Fact Or Fiction

Sunday, August 19, 2001 9:21 PM
Are any of the following true or are they just internet urban legend.
1. Dollywood,CP have contracts with Arrow and B&M
2. Arrow has a two year waiting list for new 4d's
3. Alton Towers has an exclusive contract with B&M (Flying/Oblivian)
4. CCI won't build a coaster over a certain height
5. Calfornia has a law requiring looping coasters to have OTSR'S
6. Florida or Orlando has a 300ft limit
The list goes on do we except these as reality or are they just myths that we read so often we except as the truth

*** This post was edited by Coaster Bob on 8/20/2001. ***

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 9:36 PM
I have answers for a couple.

3. Not true. There is a B&M Dive Macine in Tiawan. This place has information on it.

5. I don't think it's true. Doesn't Greezed Lightnin' (Tidal Wave) at PGA have only lap bars? Same thing with Montezoma's Revenge.

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 9:40 PM
5.) False - Greased Lightnin' at PGA has lap bars.

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*** This post was edited by StealthmF5m3 on 8/20/2001. ***

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 9:55 PM
> 1. Dollywood,CP have contracts with Arrow and B&M

False, although like Disney, Arrow is responsible for a lot of the 1960-1993 construction at CP.

> 2. Arrow has a two year waiting list for new 4d's

Hard to say

> 3. Alton Towers has an exclusive contract with B&M
> (Flying/Oblivian)

Was true for Oblivion until 3/29/2000
For the flying, there's still some argument.

> 4. CCI won't build a coaster over a certain height

False, but CCI will bid excessive high for projects over a certain height (SoB). That height appears to be around 140'.

> 5. Calfornia has a law requiring looping coasters to have > OTSR'S

Apparently false, although there have been rumblings about a *county* law regarding this.

> 6. Florida or Orlando has a 300ft limit

For Florida, incredibly doubtful. For Orlando, I can't say.

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Monday, August 20, 2001 5:09 AM
3) Alton Towers did have an excluive with Oblivion, has expired now though.
They may have one with whatever it is that makes AIR (aerial inverter ride) a "next generation" ride. We shall see.

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Monday, August 20, 2001 4:28 PM
Thanks for clearing up some of these issues.
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