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Man, this thread gets wild a bit too quickly...

 

Anyway, do you guys think RMC Hurler will focus more on airtime or more on inversions? I think KD could finally go for a nice airtime-filled coaster (that's smoother than Rebel Yell). What do you guys think?

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Man, this thread gets wild a bit too quickly...

 

Anyway, do you guys think RMC Hurler will focus more on airtime or more on inversions? I think KD could finally go for a nice airtime-filled coaster (that's smoother than Rebel Yell). What do you guys think?

I actually found Grizzly and I305 to have way more airtime than Rebel Yell.

 

Anyway, I'm personally hoping for it to have a Wicked Cyclone-esque mix of elements. So plenty of inversions while still having more than enough insane airtime.

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Man, this thread gets wild a bit too quickly...

 

Anyway, do you guys think RMC Hurler will focus more on airtime or more on inversions? I think KD could finally go for a nice airtime-filled coaster (that's smoother than Rebel Yell). What do you guys think?

 

I'm gonna have to go with airtime since we already have three airtime hills in a row.

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Man, this thread gets wild a bit too quickly...

 

Anyway, do you guys think RMC Hurler will focus more on airtime or more on inversions? I think KD could finally go for a nice airtime-filled coaster (that's smoother than Rebel Yell). What do you guys think?

 

Both. Just like all the other fantastic RMCs (except Joker; that one is just above meh).

 

However I can see the "4" possibly meaning 4 inversions.

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^ Have you ridden Joker? Just curious and if so what makes it "meh"? Im dying to know.

 

Also the theming isn't the end all to be all. Who cares if it is themed to Snoopy as the Red Baron? Kings Dominion has a boblsed coaster in the damn "Congo" area. Give me a break.

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The Red Baron is basically the villain from Peanuts. He is based on a real person who was a German fighter pilot during World War I. Basically in the comic Snoopy sits on his dog house and imagines he is having dog fights with him over Europe. Which always end with his plane (dog house) being shot down by the Red Baron.

 

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Why do I think this is possible? Basically all of the teasers from the park have featured Snoopy. Including what was released last year.

 

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And the two more recent images.

 

 

 

Beyond the teasers, I think theming a coaster to an imaginary battle with a World War I fighter pilot seems like a good idea. There is no need for the ride to be a kids ride, it can still have inversions, a stall, and other elements RMC is known for. As you leave the station you are cleared for take off, climb up the lift hill and a speaker announces that the Red Baron has been spotted right before the drop, then in the brake run you hear something about being shot down and you might have better luck next time. I am a little surprised Cedar Fair has not already done this.

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^^The 2017 teasers had nothing to do with Hurler. Snoopy was CLEARLY looking up at a picture of a Planet Snoopy ride.

 

It just seems illogical to have a Peanuts theme for a ride that isn't for kids. At all.

 

Rock Bottom Plunge would like to have a word with you.

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^^The 2017 teasers had nothing to do with Hurler. Snoopy was CLEARLY looking up at a picture of a Planet Snoopy ride.

 

It just seems illogical to have a Peanuts theme for a ride that isn't for kids. At all.

 

Rock Bottom Plunge would like to have a word with you.

 

The fact that you have to use a coaster from a shopping mall means that you don't have a very strong argument.

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^^The 2017 teasers had nothing to do with Hurler. Snoopy was CLEARLY looking up at a picture of a Planet Snoopy ride.

 

It just seems illogical to have a Peanuts theme for a ride that isn't for kids. At all.

 

Its so illogical, how could they ever go on. Peanuts theme on an RMC clear means no adult will ride it now.

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According to people on Facebook, Avalanche and Volcano are still down and have been down for quite a while now. I really hope Kings Dominion can get them up and running again soon, as they are some of the most popular rides in the park.

 

That's a bummer. I hope they open in the next month. I'll be there for the first time on the 29th and 30th of July. I'd hate to miss out on those rides.

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The Red Baron is basically the villain from Peanuts. [...]

Beyond the teasers, I think theming a coaster to an imaginary battle with a World War I fighter pilot seems like a good idea. There is no need for the ride to be a kids ride, it can still have inversions, a stall, and other elements RMC is known for. As you leave the station you are cleared for take off, climb up the lift hill and a speaker announces that the Red Baron has been spotted right before the drop, then in the brake run you hear something about being shot down and you might have better luck next time. I am a little surprised Cedar Fair has not already done this.

 

I'm also surprised they haven't done something with that name. The other thing I thought of with the Mean Streak "they're" is some sort of co-theming between the new rides, maybe a western area at KD. Reasonably speaking, the chances are maybe 10% for each.

 

Latest news is they've started removing track from the turnaround at top of the drop. Brake run track was removed Friday and replaced with new on Monday!

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