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Dutch Wonderland | Merlin's Mayhem | Family Inverted Coaster

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Pink Cadillac, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Pink Cadillac

    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    Sorry it's Fox news
    http://fox43.com/2016/11/01/dutch-wonderland-unveils-plans-for-new-ride/

    It will be built by S&S.
     
  2. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Re: Dutch Wonderland | Merlin's Mayhem | Family Inverted Coa

    The theming possibilities are endless when it comes to Merlin.
     
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    Dar Well-Known Member

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    Re: Dutch Wonderland | Merlin's Mayhem | Family Inverted Coa

    Dark grey, apocalyptic wastelands, and shipping containers isn't exactly endless! :p
     
  4. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Re: Dutch Wonderland | Merlin's Mayhem | Family Inverted Coa

    Well it's called Merlin's Mayhem, implying that it's themed to any of the mayhem Merlin caused, which is endless.

    Sent from my VS820 using Tapatalk
     
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    Pokemaniac Well-Known Member

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    Re: Dutch Wonderland | Merlin's Mayhem | Family Inverted Coa

    Exclusively black coasters, silly marketing campaigns, price hikes, shipping containers, high-profile safety incidents, and monopolism?

    This will be a fun ride!
     
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  6. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    So the park released a video showing the coaster off:



    The coaster itself does look quite nice, especially the water effects. The video, however, is atrocious. The amount of pumping and lag is unbearable.
     
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    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Ha, that video is hilariously bad.
    Looks like a nice little family coaster though.
     
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    Jared Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why the park hasn't gone to Vekoma for this, especially when their product is tried and tested.
     
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    Chris Brown Mr CoasterForce 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Im feeling the same. I assume S&S took a hit on price in order to get the first model out, I'd also say the layout looks better than the smaller SFC's
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Here's a few potential reasons:

    1) The park wanted something different to the Vekoma product.
    2) The park was won over by the S&S design.
    3) S&S' version is cheaper than Vekoma's.
    4) The park's representatives had a beer with the S&S salesman and liked him more than Vekoma's.
    5) They could have added perks to the base technology.
    6) Maintenance could be cheaper, there could be cheaper parts etc.

    There's a few ;)
     
  11. ATI

    ATI Spammer of the Year & Most Improved Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Who knows, the S&S version might end up being better than Vekoma's...
     
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    I think it'll give S&S another great opportunity to show that they do more than 4D Free Flys and Drop Towers. Plus, if it becomes succesful, more of these could pop up here in the states as it may be more affordable than Vekomas FSC offering. On a side note, it gives all the more reasoning to loop DW in with a trip to Hershey for those who travel and me a reason to drive 30 mins to Lancaster (although itll only be their 2nd "large" coaster)
     
  13. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    What the heck are they waiting on? We are 20 days from July 4th - the official "middle" of Summer in the States.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    From what I've been told part of the reason was actually that they wanted a lift chain for maintenance reasons and Vekoma would only supply I tire driven lift.
     
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    ATI Spammer of the Year & Most Improved Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    ^Bandit Bomber at Yas Waterworld has 2 chain lifts, and it's a family suspended coaster.
     
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    Images fixed. Please try to make sure the images are correctly rotated, and duplicates removed, before uploading. Hixee.

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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Holy picture rotation! ;)

    Fixed. :p
     
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    Thanks, I took them on my dads iPhone Saturday.
     

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