CW Announcement coming Aug 27

Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:27 PM
Yeah, that is pretty much a match for this photo:

Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:31 PM
also check out the picture they have when you get the 175 feet. Could mean nothing, but looks more like a floorless track than a hyper.
Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:33 PM

xX eNeRtIa Xx said:
I've always wondered... why build a Coaster at 175 feet, when you're 25 feet away from 200. 200 feet incorporates a whole new aspect to market from.

53 meters vs 61 meters isn't much of a difference when you're marketing to people used to metric measurements.

Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:35 PM

Cropsey said:
also check out the picture they have when you get the 175 feet. Could mean nothing, but looks more like a floorless track than a hyper.

Nope, it looks like Patriot. Exactly like Patriot.

Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:54 PM
That has to be some kind of error... The construction gif shows something entirely different and it's abnormal for a park to have an slc and a b&m inverted, unless they plan on getting rid of top gun...

my two cents

Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:06 PM
DawgByte II's avatar The construction pics on the flash are just sillouttes of coasters in construction from other parks (if not, re-touched at that)... and has probably little to no barring on what it really is.

It most likely will be some version of a hyper coaster since that is essentially the only type of coaster that Wonderland is missing.

Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:27 PM
Very true, although the silhouette of the completed coaster (from the split second I saw) seemed very different from any hyper I've seen. Unless it was different coasters meshed together-which I doubt. From that last image of the gif it looked like it would have 2 hills after the first drop, followed by the mid-break, a downward helix into a banked turn and a low to the ground carousel turn back into a return leg of a few bunny hops and into the final break-run. That is, if it's right. *** Edited 8/23/2007 7:33:33 PM UTC by fearandloathing***
Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:35 PM
After taking a desktop snapshot of the image, I no longer have any idea...
Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:40 PM
It does look like Patriot, but like was mentioned above probably just some sort of B&M stock photo that doesn't mean much.
Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:56 PM
I was referring to the gif not the obvious Patriot silhouette...
Thursday, August 23, 2007 4:18 PM
The renderings were changed. A source says that park wasn't thrilled that the flash had been cracked and quickly swapped images. Not sure if that's true.

Either way, track started showing up today, and it's for sure B and M. Yellow and Orange track with Blue up-rights. Very nice!

Thursday, August 23, 2007 4:29 PM
Nice pictures! Thanks. I'm surprised it doesn't have red in it somewhere. :)
Thursday, August 23, 2007 4:35 PM
Talon always had a nice paint job, should look great for a hyper...
Thursday, August 23, 2007 6:13 PM
Nice! It will definately be VERY noticible driving by the park on the 400.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007 6:17 PM
bobthecoasterguy's avatar When you change your date to the 27th and 175' comes up, all the little bars on the side aren't full. So it could still be 200'+. Just interesting to note, since I'd assume they'll actually change the flash when they announce it.


Thursday, August 23, 2007 7:10 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar You never know, but I wouldn't count on it. B&M doesn't normaly go over 200'. There is no need to.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007 7:12 PM
Nitro is 230' tall. Raging Bull is 202' tall. Silver Star is 240' tall.
Thursday, August 23, 2007 8:05 PM
Honestly, I hope this isnt the most thrilling coaster going up this off season, seeing how we had Goliath at SFOG and Expedition Everest going up in offseason 05 and Maverick, Wicked, Furious Baco, Renegade, and probably more I am forgetting in offseason 06 at least those were my first two off seasons as an ethusiast, but I am sure it will shape up when the dive, and Prefab wooden ones go up in china.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:45 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar I didn't say never. I just said normaly.

B&M's built since 2006:

Led Zeppelin 150' (opens in 2008)

Griffon 205'

Phaethon 147'

Hollywood Dream: The Ride 144'

Crystal Wings 106'

Black Mamba 85'

Goliath 174'

Tatsu 170'

Patriot 149'

Goliath 200'

8 out of the last 10 are under 200'
*** Edited 8/24/2007 1:53:05 AM UTC by Jason Hammond***

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Thursday, August 23, 2007 10:36 PM
matt.'s avatar ^That has little to do with the designer itself and all of what the parks order. It's not like if this were an Intamin coaster it would be more likely to be over 200 feet tall based purely on that in and of itself.

There are many good possible reasons to say "This coaster will probably not be over 200ft tall" but "Because it's a B&M" isn't really one of them.

I mean by the same token you could say "This coaster is likely to be over 200ft. tall because B&M has often gone over 200ft. in the past." *** Edited 8/24/2007 2:37:43 AM UTC by matt.***


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