Monday, January 8, 2001 4:26 PM
It seems as though not many B&M coasters have been either announced or discovered yet. The list sofar consists of:
1. Talon - Dorney Park (announced)
2. Wildfire - Silver Dollar City (announced)
3. ??? (Nitro) - SFGAdv (track on site)
Am I missing any *confirmed* coasters? By "confirmed" I mean that either the ride has been announced or track has been seen spotted on site.
In recent years past B&M has turned out anywhere from four to six coasters per year. Unless they are having an off year there are sure to be more rides to come. Or perhaps they have reached the saturation point for their current line of products? Let the discussion begin.
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Monday, January 8, 2001 5:23 PM
Well there is the Standup rumor for SFNE(formerly SFA) and nobody really knows what SFOG is getting.
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Monday, January 8, 2001 7:46 PM
Those are the only confirmed B&M coasters this year in the US that you listed, James. I'm still saying that SFNE is not getting a stand up. Maybe there will be more overseas coasters this year?
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 12:36 AM
So this tells that all the rumours about B&M being completely "booked out" for the next five years are not exactly true.
Talking about oversaturation might be true for northern america, but certainly not for the rest of the world. Europe has only four: Nemesis and Oblivion are even in the same park. Katun is in Italy and Dragon Kahn in Spain. The latter two are located in holiday destination parks, that dont cater to the people living in the area.
But all rumours about B&M coasters in europe under the Six flags brand dont seem to come true. Since Vekoma has such a tight and cheap grip on SF.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 3:01 PM
The only coasters that I have heard rumors of that SFoG is getting are the Flying Dutchman or a Super Invertigo. B&M make none of the above, so SFoG is out of the question for a B&M. I did talk to a person down there today and he did say that SFoG was getting a coaster. He didn't know what kind or who made it though. He also said that there is no track on site yet, and that they just started dirt work beside the go-karts today.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 5:13 PM
If SFOG is just starting ground work then it is moving at the same pace or faster than the other SF parks. I mean look at SFMM they don't have track for X or Deja Vu, but they are starting groundwork. I would love to see a B&M hyper at my home park SFOG! BTW what would be the point of a park having the coaster track for 3 or 4 months before construction of the ride(e.g. Nitro)?
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Wednesday, January 10, 2001 5:10 AM
My thought on "Nitro" is that it may be a record smashing giga-coaster and they don't want news of that getting out to other parks who could potentially try to beat that record.
As for New England's stand-up, I'd say that that probably will happen. The original rumor has been around for several weeks, which means a lot at this point in the year. Secondly, track pieces have supposedly been spotted heading north from New York. Dorney Park's Talon would be west, so that strengthens this possibility even more. In addition, the zoning board in Largo, MD (home to SFA where this stand-up was originally planed to go) confirmed that the stand-up was going to be installed. Since Six Flags bought the Flying Dutchman and is now gonna build that at SFA, SFNE seems a prime target for that stand-up.
Wednesday, January 10, 2001 5:19 AM
Beat the record? Does anyone spontaneously decide in January to build a coaster over 300 feet?
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