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California's Great America | Patriot | Vortex Conversion

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by CarolinaRider, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. CarolinaRider

    CarolinaRider Active Member

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  2. Pink Cadillac

    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    Not that name making its comeback This is good news though and I hope Carowinds will follow suit.
     
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    Hyde Matt SR Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Sanchezmran Well-Known Member

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    That's good. The layout doesn't look all that inspiring but tbh it'll still probably become one of the better rides at the park.
     
  5. TheCoasterCruiser

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    No brainer.
    Gonna be a cute little floorless.
     
  6. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Wow, I totally did not see that coming. What a huge surprise.
     
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    For those curious, POV of Vortex:

    [youtubevid]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa0x_Uu1OOs[/youtubevid]
     
  8. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    They need to now to do it to the one at Carowinds, and Six Flags should take note and do it with Apocalypse.

    That trio of turds are BY FAR the worst B&M coasters.
     
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    Nice move! Those blue trains look rather good and it's great to see another one of these happening.

    Hopefully the conversion will involve actually giving it a proper station with a roof and everything!
     
  10. CarolinaRider

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    First, I want to start this post of by saying that it's entirely possible that I may be reading to deep into this, but...

    Has anyone else noticed the marketing similarities to Rougarou? The park's first floorless coaster? Almost implying that they plan on installing more than one?

    Like how Cedar Point installed Valravn a year after Rougarou? And Valravn was a floorless dive coaster?

    Okay, yeah. I'm reading way too deep into this. A dive would be the next logical step for the park though IMO. They're giant, imposing, and downright frightening- qualities none of the coasters at the park have. The park needs an apex predator, a boss, if you will. And in a park that's tight on space and looking to make a big splash in the NorCal market, a dive seems like the way to go.

    That area where Whitewater Falls and Xtreme Skyflyer are seems to be begging for one too.
     
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    It's an interesting thing to point out, but California's Great America will probably never get an investment as big as that, especially not after one that just happened. Cedar Fair has only given them one new coaster (a GCI) for their nearly 10 years of owning it. I don't think CA's GA brings in enough people to justify such a big investment. I think that this is their next coaster investment for the next 3 or so years. After that, idk what it could be, but I could see a Hyper or Giga before a Dive machine. Let's just hope Iron Grizzly is their next investment after this.
     
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    Jarrett Most Obnoxious Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Could actually see a fun little coaster come out of this! Not ridden this one, however, I have ridden the one at Caro, which we don't talk about. But if CGA Vortex needs the Rougarou treatment as badly as Caro Vortex needs it, this is a good move.
     
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    I see! I'm happy to be wrong on that one. A Dive Machine would be a good choice and be the only one in the Western US. However, California's first Giga coaster would really help the park out and would sound great in commercials and on billboards. Perhaps that is a bit of a dream, but one might have thought that about Carowinds in 2013. I'll say it again though, Iron Grizzly... One can hope right :wink: .
     
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    this is fine.

    I rode vortex last year and it was just fine too. No real head banging smooth. I've personally never had an issue with B&M stand up's restraints.

    Still it's a cheap conversion and easily marketable as something new so good on them i guess.
     
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    The only reason they are saying ”its the first in the Park" is because they can't say its the first in Northern California
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Really like the logo for this, it looks great.
     
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    Martyn B Well-Known Member

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    One less stand-up in the world can only be a good thing!
     
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    Painting has begun. From CGA's Twitter: [​IMG]
     
  20. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    I actually really like the B&M Standups.
    But on the plus side, because this is now a floorless I now have the complete collection in my count :)
     

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