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P. 457: Pantheon Roller Coaster POV!

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Official InvadR POV animation.

 

It's got a tunnel. . . Already better than Valravn.

 

 

Though I must say, then when I watched the POV for the first time, after the tunnel I said to myself "Well, that was a tunnel just for the sake of "having a tunnel" only! Still, it's a tunnel, so it's cool! Definitely looking forward to riding it next year, and both of my older kids adored White Lighting (as did their father), so they will likely love this too! Nicely done, BGW!

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I like the coaster's layout. Not too concerned with the height restriction. I think the park will hear people's concerns and build a coaster for 42 inch kids soon. It's clear that Busch Gardens is wanting to boost their coaster count. Both parks will have 8 each by next year. I'll be patient with the park and trust that they'll fill in the missing pieces of what's needed. They already have a lot...anything more is just icing on the cake.

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Hard to form an opinion based on the animation. GCI has done a great job packing a punch with their small coasters so I'm hoping we get that on this one. The animation makes it seem a little slow, but I've never really trusted animation to convey speed. I'm hoping this thing turns out to be a like El Toro in Germany, small but awesome.

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I feel like I need to wait until I see the actual real-life POV before I can make a judgment. As it stands, I'm less than impressed with it, but that could just be due to the rendering. I felt the same about Storm Chaser when I first saw the rendered version, but have drastically revised my opinion after watching the real thing, so I look forward to seeing that sometime next year.

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This is really different from any other GCI I've seen. More turns are underbanked and it'll be one of the few with a straight drop. I was totally not expecting a pre-drop turn. It really does seem to fit the family coaster bill though.

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I hope they keep most of the trees around the ride, it will just enhance tbe experience of the ride. Flying around the trees.

 

Same here.

 

I don't put a lot of stock in these initial animated renderings, but if this coaster is as good as White Lightning in Orlando, I'll be happy with it.

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So is this the end of the first "crowd sourced" coaster, we only got to pick the name? As much hype as they put in to that, I kinda thought we would be making a few other choices.

 

Well got to pick the fact that it's going to have a tunnel. That's really important. Probably more important than the name.

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White Lightning is actually a very intense coaster, more so than most of the larger GCIs, so I don't really equate height with intensity when it comes to GCI.

 

That being said, this layout doesn't look as intense as White Lightning. I guess it will come down to the pacing and how much airtime those hills pack.

 

As a lover of wooden coasters, BGW is now on my 2017 itinerary!

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now, I am really not saying that family coasters should not have great theming or a story line, but I cannot help thinking they had too much of a build up before they announced it. With all the secrets and mysterious videos, you do expect a little bit more than a fairly short wooden coaster. I feel let down, but it is only BGW's fault in their weird advertising. I hope this does not end up like Thi13teen, however it is heading that way with the messed up ads, and strange name with strange letters.

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I welcome any wooden coaster, that has a short run, but still packs a punch like the bigger guys.

 

That video was pretty awesome, and I caught my breath when we hit the brakes. Truth!

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It's not the insane ride that we hoped for but it looks like a solid family ride, I'd imagine the height requirement is going to be 46" like White Lightning.

 

Yup, and 46" has already been confirmed.

Dumb. There is no reason for a ride this tame to have that tall of a height restriction. This ride would have made a PERFECT 40" or 42" ride for the park that families could actually ride. If a 42" kid can ride Phoenix and a 40" kid can ride Tower of Terror please explain to me why a kid needs to be 46" to ride this? Especially when the park is totally LACKING in a ride for this demographic of families.

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