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P. 403 - Park opening for a limited Holiday Event!

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Well, I been at work mostly all the day, and the conversation still hasn't change much. Let's move on. Who's buying the Fast Lane Plus for this ride? It's going to be a "must have" for this ride.

 

Um... it is NOT a "must have" for this ride. Just be smart and you'll get on this ride really quickly.

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I'll gladly be in the minority that says this ride looks AWESOME!

 

Trust me, 99 percent of all the people who ride this coaster will declare it the best ride they've ever been on, and a fair number of enthusiasts will too.

 

And again, I think everything about this ride looks at least as good or better than Millenium Force. What an exciting time that it looks like coasters that go faster than highway speed will be built regularly.

 

Indeed, though I'm waiting for the first coaster to break the 186mph mark, which is the speed of most high speed trains. We've pretty much hit the 150mph mark, so I wouldn't be surprised to see faster rides. And honestly I think it's great that this coaster is not about airtime. Not every ride should be about airtime (and heck there are times where you DON'T want it), and the layout, especially for an out-and-back coaster, looks really interesting. If I ever go to the Charlotte area (which unfortunately will not be any time soon as I have no means of going down there), I'll check it out.

 

And as a pure aesthetics thing I always preferred B&Ms to Intamins. I don't know why, but I just do.

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Carowinds has a "meh" line up of Coasters, maybe (a BIG MAYBE) I will try to make it there.

 

So Fury 325 just didn't do it for you, huh? You're right. A 325-foot, 95mph coaster that is 6,602 feet in length looks very "meh" and uninteresting.

 

Okay. Here's my rant.

 

I understand that the majority of the comments on here are positive about Fury 325, but this rant is for those who consider this to be "boring", "meh", and any other negative, judgmental word you can think of (I say judgmental because none of us have ridden it yet...of course). I don't know about other people, but lately, I have been getting pretty bothered about everyone trashing every single new B&M coaster in that last few years. Why do enthusiasts constantly think that every new coaster to be built in the world at any theme park in the future has to be OMG KICK YOUR A$$ AMAZING??? We ride roller coasters for enjoyment and fun, not to train to become an astronaut.

 

In my opinion, Fury 325 looks like the best B&M ever built. What is there not to like? It has an ENORMOUS drop at 81 degrees (literally free falling 300 feet to the ground), it goes 95mph, it is a LONG ride, and it looks like it has some decent airtime. Oh yeah, airtime.

 

Does this coaster look like it will have OMG EJECTOR airtime? No. Does it have to? NO. I happen to LOVE floater airtime a lot. And especially with the open, comfiness of B&M Hypers, it is such a great feeling! It frustrates me when people say "no airtime" when they really mean "-0.02 Gs". If you can manage to ride a roller coaster that crests and hill and drops back down without lifting up our of your seat at all, let me know, because congratulations, you are able to defy the laws of physics, and I will totally respect you for that.

 

So strap yourself in, throw your hands up, and enjoy the ride! If enthusiasts are going to be disappointed and uninterested with a 325-foot monster, then I personally don't see the point in being an enthusiast anymore. I don't know about you, but I would rather have 325-foot behemoths (no pun intended) be built than Mega-Lite clones at every park. Diversity and originality is what makes being an enthusiast so much fun!

 

Okay, rant over. Had to let off a little steam.

 

I never said that Fury 325 did not peak my interest. I just said that Carowind's line up of coasters do not interest me as much as other parks like Cedar Point, SFGAD, BGW, Hershey Park or KD. I for one can only take so much time off or can afford 2-3 theme parks a year. So my bad if I did not elaborate on my statement, but I was simply implying that even with a brand new extreme ride, it is not going to make go out of my way when I feel i have better options. That is all. Carowinds is getting there, just not there yet for me.

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Well, I been at work mostly all the day, and the conversation still hasn't change much. Let's move on. Who's buying the Fast Lane Plus for this ride? It's going to be a "must have" for this ride.

 

Um... it is NOT a "must have" for this ride. Just be smart and you'll get on this ride really quickly.

 

True, but I was told the same thing about Knott's Berry Farm as well. "Oh, it's slow today. You don't need a fast lane." I walked around the park and the shortest line was 45mins! I bought it anyway, and finished the park in a few hours! It's worth it, trust me.

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Guys, I am very upset about this announcement. I am not happy with the outcome.

 

They wanted to build an actual game changer that would draw people to the park? Why on earth did they not do the obvious and take SkyRider from Canada's and build it in place of this new fangled piece of junk? That is a real roller coaster that people can get excited about. Carowinds park review: 0/10; next time try a little harder, hmm?

I totally understand this was a joke, but as someone who's rode leviathan (the only other B&M gig), and skyrider, I'd legit take Skyrider over L306... At least Skyrider has decent "ejector"

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^Don't get me wrong, I'm not wild about it (still needs a pre-lift section and some tunnels!). Beggars can't always be choosers, though! I'm sure it will be fun and super-popular. On a brighter related note, I'll be riding the Conneaut Blue Streak tomorrow - THAT I'm wild about

 

This ride is definitely going to be AMAZING! I know it's going to kick major butt regardless. I guess everybody is expecting airtime, hills after hills, and etc. As long as this coaster provides a great ride, I'm good.

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I really love what B&M and Carowinds are doing with this one. As I said earlier B&M hypers are not great airtime machines, and to have one who is focusing on speed turns and overbanks is just awesome. This is exactly what they should do IMO.

 

The turnaround almost look like something RMC have designed, I love it!

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It amazes me for the fact we are all here for our common love of theme parks and roller coasters, yet people don't respect other's opinions, and not to mention the amount of condescending ass holes that live here just when there is a difference in opinion. Just goes to show that in this world, there really will never be a day where people, even with common interests, can coexist without all the drama.

 

What is so hard to grasp that this ride just doesn't do it for some people? My God... And then to be torn down over your opinion!? Do you realize how freaking ignorant you sound!? That's literally the same thing as getting upset that the person in front of you at subway ordered something you don't like.

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Are people complaining about getting a giga coaster? It's freaking B&M, what were you expecting? I'd be happy to have this ride come to a park near me, and I wouldn't be disappointed in the layout because IT'S B&M. At least it looks a lot better than Leviathan, looks like the layout is aimed more for sustained speed.

 

What's the point in being disappointed in B&M at this point? Their rides are what they are and nothing more.

 

Though to the ones being more negative, I sympathize... I already learned in the Holiday World thread what happens on this forum to those who dare to go against majority opinion.

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I've only seen POV's of Leviathan and Fury 325 (obviously) but Fury definitely has much more going on and I'm a lot more excited to ride this. My coaster ignorance may be showing but at some parts of these video renderings of Fury I thought B&M was "borrowing" from Intamin--I305 and MF.

As for similarities to B&M hypers, can't comment. I definitely favor the older ones, Apollo's, Nitro, and Goliath to the "newer" ones. That said, I've only ridden one of those--Diamondback--and I still had fun on that.

I'll definitely try to get to Carowinds as I still have Intimidator to ride as well.

Also, boo to anyone in this forum who said Carowinds should have gotten a wingrider instead.

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