I haven´t seen a topic for this and since construction is now at a point where things get really interesting: Here it is!
It is going to be a small-ish B&M Inverter with 5 inversions.
Neighbour-plagued Phantasialand is going the "Nemesis Way" and digs this coaster into the ground. It will traverse through a newly built african section of the park. Theming seems to be very extensive on this one.
The layout begins with a Talon-like sequence of vertical loop, 0G roll and Immelmann, after which there is a corkscrew, turnaround and another corkscrew, followed by an unusual hiG underground figure-8 helix.
Looks like the German cousin to Nemesis at Alton Towers, only that in this case, all the landscaping and building is done artificially. The layout looks like the ride will never really let go of its positive Gs in the second half. I hope that there is no MCBR between the two corks. The first installation of a B&M inverted coaster in Germany ever!
This is going to be very twisted and probably totally overthemed. (The sketches promise a walkway through the loop.)
There is reason to debate if the Immelman on this ride will actually count as an inversion. It is more or less an extreme overbank leading into a drop. Alledgedly it will be titled "junior Immelman". DOH!
Check out the buried helix. This could be really fast and loaded with Gs and limb-choppers.
Alledgedly it will be titled "junior Immelman". DOH!
No, no... according to rcdb it's called a junior immelman, and only because Duane felt it needed to be distinguished from a standard immelman. Pretty sure B&M and Phantasialand have nothing to do with that name (which is fine, because I don't think there needs to be a distinction in terms at all). In my mind it's an immelman, and if you want to get real particular, I'll conceed that it's an inclined immelman.
This is off topic but instead of starting a new thread I need to ask this question? Why was hercules at dorney park closed in 03? This is off topic and has probably been asked many times but i would really like to know. Thank you!
Off topic? Naw! I'm just glad that out of all the other current topics, you chose the one regarding a B&M invert located in Europe as the appropriate one to ask a question regarding Hercules. Makes sense to me. :)
Back on topic, This thing looks nuts! Talk about foot choppers! This thing looks like it will be quite the dissorientating ride. All of the smaller B&M inverts in Europe look fun and quite intense. Nemesis, Inferno and now this. Maybe one of the smaller U.S. parks will decide to try one of these babies instead of even more SLC's.
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It's probably going to be one for those who would have loved B&M to produce more small and intense rides along the lines of their Batman clones, instead of going for the smooth floaty but less forceful flavour. Depending on its speed, Black Mamba could get really crazy The best thing in my opinion is that it doesn't have a break run, but will be speed and surprises non-stop from beginning to end. :)
I still don't know so could someone please tell me. As for picking this thread to ask my question, it would be inappropriate to ask it in any thread understanding that it would be off topic in any of them. I am asking the same question again. Why was hercules closed in 03? I'm not here asking this question to please or hold to any standards for anyone K. Bye for now.
The small windows on the buildings that accompany the lift hill do an amazing job of tricking the eye into thinking that they are much larger. I keep having to re-adjust my perspective when I see the huge track piece ascending into the side.