Invertigo Going to a New Home

Sunday, January 30, 2011 12:01 PM
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Raven-Phile said:
Some places have ways to bypass those lines, for a small fee, you know. :)

Agreed - And it's a totally fair and equitable system! ;-)

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Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:30 PM

I think MiA would be a good fit for this ride. But, they are getting a new addition to the water park this year, so it will be three more years before they do anything even noteworthy.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:25 PM

I too tend to dismiss Invertigo for a lot of the same reasons mentioned above, but I'll be darned - everytime I ride it I wind up having a total blast. I like it better than the standard Boomerang. The backwards/forward thing is interesting too - you can get 2 totally different front car experiences, 2 different ones for the back, etc, etc. Those of us that like to proclaim a ride as better front seat or back have a little more research to do with this one...

I didn't care for the giant (Deja Vu at SFOG). We waited an ungodly amount of time in an otherwise dead park, then for some reason I wanted off the second it started.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 10:42 AM
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LostKause said:
I don't laugh when people say stuff like that, Vater, because they probably understand that some park guests may want a little variety.

Sometimes I get irritated at a park when they install new rides that are too similar to what they have. I've even been known to get irritated when a park builds a coaster that is the same color of a ride that they already have (Hersheypark, for example), which I know is a little silly.


I guess I've never understood the difference between parks that have multiple inverted coasters compared to parks with multiple sit down coasters, or wooden coasters, or whatever. I never hear people complain about parks like Mt. Olympus or Holiday World with their abundance of wooden coasters. Or Kings Dominion with its 47 launch coasters.

Take a park like Darien Lake that has an Arrow looper and a regular Boomerang; those to me are more similar than Talon and Invertigo. Yeah, Dorney already has an inverted shuttle, but the ride experiences are different enough. Right?

It's just weird to me that people have a problem with certain coasters being too alike within their genre, yet others that are really just as similar to each other are perfectly acceptable.

Personally, if I had to complain about anything remotely like this (I don't), it would have to be about all the rides that go in a circle. Seems every park has a ton of those.

Last edited by Vater, Monday, January 31, 2011 10:48 AM
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Monday, January 31, 2011 1:51 PM

I've always enjoyed Invertigos. I was disappointed to see Two Face removed despite its atrocious reliability.

I'm betting on Dorney. I think it will be a good fit there. MiA would be nice as well. I can't imagine it going to CP; and although KD seems more likely now that Two Face isn't an hour to the north that still doesn't seem likely to me either.

Last edited by Capitalize, Monday, January 31, 2011 2:57 PM
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Monday, January 31, 2011 2:39 PM
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I don't see why KD would even be a consideration after the major addition last year (and subsequent reprofiling for this year).

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Monday, January 31, 2011 3:15 PM
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Same reason Carowinds got 5 coasters in 6 years(4 after Afterburn), stopping only briefly for a dark ride.

I could see it going to KD in 2012, just like I could see it going to Dorney in 2012. Heck, Carowinds got a Boomer and a Hyper back to back, why not KD?


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Monday, January 31, 2011 3:29 PM
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Yeah, I was thinking more for this year. I'd understand it more if it were a 2012 addition at KD, but in my opinion it would be a totally unnecessary addition for 2011.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 3:46 PM
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I think at this point we ARE talking about a 2012 addition to (insert receiving park here)...I'd be very surprised to see this operating at another park before the end of 2011 - *shocked* if it went outside CF in that time-frame.


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Monday, January 31, 2011 3:54 PM
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Agreed. I'm still getting used to the fact that it's not 2010 anymore...

Although, just for the sake of argument, if prep work had started some time ago at the new location (as has been reported at Dorney, although I'm not sure when exactly it started), it's conceivable to me that a small coaster like Invertigo could be shipped and assembled in the next 3 to 4 months.

Last edited by Vater, Monday, January 31, 2011 4:06 PM
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Monday, January 31, 2011 3:56 PM
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Yeah, I don't think it'll be going anywhere in 2011. Heck, it may take a bit for it to come out of Great America. I honestly hope it goes to KD, though. Closer to me than Dorney!


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:20 AM
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Invertigo on KD page:

http://www.kingsdominion.com/attractions/detail.cfm?ai_id=158

hmmmm....


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:14 AM
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But thats not wut teh roomer sitez say!!!111!!!


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 2:18 AM

Why does it say "Opening: 1999"?


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 3:28 AM

And it also lists the location as the "Action Zone" which I don't believe the park has.

It will be "the only face-to-face inverted roller coaster in the Midwest!" That's nice of Kings Island to share the honor...:)


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 7:21 AM

CoasterDemon said:
Invertigo on KD page:

http://www.kingsdominion.com/attractions/detail.cfm?ai_id=158

hmmmm....

Virginia is in the Mid-West? I must have missed the memo.


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 8:01 AM

Just wait until The Beast shows up there

http://www.kingsdominion.com/attractions/detail.cfm?ai_id=157

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:12 AM
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Or the Kings Island Railroad...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:34 PM
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Database join FAIL.


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:35 PM
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I think this is the most striking news ever !!!

http://www.kingsdominion.com/attractions/detail.cfm?ai_id=156

They are Tearing S.O.B down!!!

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