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Can we please stop talking about the tiny line in the middle of that section of track?

 

There's nothing installed there yet, so we have nothing to worry about.

 

Yes!

 

And arguing with someone that works in a park and has significant knowledge of coasters and their operations......well, I guess those High School Diplomas are actually engineering degrees.

 

*sigh*

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The webcam shows that they finished the middle of the last bunny hills, and started the first (twisty) one. I wonder what else they'll get done today?

 

Right? Cmon Hershey guys, where is our update today?

 

Really though, never been so excited as to see how this thing progresses

 

Is it May yet?!?

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The webcam shows that they finished the middle of the last bunny hills, and started the first (twisty) one. I wonder what else they'll get done today?

 

Right? Cmon Hershey guys, where is our update today?

 

Really though, never been so excited as to see how this thing progresses

 

Is it May yet?!?

 

HEEL CUJO! HEEEEEEEEL! You have to wait till the train with ME on it returns first!

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Boy they are flying! So much progress just in a day! What kind of camera do you have? Beautiful quality

A Sony Cybershot that's a 9.1 megapixel. I also edited the photos a little as well.

I plan on stopping by again tomorrow afternoon before work to see if the next lift support is up.

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Did someone really compare this layout to Desert Race? If you wouldn't mind, could you please go punch whoever that was? You're Welcome.

From the early top down plans it kinda-sorta looked similar, but obviously that isn't the case.

 

Also, this project just shot up my "things to watch" list after this update, it's looking really cool!

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It's amazing how fast the coaster is going up! There must be some special deadline, or they're trying to beat winter. I really can't wait for my summer visit. I saw in one of today's earlier pictures on Comet's lift hill they've got Santa and his sleigh...

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When the layout pictures of this thing were released with the announcement I wan't terribly impressed, but wow this thing is starting to look incredible! I guess that plot of land is so small that all of the turns and hills have to have really tight transitions, looks like its going to be a great coaster. I saw a concept art for the trains on another website that showed over the should lap bars similar to Dare Devil Dive, should be interesting.

 

Anyone know why Intamin changed they're track structure? I've only seen this track style on Skyrush and Formula Rossa so maybe it has to do with the stresses associated with those two rides, but this track looks like it might actually be a little easier to manufacture than their old style.

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Anyone know why Intamin changed they're track structure? I've only seen this track style on Skyrush and Formula Rossa so maybe it has to do with the stresses associated with those two rides, but this track looks like it might actually be a little easier to manufacture than their old style.

If you're talking about the double spine, my thinking is that it works in a way so that the ride can stand with less supports. Just look at how that airtime hill seems to float in mid-air.

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Oh no, not the whole "mini Intimidator" thing again.

 

The only way (IMO) Skyrush will resemble Intimidator305 is in the lift and track style. There are obviously going to be intense positive forces at work, which is why the double-spine track is used. If it wasn't, they would have to spend so much more money supporting the thing.

 

As for the layout, this seems to be more like Intamin's previous mega/hyper coasters than anything else, because it all just flows. There really aren't any insane transitions, and the airtime hills are long and exaggerated.

 

I think the layout, including transitions and airtime hills, is going to be a lot quicker and more forceful than you think. Having seen the construction site in person, the amount of space the main part of this coaster is going to take up, its much smaller than the simulation would lead you to believe. At the height this coaster is supposed to be I think we can expect transitions closer to that of I305 than the Intamin mega coasters of old. Especially considering that the first drop goes immediately into a turn unlike every Intamin mega coaster I know that either fully or almost fully pulls out of the first drop before changing direction.

 

Just my two cents. Take 'em or leave 'em.

 

I love that every day more and more people are posting saying that they assumed wrong about this coaster. I totally called it back in September and it's great to finally have people agreeing with me.

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