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Six Flags America | Firebird | B&M Floorless Conversion (of Apocalypse)

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Matt N, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

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    They look nice! I really like the whole visual brand they've got going with this!

    Also, will this eventually go in Roller Coaster Construction, like Rougarou and Patriot's threads did?
     
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    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Unique logo and name.. used on a :emoji_poop:ty standup which has been repainted 4 times.

    Six Flags being Six Flags. Woo.
     
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    I'm actually saddened by this. Rode Apocalypse this year and thought it was a really good ride. Haven't been a huge fan of the floorless conversations but I know I'm almost assuredly in the minority here
     
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    I like the name, it's simple and works much better than any other name Six Flags has come up with. I haven't done this stand up but if it rode anything like Vortex at Carowinds then good riddance.
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    The cynic in me thinks they went with that name so they can keep the fire effect. Makes sense.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    I like the logo... and that's all she has to say on the matter.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Moved to construction.

    Little care for this, I don't see myself going back to SFA in any sort of realistic time scale, and I already have the cred, so... meh?
     
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    Thanks very much @Hixee!
     
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    It's a cop out of an announcement but saying that, if a UK park re-themed a coaster and converted the trains I'd be hyped.
    Colossus floorless or something (as unrealistic as that is) would get me excited.
     
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    ^Shockwave floorless?
     
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    I was thinking just that, ATI! I personally reckon Shockwave would have quite a bit of potential as a floorless!
     
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    TBH I think I'd rather just have it removed and replaced with a compact launch coaster.
     
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    Can B&M even put Floorless trains on an Intamin stand-up? It seems like they would have done this to Cobra at La Ronde if it was possible.
     
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    I don't actually know, but B&M did put new rolling stock on Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima, so I don't see why they'd be averse to putting floorless trains on a standup coaster with a similar track design to their ones, personally.
     
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    Well if you can put B&M hyper trains on a Morgan giga I don't see why not.
     
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    This. The track style is very similar and the trains can be custom built to make it happen.
     
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    I echo Snoo's statement. Poor ride, but hopefully the conversion will breathe new life into it. I like Rougarou's conversion - it's a better ride for it, but Patriot is a pile of trash. Hopefully this works out for the better.
     
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    I'd rather it be demolished & replaced with a decent size flat ride than it be converted into a floorless.


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    Defeats the purpose does it not? Yeah, for an enthusiast, agreed.. but from a business standpoint, nope.
     
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    I like it, it gives this ride more life I hope.

    It's a shame that this ride doesn't get more love considering it's significance.
     
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