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P. 435: Wildcat's Revenge announced!

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I also think the whole 12 thing is:

A) The 12th coaster at Hersheypark

B) The year it opens (2012)

 

Also, I noticed the "alloy" which is called RC12, could potentially stand for Roller Coaster 12. But what interests me is that Thrope Park's new for 2012 B&M wingrider is codenamed "LC12".

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But what interests me is that Thrope Park's new for 2012 B&M wingrider is codenamed "LC12".

 

Okay, I honestly don't know what a flying fork on a trycicle why "LC12" is the codename for Thope's new coaster. To me, "LC" means a "Launch Coaster" while they're obviously getting a Wing-Rider.

 

Maybe using a similar name could mean a similar type of coaster... a 212-foot wing rider, anyone? X2 (4-D coaster we have here) goes up 175 feet, then drops 215 feet. Hell, Eejanaika goes up a whole 250 feet, bigger than what Hershey should be building, so it's very possible to have a ride type with that size.

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I'm finding some amusement in this site myself, the depth of it is rather astounding- but I sort of think there's a level of 'whimsy' to this as well. Perhaps (just for shits and grins here) it's a site designed to pump more 'air' into things, that is, throw off the trail for a bit? We're still more than 10 weeks out before 'announcement' (If there ever IS one!) and there's more time to tell the tale.

 

I guess the best thing to see is 'wait and see'

 

R.D.

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http://rideinstitute.com/studies.php has been updated, and the banner is now an animated gif that flashes colored letters. The order is:

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All White - 0.02 seconds

Yellow 2 - 0.10 seconds

Orange V - 0.10 seconds

Lime green B (or β) - 0.10 seconds

Light blue B (or β) and light blue M - 0.10 seconds

Normal - 2.00 seconds

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Freakylick at Keystone Thrills found that searching for 2VBm leads to http://rideinstitute.com/pdf/jvdv_com_ch02.pdf

 

A translation from Dutch:

 

CONFIDENTIAL SECTION (01 of 12) A F W J.V.D.V

STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE EXECUTIVE AFW

TITLE: HERSHEYPARK MINI POLE SYSTEM

TAGS: PROJECT 2012

- - - - - - - - - - - - OVERVIEW AND ACTIVITIES - - - - - - - - -

A12. (JVDV) Hershey Park has created a new mini-pile foundation system.

A13. (JVDV) Mini-piles to integrate with rock and earth connections Foundation

system.

A14. (JVDV) Mini redundant posts need huge piles, saving competitive

time, cost, construction, excavation, etc.

A15. (JVDV) Consistent application of new technology attraction

Institute proposes stronger ties with Ride than previously thought.

A16. (JVDV) Caught snapshot suggests dark tone footer underground

buried.

A17. (JVDV) Mini-piles to absorb energy, not only strength but

significant upthrust ride.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Opinion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

P01 - AFW see further deterioration in its competitive standing against

New technology is being used by more aggressive players in the market.

Lagging technology expertise has elevated to the status of

AFW P01 and requires a further investment in both competitive monitoring

and control.

JVDV

DIR, COMP. RESEARCH

A W F

 

The second page:

MINIPILE SYSTEM FOUNDATION

 

GROUND LEVEL

 

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A14. (JVDV) Mini redundant posts need huge piles, saving competitive

time, cost, construction, excavation, etc.

 

Sounds a lot like Intamin's I305 system, where they minimize supports (redundant posts) to save time and cost.

 

A17. (JVDV) Mini-piles to absorb energy, not only strength but

significant upthrust ride.

 

Airtime? Sounds like airtime to me.

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Jan Van Der Velde posted the following picture on facebook. It appears to have been taken next to the Lightning Racer gate.

Yes, that looks like Intamin supporting - looks like one of Intimidator-305's upper supports (track joint on one end, support connection on the other) - four holes on each edge for connector bolts.

 

I'm such a nerd.

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^Dollywood track is already showing up. And parks usually just stage track wherever there is room to stage it. Maverick was kept a couple miles away in a field next to Breakers Express Hotel, and I-305 was kept in a gravel parking lot in front of KD (which is pretty far from the actual ride site).

 

Absolutely an Intamin though. This is most excellent news, indeed!

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Well with Intamin stuff at Hershey and B&M Stuff at Dollywood, you can only imagine how much more excited I am for the Hershey ride!

 

Just throwing it out there that TPR is planning a trip to hit up all this awesome new stuff in the Eastern part of the country next year!

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Well with Intamin stuff at Hershey and B&M Stuff at Dollywood, you can only imagine how much more excited I am for the Hershey ride!

 

Just throwing it out there that TPR is planning a trip to hit up all this awesome new stuff in the Eastern part of the country next year!

 

Elissa- you just answered my greatest thoughts and prayers... Hershey and Dolly in the same trip!!!

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^^^ Hershey AND Dollywood in one trip? Hmmmm.....

 

I am thrilled to see that the new Hersheypark coaster is an Intamin! How awesome would a "Hyper-Megalite" be? I'm gonna take a guess and say yellow track on those baby blue supports. Can't wait for the official announcement on this one!

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