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P. 288: New B&M Dive Machine Announced!

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I was just at the park. Snooped around a little bit. The picture is me standing right in front of the hustler looking toward the west. The ballon is located right behind the buildings in their tweets (obviously). It is maybe only 50-75 ft high off the ground.

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^Have you been on one? No sarcasm, legitimate question. I thought Flying Falcon @ Hersheypark looked lame but I ended up enjoying myself thoroughly.

 

Yes, I was at Hersheypark back in June. Condor is a great ride! Very entertaining, and fun. I'm thinking more along lines of the thoughts of the general public. Going from putting in IRAT to putting in a Condor2, just doesn't seem like it equates to all this internal hype. Especially when you see how Six Flags has been announcing all of their new rides throughout the chain in one press release.

 

It reminds me a little bit of the experience of when they put in sky screamer at great adventure after the year of Green Lantern... It really wasn't hyped up as a large addition to the park complete with rumors and internal focus throughout the park during the season before it was built. I think we're looking at something a little bit larger than just an amazing flat ride...

 

Then again, we could all be wrong and it could be something small and they're just making a big hype out of it because they can. When you think about the cost of putting up a balloon on the string and tweeting out a picture, publicity is taking care of itself at pretty low cost.

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Wow! I used google maps and the picture that tnemec07 posted and figured out that the balloon is positioned about 50 feet behind the building they keep talking about, and is right next to motorama.

 

If they take down motorama, I can see something decently big.

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When i first got to the park i couldve swore it was over motorama.

 

I can see the taking out both motorama and hustler since there is hardly ever a line for those to rides.

 

Also, for what its worth they had those cords laid down that record traffic flow at the exit of the park.

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First post here. I think the clues here are "thrilling challenge," "division of ACE," and, "history in the making."

 

ACE is devoted to the preservation of historic, thrilling coasters. Those clues fit with one another.

 

The question is: which historic thrill ride is SFFT going to preserve? The Cyclone from SFNE? That ride has a small enough footprint, I think, and it closed three days ago with no explanation as to what was happening to it. It is NOT on ACE's awards list, though: http://www.aceonline.org/CoasterAwards/?type=1

 

Edit: maybe they're relocating and refurbishing one of the rides in this list? Some are already within the Six Flags umbrella:

http://www.aceonline.org/preservation/

 

Interestingly, one of the rides on that list used to be at Fiesta Texas: The Joker's Revenge, now known as Jester at SFNO, but I don't see how or why that'd return to SFFT.

 

So I've no idea what coaster SFFT might relocate, but that's what I'd bet on. Hopefully the coaster goes over Motorama and doesn't replace it, as doing so would really enhance Motorama, especially if it's a woodie, though the constraints of buying an existing ride probably eliminate this possibility.

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I'm glad you had a good visit, Bobby. I used to love both Texas parks about equally, but I was just at SFOT and almost felt like I was missing out not going to SFFT. I agree that Hustler is "cute," but not at all intense.

 

Thank you!!!

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First post here. I think the clues here are "thrilling challenge," "division of ACE," and, "history in the making."

 

ACE is devoted to the preservation of historic, thrilling coasters. Those clues fit with one another.

 

The question is: which historic thrill ride is SFFT going to preserve? The Cyclone from SFNE? That ride has a small enough footprint, I think, and it closed three days ago with no explanation as to what was happening to it. It is NOT on ACE's awards list, though: http://www.aceonline.org/CoasterAwards/?type=1

 

Edit: maybe they're relocating and refurbishing one of the rides in this list? Some are already within the Six Flags umbrella:

http://www.aceonline.org/preservation/

 

Interestingly, one of the rides on that list used to be at Fiesta Texas: The Joker's Revenge, now known as Jester at SFNO, but I don't see how or why that'd return to SFFT.

 

So I've no idea what coaster SFFT might relocate, but that's what I'd bet on. Hopefully the coaster goes over Motorama and doesn't replace it, as doing so would really enhance Motorama.

 

If it's going to be about preserving a classic, historic coaster, it'll probably be the Rye Airplane model that GCI posted on Youtube a year ago with SFFT in the background.

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If it's going to be about preserving a classic, historic coaster, it'll probably be the Rye Airplane model that GCI posted on Youtube a year ago with SFFT in the background.

Perhaps, but the location modeled in that video is out past the boardwalk area by Pandemonium, not in the Rockville/Motorama area.

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I was looking at the list of coasters thay ACE had awarded and there was one that stuck out like a sore thumb. Big Dipper from Geauga Lake park. It is SBNO and they have been trying to relocate it. I think that could be it or it could be a Cyclone clone.

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Guys they are not relocating a crappy old coaster to the park. They only said ACE in the phone call because of some love fest with them. At least they are trying to have fun giving clues I guess...

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With all that has been put into this so far and what is likely to come down; I think we can count on a slightly special attraction. It may not be a 500ft, launch, inverted, hybrid, aquatrax, mega coaster(well do not rule that out)... But this should be a somewhat unique attraction/concept I would imagine. This is by far the most pre hype that the park has ever put behind something.

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With all that has been put into this so far and what is likely to come down; I think we can count on a slightly special attraction. It may not be a 500ft, launch, inverted, hybrid, aquatrax, mega coaster(well do not rule that out)... But this should be a somewhat unique attraction/concept I would imagine. This is by far the most pre hype that the park has ever put behind something.

 

You think more than Iron Rattler?

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With all that has been put into this so far and what is likely to come down; I think we can count on a slightly special attraction. It may not be a 500ft, launch, inverted, hybrid, aquatrax, mega coaster(well do not rule that out)... But this should be a somewhat unique attraction/concept I would imagine. This is by far the most pre hype that the park has ever put behind something.

 

You think more than Iron Rattler?

All they did with iRat was shutt the rattler down...and lets us speculate even though some of us knew what was coming...

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Other than a curtain call and special final ride. IRat was not very hyped by the park prior to the announcement. We are at least a month or so away from the official announcement and already we have had Phone Numbers and balloons. By the time they get the announcement going I am sure there will be a few more unique little tid bits they give out.

 

I do not know if the community will be as thrilled by this announcement as it was for IRat, but I just think overall this will be something on the more unique side of things which will of course stir debate! This is just pure speculation or something like that on my part.

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