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I doubt it. The only invert to open since Banshee is Monster and it sports the standard trains. If this overhaul is anything like Hulk, it’s going to be an exact replacement taken from the original blueprints and wouldn’t be able to accommodate the wider trains anyway... I also think that parks have taken notice at how horribly jack-hammery Banshee is with that new train design. Why would any park want that when they could get the standard train? Still not sure why B&M insisted on messing with perfection with those trains. 

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Yeah, I expect this ride to be exactly the same unless you haven't been on it yet and you ask a coaster dork about the refurbishment in which case the old version was way better and it's a shame that you didn't ride it before they ruined it.

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Haha too true.

And yeah, there are so many tunnels and tight clearances on Nemesis, the wider profile of the vest restraint trains would not fit in the current safety envelope.

Today, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have approved the issue of a certificate of lawfulness for the proposed retrack. This gives the green-light to proceed with the work.

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On 3/21/2022 at 3:18 PM, southpuddle said:

 I also think that parks have taken notice at how horribly jack-hammery Banshee is with that new train design. Why would any park want that when they could get the standard train? Still not sure why B&M insisted on messing with perfection with those trains.

Woot I’m not alone in hating Banshee’s jackhammering. It hurt my brain so bad in the back row. 
 

That said, B&M keeps making dives with the shitty trains despite everyone liking the original Dives far more, and the originals having higher capacity. 

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On 6/15/2022 at 1:32 PM, njcoasterguy34 said:

On June 11th, Tom Scott posted a video on his second YouTube channel of him getting over his phobia of coasters at Alton Towers.

 

Anyone who enjoyed that vid should definitely check out Tom's channel.  He's consistently one of the most engaging and informative youtubers out there and he covers a ton of interesting stuff.

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