The problem with every single example you gave is that the "copycat" released a technically (mechanically) superior product and the market responded by purchasing the superior product. B&M's wing coaster train design is leaps and bounds better than Intamin's for numerous reasons; including a mix of different steel alloys that make up the wings, which exhibit different natural frequencies resulting in a minimization of vibrations, and the bends in the arms also bring the seats closer to the center of gravity which allows the designers to more easily include more aggressive maneuvers by leveraging the improved mass moment of inertia. As everyone else has recently pointed out, Intamin has a horrible track record with water rides so it isn't settling to see them attempt it again. Again, ultra splash and power splash are nearly identical. The vertical LSM coaster is really the only one that's passable since it's so difficult to design a thrilling ride like that in such a small footprint, but yet again, it encroaches a bit on Skyline's similar skywarp model.I don't know why a lot of folks are so concerned about originality in an industry about sending a train around a track. There's only so much you can do. I guess every single element and coaster has to be original? Well, this new ride has a 31 degree offbank incline loop, no one else has that! Now we're original.
• If Intamin popularizes the Single row single rail coaster, it's no different than B&M popularizing the wing coaster
After all: Mack invented the single rail coaster and the first steel coaster, Matterhorn Bobsleds, sits riders in a single row!
• Giga Splash: Does no one remember Perilous Plunge? That thing was awesome! Oooh noo, so they added an airtime hill and are now ripping off Mack!
• Ultra Splash: Pulsar is pretty unique, and this is very similar, but no different than S&S and the Zac Spin plus all the shuttle coaster over the years
• Vertical LSM Coaster: There's only so many elements you can do with this type of coaster, and the zig zag loop is slightly different than say, the premier one. The rest of the ride is absolutely 100% original, and I'm super excited for the upside-down launch
Also interesting that when the Mack Power Splash was announced it was compared to Intamin's Impulse design...
If anyone compared those to an Impulse they’re ridiculous. All they have in common is being a shuttle, might as well say they’re like the old Schwarz shuttle loops, or that Intamin ripped those off.
First of all they’re a water coaster, have different spikes, a hill and station turntable. These Intamins are a literal exact copy.
As if anyone would think that’s the same thing!
I wasn't aware of CP building a new coaster in 2021.
If Atlantica is a coaster then I think this is. After all, it does coast along an airtime hill and uses a complete track setup, of which the car can't possibly derail, unlike a Log Flume.My question is; do these count as credits? I’m guessing the Ultra Splash would, but the Giga Splash seems like more of a grey area to me.
My question is; do these count as credits? I’m guessing the Ultra Splash would, but the Giga Splash seems like more of a grey area to me.
The top left one is the standard Mega-Lite, isn't it? The one to the right of it looks like a Mega-Lite with inversions. That ought to be an interesting one, if they can manage to sell it!I believe these are even more new concepts for clone-able models on intamins website.
The top left one is the standard Mega-Lite, isn't it? The one to the right of it looks like a Mega-Lite with inversions. That ought to be an interesting one, if they can manage to sell it!
When I first saw the list, I had this depressed reaction: "Yeah, those coasters are nice, but even Mega-Lites are too big to be built outside major parks nowadays. Who could even afford to build one of those coasters? Huge parks nowadays build big coasters, big parks build medium-sized coasters, medium-sized parks build kiddie coasters, and small parks build used kiddie coasters". But then it struck me that the biggest, fanciest, and most elaborate of those models was the one already built. There's still a market for big coasters out there.This one already exists.