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Has anyone else noticed that both Railblazer and Wonder Woman have different color schemes than the test track at RMC? I wonder if we will be seeing a 3rd Raptor this year.

Maybe because the test track was just that, test track.

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If people would say , “The capital originally intended for CGA was repurposed for KI instead”, that makes more sense. But saying a coaster went to park A instead of park B... there’s absolutely no way

Oh yeah, no complaints alright. I just hope all this virus crap doesn't affect our 2021.

Just found out not too long ago the parks in our area can reopen but Santa Clara county is forcing them to stay shut. In other news, scbb might be the first to open under newsoms new guidelines. 

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It's really exciting to see Vekoma and RMC entering the steel sit down looping coaster market. Previously B&M pretty much had a stranglehold on it, increased competition can only be a good thing for us.

 

Generally the steel sit down market getting a renaissance is exciting in general. I feel recently a lot of coasters have been based less on gimmicks and more and more just regular sit down coasters have been opening.

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It's really exciting to see Vekoma and RMC entering the steel sit down looping coaster market. Previously B&M pretty much had a stranglehold on it, increased competition can only be a good thing for us.

 

Definitely true. I feel like some enthusiasts start cheerleading certain companies (DAE RMC?!) and hating on others (Boring & Mild). I'm certainly guilty of this with my fanboyism of Intamin. But recently I feel like everyone is significantly improving their designs and that makes me super excited for the next decade. I think it's safe to say we're living in a coaster renaissance!

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Maybe because the test track was just that, test track.

 

That is very true, but at the same time, if it's just test track, why bother going through the process of painting the track a separate color from the supports? Why not just slap a coat of a single color for environmental protection and call it good?

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I'm interested about a technical feature. With Six Flags announcing theirs as a first and this one being from the same company, could Six Flags have made a deal which allows RMC to not give away any other Raptor before theirs. I wonder if a deal like that could be made, I always wondered this but it was never “a problem” as far as I knew like this.

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This looks awesome! A RMC Raptor single-rail coaster in CA only three hours away from me! This is just what CGA needed and it will look great with the rock theming. I take it that this is going in the old Invertigo spot? Now all that needs to be done is tearing out Grizzly for another kick ass ride and the transformation of CGA is mostly complete.

 

Looks like I will most likely be switching out my Six Flags season pass for a Cedar Fair Platinum one in 2018 unless the Six Flags announcements blow me away. I can't wait for the Knott's announcement tonight.

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Exciting times for Great America fans!! The top 3 now are very strong with Railblazer, Goldy, and Flight Deck. Hopefully Grizzy can get a RMC treatment down the road in a few years. Cedar Points add on looks amazing. (I know Grizzy isn't as big) But it seems like they are getting more aggressive every year with the wood conversion.

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Spoiler alert: RMC does clones now.

 

Oh darn. What a tragedy.

 

This looks much more superior than Six Flags. It's crazy to see the difference a little theming can do to a coaster!

 

um. . up against the quarry wall (and next to SKK in SFFT). . Wonder Woman is going to look and ride amazing

 

(just as I expect the CGA version will too).

 

and don't care it's a "clone". . it's gonna be great.

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Exactly...why does anyone have to say SFFTs or CGA's looks better? They are both going to be kick butt rides for the people that visit (and stand in line) for these rides!!!

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You know, this is going to be really random... But no catwalks on the lift hill?

 

I like the look, it looks much cleaner!!!

 

(Yes, I know it's just a rendering, and blah blah blah... But as good as companies are at renderings nowdays, catwalks just doesn't seem like a thing they would leave off!)

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Is this the first coaster at CGA with a covered station? Also, this version also has 3 trains as well. I'm curious if it will feature the same type of moving walkway too.

Grizzly & Gold Striker's stations are completely covered.

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Part of me feels like Wonder Woman is a clone of Railblazer, not vice versa. Railblazer seems to fit in its spot perfectly snug, as if it was uniquely designed for CGA. Even though Wonder Woman was announced first, I really think Railblazer was the "original," and SFFT mirrored and cloned it and slapped it in their park and announced it first to claim "world's first." Just a thought.

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Part of me feels like Wonder Woman is a clone of Railblazer, not vice versa. Railblazer seems to fit in its spot perfectly snug, as if it was uniquely designed for CGA. Even though Wonder Woman was announced first, I really think Railblazer was the "original," and SFFT mirrored and cloned it and slapped it in their park and announced it first to claim "world's first." Just a thought.

 

OMG that's not how any of that works and why does it even matter which ride is a clone of the other? Do you realize how silly that post sounds?

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Part of me feels like Wonder Woman is a clone of Railblazer, not vice versa. Railblazer seems to fit in its spot perfectly snug, as if it was uniquely designed for CGA. Even though Wonder Woman was announced first, I really think Railblazer was the "original," and SFFT mirrored and cloned it and slapped it in their park and announced it first to claim "world's first." Just a thought.

 

OMG that's not how any of that works and why does it even matter which ride is a clone of the other? Do you realize how silly that post sounds?

 

I guess you're right. I just hear people everywhere saying it is a clone of Wonder Woman when we really know nothing about what went down with the RMC / Six Flags / Cedar Fair relationship behind the scenes. It was just a thought, and it doesn't matter at all since both rides look great.

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Part of me feels like Wonder Woman is a clone of Railblazer, not vice versa. Railblazer seems to fit in its spot perfectly snug, as if it was uniquely designed for CGA. Even though Wonder Woman was announced first, I really think Railblazer was the "original," and SFFT mirrored and cloned it and slapped it in their park and announced it first to claim "world's first." Just a thought.

The raptor track was always intended to be a stock/cloned ride, RMC has talked about this since they were first introduced. Not to mention the blueprints for the layouts have been out for years, doubt it was designed specifically for CGA or SFFT.

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