another clone wave?

Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:17 AM
As you all know, Six Flags has a way with cloning. Just look at the nearly ten Batman clones installed in a lot of Six Flags. I think Superman-Ultimate Flight is another clone wave to hit Six Flags. Three Supermans of the same design have been built since 2002 and I have a feeling a lot more parks will get them. What do you guys think??

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:21 AM
I think it's a non-issue. Almost every park has a carousel, tilt-o-whirl, scrambler, log flume, rapids ride, shoot-the-chutes...I don't see the big deal in parks having the same model coaster, either.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:23 AM
I agree with Moosh. The general public doesn't want to have to travel halfway across the country just to get on a special type of coasters. Further more, a lot of them don't even know that another one exists.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:25 AM
Yah, your'e right. I am just having a little deja-vu from 1992-93 when the first Batmans starting popping up.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:29 AM
Adding to my last statement, I don't prefer clones. I like every park to be creative and original, like CP or IOA (my favrite parks)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:39 AM
I don't know if you know this, but Raptor does have a clone. ;)

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*** This post was edited by CsTrFrK 7/9/2003 11:39:13 AM ***

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:39 AM
Hate to break this news to you, but both IOA and CP have clones in their ride line-up.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:41 AM
I know Raptor has a clone, but was the first of that design. And where has IOA cloned? I can't think of any other B&M dueling coasters or launched coasters. Are you talking about that Flying Unicorn?
By the way, Im talking about cloned roller coasters, not carousels.
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*** This post was edited by Apunahasapinapetilan 7/9/2003 11:44:26 AM ***
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:52 AM
I think S:UF is going to be the next wave of clones at SF parks. I suppose it really doesn't matter that much, but it's nice to know you're getting a ride that's new and one of a kind, especially if you travel around to other parks and you've already ridden the same ride that you're home park is getting. About the Raptor thing, Raptor was the original, which is why it is recognized as the #12 steel coaster in the Golden Tickets and not Orochi, the Japanese clone.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:55 AM
I wonder why Orochi hasn't been noticed like Raptor. I think its because Raptor is at Cedar Point, which instantly gives the coaster credit.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:57 AM
CP also has a Schwarzkopf Wildcat that, yes, is a clone.

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Am I really that shy?

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:58 AM
And if S:UF does get cloned more, I bet it will be either SFMM or SFoT
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 7:59 AM
Even Disney has a clone!!!

As far as being "creative and original", why should a park cater or one-tenth of one-percent of the guests who are coaster geeks?

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:03 AM
I'll give you that one, janfederick. The general public usually goes to the park nearest them, and they wouldn't know the difference

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:07 AM
Yup, and why spend all that money on engineering and developing a new layout when most folks don't know that there is one across the country.

Heck, I found myself mentioning TTD to folks in line for the Xcelerator. Even though it wasn't a clone, and much larger, they didn't care at all. They couldn't stop talking about Xcelerator. Made me feel rather stupid actually.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:10 AM
If you think about it, CP could have added two overbanks like Xcelerator after the top hat.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:13 AM
Yah, but after spending several million on the 400' tower, overbanks the height of Millie probably would have added a few more million.

But yah, can't say that I wasn't just a teensy bit sad that they didn't do more with all that kinetic energy. But then again, when you play Rollercoaster Tycoon scenarios without cash, you kinda get used to extracting as much as you can out of it. ;)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:15 AM
Wow, we actually made it a couple of weeks without another clone topic.

John Q. Customer doesn't likely know or care about duplicate rides at other parks.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:18 AM
Instead of overbanks, they could have added a hill

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 8:21 AM
Well, having not ridden it yet, I can't even begin to speculate if it could be designed better (layout that is), for all I know, the screeching halt could add a lot to the ride.

All I know is that Xcelerator along with Ghostrider are two of my most favoritest rides, and keeps me from going to Magic Mountain as much as I would otherwise. I wouldn't change Xcelerator a bit.

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