All in All I'm glad to see a new coaster and even though I have said what I have ... I'll still ride in sometime in the future.
OK...so what about question 2? What in the heck would they do if it stops at the top of a vertical lift?
Even though the video showed a chain lift, maybe they would use LSM's like Maverick instead. Or would it require to much power to lift slowly, straight up? If they could do that, a stop on the lift would result in the train slowly dropping backwards down the lift.
Anyone else realize that HP is also installing some sort of spinning flat ride by Wisdom for next year?
ColumbusCoaster beat you to it.
Not quite as exciting as Fahrenheit, but Hershey is also adding Howler, a Wisdom Tornado.
I think it's a home run, and more and more, Hershey, not Cedar Point, is the reason that I'm disappointed that I'm no longer a Pittsburgh resident. They've gotten my vote 2 years in a row for Park of the Year, I see no reason why this wouldn't already seal the deal for them for '08! Good job Hershey.
Maybe they'll just pluck people out with a cherry picker. I mean, I know that have to have something in mind, I just cant fathom what it is.
This ride looks so awesome. It's looks way better than Maverick.
You say that like its a great thing. watch out usa intamin is infiltrating us with boring painful rides. i.e. maverick and now this. A sad time in steel coaster history when we settle for rides like these. Remember the good old days when rides like Millenium Force were the best? And now look at us we are settling for coasters 1/3 the size of good ones. Sorry for the rant, i know i will be flamed for this one b/c for some reason not many hate maverick.
It's fun, loaded with airtime, and intense as hell.
Oh, it wasn't 500 feet tall? My bad - I guess that's "sad".
thats why people like it more, even someone's 500lb relatives can fit into those seats. I liked the good old days when you could tell them to get off and lose weight. *** Edited 9/27/2007 11:59:51 PM UTC by coasterj87***
LOL. I don't know how to say this without sounding really stupid, but let's just say I'm almost overly obsessed with my physical fitness. Try again.
The common perception from both the majority of people, lawyers and insurance companies is that when inversions are present, so should the shoulder harness. There's still a belief that you need to have a shoulder restraints in order to go upside-down.
I wish it wasn't the case, but at least the new Intamin OTSRs are far enough away from most people's bodies, that the "real" restraint is in fact the lap-bar portion.
I think it's a nice ride, little anticipointment with the whole Nantimi thing but I'll live. Go Hershey!
PLEASE UNDERSTAND! This is a CHAIN lift coaster! No launch! CHAIN!
So what I wanna know...would a launch be better than a chain or not? Because while this is similar to the Euro-fighter which uses chains, this has different trains and track!
While I agree a launch would draw awful comparisons to Stormrunner, at the same time, it just seems to me that Intamin went to Hershey and said...
"Here's your coaster, and for only $17 million!!"
Then Hershey said, "Ummm...we only got $16 million, what can you do for us?"
Then Intamin said, "What about...we rip out the launch and put in a chain lift??"
I'll reserve final judgment until I ride it, but this 97 degrees could be going to waste here.
And while I'm still in a sleep-deprived, totally cynical vein, why is the Nantimi thing "anticipointment"? Wasn't part of the game trying to prove that it was a viral marketing campaign? Was anyone really expecting this was anything less than a well thought out, cleverly executed game by Hershey?
If this coaster is causing this much anticipointment, I'd hate to know what everyone was anticipating.
wasnt pointing at you just stating in general. its more friendly to overweight people.
It's also more friendly to people that put a high value on their life since numerous Intamin coasters with lap bars were known to toss riders from the train... two off the top of my head being SFNE's Superman and Knott's Perilous Plunge.
^ I have no idea what people were anticipating. Besides, remember that guy was tossing about various hints a month or so ago and people were suggesting he was full of it? Don't look now, but the ride he mentioned is getting built.
*** Edited 9/28/2007 1:44:29 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***
It was exactly as I was expecting ;)
My one friend commented on not being able to relax at all due to the constant turns. Funny, when I ride something as intense as Maverick, I don't want to be able to relax:)
I think ultimately, the public will be the one who dictates if the restraints stay or get changed. If enough people complain about them, Cedar Point might look at other options.
An administrator on the unmentionable site had a very interesting theory concerning Maverick. Maybe it was originally designed as an Aquatrax (he just rode an Aquatrax and said the similarities are uncanny), they tried the heartline spin, and Sandor decided it was too intense. So they already had the backup piece in place.
I think he even found it to be a crazy theory, but how in the heck did they design something that fast, get it manufactured, painted and put into place?
Other than that it looks to me like Hershey has a winner and another season pass bought by me. *** Edited 9/28/2007 4:47:41 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
Edited because I can't spell Fahrenheit :) *** Edited 9/28/2007 5:17:51 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
Why is the 97 degree drop wasted with a lift? I think the opposite is true-- taken at a slower speed is going to create some anxiety and anticipation just being perched there for even a second realizing you can't see the track ahead of you. If you're just launched over it at however many MPH, would you even notice?
I can't believe all the cries of disappointment, being underwhelmed, being bored, unimpressed, etc. Not just with this announcement, but for everyone that's come out so far... Behemoth, Kima, all of the Six Flags offerings. Christmas at your houses must be downright depressing if you don't get exactly what you wanted (or expected).
It's kind of sad in a way that so many people can be so jaded-- especially so many of them being young. If all these coasters are boring to you, I don't know what else to tell you to do for excitement except maybe sign up for a tour of duty in Iraq.
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