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I've heard a little bit about this so far. I read that article in the paper, sadly it didn't say much besides it would be better. Although I guess that's good.
Just incase you were wonderding it's planned to go in West of Colossus (which is the parking lot) but I expect it will be themed and such. (Also heard that it will be in the area of those big blue buildings that are indoor tennis courts that aren't used I think.)
I'm just wondering since the main rumor I heard is that it was a design by Arrow but is being built by someone else (not S&S) so we'll see how that ends up.
Can't wait for my one park trip this whole year to Lagoon! /sarcasm
I think the Screamscape rumor was Zirier (sp?, you know the company that makes those Tivoli coasters with the long trains at SF parks) was going to build a prototype version of their launched coaster. Sounds interesting too...
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.
But Zierer has had no history of building a launch coaster, wouldn't you expect to see at least a little info on a new coaster prototype on their website? Plus, Zierer has only had one coaster over 100ft.
Twister II wrote:But Zierer has had no history of building a launch coaster, wouldn't you expect to see at least a little info on a new coaster prototype on their website? Plus, Zierer has only had one coaster over 100ft.
And that means what? INTAMIN, Vekoma, Gerstauler, Arrow, B&M, S&S, Zamperla all had no history at large rides, launched, looping, etc at some point and they've all proven they are possible ... while at the same time finding flaws with their designs.
Just becuase a company hasn't done it, doesn't mean it will suck or be horrible. I must say B&M's first launched coaster attempt was a pretty rad invention, along with INTAMIN's newer launched rides .. sans the breakdowns.
Yesterday I was at Lagoon and ran into one of their marketing employees out talking to the guests. I asked about the new ride fro next year and got some interesting info. I was told the new ride design was done "in house" and only the cars would be manufactured by a European company. I asked if that meant Lagoon was fabing the track and he said they were. Having met the in house engineer through my electrical business, I must admit to being a bit afraid. The marketing guy did confirm at least two barrel rolls, but the rest of the ride is top secret. Apparently a promo video was shown to all of the full time employees over the past few weeks and the few I spoke with seemed a bit underwhelmed.
It will NOT be an SLC. It has been confirmed several times that it will be designed by Zierer and local contractors will build it. It is supposed to go from Colossus to roller coaster, opening up a new ride area. There will be no SLC in SLC. They learned their lesson after the Bat.
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