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^Why would they put an apocalyptic themed ride in the front of the park in Log Jammers area and not in the back of the park by Apocalypse?

 

I do agree on this though

With all the work being done around Log Jammer's former spot, and how early it's being done, I'm sensing something pretty major. If not in height, certainly in scale.
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No, by all means I never said I'd RATHER have a Mega-Lite over a Giga. I just said that's what I think is more likely.

-Cookie

 

Since the majority of the GP has no idea what airtime is, I highly doubt we will ever see a Mega-Lite at SFMM "the Xtreme park." I dont see how SFMM would market a Mega-Lite to the good 'ol GP. We all know they would look at a Mega-Lite and think "ehh, no inversions on a steel coaster?!? must just be a smaller and slower version of Goliath" The only thing that seems to get the GP off is taller, faster and a bunch of inversions.

 

I hope I am wrong about this one because a Mega-Lite in So-Cal would be amazing!

 

All I want from SFMM in 2013 is more Intamin! I think it will be some kind of mix of Maverick, I-speed and Storm Runner using all the surrounding terrain and such.

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^Or just taller and faster - it's amazing the praise that you hear from every train that comes back to the station on I305. They can market a giga, easy. Especially if they take the "tallest gravity coaster" (just simplifying the tallest-lift-hill-gravity-driven-drop category) record or something like that, which they could probably do since we aren't dealing with Millennium Force having to be the tallest giga in the chain.

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So Cal resident + airtime = "ZOMG dude I was like gonna fly out man... so much Gs like I was flying out of my seat.. that rides not safe, bro."

 

 

 

 

 

That pop of airtime on Goliath doesn't get nearly enough love - it was amazing on my last few rides.

 

Otherwise, SFMM = inversions and crazy elements, but no airtime.

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Don't parks occasionally market airtime to the public? Or at least make a note of it in promotional material?

 

Not SFMM - it was marketed as the thrill/extreme park, and/or the park with the most coasters. It seems like the theme with their advertising is that they have record-breakers.

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I really hope it's not a strata. Kingda Ka is my least favorite of all the American accelerators. Whereas the other three are glass-smooth (except Stromrunner's finale), Kingda Ka manages to shuffle, even during the launch. Also, it has the least amount of airtime of the three. I would rather have a new-age B&M than Kingda Ka. Personally, my favorite thing about the ride is that it helps keep the GP away from El Toro. I can see why some SFMM locals would like to see a strata, just to experience what it is like. Although TTD is a lot of fun, I rank Xcelerator slightly above TTD, and that is the better of the two stratas. Also, they are insanely unreliable, almost as bad as a GIB. I would much prefer a blitz, a giga, or possibly even a new B&M.

 

^^^^It seems that some of the GP have the inablitiy to feel airtime. Generally, the GP are more concerned about the drop that follows the other side of the hill than the airtime at the top. This is why B&M hypers are very popular to them, since they have very large hills, with large drops following them. Nevermind that that little hill on that Intamin hyper produces airtime four times stronger than that big hill, I want big drops! OMG!

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Well, it would be nice if they could incorporate some airtime and at least make it a side note.

 

I have a hard time gauging what non-enthusiasts know, especially because there are clearly a lot of park and coaster fans out there who I assume don't consider themselves enthusiasts but know some of the same information. But Chris is right, it seems airtime is typically described as "flying out of my seat". I just smile to myself.

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Well, it would be nice if they could incorporate some airtime and at least make it a side note.

 

I have a hard time gauging what non-enthusiasts know, especially because there are clearly a lot of park and coaster fans out there who I assume don't consider themselves enthusiasts but know some of the same information. But Chris is right, it seems airtime is typically described as "flying out of my seat". I just smile to myself.

 

Well having ridden Goliath with the GP for over a decade, I know they go wild over Goliath's one airtime hill. I'd go so far to say it's one of the more crowd pleasing elements in the park!

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^Why would they put an apocalyptic themed ride in the front of the park in Log Jammers area and not in the back of the park by Apocalypse?

 

I do agree on this though

With all the work being done around Log Jammer's former spot, and how early it's being done, I'm sensing something pretty major. If not in height, certainly in scale.

I could imagine something with a theme of say a plague sweeping through the park and it starts in Log Jammer spot using the old station facade it could start out really peaceful and then have the plague 'come' and you have to escape it thus leading to a flight through the trees and possibly over the side of the mountain. The plague could be replaced by some other sort of other apocalyptic evil.

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GIGA COASTER 2013 FOR SFMM!! The park NEEDS airtime and this side of the country NEEDS a giga. No ifs ands or buts.

Why not a mega lite? Would be better than a giga.

I've never been on either, so correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the point of a Mega Lite, essentially a poor man's Giga Coaster? Mega Lites are great for mid-sized parks but it doesn't make any sense to buy one when you can afford a Giga coaster.

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Personally my top 3 coasters are all under 150 feet, with the top two being only 100 and 105 feet tall, I don't think that height matters nearly as much as what is done with that height, if you pull a MF with it then I would prefer something a third that size like Maverick or if its like I305 then I still think that something better could have been done with all that height, see SD2K (I haven't ridden it but it does so much more), rather than say Olympia Looping, which uses every foot of height it has with none wasted.

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GIGA COASTER 2013 FOR SFMM!! The park NEEDS airtime and this side of the country NEEDS a giga. No ifs ands or buts.

Why not a mega lite? Would be better than a giga.

I've never been on either, so correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the point of a Mega Lite, essentially a poor man's Giga Coaster? Mega Lites are great for mid-sized parks but it doesn't make any sense to buy one when you can afford a Giga coaster.

 

Well that's the thing. CAN Magic Mountain afford a giga?

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^^The difference is that I think you're going to find a very slim number of people who are as blown away by SD2K as they are by I305. There's a trend in the popular coasters nowadays - quick transitions and copious amounts of airtime. I'll be the first to say that I'm all for that continuing, because those are my favorite rides too! Bring on an SFMM twisty giga!

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I was about to post that there's no way it could be a strata coaster since they just did a huge renovation on Superman and a strata would make Superman kind of redundant. Then I thought of what's going on at Six Flags New England and realized that I give Six Flags way too much credit.

 

That being said, I still think it's more likely that they'll put in a compact ride like Farenheit or Maverick than a strata or a giga. The area that Log Jammer was in isn't all that big is it?

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That being said, I still think it's more likely that they'll put in a compact ride like Farenheit or Maverick than a strata or a giga. The area that Log Jammer was in isn't all that big is it?

 

I think this has been discussed like a million and four times, but Intimidator 305 sits on a five-acre plot of land while Log Jammer sat on a six-acre plot of land. There is very much enough room to get the park a giga if that's what's coming.

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I've never been on either, so correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the point of a Mega Lite, essentially a poor man's Giga Coaster?

 

And for those that have been on them, it sounds like even being the "poor man's Intamin Giga coasters" they are still some of the best coasters in the country. If I was local to SFMM, I would be thrilled with a Mega-Lite!

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