I am hearing wind of a "record breaking" announcement from KD Wed. 9-12-12. Any ideas?
Considering the park got Intimidator just two years ago, one of two E-ticket attractions in four years (they other being Dominator), I find it highly doubtful it will be a coaster, and especially doubtful it'll be a big one.
On the other hand, who would've thought Canada's Wonderland would get Leviathan so soon after Behemoth?
On the other, other hand, Kings Dominion doesn't have quite the market that CW does.
On the other, other, other hand, it's still a pretty big market.
On the other, other, other, other...hey, whaddaya know? I'm all out of hands.
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I'm kind of excited - No - interested, to hear what they will offer next year. I predict another Wing rider in the chain for next year, but that's just a wild guess.
I'd say no to the wing rider, due to the "record breaking" clue and Gatekeeper being built at CP. CF wouldn't out do it's flagship park. My guess is it's not a coaster but I could be wrong.
Coaster Count: 101 Parks: 19
Hmmm...world's tallest water ride or slide? I'd think Cedar Fair would be scared off by any more Intamin water rides, but maybe tallest water coaster or something? I believe they're also missing an always-popular gyro pendulum ride, so maybe the world's largest version of that. Announcement is in 7.5 hours, so we'll find out soon.
For that matter, do we know what Kings Island has up their sleeve? With the Soak City upgrade this year it stands to reason that the dry side would receive something. Screamcape reports the rumor that the go carts will be removed, which opens up a little bit of space.
Oh, and before I get jumped on, yes I know SOB is coming down. I don't see it's huge mega awesome replacement coming before '14, though, with all the work that needs done first...
Record breaking doesn't have to mean height remember. It could be length or speed. We'll know soon!
I don't think "record breaking" means anything anymore. Every new ride is record breaking in some way. It's simply a marketing term. Look at Gold Striker at CGM which was teased as "breaking records" then announced as the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern California.
Is there a press event scheduled?
I can't pay attention to more than one press announcement at a time, and since KD is kinda far away from me anyway, I'll probably focus on Apple. :)
Same here, Josh. Having said that:
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To paraphrase Carly Simon....An-tis-appointment...
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Look at Gold Striker at CGM which was teased as "breaking records" then announced as the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern California.
I don't recall if they ever actually called it "Record Breaking"... But Sky Rush at Hersheypark was and still is referred to as "The Tallest, Fastest Roller Coaster at Hersheypark." They really emphasize "Tallest" and "Fastest" and the "at Hersheypark" is almost said as an after thought. So... the park broke it's own record?
...........I'll probably focus on Apple. :)
Oh Gawd, I'm so excited for the Apple announcement I can hardly contain myself.
Mike Gallagher said:
Nice avatar, Josh.
:-) Not too many people around me get it, but I'm obsessed with that show lately. It's hilarious.
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I doubt Apple is going to announce anything to get me really aroused.
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