Most Impact/Influence for 2001

Friday, October 13, 2000 9:47 AM
Whether you like it or not, MF was probably the most talked about ride this year. Stealth brought us a whole new riding experience. SoB may also prove to be an important milestone as the first looping, wooden coaster. So, given what we know so far about 2001, which ride do you think will have the most impact/influence for next year?

My first thought is Phantom's Revenge based purely on the inevitable comparisons to it's predecessor.

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"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious." - Brendan Gill
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Friday, October 13, 2000 9:58 AM
Right now, I'd say Hypersonic XLC. The general public has never seen anything like it, and I'm sure there are going to be quite a few people with that "What the...?!" look on their face. Plus, it will be under heavy scrutiny from the enthusiasts to see how it performs. Phantom's Revenge will also be one that is closely watched.

Just keep in mind that there are still a lot (hopefully!) more announcements to come....
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Friday, October 13, 2000 10:28 AM
Well, SOB is not the first looping wooden coaster, only the first SUCCESSFUL looping wooden coaster, i.e., one that doesn't snap peeps necks. It's safe to say it is the only one in existence today. Anyways, I agree that Hypersonic will have a big impact, along with Phantom's Revenge, but we'll see what else comes along. If any park in the states here gets a dive machine, say maybe Magic Mountain ;)(I hope), I think even though the technology isn't new, it would be one of the most watched and most desired rides in the country next year. Anyways, I can't wait for some more annoucements. Peace. :)

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Medusa at Marine World: the best in the west!
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Friday, October 13, 2000 11:51 AM
I think Wildfire in SDC will have the biggest influence on the theme park industry if it is successful next year.

The reason I say that is because its not breaking any records and doesn't put the park over the top in terms of coaster count. If Wildfire gets critical acclaim it will show theme park execs that they don't need to go out and drop 30 million on new technology to generate more crowds.

However, if its arrival isn't that big of a deal, and if park attendance doesn't jump much then the theme park industry will keep swinging for the fences.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Friday, October 13, 2000 11:59 AM
then again... we STILL dont know how tall that great adventure monster will be...
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Friday, October 13, 2000 12:39 PM
gigacoastersrule took the words right out of my mouth. SFGAdv. is my homepark, and the hyper coming to Great Adventure may make Great Adventure one of the top destinations in 2001(not like it hasn't been a top destination in the past with arrivals of Medusa, Chiller, and Batman: The Ride the past decade).

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Parks for 2000: CP, Great Escape, Great Adventure, SFA, Islands of Adventure, Kennywood
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Friday, October 13, 2000 3:09 PM
I would say Hypersonic XLC, but since Its so short and a new kind of ride it reminds me of Stealth. Even though I haven't ridden Stealth yet, I don't think It made a huge impact on 2000. So with that said, the big impact ride will be Phantom's Revenge.

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Only A Few More Weeks To Go Full Force. At The One and Only Cedar Point.
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Friday, October 13, 2000 8:15 PM
Well you know that SFMM ALWAYS has some kind of impact on the amusement world when they add a new coaster. SFMM is rumored to have TWO new coasters next year. So we'll see.
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Friday, October 13, 2000 9:12 PM
The new Arrow prototype will take the coaster world by storm, just watch! Remember the impact of Magnum and SFMM's Viper? Arrow is about to do it again.

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Simcoaster awards 2000!

Best Steel:
1)Superman-SFNE
2)Goliath-SFMM

Best wood:
1)The Legend
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Saturday, October 14, 2000 3:48 AM
I don't think Wildfire is the only example of a coaster for next year that's not going over the top. Phantom's Revenge doesn't break any records, either, but is shaping up to be a *VERY* good thing for Kennywood...

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--Greg

http://www.pobox.com/~gregleg/
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Saturday, October 14, 2000 5:55 AM
Hey Gregleg I would add Talon. It too is not breaking any records, but might have a big impact for Dorney.
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Saturday, October 14, 2000 6:30 AM
It's hard for me to say since not all the new coasters have been announced yet. So far, probably Hpersonic XLC.
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Parks for 2000: SFEG,IOA,MGM,WDW,PGA,SFMW,SCBB,Lakeside.
#1 Park-CP. #1Steel-Montu. #1Wood-Roar(W)
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Saturday, October 14, 2000 6:47 AM
TA2K all the way. I doubt the new Arrow will have a huge impact

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Number 1 And Only Cedar Point
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Saturday, October 14, 2000 7:01 AM
I have recieved a postcard from six flags about season passes and on it, it said this. "Coming 2001: The most thrilling and exciting ride we ever added!" Must be pritty big to top Medusa!
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Saturday, October 14, 2000 8:43 AM
Yes... The Iaapa (i think trade show is big for arrow and their new... whatever) and SFMM still doesnt have the official stats on a new coaster...

:::cough, connection, cough:::
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Saturday, October 14, 2000 9:37 AM
Just watch, Arrow WILL do it again! That's all I will say. Keep doubting it if you want to. That will make it all the more exciting when it happens.

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Simcoaster awards 2000!

Best Steel:
1)Superman-SFNE
2)Goliath-SFMM

Best wood:
1)The Legend
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Saturday, October 14, 2000 5:35 PM
What happens if Arrow just does a redesign of thei website?

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Sunday, October 15, 2000 5:23 AM

WE may have been disappointed by the fact that Hypersonic is ony 165, but the public is still gonna be pretty freakin impressed with 0-80 in 1.8, I am VERY impressed with that. I think anything with a 90 degree first drop in the US will definitely get some serious publicity. In my opinion, whatever is hugely successful will get the public's attention. SOB wasn't exactly hugely popular with it's delays and one-train operation 3 hour waits. I think that even after it has been fixed, it lost some of it's flair, but I though that this was one of the coolest coasters of the year. The loop and and that whole 78mph thing on wood was very neat. Stelath dis NOT get what it deserved.

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Sunday, October 15, 2000 8:51 AM
That is true, Hypersonic is not that tall. Its just a little taller than Mantis. Which compared to Millennium Force is about half size. Not that I care, but the GP wants the tallest and fastest.

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Only A Few More Weeks To Go Full Force. At The One and Only Cedar Point.
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Sunday, October 15, 2000 9:39 AM
I still think Hypersonic will be loads of fun

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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