CW new coaster for 08.

Monday, August 27, 2007 1:19 PM
So is this puppy going to be forceless like Nitro or will it be good? ;)
Monday, August 27, 2007 1:37 PM
Mark Small's avatar I think it looks like it will be more like Goliath at SFOG which I really enjoy, but we won't know until we ride it.
Monday, August 27, 2007 1:47 PM
Nitro is forceless? Since when? I absolutely adore Nitro.
Monday, August 27, 2007 1:47 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar

OhioStater said:
I absloutely love it.

CW finally gets a new, huge, brand-spankin new B & M Hyper coaster, and all people can do is pick it apart and find things to hate about it.


Just be happy for CW!

Who cares is it "looks" like a Goliath? How many B & M coasters "look" like others from other parks/chains?

Now being from Ohio, I am a little miffed this went to CW and KI got ol' X-Flight.

And because this is coming to canada, you will notice that we wont take it for granted. Sorry but it had to be said. I have repeated myself countless times, that it is so difficult for us to travel all the way into the states and ride a brilliant coaster. When do I get to travel to and from just like that, oh, every four years. This is huge and we will love every minute of it. Sometimes people need to take a step back and realize what they are given and stop being so selfish.

Monday, August 27, 2007 1:52 PM
Nyquil has always been forceless. It has more dead hills than the Sahara desert.
Monday, August 27, 2007 2:02 PM

DawgByte II said:
I noticed that in the animation... not cool, but based on B&M's past history of their coasters, they don't use their trims all that much (sans Mantis) where it'll really affect the outcome, as even the mid-course brakes are kept to a minimum.

The trims on Raging Bull really changed the ride. It was much better before they were installed. It's very noticable that they are used.

Monday, August 27, 2007 2:46 PM
rollergator's avatar I've gotten better rides on the Bull, and some not-as-good rides. Same can be said for Apollo (only with a higher-rated *average* ride). Nitro has always been lackluster, from MY experience.

None of them compares to the *forceful* airtime delivered by SFoG's monster...the first B&M that made me re-think my opinions on their trains. Now they're re-designing the trains?

While I still think the Beemers are mostly over-engineered, PCW might very well come out of this with one heck of a powerful ride...if it were for ME (and not for a park), I'd get it in the contract that the ride would be free of trims... ;)

*** Edited 8/27/2007 6:47:22 PM UTC by rollergator***

Monday, August 27, 2007 3:03 PM
The rendering does not have the unique b & m dip on the lift hill. Do you think this has been taken out lately for cost reasons (less support required)? I found this a great feature of Raging Bull. Nothing is hanging over the top of the lift hill on the first drop....
Monday, August 27, 2007 3:14 PM
I agree that the rollout on Raging Bull and Apollo's Chariot is great for ejector air in the back of the train. I don't really know why B&M haven't using it anymore. It seemed to go away when they started building those boring Superman clones.
Monday, August 27, 2007 4:36 PM
Jeff's avatar I can't believe how many people are already writing this thing off. I think some of you will never be happy until someone builds an exact copy of Superman at SFNE.

What's complicated about the trains? It's like any other two-bench car ever built, only the two seats in the back row are a little spaced apart. Who cares?

Longer trains it would seem to me would allow for those longer airtime hills found on the Intamin rides, instead of those pointy things you find on the B&M's with the traditional trains.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Monday, August 27, 2007 4:50 PM
This looks great! Very excited and also nice to have a good reason to renew my CW season pass besides the location and price! One thing I noticed on the stats page:
  • Fiberglass and steel coaches with lapbar restraints and interlocking seat belts
  • Would the seatbelts be a first for B&M? I've only been on Nitro and Canuck Goliath and don't remember any seatbelts.

    Monday, August 27, 2007 4:51 PM
    ^This is a CF park. They probably had to redo the seat configuration to make room for the seatbelts.
    Monday, August 27, 2007 5:09 PM
    Jeff - Have you been on any of the Deja Vu coasters? If so, you can't honestly say they're as easy to load as any other two-bench train. It's a cluster F to say the least.

    Nitro used to have seatbelts when it first opened. They've since been removed.

    Monday, August 27, 2007 5:17 PM
    hopefully the seatbelts will allow them to lay off the trims a little and get better air. The longer cars create a slightly smaller capacity than the 9 car hypers.
    Monday, August 27, 2007 5:29 PM
    Jeff's avatar Yes, I've been on a Vu, and I don't see anything similar about the seats. These are actually two rows.

    Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

    Monday, August 27, 2007 5:50 PM
    Yeah, I don't get it. These trains are nothing like the Vu trains.

    These are just two bench trains with a gap between the back seats. Queue up in pairs and walk across. One line for each row.

    What's the big deal? *** Edited 8/27/2007 9:54:13 PM UTC by Chaindog***

    To being an "us" for once - instead of a "them".

    Monday, August 27, 2007 6:14 PM
    I posted this in the comments in News, but perhaps it bears repeating. I've heard, although can't confirm, that the station will have 16 air gates and riders will board in groups of 2. I highly doubt that it will have any impact on capacity. Besides, Wonderland has never seen anything with capacity anywhere near what this will deliver. I think it will be fine.

    Are you just afraid that your mother won't be able to sit beside you and hold your hand on the tallest and fastest coaster ever built in Canada?

    Monday, August 27, 2007 6:21 PM

    Jeff said:
    I can't believe how many people are already writing this thing off. I think some of you will never be happy until someone builds an exact copy of Superman at SFNE.

    What!!? How could somebody disrespect SFNE and clone their coaster? That would be stoopid. I've already been on that ride. I want something new ;-)

    The only problem with Behemoth is that it is too far north and I might not make it up there for a few years.

    Alan T.--who it could be said lives too far south *** Edited 8/27/2007 10:23:18 PM UTC by Alan T.*** *** Edited 8/27/2007 10:23:55 PM UTC by Alan T.***

    Monday, August 27, 2007 6:28 PM
    I think this is great for Canada. My buddy has been trying to get me to go up there with him for years and now I may have to take him up on his offer.
    Monday, August 27, 2007 7:45 PM

    Pagoda Gift Shop said:
    Ha ha, even after being bought by Cedar Fair...Kings Island continues to get denied from getting a new B&M.

    um, I don't think this is the only new coaster CF is building for next year. If there's any more (and how can there not be?), they'll probably be announced in September or October. Kings Island will get its big new coaster - maybe next year, maybe not, but it'll be soon.


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