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P. 5: Glenwood Caverns announces record-breaking coaster, Defiance

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3 hours ago, ALT2870 said:

Can we give this man a cookie?

 

Yes, this has been in the planning since I left the company five years ago. Originally planned for the cliff but it's just about impossible to shoehorn something off it like this. For anyone that can't really pick out where it is going to go pretty much right below the main building below the 4D Theater.

 

The record claim is well, a much click baity sadly though it is an excellent addition regardless. Listen to people like coasterbill and get out here. Early June is a great time or if you want to hold off till after Labor Day the park is pretty quite. You might not want to come right now though unless you like a 6-7 hour drive. (Hopefully that mess will be cleaned up by Winter.)

It seems like 90% of records being claimed by every chain and every manufacturer now are total bullshit. I don’t know why people are constantly surprised by this.

The ride looks fun, the park is a great and this is a huge investment for them. I don’t know why anyone cares that the record is kind of bullshit. Remember when Valravn broke 10 world records? Or when Hangtime broke Dive Coaster records? Remember the “combined speed” record for that stupid thing at Discovery Kingdom.

Embrace the fact that it’s all bullshit and just focus on the fact that the ride looks fun. Whatever they have to do to market it and bring in money so they can build more cool rides is fine with me. There’s no rules committee on coaster records and there never was. The record could be that this ride has the world’s tallest and fastest double-platypus dive for all we know.

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Seems these last few years independent parks have really been putting in the rides! Looks like another winner. What I can not tell is does the ride end after the heartline roll? Is it drop, loop, banana roll, heartline roll then brakes?

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1 hour ago, grsupercity said:

Seems these last few years independent parks have really been putting in the rides! Looks like another winner. What I can not tell is does the ride end after the heartline roll? Is it drop, loop, banana roll, heartline roll then brakes?

Yep.

I imagine building on a mountaintop like that isn't cheap by any means. Plus this is a small park to begin with, so the short ride length is to be expected based on those two factors. The views from this will be spectacular though! I am curious to see if this will feature OTSRs or lap bars.

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Wait guys this was all a tease it's going to Cedar Point instead :lolr:

 

58 minutes ago, thrillseeker4552 said:

I am curious to see if this will feature OTSRs or lap bars.

According to that USA Today article that was linked yesterday - lap bars only!

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On 4/23/2021 at 7:20 PM, ytterbiumanalyst said:

I'm going to go with Glenwood Caverns. I can't think of a more challenging park to build on in the U.S.

Congrats on being the only person to guess correctly.

 

 

I went to Glenwood Caverns last September and loved it. Their main coaster was closed and their kiddie coaster was on a ride rotating schedule so I missed both of those but the main reason for me visiiting there was for the Screamin' Swing off a cliff, Mine Shaft drop ride, alpine coaster (the best one I've done in the US), and the cave tours plus the views and all of those were open. This gives me a legit excuse to go back. The area is beautiful and the drive through Glenwood Canyon just east of here on I-70 is spectacular and a must do. I felt this was already the best theme/amusement park in Colorado by default and this reassures that will continue to be the best one in CO.

Aspen is also nearby for anyone that skis or snowboards and Glenwood Caverns is open in the winter, although with limited operations. Glenwood Springs also has the largest hot springs in America that I ran out of time to do so that gives me another reason to go back. The drives from Denver and Utah are beautiful but for anyone that thinks thats too far to drive there are flights into Aspen and Eagle/Vail airports serviced by major airlines that are much closer to here. 

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