They've finally made significant progress on the loop (since it's not in Norway, how about we call it the Pennsylvania Dutch Loop?:) ) Anyway, it looks quite smooth and should be a rather interesting element. The one thing I'm wondering about is the cobra roll since I've never ridden one on an Intamin and with those restraints.
How about that new extreme thrill ride-- spiral staircase on a crane? Brrrrrrrrr.
Anyway they look like regular pretzel mini-twists but my god are they light and crispy and just delicious as can be. Especially with some Central PA sweet/hot mustard. Drooool.
(Or insert name of your favorite snack food producer from southcentral PA.)
Nothing better than my kids wondering if they're a Twizzler or a Jolly Rancher as they stand in line to ride The Reese's Extreme Cup Challenge or wait in line to get their picture taken with a guy dressed as a Kit Kat bar.
(nice play on 'pretzel loop' though :) )
Sorry, I'm not doing my best to derail the thread but snack/junk food discussions I do not pass up. *** Edited 3/26/2008 9:59:05 PM UTC by matt.***
I don't consider Hershey a snack food company-- they're a candy company. LOL. I was thinking more along the lines of all the chip and pretzel factories in the region. Herr's, Utz, Martin's, Good's, Snyder's, Sturgis (Julius and Tom), Bickel's, King's, and I'm just scratching the surface. No wonder why we're all so plump in PA. :) *** Edited 3/26/2008 10:17:16 PM UTC by RatherGoodBear***
It just doesn't make good business sense to copy one ride just because it's hugely successful somewhere else.
And do you really think HP thought of this concept right after Maverick was announced? Highly unlikely. The demise of the Western Chuteout for another attraction was being circulated on the internet months before the official ride announcement.
I think the whole "If CP builds it, then no one else should be able to build one" strikes of elitism. Give me an example of CP building something that no one else could build afterwards? Do you know that TTD and KK where bought at the same time?
I don't understand the attitude for it It does no good for the manufacturer who has to keep things exclusive (and hence loses money), and no good for the customer who may never get to ride that design etc.
Also, remember that immitation is the sincerest form of flattery :)
coastin' since 1985
Why couldn't Batman:The Ride be a one of a kind ride? Raptor's trains, loops, and turns resemble it...
Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.
In no way does this copy off of Maverick. There are different inversions, the propulsion systems are different (lift vs. magnetic), the speeds are different, the heights are different, the number of trains are different, and I could keep going.
More than just Maverick features a beyond vertical drop and Intiman has been using shorter trains on a lot of their new coasters.
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