Tuesday, June 20, 2000 9:57 AM
I was checking out the ArrowBATic on the website earlier and it looks awesome, when are the parks going to start putting them in and is there any chance of one coming to Alton Towers or indeed any park in the UK? I sure hope so!
Tuesday, June 20, 2000 11:43 AM
i heard about sw5 since oblivion was a first and named sw4 so we can only hope
Tuesday, June 20, 2000 12:36 PM
ArrowBATic does look pretty cool, the major downside is ride capacity. It has about the same capicity as a "boomerang" which are notorious for slow moving lines. Arrow may have a winner with this new design, but capicity MUST be improved before any park will even want to buy one.
Gotta ride 'em all!
Tuesday, June 20, 2000 1:22 PM
I don't know about that. There are lots of Boomerangs and Invertigos out there already and their capacity sucks (As Soggy said). Boomerangs have a capacity of ~750 PPH and they continue to install them year after year (Worlds of Fun this year). Invertigos have a capacity of roughly the same (maybe less due to insanely slow load/unload times) so I don't see how this would be a huge problem. The ArrowBATic rides have a capacity of ~900 PPH. Although that is only a slight improvement over the Vekoma production models, I don't see how this will keep parks from purchasing them. I think we will most likely see the family version installed somewhere before the extreme version, but who knows.
*** This post was edited by Camel on 6/20/2000. ***
Wednesday, June 21, 2000 12:52 AM
Duke: whats sw4 & sw5?
And i can't see capacity being a problem cos if the ride is insane surely parks will put it in just for that?
Thursday, June 22, 2000 1:02 PM
sw4 was Alton Towers' code name for Oblivion. (Secret Weapon 4) sw5 is their new secret project.
Friday, June 23, 2000 1:53 AM
Secret Weapon 5? sounds interesting I can't wait to find out what its going to be
Friday, June 23, 2000 4:38 AM
I read some rumors that Knott's Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America is getting an ArrowBATic. Most likely the family model.