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4 hours ago, Dan the Coaster Man said:

I'm waiting to see a little more information on the legitimacy tat they are adding another coaster in 2023. Without going into what it may or may not be, I think it is great that they would have two original coasters in back to back years. Alongside all the info Bert has shared, Cotaland is really getting out there and being serious!

found what you were referring to in the pics that ACE posted from the event.  . yeah, he played it as a joke (oops. that wasn't' supposed to be in there!!). . but yeah, that's also right where he confirmed another coaster coming in 2023, and the audience question if it would be "another wooden coaster" in Texas.

so yeah. . apparently it was there, but I didn't register it as anything "newsworthy" because it was clearly a jokey-teaser (I mean SeaWorld teased that 2023 concerts were coming with Nickelback and Britney Spears. . and that was clearly a joke too. . and they said it was a joke during the presentation).

but yeah.. saw what you were referring to in ACEs post about the event on FB

 

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Does anyone have any idea what this is? I think it's supposed to be part frisbee, part sky coaster...not really sure though... Either way it's apparently called SkyBlazer and is coming to COTAland this year...

https://www.coaster101.com/2022/02/07/skyblazer-coming-to-cotaland-in-2022/ (Concept art from the article, there is more at the article couldn't get it to come over to TPR, probably user error...)

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Apparently it's a collaboration between Skyline Attractions (uh oh...) and US Thrill Rides (who again?). Looks like an interesting idea to say the least...

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scroll back a page. .  it's been talked about, and they also told us about it at Winterfest.

they have an exclusive contract. . it will be the only one in Texas.

 

it's a skycoaster but instead of 2-3 folks "flying" it's a "Disc-o" type seating for up to 24, i think they told us.

it free-spins during the ride (after the free fall, while it's swinging)

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18 minutes ago, bert425 said:

scroll back a page. .  it's been talked about, and they also told us about it at Winterfest.

Whoops...uh...that's real embarrassing...lesson learned...☹️

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no worries.. it's coming soon. . can't wait for this place to be year round operations!

the amount of new stuff coming?  it's very exciting!

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On 1/23/2022 at 10:20 PM, bert425 said:

yeah, he played it as a joke (oops. that wasn't' supposed to be in there!!). . but yeah, that's also right where he confirmed another coaster coming in 2023, and the audience question if it would be "another wooden coaster" in Texas.

so yeah. . apparently it was there, but I didn't register it as anything "newsworthy" because it was clearly a jokey-teaser (I mean SeaWorld teased that 2023 concerts were coming with Nickelback and Britney Spears. . and that was clearly a joke too. . and they said it was a joke during the presentation).

 

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Well apparently the president of COTAland wasn't joking... (Congratulations, you've got even more reason to celebrate Bert!)

They've "announced" (more like put in a random news article) that COTAland will (supposedly) be receiving America's First and Only TILT Coaster, in 2023!!

https://www.fox7austin.com/news/full-amusement-park-with-roller-coasters-coming-to-cota-in-2023?fbclid=IwAR3YYH-L8VvL9ZeDPPBYF2gjeyX-uRjMSiZXG9nE8wiC6mEFVIkYeJvTEp4

From the article:

"It'll [COTAland] be equipped with at least 25 rides when it opens, including five roller coasters.

"We expect the kiddie park to open sometime this year and then the thrill rides and entire park to open in 2023," he said.

One of those coasters will be the Circuit Breaker, which will provide a truly unique experience.

"It’s a tilt coaster, it’s going to be the first of its kind in America. It does have a sister overseas. It’s just the most neat experience to be dangling facing downward waiting for it to drop," said Matt Hughey, Sr. Manager of COTA Karting and COTALAND."

Sadly, no other details were provided, at least that I could find.

I have seen some photos and stuff floating around of Vekoma working on something mysterious at their facilities in Europe, which makes me wonder if this is what they are working on? Allthough, I've also heard that a tilt coaster is planned for Energylandia as well.

Gotta love that name though..."Circuit Breaker"...I can hear the puns now...

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1 hour ago, swfan1988 said:

It’s a tilt coaster, it’s going to be the first of its kind in America. It does have a sister overseas.

This might refer to the upcoming tilt coaster at Energylandia or Six Flags Qiddiya.  Either way, it is exciting given that this is likely the first next-gen Vekoma thrill coaster in America

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1 hour ago, swfan1988 said:

I have seen some photos and stuff floating around of Vekoma working on something mysterious at their facilities in Europe, which makes me wonder if this is what they are working on? Allthough, I've also heard that a tilt coaster is planned for Energylandia as well.

Gotta love that name though..."Circuit Breaker"...I can hear the puns now...

Yep, our very own MrRC has been posting pictures in this thread here of a tilt prototype at the Vekoma facility, largely assumed to have been the one going to Energylandia (as they'd already announced one), but it would appear now that with the red track/blue supports, it is actually the COTA one. 

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And...here's (allegedly) the layout for Circuit Breaker! No clue how accurate it is...but supposedly it's straight from the park to ACE. (Images from ACE South Central's Facebook)

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Now THAT looks like a solid layout to me! None of that "anticipation turn" garbage...

I agree with everyone else though...the more I hear about this place...the weirder it seems to get...

Also, they put these images out on April Fools day so maybe we should all take them with a grain boulder of salt?

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Picture from Vekoma's Instagram of the tilt track sections. Interesting that the caption mentions four tilt coasters. We know of this, Energylandia's and Six Flags Qiddiya, but not sure yet where the fourth is going. Maybe China? Or maybe Energylandia's getting two, just because it's Energylandia and that's the kind of thing they do. 

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Given the day that it is...I refuse to give this any credence, which makes me sad because that looks damn awesome. 

I hope this turns out to be real lol

EDIT: Seems it's legit 😮 damn. With that layout even if it's got decent speed could pack some punch. Already excited for 2023!

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On 4/1/2022 at 10:34 PM, KarlaKoaster said:

Picture from Vekoma's Instagram of the tilt track sections. Interesting that the caption mentions four tilt coasters. We know of this, Energylandia's and Six Flags Qiddiya, but not sure yet where the fourth is going. Maybe China? Or maybe Energylandia's getting two, just because it's Energylandia and that's the kind of thing they do. 

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The last one is for Gröna Lund in Sweden.

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again, not holding my breath tho, as they have not even started clearing the area where Palindrome is supposed to go.

oh, I'm still excited that we have the Schwarzkopf Wildcat. . .   but refuse to get excited much about anything else until they at least start the ground clearing. . .   (saw what happened with that planned park in Houston over and over).

Excellent start here tho, in that we do have the Wildcat already!

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24 minutes ago, CedarFlags said:

I just really hope they get this thing built quickly, and I get to ride it before Texas makes it illegal to be gay again.

Indeed. Sadly you probably won't have to wait too long for that. 😕

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