Quality is not the best, but it shows small parts of the multi-media pre-launch-show and a good look at the tremendous speed this ride keeps until the very end.
Apart from the new X-style seating (which tends to be very vibrating ans shaky in the outside seats) It is the first launch coaster to stay very close to the ground and even has a drop after the launch.
Did I mention that it looks incredibly fast?
Did you guys say the same thing when they built the first B:TR? No track above you, no track below you, certainly seems thrilling to me. At least it was on X. *** Edited 6/5/2007 8:06:47 PM UTC by matt.***
Furius Baco looks like fun too. It's obvious though that very few parks have 21 million to throw at a new coaster.
I really like the way Baco just goes out into the trenches. I am pretty sure that this, the heartline roll and the turn above watersurface will benefit from the exposed seating arrangement.
Personally, compared to Maverick's $21 million US price tag - Cedar Point got one sweet deal.
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
*** Edited 6/6/2007 3:37:32 AM UTC by Mamoosh***
That's not to say I don't think it's a good ride- I'm sure it is and would love to find out one day- but I don't see that seating being a great thing now and I'm pretty certain years of use will eventually lead to that seating being more of a headache than an asset.
*** Edited 6/6/2007 1:18:56 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***
But I must say that everything that changes the boxed in Intamin seating is a welcome change.
Rob Ascough said:
but steel coasters need to be innovative... something this ride isn't after all the hype.
This is silly. First of all, why do steel coasters need to be innovative? I don't see much innovation at all in what enthusiasts have called the best steel coasters in the world for a while here -
so, I mean....I don't get it. There are plenty of wonderful steel coasters all over the world that aren't innovative in the least.
Second, I don't get the comment about "hype" either. We pretty much knew what this coaster was from the get-go, a launched coaster with a seats-on-the-side configuration with twisty low to the ground turns. I mean I don't know what "hype" about innovation this isn't living up to based on the videos.
I mean it's fine to have a negative opinion about a ride based on personal taste but living in Connecticut the only "hype" I've seen is the occasional thread on internet message boards and construction pics from folks over in Spain. It's not like the park hyped up the ride as one thing and delivered something else.
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