Damn never thought I'd see this thing going up. I can't wait to see it fully built and running!
That is a plausible explanation too, of course. It's just a little strange that those coasters never got more traction anywhere else. A Mega-Lite would be unique in the US, for instance, and an Impulse would be unique in Europe. Launched, full-circuit Inverts would have been unique anywhere after Volcano kicked the bucket.^Visionland is an OCT (Happy Valley) park, so it's not too surprising they'd add another mega-lite there.
There's no real way of knowing, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was more down to Intamin wanting to revive these ride types than the park themselves requesting them directly. They might ask for "something unique" and Intamin can sell these things as "unique" for Asia, or "only one other in the world" etc. Perhaps there's a discounted price to get these parks to agree to these coasters in order for Intamin to showcase them again.
Pure conjecture on my part, but it seems somewhat more reasonable than a random Chinese park suddenly requesting a Farenheit clone.
Having said that, OCT did seemingly ask for a Cheetah Hunt clone when they don't even have the terrain for it. I can't see it being Intamin who pushed that idea.
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Gotta love how Chinese parks sometimes end up buying coaster models from Intamin long after the rest of the world - and possibly Intamin itself - has given up on them.
The layout in theory is a clone of Tornado at Bakken, however the layout is bigger and features a full size lift so it probably will not launch like Tornado. It seems as if this was Intamin's stock model and they had to shrink it down for Bakken's plot and add the launch so it made it through the layout.I can't quite figure out if it's a clone or if it's a custom model. Hopefully this one will be as extreme and intense as its Danish cousin.
Shame though because the launched lift is what makes the ride cool.The layout in theory is a clone of Tornado at Bakken, however the layout is bigger and features a full size lift so it probably will not launch like Tornado. It seems as if this was Intamin's stock model and they had to shrink it down for Bakken's plot and add the launch so it made it through the layout.