I can't believe they're letting the Flying Unicorn supports rust like that. It looks bad, and now they're going to have to perform tests on each support to ensure that the rust didn't get so deep that it affects structural integrity.
Early rumors suggested an actual clone of Hollywood Dream, but I don't know how legitimate they were. I'm also not sure how that would work, considering Terminator takes up the space HD would otherwise occupy.
^^^ I wouldn't say that HRRR was supposed to be a B&M coaster.
When I interviewed the Creative Director Louis Alfieri he said that they went with Maurer Sohne because of the X-Car. It allows them to do some of those one of a kind inversions that he said wouldn't be possible with a longer B&M train. He gave props to B&M mentioning that of course the company has several and he worked on Hollywood Dream, but they set out to do some new maneuvers that hadn't been done before and the X-Car proved the most capable.
^I think that's a bit dramatic. Plenty of rides rust like that before getting a new paint job and they're fine. Rust isn't something that necessarily equals serious problems, if any problems at all. The rust is clearly surface rust that will easily be taken care of when they refinish the ride which will most likely happen before HP opens.
The B&M would have been 3-4 months later than the Mauer, but Universal wanted this coaster as soon as possible. Of course, now knowing that Mauer is months behind in almost every aspect, yea, they could have had a B&M.
Don't believe everything you read some other places. Most of it is way off base.
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