Recent content by Changa

  1. Changa

    Grand National retracking?

    Oh ok, that makes sense. They did an absolutely incredible job with it & I hope that big dipper gets that much love and attention soon.
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    Grand National retracking?

    This isn't the most lively discussion but we just got back from bpb and I was absolutely floored by how well Grand National was running! Last time I rode it, I thought it was better than big dipper but still close to unbearably rough, as its almost known for around here. But now it rides as well...
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    Vekoma testing something new ? (at their testing facility)

    Neat! Though its just occurred to me that they surely could operate this just by gravity? By having the car sit further forwards on the track, it'll topple the track to vertical. Then if the track itself is naturally weighted towards the back, it can then "fall" to horizontal once the train...
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    Dollywood | Big Bear Mountain | Vekoma Family Launched Coaster | 2023

    My guess is that it meant they didn't have to redesign the trains completely to allow for launches. This trough means that they can effectively bolt magnetic fins onto the bottom of the existing design without it clashing with anything else.
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    Alton Towers' Next Big Thing?

    Not even to lay the foundation? How would they manage that otherwise?
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    A coaster from 0 to 10

    What about Rougarou was unbearable? I enjoyed it a lot, but thought it would be too neutral of a ride to be seen as anything less than mediocre, so am just curious what your thoughts were?
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    Will Disney always remain the top dog of the theme park industry?

    I would say it is absolutely within their control. They are easily at the top of the theme park world with a brand reputation so strong that they can ride off of it for years without ever needing to intervene and consider "sustaining" themselves. Though, at the moment they seem to be cashing in...
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    CWOA | Project Amazon (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    How can they be on track? They have to put up the supports first! ...I'll see myself out.
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    Moon Dubai

    Neither this or the line look practical in any sense. I would NEVER want to live in somewhere like the line as it looks like a scaled up version of the kowloon city alleyways with a bit of judge dread misery. But I would love to see them as a tourist, and its not my money being wasted on these...
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    CWOA | Project Amazon (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    Is there currently any reason why this would be a wing coaster instead of a traditional b&m with a Mr Freeze-esque transfer station? Other than the in-line twist, there isn't anything specifically characteristic of a wing coaster, and a transfer track at the station would easily resolve the...
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    Fun Spot Atlanta | ArieForce One | RMC IBox Steel Coaster | 2023

    Is there a reason why they've poured the foundations in multi-support "pads" rather than one individual foundation for each support a la Gci supports? My only guess is that the time saved from pouring one slab for several supports overcomes the cost of concrete. But I dont know how the cost of...
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    Knott’s Berry Farm | MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress | Schwarzkopf Launch Refurb | 2023

    Unless Indrivetec have a whole new system that doubles the acceleration, I really doubt they'll be able to retrofit dragster with LSMs. Unless there is a multi-year refurbishment with LSMs that extend past the launch straight and up the tower, it wouldn't be financially viable.
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    Is RMC-style “funkiness” always a good addition to a ride?

    I haven't been able to ride an RMC yet, and Icon is the closest emulation I've gotten to their "wackiness". Though I thought I'd chime in with the most lukewarm take in the world and say it looks like an awesome ride style that is nearly universally praised. But like every other element type, it...
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    Dollywood | Big Bear Mountain | Vekoma Family Launched Coaster | 2023

    What happened to their claim it would be with a manufacturer they hadn't worked with before? Is there evidence that this is no longer the case?
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    Walt Disney Studios Park | Avengers Assemble: Flight Force | R'n'RC retheme | 2022

    Instead we'll have the worlds first "Turning red" experience! Themed to a generic suburb with an 'authentic' budget, and is only accessible with proof of a disney+ membership.