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Kanonen finds new life

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Imagineer Josh, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. COASTERGUY246

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    Its just simple speculation, I was thinking about where kanonen might be going then stumbled across some photos of stinger and wanted to see how it looked on the footprint. To me, it sort of makes sense for them to buy it (second hand price, small footprint ect), but I suppose it could be anything from a larson loop to an RMC raptor at the end of the day. Either way I still think kanonen is a possible candidate for dorney, despite CF's rep with intamin
     
  2. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    The last time Dorney Park installed a first-hand ride was Hydra in 2005. Not that they've got a whole lot of coasters since then (two, to be exact, and one is already removed), but it suggests that the park doesn't have the best economy around.
     
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    Well would you look at this. Hopefully this guy’s sources are good.. would actually make me (kind of) want to go to Dorney.
     
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    It was a random fan who saw that Kanonen fits quite well into Stingers plot and made an image. It's more likely that guy saw the image and is running with it, than he's been given inside information.

    I don't mind either way, I have both creds and unless Dorney gets something majorly good, I won't go back for a while.
     
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    Oi, im right here you know
     
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    I reckon Kanonen as a ride will be a good fit for Dorney, but I would have preferred something new. Will this be coming for 2019 if it does come, or could it possibly be a quick 2018 installation?
     
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    If it turns out to be true then you could well be the new Nostradamus ;)
     
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    It's a good fit, but I don't think park management base their investments on how snug the ride footprint is in a pre-existing area. That would be silly.
     
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    Who's Nostradamus?
     
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    Hixee Moderator Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    He was an old CFer (well, he was young, but he was on CF a while ago), who had an insane knack at predicting stuff.

    Son of Beast removal
    Topper Track
    The Smiler crash

    Just kidding... (<Link) ;)
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    I suppose there is a kernel of sense there. Because to me it seems really sensible to have a look at the land available, and see whether any for-sale rides fit in the spot. If they find a ride on the market that would fit the available plot without any modifications or extensive groundworks, and the asking price is reasonable, it'd be strange to not at least consider buying it.
     
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    That's true. I can see some logic there, but it's just a coincidence that Kanonen's layout fits in that space. I guess when you're a curious enthusiast looking for any possible outcome, you eventually stumble across this kind of stuff. But if Kanonen ends up at Dorney then coasterguy should get a Clamshell Award for 'Best Prediction'. :p
     
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    Is it a coincidence? Since Kanonen was built to fit on the plot of the prototype Invertigo at Liseberg?
     
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    Thanks @Hixee!
     
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    Either way, Kanonen was just not very good let's face it. If it gets lost at sea on its way over to the States, I won't mourn.
     
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    It was gash. Worst Intamin launch coaster, just behind Rita. The lifthill model was loads better.

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    I mean...this IS Dorney we're talking about. The bar is set pretty damn low.
     
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    Well there is no direct connection between Dorney & Kanonen yet, so it's still seems coincidental. Hopefully it does end up at Dorney though, they could do with the addition of a new coaster and Kanonen isn't doing much in Sweden thanks to Helix ;)
     
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    I think Gazza meant it's not a coincidence that Kanonen would fit into Stinger's old spot. They're meant to be about the same size. :)
     
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