If I'm correct I read that after all the trouble that SF went through with rides such as ,X-flight, X ,Batwing and the Deja vu triplets SF has given up on prototype coasters for a good long time.
It'll be quite a while before we see a prototype coaster show up in any SF parks,they just don't want to invest tons of money in a ride that may not work properly.
Magnum is Red,
Millenium Force is Blue.
I love Wicked Twister
And Raptor too.
The ice age killed the dinosaurs, we killed ourselves.
Since Air and S:UF opened so close together, you could almost call them twin prototypes. By all acounts, S:UF has been a huge success. Also, the word on the street is that B&M will be fooling around with their trains and load/unload sytem 'till the get something a little faster, making all new B&M flyers mini-prototypes for a while yet, I would assume. Yet, Six Flags seems to want to do the same thing with S:UF that it did with B:TR.
Come to think of it, haven't all B&M prototypes been at Six Flags, and hasn't Six Flags been happy every time? Their first coatser was IronWolf at Great America, their first inverted was at the same park, their first floorless was at Great Adventure, and one of their two first hypers was at Great America again. Okay, so Six Flags didn't get their first regular sit-down. But judging from their B&M history, I think that if B&M come out with something new, Six Flags would be willing to give it a whirl.
(Six Flags also got the first three copies of the boomerang's replacement, the impulse. If they're not happy with them, they're out of their minds.)
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No they may be done with prototypes for awhile but they darn sure aren't done with record breakers.
Most people seem to have conveniently forgotten that Six Flags has also been extremely successful with prototypes as well. Do Batman and Medusa ring a bell? Then again, I think it's best that they have gone back to working almost exclusively with B&M and Intamin.
"Escuse me, can you tell me where the heck the Mystery Lodge is"?
I can tell you this much. Kings Island had a disaster with The Bat, Volcano and Hypersonic and they are still going to prototypes with the likes of Steath, SOB ect.
If it is something different and thrilling, Parks are going to go for it to get the DRAW.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!
Yeah. The one thing I love about the Paramoun parks is they're not afraid to step up and build those amazing prototypes! You hafta start somewhere and not many other chains have the guts or tradition to do it like Paramount!
I doubt any prototypes will be built at a SF park for a LONG time.
It'll be a good idea for SF to stay away from Vekoma period,as we all know most of their rides especially their prototypes just don't work reliably.
Paramount took a chance and failed on one prototype stealth and after it's dismall opening year performance gave up their exclusive marketing of the vekoma flying dutchman coaster thus allowing SF to use the design in two of their parks,with of course less than perfect results.
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