Lagoon announces Cannibal roller coaster for 2015

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Reaching speeds up to 70 mph, pulling 4.2 G forces and towering 208 feet high, Cannibal was announced Thursday morning by Lagoon, ending months of speculation. Ride elements will include a vertical lift, inverted loop, diving loop, an underground tunnel, a water feature and a feature officials describe as a “beyond vertical drop.”

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Walk-Off HBP's avatar

Off the top of my head, wouldn't this be the world's tallest (full circuit) looping coaster? Certainly, a Six Flags press release would have emphasized that tidbit a handful of times (in the first sentence). A little surprised they made no mention of it at all.

Edit: I guess there is a Dive Machine overseas that has 5 ft. on it, and while true, Tallest Full Circuit Looping Coaster in the US starts to be a bit of a mouthful.

Not that it's stopped anyone from going that route in the past.

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The trick was to surrender to the flow.

So, when the ride opens, I'd imagine the park president will give an opening speech from a Cannibal Lectern...

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This used to be my home park. So cool to see them putting in something so big! This will hopefully be the new highlight of a pretty nice coaster collection. Further props to them for trying something new, different and designing this "in-house". I guess it is time to take a trip home to see my parents sometime next summer.

rollergator's avatar

Their statement that the name was derived from the idea that "this eats all other coasters" scares me a little. Lagoon is the only US park with two operational Schwarzkopfs, and I don't want them eaten!

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

I couldn't simply vote that up, invy. That's awesomely clever...

The amusement park rises bold and are huddled on the beach in a mist

Thanking you kindly, but don't encourage me, my usual puns are way lower quality ;)

Ok, everything about this ride so far is strange. Or maybe I'm not getting it.

Where does one go to view a rendering of this announced ride? I'm guessing nowhere, cause I can't find it. The description in the press release is no help whatsoever and the accompanying renderings in the photo gallery either look like weird cross sections, or concept story-board art. The model shows an entrance (maybe?) with animals like elephants and such and looks like a middle school science project. The rendering shows a tower of some kind, enclosed, that could very easily house either a vertical lift or an elevator lift, and the drop is partially visible. Further, we see a top view of spiral track surrounded by rocks, mountains, and water falls. Lastly, the tower building and what looks like the station have a look more suited to a waste treatment plant than something native.

I've never been to Lagoon, and I can assure you it's on my bucket list. It just seems like the strangest, quirkiest park for some reason, and this ride and it's name so far bear testament.

rollergator's avatar

My guess is they'll follow the marketing strategy behind Coney's Thunderbolt. Since it also had an "undisclosed element" there's a real limitation in animation design. We'll get some short video bursts maybe, but you'll likely never seen a complete ride animation because the hush-hush nature is part of the suspense-building.

Remember the Tomb Raider - that Siebert guy does it as well as anybody!

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

ApolloAndy's avatar

New plus notes has some sparse renderings of the ride that I'm having a hard time interpreting.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

LostKause's avatar

I agree. One of the pictures shows what looks to be an incomplete, dead end track at the bottom of a drop in front of the tower. It's looks strange. The renderings look kind of amateurish too.

koolcat1101's avatar

Black out Time!!!

Here's a Video of the very First Test Run:

and a Close Up Video of it Testing:

This is the Tallest, Fastest, and Steepest "In House" Turnkey Coaster Project in History. :)

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