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^Didn't SF cancel their ride rotation program after the recession?

 

Restarted after recession. The rotation works by moving rides after a few years, so it isn't constant. But even now St Louis lost a flat to La Ronde for this season.

The flat you're speaking of had been in the park for decades and starting to look worn down. Thank god it moved.

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Disney retracking Matterhorn [...] with RMC Raptor track.

 

How ironical that would be! Matterhorn was the very first tubular steel roller-coaster, and the whole concept behind the T-rex/Raptor track is to get rid of tubular tubes and their drawbacks (mostly being weaker when bent).

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Cedar Point gets a 600ft Poler Coaster, including the observation deck tower to replace Space Spiral, and 4 600ft tall drop towers on the side of it . . . Now that would be amazing. (As long as it could all operate in "high" winds.) And of course all this would be located in STR old spot.

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Has anyone heard anything about B&M making a Wingrider with one side facing backwards one side facing forwards going to a SF park and being named Two-face after Harvey Dent???

 

That won't happen due to safety requirements if 2 trains collide. This is the same reason that Thorpe park removed the backwards rows on The Swarm.

Were the backwards rows taken out as a result of the smiler accident?

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My crazy ideas . . . . .

 

Six Flags America builds on more of the land they have available to have a Dark Ride and/or a Boomerang coaster

 

Ohhhh, a Boomerang coaster?? High hopes you have there.

 

Well . . . hope springs eternal. A Boomerang coaster doesn't really take up that much space (and neither does a 4D free spin or a Dark Ride).

 

Realistically for Six Flags America . . . . I'd say a 4D free spin is most likely

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Disney retracking Matterhorn [...] with RMC Raptor track.

 

How ironical that would be! Matterhorn was the very first tubular steel roller-coaster, and the whole concept behind the T-rex/Raptor track is to get rid of tubular tubes and their drawbacks (mostly being weaker when bent).

 

So...let's get going on this!

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Vekoma should bring back its "Illusion" coaster model, it's a shame that only two were made and we lost one in 1997, but there's still one or least there was one still operating after the closure of Opryland which was the home of the "Chaos" Vekoma Illusion coaster.

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It looks kind of weird to me. There would either be tons of brakes or a lot of friction to only go 415 feet high after that drop without anything else to the layout.

 

A giant free-fall on the side of a tower is the only trick to the pony. Just like Dragster, it slams straight into the brakes.

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It looks kind of weird to me. There would either be tons of brakes or a lot of friction to only go 415 feet high after that drop without anything else to the layout.

 

With a drop that high I'd factor in air resistance. It can only hit a certain speed until it stops accelerating, so I'm guessing it could only go that high up back.

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What if Michigan's Adventure got one of those coasters for sale on interlink? I could see Kanonen, Zaturn, Venus (The Maurer Looper), or the Schwarzkopf looping star.

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It would replace Corkscrew and the mini go-karts (if they're still there). It would stretch a bit into the lake but that'd be cool so. Kanonen also fits in the spot quite nicely.

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