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There's war in the middle east, planes are getting shot down, and now B&M has done what everyone said they wouldn't ever do: build another launched coaster. I'm going to church, the apocalypse is pending.

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Why is it ghetto?

Considering it's old technology, it's a B&M, and it's 2014...

 

 

Not saying it's a bad thing though.

 

Maybe this was a way for the park to keep costs down but still have a launched coaster of this type.

 

Good for them.

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Flywheels can store energy for an electric (LIM/LSM launch.) The animation looked like LIM/LSM launch.

 

Wonder if she misspoke about the flywheel or if the animation wasn't accurate?

 

 

EDIT: this is from the FACTS page: Launch, using LSM technology

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

Thunderbird is the nation’s first launched wing coaster. It is Holiday World’s first major

steel roller coaster, with a 0-60mph launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a

14-story Immelmann loop, Zero-g roll, barrel roll, and loop. Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through thickly wooded and hilly terrain, Thunderbird at first soars and loops high in the air and then hugs the ground, surprising riders with rapid-fire “near misses” such as keyholes, themed elements, other rides, trees, and even the ground.

 

TRACK LENGTH: 3,035 feet

 

RIDE HEIGHT: 140 feet at Immelmann loop’s peak

 

RIDE ELEMENTS:

 

From start to finish:

 

Launch, using LSM technology

Immelmann loop

Loop

Horseshoe

Elevated Spiral

Zero-G roll

S curve

2 “headchopper” keyholes

Carousel

360 in-line twist (barrel roll)

2 Crossovers with The Voyage

SPEED: Thunderbird’s top speed is 60 miles per hour

 

RIDE TIME: 1 minute, 18 seconds (station to station)

 

RIDE VIDEO: http://HolidayWorld2015.com

 

TRAINS: Two trains, each with five four-person coaches

 

CAPACITY: 1,140 Guests per hour

 

HEIGHT LIMIT: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall

 

INVESTMENT: $22 million

 

RIDE DESIGNER: Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), Switzerland

 

LEGEND: In 1620, as the Mayflower neared the end of its 66 days at sea, a mighty storm nearly capsized

the ship, taking it hundreds of miles off course. As passengers and crew feared all was lost, an immense bird appeared in the sky. The thunderbird, whose wings created the thunder and eyes flashed the lightning of the powerful storm, rescued the ship by launching it through the sky to the New World.

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Flywheels can store energy for an electric (LIM/LSM launch.) The animation looked like LIM/LSM launch.

 

Wonder if she misspoke about the flywheel or if the animation wasn't accurate?

 

I think I've heard from others that Anubis and Sky Rocket use flywheels to store energy for a launch. That is probably what this is.

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