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Didn't Alan Schilke say RMC had three projects slated for 2016?

-Wildfire (planned for 2016 at the time)

-Dollywood (heavily rumored)

-SFDK or La Ronde (rumored)

...and now (porentially) Kentucky Kingdom

 

Unless that number changed, which would seem unlikely, as these projects are much more than one year from initial concepts to media day, something is off.

 

Since when has SFDK and LaRode been rumoured? I mainly heard SFSTL.

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Didn't Alan Schilke say RMC had three projects slated for 2016?

-Wildfire (planned for 2016 at the time)

-Dollywood (heavily rumored)

-SFDK or La Ronde (rumored)

...and now (porentially) Kentucky Kingdom

 

Unless that number changed, which would seem unlikely, as these projects are much more than one year from initial concepts to media day, something is off.

 

Wildfire has been pushed back to 2017

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^check the last two pages of each respective thread. Almost every post has been on this topic.

The SFStL RMC rumors are baseless and essentially put to rest as the park president stated I-Box for Boss is not happening.

 

Yeah your right, those rumours kinda just sprang up though, but it sounds like LaRonde is more likely... I'm fine with what they do next year to whatever parks as long as KK is one of those parks

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So what are you guys thinking now? There is some pretty good evidence for Dollywood, wildfire was planned for 2016, and SFDK and La Ronde have evidence suggesting RMC. KK seems to be the least likely to get RMC. I think we do know that TT s layout will be changed drastically one way or another, why else would construction start this early?

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^As I said, when Alan Schilke said three are planned (might've been IAApA 2014), Wildfire was planned for 2016. Seeing as reopening Twisted Twins in 2016 was announced even before then, one of the projects I listed as possible cannot be.

 

Projects reschedule, there's still 3 projects for 2016, and none of them are Wildfire (or La Ronde)

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La Ronde's not happening. The only "evidence" is a brand new user claiming to have seen things but never actually took a picture of them.

 

In the SF chain, either SFDK or SFA will get Roar Iron-horsed, but not both. Outside the chain, Dollywood will get their launched wooden coaster and KK will get Twisted Twins Iron-horsed.

 

These are just rumors at this point, but those are the biggest ones going around that make the most sense.

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^As I said, when Alan Schilke said three are planned (might've been IAApA 2014), Wildfire was planned for 2016. Seeing as reopening Twisted Twins in 2016 was announced even before then, one of the projects I listed as possible cannot be.

 

Projects reschedule, there's still 3 projects for 2016, and none of them are Wildfire (or La Ronde)

I heard A LOT that La Ronde will be in 2017 for the park's 50th anniversary and it will be a brand new topper track coaster like Goliath at six flags great america or outlaw run and it will be on le cobra's emplacement.

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So wait, is all this talk about 3 projects because you don't think they will do more than those if asked? RMC probably has proposals for 5-10 projects on any given year. Everyone thinks that it takes 3 years or so of design to build a roller coaster. Many times, the designs are done a year and a half in advance, with actual engineering and calculation done in a year or less. It is not unreasonable that at this past IAAPA, RMC only had 3 contracts signed and that another project that they placed a bid on in summer 2014 was given the go ahead since then.

 

I know we won't be certain until an announcement is made, but after the accolades given for Lightning Run designed by Ride Centerline, I think it's a fair jump to make that KK may want to work with Schilke again.

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So wait, is all this talk about 3 projects because you don't think they will do more than those if asked? RMC probably has proposals for 5-10 projects on any given year. Everyone thinks that it takes 3 years or so of design to build a roller coaster. Many times, the designs are done a year and a half in advance, with actual engineering and calculation done in a year or less. It is not unreasonable that at this past IAAPA, RMC only had 3 contracts signed and that another project that they placed a bid on in summer 2014 was given the go ahead since then.

 

I know we won't be certain until an announcement is made, but after the accolades given for Lightning Run designed by Ride Centerline, I think it's a fair jump to make that KK may want to work with Schilke again.

Did you read what I wrote? Alan Schilke said RMC has three projects coming out for 2016, not that I think he refuses to do more. He then went on to say there are already four projected for 2017. I'm confident this is because they only have the capacity to do a limited number of projects at a time since they are a smaller company.

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So wait, is all this talk about 3 projects because you don't think they will do more than those if asked? RMC probably has proposals for 5-10 projects on any given year. Everyone thinks that it takes 3 years or so of design to build a roller coaster. Many times, the designs are done a year and a half in advance, with actual engineering and calculation done in a year or less. It is not unreasonable that at this past IAAPA, RMC only had 3 contracts signed and that another project that they placed a bid on in summer 2014 was given the go ahead since then.

 

I know we won't be certain until an announcement is made, but after the accolades given for Lightning Run designed by Ride Centerline, I think it's a fair jump to make that KK may want to work with Schilke again.

Did you read what I wrote? Alan Schilke said RMC has three projects coming out for 2016, not that I think he refuses to do more. He then went on to say there are already four projected for 2017. I'm confident this is because they only have the capacity to do a limited number of projects at a time since they are a smaller company.

 

Did I read it? Yes. Did I understand why something was "off" because of it? No. Just because Ed Hart said he was going to open TT as the third phase of opening the park doesn't mean he had contracted RMC to do the work. Hart announced wanting to renovate TT back in 2011 when he pitched his takeover. I believe a construction contract with RMC may not have been finalized until after IAAPA.

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I don't mean to hog the topic, especially with some conspiracy, but check this video out:

 

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I don't know if it's been discussed here, but at 5:00 ish, they begin to show stuff in the clock tower. Any thoughts?

 

Again, I don't mean to hog the subject m the last thing you all need is a brand new member coming here posting "false" information.

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I have no clue what they are insinuating is in there, but this video was taken when that area of the park was closed. They could have been storing anything in there for covered storage. I believe that is the entrance to the loading area, and seeing as that ride is now open, I highly doubt there is anything in there currently without guests seeing it.

 

I fail to see how this is any kind of conspiracy or attempt to hide something, but maybe you could explain, as that video didn't really provide much other than some creepy music.

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Wildfire has been pushed back to 2017

 

and every way would be built in Europe by Vekoma,

 

No, track is constructed in the U.S. Vekoma only handles business for them, no construction at all!

I'm not sure you know, I think Vekoma builds and erects for Europe

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Wildfire has been pushed back to 2017

 

and every way would be built in Europe by Vekoma,

 

No, track is constructed in the U.S. Vekoma only handles business for them, no construction at all!

I'm not sure you know, I think Vekoma builds and erects for Europe

 

I am very sure. They actually started manufacturing track for Wildfire, but they stopped once everything got postponed. Trust me

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