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^You would. Batman the Ride, at STSTL has a crazy long queue. I've seen whole families dipping under queue railings to avoid 30 feet of walking. Sometimes they will dip under as you patiently walk around, only for them to have enough courtesy to wait for you to walk by before joining in at their exact previous position in line...

Yeah. I saw the same thing at Mystic Timbers, except it was whole school groups. And of course there were some kids that would slip and fall while climbing over and then the grouper at the top of the stairs would yell at them.

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^You would. Batman the Ride, at STSTL has a crazy long queue. I've seen whole families dipping under queue railings to avoid 30 feet of walking. Sometimes they will dip under as you patiently walk around, only for them to have enough courtesy to wait for you to walk by before joining in at their exact previous position in line...

 

I've seen kids injure themselves on a couple different occasions jumping the railings in the park part of the Batman queue. They should make passthroughs at the spots where the paths get close enough to do so.

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^You would. Batman the Ride, at STSTL has a crazy long queue. I've seen whole families dipping under queue railings to avoid 30 feet of walking. Sometimes they will dip under as you patiently walk around, only for them to have enough courtesy to wait for you to walk by before joining in at their exact previous position in line...

 

Yes, your right, SFSTL Batman ride queue line is crazy long, way to long, and I sometime do jump railings to, to skip walking so much. I dont care to walk but if I can just jump a rail and not walk around the railings unessary, then I'll skip them.

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One reason I don't complain about Batman's long queue is because it eats so many people while you're walking that by the time you get to the station you're usually ready to board a train.

 

^You would. Batman the Ride, at STSTL has a crazy long queue. I've seen whole families dipping under queue railings to avoid 30 feet of walking. Sometimes they will dip under as you patiently walk around, only for them to have enough courtesy to wait for you to walk by before joining in at their exact previous position in line...

They should make passthroughs at the spots where the paths get close enough to do so.

I disagree. I think that at the place I most commonly see people jump the railing people should be patient enough to take the extra seven seconds to walk around the 20 extra feet of railing.

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I keep telling myself after living in Missouri for 6 years now, I'm immune to surprise at the lengths people here will go in order to avoid walking yet they still find a way. I swear if SDC came up with a way to charge for a shorter *distance* line, not necessarily shorter *wait* time, they'd make a fortune.

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I'm only going to say this once...

 

We will be posting the announcement tomorrow as soon as the materials are available to us.

 

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I am so beyond stoked for the announcement. It's been hard to keep up the excitement since the development has been so drawn out, but it's all been rushing back at me today.

 

Cedar Point and KD are going to get fantastic rides, but this right here will be entirely different. This could be among the last times we'll see something truly groundbreaking at a theme park of this scale. There aren't a whole lot of decent world's firsts left to reach, but SDC is promising to grab at least one. I don't think it's just a question of spinning or not, I think there could be a whole lot of details wrapped up in this announcement that will blow our minds.

 

... and honestly I'm still probably the most excited to see how crazy they are going to get with all the theming. Remember, this is supposed to be the "biggest" single ride in park history - bigger than Wildfire. What "bigger" means, I am still trying to figure out. The track itself isn't that big, so that could imply a bunch of other things to be added around it later?

 

In a news article from a few months ago, they specifically called it a "game changer" for the amusement park industry.

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In a news article from a few months ago, they specifically called it a "game changer" for the amusement park industry.

 

I'm mean I'm as excited about this project as the anyone else but parks have blowing things out of proportion in marketing/promotions department for years.

 

I'm sure whatever is announced will be great, a really really awesome ride, but lets honest it's probably still just going to be a some kind of roller coaster at the end of the announcement.

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^ My thoughts exactly.

 

I'm looking forward to the announcement, but let's not get carried away. Unfortunately, I'll be working from 6pm-6am tonight, so most of the excitement will be pages long by then. Looks like I'm in for another night shift hangover groggy day of sorting through "zomg I'm so X-ited " posts in order to find real information!

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I'm mean I'm as excited about this project as the anyone else but parks have blowing things out of proportion in marketing/promotions department for years.

 

While this is for sure true... SDC has never really been one to blow things out of proportion when it comes to marketing without truly delivering!

 

I'm beyond excited for this announcement!! Yes, as said before CP, and KD are both going to be getting kick ass coasters, but I have a feeling SDC's addition is going to give them a run for their money. Not to mention theming!! Ohhh, SDC's theming!!!

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A recap on the top three possibilities from what we know:

 

#1 Helix-esque coaster with possibly the most inversions or fastest speed. A first being the steepest vertical drop on a Mack Mega Launch Coaster. Expect incredible G-forces and/or airtime.

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#2 As mentioned before a while back, this could still possibly be the first true Mack Dive Coaster using their new Big Dipper cars. While that alone being a first, it may also include the fact that it would be the longest Dive Coaster ever built and the first Dive Coaster with launch elements. (I do not count Lost Gravity as one as it is more of a Eurofighter in terms of its layout.)

 

#3 The widely rumored Extreme Spinning Coaster. Same layout as the Mega Launch Coaster but with a multi-car coaster train that either has all cars spinning or some spinning. Several launch elements/sections will be included along with possible elements/sections that will do a controlled rotation thru segments of the ride like Cobras Curse. Firsts will of course be the first spinning coaster with a vertical drop and the first with inversions. (If you do not count Blue Fire with the spinning car on the rear)

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Having seen the station in person, these absolutely will be two across seating. The opening is not wide enough for trains any wider than that.

 

Thats what bothers me about the spinning concept too, while the spinning cars in the test video are two across they look almost as wide as the Big Dipper Trains and even wider if they are turned in any way. But again the current setup could indeed be a temporary safety measure for the announcement as they are apparently doing a tour of the site and the station building for the media. I will be one of the people on site for this.

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Maybe the very last car on each train will be spinning. That way, and protein spills go out the back of the train avoiding people in the first few cars. Maybe the cars will hit a trigger after leaving the station, perhaps after the fin-mag-brake going over the first drop leaving the station.

 

Ok, the only real logical fact there is a mag brake going over the first drop, but who knows! I hope it's similar to Helix. Brakes going over drops always feel silly to me... I mean, is a 90 degree drop that important!?

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