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Really excited to see this going up. The track style really reminds me a lot of Vekomas newer coasters. Should be a great addition to Kennywood. I wonder when Six Flags America will build a coaster themed to the Washington oh..............

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The track style really reminds me a lot of Vekomas newer coasters.

I don't know about anyone else but the track style really reminds me of S&S coasters...

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Now you're just being ridiculous.

 

... Dorney's never getting a new coaster

 

Ehhh, maybe. We still don't know what's happening to Lakemont's old Chance Toboggan.

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Really excited to see this going up. The track style really reminds me a lot of Vekomas newer coasters.

Don't read much into it, the video is a NoLimits sim with what appears to be the classic / modern (Schwarzkopf) steel coaster track.

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I really like the layout. As long as the coaster tracks well, it looks like a real winner. While I tend to prefer airtime over inversions, this looks like it could dish out a lot of hangtime and those are my favorite types of inversions. Plus that airtime hill over the midway and smaller speed hill looks like they could give some solid airtime.

 

For the airtime-centric ride, you can walk across the park to Phantom's Revenge. This really fits in with their coaster lineup well.

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It's the most bizarre layout I've seen in a while, that's for sure. That being said - it looks awesome! I'm not a "sports" guy, but strong IP is always fun to see, especially at regional parks.

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Putting aside my disdain for the Steelers, the idea of using a local sports team as essentially an intellectual property for a ride is a brilliant idea and I'm surprised that we don't see it more often, especially since most team names and logos are already extremely conducive to thrill ride names and logos.

I'm trying to think of how many direct tie-ins to local sports teams there have been at theme parks in the past, not counting one-off bets. I can't think of any other rides, and the Reds Hall of Fame Grill at Kings Island (a restaurant) is the only other thing that comes to mind.

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Putting aside my disdain for the Steelers, the idea of using a local sports team as essentially an intellectual property for a ride is a brilliant idea and I'm surprised that we don't see it more often, especially since most team names and logos are already extremely conducive to thrill ride names and logos.

I'm trying to think of how many direct tie-ins to local sports teams there have been at theme parks in the past, not counting one-off bets. I can't think of any other rides, and the Reds Hall of Fame Grill at Kings Island (a restaurant) is the only other thing that comes to mind.

 

Isn't Fury 325 lossely tied in with the Hornets

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It's the most bizarre layout I've seen in a while, that's for sure.

 

I really feel like we're in a period of insane innovation in terms of coaster design. It stands in stark contrast to that period from the early 2000's to about the time RMC showed up when parks opened tons of fun rides, but there wasn't much innovation. Everything followed a pretty standard pattern and started to blend together with the occasional exception of some ridiculous Intamin contraption like Dragster, Maverick or El Toro.

 

Now it seems like everyone's gone crazy and we keep getting new, absolutely insane rides that look nothing like anything we've ever seen before. This is just the latest addition to that already impressive list. It's all really exciting.

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Okay this is just great, the ride looks complete wonky and crazy fun, the theme, the accompanying section all of it is just really cool. There are a lot of cities that love their teams but man I don't think anywhere compares to Pittsburgh and The Steelers so I'm sure this whole thing will be a massive hit.

 

Also how long until rival teams/parks want to get in on this and build their own ride?

The Big Red Machine at Kings Island? (a ride that used to be great but kinda stinks now...)

Brown Streak for Cedar Point? (Huge drop to represent the massive let down every year)

The Buffalo Express for Darien Lake (5 hills that come super close to air time but fall short and never really get there)

The Warrior at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (every year they just build a new ride that's so good nobody else can eve compete)

 

I was thinking the same thing but you beat me to it.

 

 

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Wow - this looks absolutely nuts.

 

Like, lets think of every single way we can invert the train, then do it!

 

Although not being a sports person, a lot of the theming is lost on me, I'm super glad for Kennywood for the great addition!

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It's nice to see amusement parks and their local sports teams collaborating to make experiences like this. Obviously if this goes well, other parks might have an idea to do the same thing. I could see other parks (especially Six Flags Over Texas and California's Great America) doing the same thing.

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Wow! Not what I expected from Kennywood. What an absurd looking ride. That first drop looks absolutely ridiculous, and the ride overall looks like a ton of fun. It definitely will have an awesome skyline presence for the park.

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WOW - that layout looks awesome! Living in Baltimore and being a huge Ravens fan I will have to love/hate this whole section of the park. I just better not wear my Ravens shirt that day.

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I love the fact it is black and made by S&S (Arrow)

 

It feels like the spiritual successor to Steel Phantom - the original black Kennywood arrow megacoaster coaster with inversions. Yes, I know it was painful and Phantom's Revenge is much better but boy did it look cool. One of those rides, I wish I had a time machine to try.

 

Hopefully they can sneak in a reference to Ron Toomer somewhere.

 

Can't wait to ride it - looks so different and fun.

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Putting aside my disdain for the Steelers, the idea of using a local sports team as essentially an intellectual property for a ride is a brilliant idea and I'm surprised that we don't see it more often, especially since most team names and logos are already extremely conducive to thrill ride names and logos.

I'm trying to think of how many direct tie-ins to local sports teams there have been at theme parks in the past, not counting one-off bets. I can't think of any other rides, and the Reds Hall of Fame Grill at Kings Island (a restaurant) is the only other thing that comes to mind.

Intimidator? LOL I know some people don't consider stock car racing a sport, but as a non-sporty person I feel like this is similar to that.

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Putting aside my disdain for the Steelers, the idea of using a local sports team as essentially an intellectual property for a ride is a brilliant idea and I'm surprised that we don't see it more often, especially since most team names and logos are already extremely conducive to thrill ride names and logos.

I'm trying to think of how many direct tie-ins to local sports teams there have been at theme parks in the past, not counting one-off bets. I can't think of any other rides, and the Reds Hall of Fame Grill at Kings Island (a restaurant) is the only other thing that comes to mind.

Intimidator? LOL I know some people don't consider stock car racing a sport, but as a non-sporty person I feel like this is similar to that.

 

Don't forget about the short lived Michael Vick Experience, so short it never really opened to the public...... (boy how time has changed the perception of that one )

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You're absolutely right. As I was typing I'm like "Ugh I am totally that guy right now!" but its just so long though I just wish there were a few more humps thrown in there. Don't get me wrong, its funky enough that I'm super into it for the wtf factor.

I just had a quick chat with the guy who designed the layout and he said not to worry, there will be airtime. I mean, it's the same guy who designed Lightning Run at Kentucky Kingdom so....

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You're absolutely right. As I was typing I'm like "Ugh I am totally that guy right now!" but its just so long though I just wish there were a few more humps thrown in there. Don't get me wrong, its funky enough that I'm super into it for the wtf factor.

I just had a quick chat with the guy who designed the layout and he said not to worry, there will be airtime. I mean, it's the same guy who designed Lightning Run at Kentucky Kingdom so....

 

One of the designers from Ride Centerline? Ned Hansen?

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One of the designers from Ride Centerline? Ned Hansen?

Joe

 

Ahh yes. Joe Draves. Very cool, thanks for sharing!

 

Having that team (Alan Schilke also works at Ride Centerline) behind the design definitely makes me more excited!

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This is the weirdest announcement I have ever seen.

 

The layout is just insane. I was trying to think of a comparison, maybe the first big element of Schwur des Kärnan? Or a GIANT El Loco, or like...nope, this thing just looks to be its own crazy thing.

 

Second of all, S&S. Did anyone expect that? I'm really really hoping that this ride just works, it seems half of S&S projects have difficulties.

 

Third, this is the most genius marketing. EVERYONE in America will know this thing exists by the time it opens next year, and I again don't think anyone could have seen THAT coming. Those mockups, the "Terrible Tower". I just didn't know this was possible.

 

Fourth, It seriously doesn't look real. I know that the animation is No Limits, but this looks like No Limits Youtube ride, not something that is actually being built.

 

Fifth, this is the most interesting and exciting and somewhat WTF announcement for me since Lightning Rod. I have no idea whether to or .

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