I think it's due to the lack of space. If you look clearly at the map above, then the coaster stretches all the way from Mediterranea (left) to the road leading up to the parking lot (right). Of course they could've moved the road, but then why bother? They already got the tallest coaster in Europe (with quite some margin) and wouldn't be able to keep the world record for very long. I personally hope for a little bit taller/faster, but think it's still gonna be awesome :--Dspicy said:Awesome!!
Is there a height ceiling then? I thought that there wasn't one?
Seems weird not to just go for the height record? Or at least just build a TTD clone? Unless that little bit of extra height and speed makes the cost really increase is only thing I can think.
Couldn't agree more! Don't know what more attractions there will be other than the launcher, drop towers and go-carts? Looks like you wouldn't spend more than 1-2 hours at the park tbh..spicy said:the park looks tiny other than this coaster though.
spicy said:Awesome!! Seems weird not to just go for the height record? Or at least just build a TTD clone? Unless that little bit of extra height and speed makes the cost really increase is only thing I can think.
Nah, I don't think so. That's more of an enthusiast comment (or at least there is always some enthusiast on this forum claiming that is the truth). But from actually talking to general people like friends, colleagues at work etc I've found out that e.g. most people love Helix as an overall ride but found the lunches underwhelming and dissapointing. I would assume the same thing would go for this Ferrari launcher if it'll actually use LSM's. A lot of visitors would be used to more extreme launches, like e.g. Brits who have the powerful Stealth back at home. And even more so since PA already got the mighty Furius Baco in the park. The problem is that Helix has a very substantial ride beside it's launches, while this ride will focus only on the launch. What would people think when this new 100m tall coaster provide a much weaker experinece than what people are used to?Lofty said:To your every day coaster enthusiast it would but the general public are gonna eat this **** up.
This is more like it. If PA will go for LSM's; it'll be because it's a more reliable system. It's a bold move though, since the weaker launch could potentially backfire on them if visitors will find their new bad ass ride "lame".Ben said:Yeah, parks aren't going to pick launch systems based on what we want, they'll pick them based on cost and efficiency.
With LSM launches as good as they are now hydraulic launches are out of date and I'm not sure we'll see many, or any, more.