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  1. jay37415

    IAAPA 2021

    A few days ago, Kennywood threw out a teaser for a big announcement on the 19th. So its quite possible we'll see something then.
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    Dollywood | Unknown | Unknown | 2023

    ummm.. Arrow - 1999 GCI - 2004 Gerstlauer - 2007 B&M - 2012 Gerstlauer - 2014 RMC - 2016,2017,2021 (LOL) Vekoma - 2019 Personally I am with the group that thinks this will be an Intiman Motorcoaster. If you look at the ride lineup in Wildwood grove, Bears, Frogs, Dragonfly, Hummingbirds, etc...
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    Milestone Coasters in Your Count

    Not mine but I get to brag on my son he hit 100 before his 16th birthday. 50 - DIamondback 100 - Phoenix
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    Dollywood to Announce Largest Investment!

    Just because it was on a survey 2 years ago doesn't mean its set in stone. Dollywood has been known to try 'new" coasters. There is only one "FLY" coaster so they may want to bring something different to the US.
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    Dollywood to Announce Largest Investment!

    Prediction : Longest inverted or Flying coaster. A Vekoma built coaster with no inversions but focus on terrain and flying through the trees. will be in the back of the new expansion area going behind the Upcharge parking Area. will easily be 1000' longer than Wild eagle.
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    Hall Of Shame - Types Of Rides That Deserve To Be Inducted

    First thing I thought when I read the topic was the Huss Topple Tower. There were only 5 ever installed. One ended up in a lawsuit of faulty product. As far as we know, there is only one left operating.
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    Glenwood Caverns | Defiance | Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter | 2022

    I know its doubtful because of just adding Orion. But it would make sense for Kings Island to replace Vortex with a multi-looper.
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    Lightning Rod Status

    That’s what the Dippin Dots lady told me.
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Was able to chat with a ride op for a little yesterday. She was the one behind that control panel when it faulted Saturday. She said the ride had just opened that day, they had two successful ride cycles with full trains, then the third one faulted. Then the coaster did what it was designed to...
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    Lightning Rod Status

    For the millionth time.... it is not the launch system! Pete Owen’s himself said that!!! Like I said in an earlier post, there are a lot of things that could have faulted to cause an E-Stop condition in the program. it’s been running flawlessly today. To answer the wood/ hybrid question— the...
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Maintenance Guy Here: Logic systems malfunction all the time. I work in a billion dollar factory and we average about 4% downtime. That number is extremely higher on newly installed or modified equipment as in the case with coaster. We can’t just judge the reliability of a piece of equipment...
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Someone needs to buy Hyde a beverage for going so Coaster Need on us.
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Personally, I don't think we're looking at 30 years to get the trees back. As long as they don't have to go back in and do more work, it should be about 4 to 5 years to grow back in. There were a lot of trees removed during the original construction and they grew back quickly. I clipped this...
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Here’s a video from a year or so ago. IMHO, the coaster only looks slower due to not having any perspective with the trees. EDIT: there is about a 4-second difference between videos. Could be the fact that it's a lot colder in March than it was in June.
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    20 Years of CF: Tat Giveaway #4 - Looking to the future

    IF it is open in time: IRON GWAZI! After having to cancel a CP trip last year. This will hopefully be my 15yo son's 100th credit. A close second will be the new and improved Lightning Rod on opening weekend.
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    Kentucky Kingdom’s next coaster for the 2022 season

    KK was not trolling with the height wavers. Actually the height wavers that KK posted with were actually showing on the FAA website. The project name was listed as "Raptor." KK then trolled the waivers by Photoshopping over Raptor with T4. Somewhere along the way, those FCC height wavers were...
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Most people would agree that the biggest part affected by the slower launch is the first two drops. The rest of the ride is not really affected. Pete Owens actually said that it is running faster through the quad down. So whatever speed is lost by the toned down launch is gained back due to the...
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Will be there opening weekend. Will give a report.
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Scott shot footage of Lightning Rod’s truck assembly in the very beginning. Would be interesting to see the entire footage.