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State Fair Super Loop

 

 

I wouldn't even give it that much credit. More like County Fair Super Loop

 

There's a super loop at my local fair and it has about 2 other rides and a popcorn stand. No where near even a State Fair level ride.

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This is an old post now, but: http://www.themeparkoverload.net/2014/08/SixFlagsFiestaTexas2015AttractionRumorsRideRollerCoasterSFFT2015FreeSpin4DFlatRide.html

 

Is there any precedent for S&S Engineering to outsource its physical track construction? I would be a bit surprised if RMC's wooden/I-Boxtrack were used with S&S's spinning trains as the spinning trains are almost certainly much heavier than RMC's usual trains. This presents quite a change in engineering scope and thus has me a bit skeptical of the use of wood. However there have been many undeniable clues about both the use of RMC and wood, and frankly, the track for S&S's prototype looks like it's running on the I-Box track (though with temporary metal supports) already. (Edit: Yes, it is on RMC's I-Box track.)

 

If this combination is true, then we can probably assume the entirety of the track will have wooden supports underneath of it and thus not have any large inversions built into the track. Such things probably aren't necessary with this type of train, though, as the cars will be flipping anyway. It'll be quite a unique design, I think, both to look at and ride.

 

So basically we're looking at a 120ft tall wood-and-steel 4D free-spin that goes under the existing pedestrian bridge and goes up and over the Poltergeist loading station before returning. That's my final best guess before the final announcement tomorrow.

 

I also wonder if Poltergeist will be renamed and rethemed to Joker's Jinx to fit with the alleged coming Gotham theme.

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Is there any precedent for S&S Engineering to outsource its physical track construction?

S&S actually outsources ALL of their track construction for every coaster they build. They use a number of different companies for their track. When we rode the prototype, they did tell me that RMC would be supplying the track for that style of ride.

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Yeah, I don't see why it would have to be a wood structure. Nothing from the S&S concept leads to this and while RMC could certainly do it as shown by Goliath, maybe another manufacturer is involved. We will know everything tomorrow if the rumors are true!

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State Fair Super Loop

 

 

I wouldn't even give it that much credit. More like County Fair Super Loop

 

There's a super loop at my local fair and it has about 2 other rides and a popcorn stand. No where near even a State Fair level ride.

 

I rode Brain Drain a few weeks ago, and it's really not half bad. I'm not saying that it would be my first choice of a new attraction nor does the chain need a rumored total of four super loops, but they're not terrible and I don't think one would hurt.

 

As for the Free-Spin, I'm on board. The video from the past winter of Robb, Elissa, and KidTums riding looks awesome, and definitely a step up from the Intamin versions (based on the video). It sure looks more comfortable than the Zac Spins - those can really throw you around if you aren't careful!

 

And, yes please to a Rockville re-theme to Gotham City!

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces "Batman: The Ride"

 

BATMAN™: The Ride — A New Coaster Concept Premiering at Six Flags Fiesta Texas Summer 2015

4D Wing Coaster Innovation is the Most Exciting Thrill Ride in the Park’s History

 

Link: https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/attractions/batman-the-ride/overview

 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas today unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park’s 22-year history — BATMAN™: The Ride, premiering in 2015. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to “face their fears” as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. Along the way on this 4th dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along with an interactive ride experience. BATMAN™: The Ride allows adrenaline seekers to soar outside the confines of the track and fly like Batman.

 

“Every year we continue to provide more and more innovative technology and excitement for our park guests and season pass holders. BATMAN™: The Ride is an entirely new concept in ride engineering and will provide a sensory experience like no other coaster. The unanticipated tumbling will add even more thrills as riders travel along the dipping and swirling track,” said park president Martin Bozer.

 

BATMAN™: The Ride features a massive, imposing, floating and twisting track frame, in which ride vehicles begin their journey by traveling up a 120-foot elevator-type lift before being released for their highly unusual sensory journey…including two beyond-vertical free falls, in addition to the six head-over-heels spins. Not only is BATMAN™: The Ride the most exciting thrill ride in Six Flags Fiesta Texas history, it is currently not available anywhere else on the planet. This attraction, based on the comic, will offer a total immersion into the Batman storyline with numerous special effects including the world-famous Batmobile and Bat-Signal.

 

The unique construction of BATMAN™: The Ride features:

 

- The world’s first, one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring six smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track;

- A 4D wing coaster that seats up to eight and has riders “face their fears” by allowing them to physically face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;

- A 120-foot tall hill that is ascended by an elevator-style lift straight up;

- Two beyond 90-degree raven drops giving the sensation of free-falling;

- Five vehicles with eight passengers each;

- A Bruce Wayne/Batman theme throughout the queue line featuring the Batmobile and Bat-Signal.

 

BATMAN™: The Ride represents the latest coastering technology and design, delivering a fully unique, total environment thrill coaster which employs the world’s first magnetic coaster technology. The utterly innovative design of the ride delivers a brand new thrilling experience that is the only one of its kind in the world. Magnetic fins cause you to flip as you fly over the top of a 12-story hill and two beyond vertical drops. Then you’ll take flight over a steel track which delivers six full inversions. You’ll descend down two beyond-90-degree raven drops, incorporating the stomach-shaking sensation of true freefall right in the middle of the ride!

 

BATMAN: The Ride employs ultra-modern magnetic technology, which causes riders to flip head over heels with the feeling of pure weightlessness. There’s no other coaster in the world which feels like this! A full-scale Batmobile, the Bat-Signal, plus cutting edge special effects throughout the ride make this the ultimate way to experience the world of BATMAN.

 

- 12-story lift

- 6 full inversions

- 2 beyond 90-degree raven drops

 

 

Here is video of TPR riding the prototype version of the ride!

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This should definitely be fun. In the video, it states first Freefly and I thought that was a different style of coaster. Anyways, I wonder how much of the area will change. I guess we will find out from anyone going to the preview. There will be room behind the coaster for future expansions.

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I feel like the only person legitimately happy about this attraction.

 

You need to work on your reading comprehension skills!

 

I like it.. Bring one to SFSTL

 

Now THAT's a great one!
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