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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby texcoaster » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:57 am

Dropping in the dark, six people at a time.... Maybe a DDD with a tunnel?
I agree that the waterpark is the most likely target for new stuff, but I can't think of anything that fits the description.

Also, on their Facebook, they mention that it will be a "world's first..."

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Postby vdejarnette » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:44 am

Every fiber of my being wishes it was a DDD clone or something similar, but my gut and history of being disappointed by these announcements tells me this is a new 6-slide mat racer.

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Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:07 am

texcoaster wrote:I agree that the waterpark is the most likely target for new stuff, but I can't think of anything that fits the description.

Also, on their Facebook, they mention that it will be a "world's first..."


deathbydinn wrote:You reach 40 mph in Bonzai Pipelines, although so far they've been built with clear tubes, not dark tubes.


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Postby eddie200330 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:59 am

It says "estimated" speed. That kinda makes me think that there is factor of amount of people or weight, pointing to water related rides. If it were a dry ride it would have an actual speed.
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Postby 3Mutts » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:14 pm

I'm going to agree with people saying that this is a water slide since I don't see SFA getting a new coaster for at least the next 3-5 years.
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Postby theonetheonlyJT » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:49 pm

^ Or for another 11 years :lmao: but at least it will be new and not a used ride (hopefully).
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Postby StarWars » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:57 pm

Could it be a water coaster for Hurricane Harbor? That would be pretty cool.

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Postby Voxelmatic » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:26 pm

^It's gonna be an Aquatrax! But seriously, it could be one, based on the clues the park has been putting out. If not, then it's probably going to be a mat racer slide.
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Postby A.J. » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:36 pm

If I were to guess based on the teaser, I'd say that it is going to be some sort of dark speed slide with a trapdoor start. I'm guessing it will be the world's first dark looping speed slide (a horizontal loop is still a loop), probably from ProSlide, because you get "total darkness" for a few seconds if you have more than just the drop.
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Postby robbalvey » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:19 am

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Are you ready to free-fall through a 250-foot plus enclosed water slide? Six Flags America is thrilled to announce the all-new, first of its kind in the world Bonzai Pipelines, a 65-foot tall waterslide complex featuring not one, not two, but six outrageously fast and intense drop launch looping body slides.

After climbing to the top of the six-story tower set amid the Hurricane Harbor’s incredible existing line-up of waterslides, pools, and attractions, you will step inside one of the six state-of-the-art launch capsules.

Once you and five other riders are enclosed in the “Drenaline Drop” launching capsule, with hands behind your head, the floor will drop and everyone will enter a virtual free-fall for approximately 50 feet through clear tubing before hurtling into pitch darkness for the remaining 200 plus feet–including a tight 360 degree loop! You and your fellow riders will shoot down a total of six stories into a long run-off tube before emerging.

Best of all, each of the six body slides has their own unique path of twists and turns resulting in six different heart-pounding free-fall experiences to keep you screaming all summer long!

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