Dark Knight (Six Flags Great America)

Sunday, April 20, 2008 5:41 PM
I know this question has probably been answered but is Dark Knight the exact same layout as King Chaos in Great America.
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Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:29 PM
Whoa, not even close.

King Chaos is a Huss top spin flatride.

Dark Knight is a Mack mouse coaster.

However, I am guessing that you were thinking about Ragin Cajun which is their Reverchon spinning mouse coaster. To answer your question with this, no, they are not the exact same layout.

The Dark Knight will not be a spinner. *** Edited 4/20/2008 11:31:19 PM UTC by Chitown***


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Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:51 PM
But will for all intensive purposes have the same track layout, the standard mouse set up.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008 8:44 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Oh? Tell me Touchdown...which of these is the standard mouse set up:

Zamperla/Reverchon Spinner

Mack Mouse

The layout of the Mack mouse (Dark Knight) and the Zamperla/Reverchon Spinning Mouse (Rajun Cajun) are only similar in that they both feature what would be considered mouse elements: tight u-turns and abrupt drops. As you can see from the pics above they offer them in different quantities and with distinctly different layouts.

*** Edited 4/21/2008 12:45:20 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Sunday, April 20, 2008 9:14 PM
The Zamperla version has more zigzags than the Mack version. During the zigzags though, the ride is mostly spinning so you don't really feel like you do on the Mack standard coaster. For the Mack coaster, it's 3 drops (2 big drops), a zigzag portion, and it has curvey track to get to the drops.
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Monday, April 21, 2008 6:47 AM
Sorry, they all feel the same to me. Never noticed there was actually a difference in the last portion of the ride.

I still dont understand why SFGAm got a version of this one, but I hope its a hit for them.


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Monday, April 21, 2008 2:32 PM

Touchdown said:
But will for all intensive purposes have the same track layout, the standard mouse set up.

That's like saying why have two cars because they offer the same experience...

Also, as a side note, the saying is "For all intents and purposes" not "intensive purposes". This is not meant as a grammar slam, just informative because it drive me crazy seeing phrases get butchered...


--George H

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Monday, April 21, 2008 3:02 PM
matt.'s avatar

redman822 said:
That's like saying why have two cars because they offer the same experience...

I'm trying to wrap my head around this but no, I'm pretty sure that's not in any way similar.

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Monday, April 21, 2008 3:14 PM
Well it IS a ride for that same old Batman Movie.
For all intensive purposes! :)

-CO


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Monday, April 21, 2008 4:21 PM

matt. said:

redman822 said:
That's like saying why have two cars because they offer the same experience...

I'm trying to wrap my head around this but no, I'm pretty sure that's not in any way similar.


It's sarcasm - cars off the same experience, for all intents and purposes....


--George H

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Monday, April 21, 2008 6:43 PM
Oops, sorry - I was going to correct on the "intents and purposes" thing. I didn't read ahead far enough.

And it's still two mice in one park, whether they're the exact same kind or not. I hope the public perceives them as different enough to be both worthwhile as attractions. No doubt the Chicago Tribune will rip them another one because it's not Raging Bull or the birth of Batman. *** Edited 4/21/2008 10:46:35 PM UTC by Seahawk & the Wave***

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Monday, April 21, 2008 7:53 PM
I think the public will think of them differently if they can do as good a job as Exterminator at KW. It's still a mouse inside a box though. If they run it like Hersheypark's, then it'll be awesome.

If on the other hand, they brake it to death, then it might not be so great. But, slower might be good to take in the set pieces.

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Monday, April 21, 2008 10:28 PM
Well, based on the Schlitt' Express (Mack Wild Mouse in France, that is the first version of the Mouse SF bought), the top portion will be unbraked. The brakes in the bottom section have magnetic brakes to slow the cars down.
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