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P. 766: Haunt Has Risen from the Grave

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I mean rollercoasters. We just haven't seen much as of recent. Wasn't really sure why.

Wait... so you mean Intamin ONLY MAKES ROLLER COASTERS?!?!?

 

I banned you once after your first idiotic comment. Then I decided to un-ban you to give you another chance...and you just blew it. As I said, I have no time for stupid people anymore. If you're going to make a post without actually doing any research like "why haven't we seen any Intamin installations recently?" when they have recently made at least three FUCKINGHUGERIDES and then you go on to discount that information like it actually doesn't count towards anything, sorry, but you're stupid, and I won't let you make stupid comments like that on our forums anymore...

 

--Robb "Making an honest effort to weed out the idiots." Alvey

 

ps. Oh, and to answer the question, maybe we haven't seen any roller coasters because Intamin has been ... i don't know... REALLY BUSY making other FUCKINGHUGERIDES like Taron & Flying Aces along with a bunch of other stuff for parks??? I mean, why did B&M only build one coaster in the US in 2014? Or zero in the US in 2011??? Oh, man there MUST be something wrong with B&M if they aren't building mass amounts of roller coasters stateside every single year!

 

Seriously, how completely STUPID does that sound????

 

Please, I know it's really hard for some of you, but please keep the ignorant comments off our forum. If you don't know what you're talking about. Don't talk.

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Considering that Cedar Fair has built 2 gigas since I305, I don't think you can say they're against the concept of big "statement" rides. That B&M could build them may be all it took to get them away from Intamin. With them owning 4 out of the 5 gigas in the whole world, yeah they might wait a while and see if anyone else starts catching up ... and that would probably be true no matter how successful they consider them.

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B&M, who has been on a roll lately with Cedar Fair, isn't building anything new for CF this year. I guess Cedar Fair is fed up with them too. Cedar Fair will only build GCI's and refurb flats from now on it seems, only to use B&M for train replacements on those shitty coasters

 

That said, I do wish Intamin was selling more coasters in the US. Maybe the parks don't like them, maybe CF got a deal to order multiple rides from B&m, maybe Intamin is too busy with other projects- but that doesn't really matter. B&M was their big supplier the past few years, we don't know why, but that's what made sense for them. I'm tired of seeing people talk about it like Intamin does a shitty job and ruins everything they touch.

 

When intamin reliability is brought up, the only problems I can think of are the extraordinarily complicated launch systems having more downtime and maintenence than simple launch systems. Rides like Maverick and California Screamin' are some of the most successful installations at their respected parks... not to mention so many others.

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The company that works with Intamin's launch systems has 3 products listed for 2017 in the U.S. Not sure if that means for sure it's Intamin or if another company could be using them. However, I was able to match several of the products listed on the site to actual Intamin launch coasters. Like for instance there are two products listed back from 2007 in the U.S. which would correlate to Maverick... one at 1000kva (lift hill) and another for 3200 kva (tunnel launch). On the site as well, the very last product listed for the U.S. was 2011 which would correlate to Cheetah Hunt, the last Intamin launch coaster in the U.S. Again, not sure how accurate this website is, but it seems like a lot of things correlate even with the overseas launch coasters in Turkey, Dubai, etc;

 

Here's the site: http://www.indrivetec.ch/en/references/

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There's rumors That they're removing the flume for a launched wing coaster.

 

This would be awful but it's also ridiculous so I'm not too worried about it. Replacing that flume with basically anything would be a major downgrade.

 

To steal Boldikus' phrase though, if they lay a finger on Shenandoah Lumber Company ever then I'll flip the entire park into the lake. And on top of that it's located in the nicest area of the park and removing a bunch of trees for a coaster sounds awful when there are tons of better places to put it.

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^^-- Plus, the view from higher than the flume would include some ugly stuff. I think that's fairly absurd considering the age of some of their coasters, although the flume is even older than most and won't last forever.

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although the flume is even older than most and won't last forever.

 

This and this.

 

If you have a ride as wildly popular as Shenandoah Lumber Company (and every Log Flume basically) and you want it to last forever then you can and should make it last forever.

 

 

Yeah, I finally got to ride the Shenandoah Lumber Company Log Flume this year and it was awesome. We rode it in a downpour so it made it even more special. I seriously hope that screamscape rumor is bullshit. Parks need log flumes. They need to build their B&M elsewhere.

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although the flume is even older than most and won't last forever.

 

This and this.

 

If you have a ride as wildly popular as Shenandoah Lumber Company (and every Log Flume basically) and you want it to last forever then you can and should make it last forever.

 

Those links are very interesting and I agree. The ride that got my parents/family back there (once) after the preview year visit. They could do with another slightly wet ride.

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Did anyone see screamscape lately.....

There's rumors That they're removing the flume for a launched wing coaster.

 

The rumor was for a launched flying coaster, which would be equally bull***

 

Fixed. Shenandoah Lumber Company is better than any dumb flying coaster or any dumb wing coaster. Stay mad KD fans.

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^^--

 

They just got rid of a standup, why would they want a flyer, the only thing worse? At least when KD finally gets another coaster, they should be able to avoid those mis-steps and failed experiments. I haven't tried the wing so I can't say on that, at least you're sitting down.

 

(actually I think all those ride formats could be made better, but that wasn't the point)

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Personally I would love either. My main concern is with Shenandoah Lumber Company.

 

If they keep that and put the coaster elsewhere then it's a great move. Especially if it replaces something like Hurler or Dinosaurs alive, both of which take up more room than the flume and both of which suck (unlike the flume). Plus if they remove Dinosaurs and the Go Karts (and Cedar Fair loves removing Go Karts) it opens up a huge plot of land right up to the midway and they can fix the fact that Hurler's entrance is in a ridiculous location behind a gift shop and you can keep the awesome flume and not ruin the look of Old Virginia (the nicest part of the park).

 

That being said I think the big question is still whether or not Hurler opens next year. If not it would seem entirely likely that the next major capital expenditure would involve a coaster in Hurler's spot (Banshee style) or a refurbishment of Hurler.

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