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AMEN!!! It's so dumb to me that a company (Premier) which made headlines and won awards and praise from all of us for taking OTSR's OFF of rides that didn't need it is now needlessly putting OTSR

Is this like spanking the monkeys?

The Ice Breaker animated POV looks pretty good, I think it will have a good amount of airtime and may be a surprise hit! With that being said can someone PLEASE explain to me why Premier insists on pu

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From what I've noticed is that B&M's don't has hyped up from the GP after a few years. Like Maverick still has more GP fans than Gatekeeper does

...and you know this how? Just curious.

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From what I've noticed is that B&M's don't has hyped up from the GP after a few years. Like Maverick still has more GP fans than Gatekeeper does

Maverick's capacity is far lower than GateKeeper, which is an absolute people-eater. While it may be possible that most people like Maverick better, there's no real evidence for that, and lines aren't a good way to measure that.

 

I don't see the problem with a B&M. Manta is awesome and Kraken's pretty good too. At least Orlando's getting a new coaster.

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I don't mean by line length. I mean that when people talk about the park they always talk about how much they love maverick or one of the other intamins (TTD and Millennium are more because of height though) or sometimes raptor but they almost never get excited by Gatekeeper. They still love the ride and go on it but that's more because its there and with a shorter line.

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Maverick by far gets the most love out of the GP as far as CP is concerned, but I'd venture to say Gatekeeper gets about as much love as Millennium or any of the park's other big coasters (besides maybe TTD). People like it.

 

I like B&M, but I don't LOVE B&M. They make very aesthetically pleasing coasters that offer very smooth rides. If I want something big that won't give me a headache, something like Diamondback or Gakekeeper is definitely on my radar. The new ones aren't forceful, but they are very graceful. You just have go in with the right attitude when riding. That being said, I'd take forceful over graceful any day. I just think it's important to recognize that it's a different type of experience. Apples and Oranges, as they say.

 

That being said I hope SWO doesn't get a B&M hyper. They're all over the place these days. Sure, there isn't one in Florida yet, but there is one very close in Atlanta. No matter where you are, you don't have to go very far to ride one (on the East side of the Mississippi at least). Even if it is B&M, though, at least I can trust Seaworld to make it look awesome.

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inb4 this is the worlds first, 200 FOOT LARSON RING OF FIRE, MAKO: CHAOS COASTER! Woo!!!

 

Also, smart of SeaWorld to upload a 13 minute video regarding the care of their animals before all the media attention of their new coaster.

 

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^Good thought about the crane - I bet you're right. I too would like to express my excitement about tomorrows announcement!!

 

Also, why all the B&M hate?!?! I know they're no longer the *most* innovative but their rides are always solid and enjoyable - are we really that jaded? I for one will be happy with whatever they announce.

 

Yes, we are jaded when it comes to B&Ms. There was a time when a B&M coaster meant a forceful coaster with a unique layout and great speed and even airtime. These days B&M delivers "safe" coasters that deliver consistently good experiences for all of the parks but coaster fans often find them underwhelming because there isn't anything new or exciting to them them when compared to how "cutting edge" they were back in the 90's.

 

It isn't that B&Ms are bad coasters, because they most definitely aren't. They're just safe, almost simple when compared to the balls-to-the-wall craziness that fans have come to expect from Intamin Rocky Mountain Construction these days. The general public eats up new coasters from all makers, but yes, the fans often turn their noses up to B&Ms when they are announced because they feel that there is little about a new B&M that is unique or intense.

 

While I'd be disappointed if it did end up a B&M, I'm still of the firm belief that a new B&M is better than nothing (or at least better than another Maurer Sohne in Orlando)... I'll ride it happily either way. And if it ended up being a B&M hyper like Goliath at La Ronde I'd frequent it often.

 

 

I agree with everything you say but I believe B&M is going back to what made them popular with enthusiast. Fury 325 was a huge surprise to me. It was fast, felt out of control, and the airtime it did have is the best they've created, by far.

 

I'm definitely an Intamin fanboy, but a Goliath clone from SFOG or La Ronde would be awesome. I just want the airtime moments from Fury times 10.

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inb4 this is the worlds first, 200 FOOT LARSON RING OF FIRE, MAKO: CHAOS COASTER! Woo!!!

 

Also, smart of SeaWorld to upload a 13 minute video regarding the care of their animals before all the media attention of their new coaster.

 

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I spent the last few minutes upvoting their other videos, which had more downvotes than upvotes, sadly. People don't want to know the truth, apparently.

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inb4 this is the worlds first, 200 FOOT LARSON RING OF FIRE, MAKO: CHAOS COASTER! Woo!!!

 

Also, smart of SeaWorld to upload a 13 minute video regarding the care of their animals before all the media attention of their new coaster.

 

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I'm kinda excited for this announcement, even though I don't plan do be in Orlando any time soon. I'm still hoping for a Mack or Intamin hyper, but know it will turn out to be yet another B&M. Hopefully it will be more along the lines of Fury, with a more twisted layout with low to the ground elements.

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And if it ended up being a B&M hyper like Goliath at La Ronde I'd frequent it often.

 

B&M's are kind of funny in a way, I can't think of another manufactuer where so many "enthusiasts" have such mixed feelings towards their rides. I've read great reviews of Fury, and average reviews of Fury. I thought Goliath at laronde was just kind of okay where others thought it was one of the best out there. Not even gonna bring up Oziris cause I've never ridden it but reviews were fairly mixed on that as well. Personally when it comes to B&M hypers my favorites are Goliath at SFOG and I really like Apollos Chariot which is another ride that doesn't seem to get much love.

 

If this is a B&M hyper I'm sure it will be a reliable capacity monster that will be a huge hit with the park and taking what SeaWorld has done with their recent additions I'm sure it will have an incredible enviroment built into and around it. Should be an exciting addition even if it's a mediocre ride by enthusiast standards.

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Excited for them to finally announce the coaster! My prediction is that it will be a B&M hyper, but it would be nice to be pleasantly surprised with something else.

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