too long).

 

Oh, and you'll never see both trains in/over the loop. Not only will SFMM ops never achieve it, but the first train has to clear the top hat before the next one can be launched, as the stopping place for both a rollback and the second train is the launch tunnel.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, I'm glad you all agree with the 'largest' claim as well as the impossibility to having both on that inversion at the same time. So are we thinking two or three trains?

 

Three.

 

One on the track.

 

One in maintenance.

 

One for spare parts.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm torn. One one hand I really think the thing looks like something that may be a let down. That said however, I love Mr. Freeze, and this looks like it should top that. Pretty sure that I'm going to have to wait and ride the thing before passing judgment.

 

Six Flags needs a new video person, I really don't think the animation did this ride any favors.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A bit disappointed on length, but still looks pretty fun. Just out of curiosity, how long do you experts think it is? I was going to guess 4200 feet, but I'm no expert... When the train stopped for the backwards launch, I was like "wait there's track ahead here, watch it just go back part of the dive loop and come back to be relaunched". Granted, the backwards launch seems a bit gimmeky, but is still pretty cool as it continues into the next launch. I believe they could run 3 trains, depending on whether the first launch is out of the station or not. It's a nice addition to the park, and I'm excited to ride it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How soon will they not even bother with the backwards launch and just let the train go through with 2 forward launches? I can't imagine stopping the train, sending it backwards, then launching it again forwards is going to be very cheap. V2 @ SFGAm still has no holding break.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think 3 trains could be possible but it will probably use 2.

 

Yes the train must complete the ride for the next one to start the circuit. There is no way it would be safe for another train to launch simply because a train left the 2nd launch. If there was a rollback on the top-hat due to lack of speed or some other malfunction, that would be bad. If there is a staging area, they could clear the station to load another train while the staged train waits for the track to clear. I'm sure 2 will be what it uses most of the time but there will probably be 3 trains in existence.

 

So does this mean that Superman Ultimate Flight at SFDK and all the impulse coasters are 3 launch coasters also? I guess Cheetah Hunt isn't so unique after all.

Edited by SLUSHIE
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/