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Except for the years 2008, 2011, and 2017, B&M has built a brand new B&M in the United States every year since 1990 when they were officially formed.

 

2008 saw two relocations: Goliath at SFFT and Dominator at KD.

2011 saw one relocation: Green Lantern at SFGAdv.

2017 saw a Floorless conversion: Patriot at CGA.

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From 1999-2017 Every MAJOR Coaster (Not counting Grovers Alpine Express) added at Busch Gardens Williamsburg was followed by a gap that corresponds to a number in the Fibonacci Sequence in reverse order starting from 8 going to 2:

Fibonaci Sequence (for reference): 1,1,2,3,5,8...

1999: Apollo

8 year gap

2007: Griffon

5 year gap

2012: Verbolten

3 year gap

2015: Tempesto

2 year gap

2017: InvadR

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Vekoma has built four models of the Invertigo design. All of them have been relocated at least once except the Kings Island installation (which has had a name change)

Likewise, they've built three Flying Dutchmen, only one of which (Batwing at Six Flags America) has not been relocated.

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The original at SFFT also had a mechanism in the station that would rotate the seats forward to assist rider loading and un-loading. This was also omitted from the Gradv installation. It remains to be seen if this was omitted from the 2017 models. Also makes me wonder if cost saving omissions are the reason Gradv had so many problems with Joker opening year, while Batman has been extremely reliable for SFFT.

 

SFGAdv has this, but it's done a little different, instead of having a piston push down a track to rotate the seats, when the cars come into the station, a guide wheel on the inside of the seats goes into a track, the track dips down slightly which rotates the seats forward for easier access.

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HangOver was scheduled to have a LSM (or LIM?) drive system, but Vekoma didn't get that to work properly, and they went for a more standard lift instead. The attraction was delayed, and as a compensation they gave to Liseberg two S&S towers, as Vekoma was at the time the european dealer for the Utah-based company.

The S&S towers are now gone from the park (they are in France now... Heck, just like HangOver!), but man they were fun!

 

 

 

Arrow, S&S, and Rocky Mountain; Will Arrow never learn about working with Vekoma

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HangOver was scheduled to have a LSM (or LIM?) drive system, but Vekoma didn't get that to work properly, and they went for a more standard lift instead. The attraction was delayed, and as a compensation they gave to Liseberg two S&S towers, as Vekoma was at the time the european dealer for the Utah-based company.

The S&S towers are now gone from the park (they are in France now... Heck, just like HangOver!), but man they were fun!

 

 

 

Arrow, S&S, and Rocky Mountain; Will Arrow never learn about working with Vekoma

 

It's probably a little late for Arrow to learn.

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With the exception of the wave pool in Hurricane Harbor, all of the coasters/attractions that have killed people at SFGAm have a name beginning with R or S

 

Ragin' Cajun

Raging Bull

Spacely's Sprocket Rockets

Splashwater Falls

Superman: Ultimate Flight

 

Also, American Thunder at SFSTL was originally planned for SFNE. This may or may not be the answer to the Guess the Coaster thread

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