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SFMM | West Coast Racers | Premier Quadruple Launch Möbius Coaster

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by CrashCoaster, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    If so, I wonder if they'd make it more naff, so it could appeal to those afraid of inversions, or less naff, so it can compete in the league of the "big thrills" at Magic Mountain. As presented, what could have been a high-end family coaster is instead a vastly overshadowed thrill coaster. What's the point of building a white-knuckle ride if it's less white-knuckle than half a dozen coasters you've already got at the same park?
     
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  2. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    To be honest, as much as I'd prefer the latter, I'd settle for either.
     
  3. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Or just build a ride that doesn't disappoint everyone short of a small segment of your target demographic.
     
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    Looks like I won't be getting this cred in June.
     
  5. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    And yall said Maxx Force would be the one to get delayed.
     
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    Antinos Slut for Spinners Social Media Team

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    This is Six Flags we're talking about. Neither will open on time.
     
  7. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Slap bet Maxx Force opens on time. I have faith in my park. :p
     
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    Antinos Slut for Spinners Social Media Team

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    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Yeah you can never expect a new attraction at SFMM to open on time. July 1 is really the earliest I'd ever plan on going to a SF park with a new addition.

    Slap bet podcast fodder!

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  10. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    This new concept art from WCC of the blue train on WCR has eliminated comfort collars from the design. Could this mean the coaster will only have a lap bar?
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Crazy you would see this in JANUARY when literally every other new ride has been fully announced months ago. #typicalSF
     
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    kenny cook New Member

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    Wouldn't surprise me, probably cheaper to do lapbar + seatbelts because then it can pool it's parts with Full Throttle instead of having to have a separate set just for this ride
     
  13. Antinos

    Antinos Slut for Spinners Social Media Team

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    Regardless of what lap bar system this ride will utilize...have they even broken ground yet? They've closed off a significantly large section of the park for months now and don't seem to be doing anything. That's a really odd move to make for a business unless there's a damn good reason for it.
     
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    What's a comfort colour? ;)
     
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    I notice a subtle edit on his post from 2 minutes after your own ;) I actually quite like the train design for this tbh, whether or not the experience will be any good is another thing I guess.
     
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    According to Screamscape, something strange (Lance doesn't specify what) may have happened that will prevent construction from progressing:
    If you want to know more, here's the direct Screamscape link: http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_flags_magic_mountain.htm
    Certainly sounds like something interesting has happened; I hope it doesn't delay SFMM by too much time...
     
  17. Antinos

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    And a photo found on Reddit:

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    I know Six Flags Magic Mountain is notorious for opening projects late, but this is laughably horrendous. There isn't a single footer visible in that photo. The park closed down this corner months ago and they have dirt to show for all the effort they've done thus far.

    @tomahawk and I had a bit of a chat earlier with regard to why - he'd bet that the delays have to do with the housing development that's about to start behind Apocalypse. Not sure why a new coaster would cause problems when Apocalypse already borders the neighborhood, but whatever.
     
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  18. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Maybe they've found some old arrowheads or pottery or other historical artifacts? It's a bit of a nuisance when digging in urban areas in Europe, but less common in the US - and therefore presumably an even bigger deal when they do find something.
     
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    kenny cook New Member

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    I have a sneaking suspicion that we'll see this as a staged opening rather than a major celebration blowout. They'll open the refurbished go karts, then maybe the restaurant, then perhaps apocalypse, and then finally a month later the ride will finally open (even though the rest of the land has been officially operating for at least a couple weeks)
     

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