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P. 467: Media Town Hall Report

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I was at Christmas Town last night, and there's a set of construction walls up where Das Katapault used to be (where the Mach Tower will be located). Freakin' freezing last night, so no Griffon (although all the flats in Oktoberfest and DaVinci's Garden were running, as was the sky ride--roundtrips only starting in England).

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I was at Christmas Town last night, and there's a set of construction walls up where Das Katapault used to be (where the Mach Tower will be located). Freakin' freezing last night, so no Griffon (although all the flats in Oktoberfest and DaVinci's Garden were running, as was the sky ride--roundtrips only starting in England).

 

It the Katapult completely removed?

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Something just struck me, a new intamin seat made solely for this ride. Take the formula rossa seats (the thing with the little ear-flaps) then add an intamin OTSR, and finally slice off the shoulder part leaving the lab bar only. Smooth out the rough edges and voilà an intamin launch with the feeling of a lap bar, only much safer than the real thing with the ability to execute inversions and extreme airtime there's that or go with the nearby i 305 solution and add the padded restraints, but kings dominion won't like that idea

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Something just struck me, a new intamin seat made solely for this ride. Take the formula rossa seats (the thing with the little ear-flaps) then add an intamin OTSR, and finally slice off the shoulder part leaving the lab bar only. Smooth out the rough edges and voilà an intamin launch with the feeling of a lap bar, only much safer than the real thing with the ability to execute inversions and extreme airtime there's that or go with the nearby i 305 solution and add the padded restraints, but kings dominion won't like that idea

 

Another restraint discussion?

 

Take the formula rossa seats (the thing with the little ear-flaps) then add an intamin OTSR, and finally slice off the shoulder part leaving the lab bar only. Smooth out the rough edges and voilà an intamin launch with the feeling of a lap bar, only much safer than the real thing with the ability to execute inversions and extreme airtime

 

All I'm going to say is:

 

It's not that easy.

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For the launch coaster: the name Big Bad Wolf could stay, for nostalgia reasons, even the sign could stay, and the station building if they already haven't torn it down already. The point is old name, new ride.

 

This is all that's left of the sign at the park.

 

 

The sign was donated to the roller coaster museum in Texas, along with a train and some track. They are planning to reuse the old Wolf station for the new coaster in 2012.

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For the launch coaster: the name Big Bad Wolf could stay, for nostalgia reasons, even the sign could stay, and the station building if they already haven't torn it down already. The point is old name, new ride.

 

I personally don't want to see any type of wolf-theming for the new coaster. The original had its heyday and it's gone to the graveyard. They should just start something fresh and new. I know the park stated that the new coaster would in some way pay homage to BBW and that does not mean doing another wolf-themed attraction.

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NEWS:

Okay I just requisterd to give u guys some Information:

 

Its from coastersandmore.de - its not something like a gossip site, more a well informed coaster magazine.

This Month s Issue is about the great developemt of the german Manufacturers (Mack, Gerstlauer and M&S) and the new deals of these manufactors!

 

The last part could be VERY interesting for you guys!

Und die ganz großen Themenparks in den USA sind auch wieder am Start: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay wird im Frühjahr 2011 Cheetah Hunt eröffnen, eine 1350 Meter lange Out&Back Katapultachterbahn von Intamin mit drei LSM-Strecken, Airtime Hügeln, schnellen Richtungswechseln und einem Inversionselement. 2012 folgt der Schwesterpark Busch Gardens Williamsburg mit einem weiteren LSM-Coaster auf dem hügeligen Gelände des früheren Arrow Suspended Coasters Big Bad Wolf, ebenfalls mit mehreren Launch-Abschnitten. Die Achterbahn kommt von einem deutschen Hersteller.

 

Key Facts:

Cheetah Hunt by Intamin + discription of the Layout

- Answer of Sister park in 2012

- it will be a LSM Coaster with several LSM-sections

- The coaster will NOT be manufactured by Intamin - but by a german munfacturer

 

Keep my fingers crossed for a multi lunched LSM of Mack

 

ADMIN EDIT: Link removed as it violates TPR's Terms of Service.

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@KDcoasterMAN

I dont really think there is a big difference in quality between Intamin and Mack ..

 

I really dont understand your reply: IMO the seats arrangments of MACK are way better than any Intamin Coaster out there, and I think if the costumer (BGW) ordered a intense version of the LSM- Mack (not a family coaster like Blue Fire), that could turn out very good!

 

I think it would be awsome to see another company involved in the project than Intamin, i am not in favour of those copy paste things between BGA and BGE (Dive Machine)

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Aveko, I removed your link to the other Web site, as members must have at least 50 posts before they can post outside links. A new member can post a link to another site if Robb gives permission to do so.

 

That being said, thank you for sharing this information, but I'm inclined to take a "wait and see" approach as to the manufacturer of BGW's 2012 coaster. I have nothing against Mack (Blue Fire looks great) or Intamin (Cheetah Hunt is looking great, too), but let's wait until the park makes a formal announcement before engaging in any speculation.

 

If it does turn out to be an Intamin, I doubt that it would be a "copy paste" job, mainly due to the topography of the the Tampa and Williamsburg parks (both are quite different).

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Mack Rides has been a personal favorite of mine, as they made Journey to Atlantis. Mack can make really well themed and thrilling rides, and Busch Gardens in Williamsburg is in the business of maintaining great themed rides. This really explains the massive building in addition to keeping the old Wolf station.

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That being said, thank you for sharing this information, but I'm inclined to take a "wait and see" approach as to the manufacturer of BGW's 2012 coaster. I have nothing against Mack (Blue Fire looks great) or Intamin (Cheetah Hunt is looking great, too), but let's wait until the park makes a formal announcement before engaging in any speculation.

 

While I kind of had my heart set on Intamin, something in the vein of Blue Fire would be cool. A lot of the inversions on BF seem similar to what you could get on Alpengeist and Griffon. I wonder if the manufacturer were to be Mack if we'd see a totally different layout from BF.

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