New England's new B&M is approved by local board of appeals

Posted Friday, September 14, 2001 4:20 AM | Contributed by CoasterGuy

Last night, at a public meeting between SFNE and the Board of Appeals, the new B&M creation was approved. The area this coaster will be installed in has been marked off with a fence in the parking lot. Although, it is still not clear if it is a stand-up or floorless, most sources are stating it is a floorless.

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Friday, September 14, 2001 4:38 AM
Could it really be a floorless? Not even the prototype (Medusa) was this small. As much as I like floorless coasters over standups, I would almost prefer a standup with these specs. It would probably offer a better ride. They have so much room in that parking lot. If they wanted to build a floorless, it could have been much larger than that. I don't quite get it. Any B&M is a winner IMO though. Can't wait.
Friday, September 14, 2001 5:03 AM
Did anyone else read the bottom of the story, where it says that B&M have never had a Accident.    Is that Possible?  If so That is amazing for how many units they have out there today.
Friday, September 14, 2001 5:10 AM
Well to get technical, an incident occured in the (floorless) Batman Knight Flight station when a ride op fell through the floor that opened. But it had nothing to do with the safty of the ride itself.

It was a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time

Friday, September 14, 2001 6:18 AM
This will be interesting.
Friday, September 14, 2001 6:45 AM
I don't know Z-man, one of the hits against most floorless coasters is that they're not intense enough. Although I haven't seen any layout yet, my guess is that this one will be tighter and more compact. Therefore I think it just might be most intense than Medusa. Just my opinion.
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Friday, September 14, 2001 7:06 AM

It's Consign who makes the safety systems for B & M, and they does also make systems for other companies as well.  And yes, Consign AG has never had an accidant on any of their systems.
Friday, September 14, 2001 7:47 AM
DWeaver, you can view layout plans here (I need to use IE, Netscape won't display this page). I'm just stating that B&M has never built a sitdown or floorless this small, so one would think it would be something else. Just following the trend.
Friday, September 14, 2001 7:48 AM
Consign makes the controls for B&M and GCI.  They use 2 separate PLCs that have to agree or everything shutsdown. However, just as improtant is have code that is correct.  Of course the failure on SROS at SFNE was strictly mechanical. 
Friday, September 14, 2001 9:20 AM
I see your point Z-man.

For those who are bound to complain that this coaster is "too small", keep in mind that we are spoiled by the hypercoaster boom. 120ft really isn't that small at all, and given that it will share space with the 221ft monster that is Superman, this is a major step foward for SFNE.

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Friday, September 14, 2001 10:44 AM
No, 120 ft isn't too small, but 2600' is pretty short...
Friday, September 14, 2001 10:47 AM
This new coaster should go a long way toward dispersing the crowds around the park. The only wish I have is that it can accomodate 3 trains for better capacity, but that doesn't look too promising with a length under 3000 feet and without the appearance of a midcourse brake.
Friday, September 14, 2001 10:54 AM
Isn't this the same coaster that there was a big speculation thread about a month ago speculating on whether it was a stand up, or a floorless?


I seem to remember that most Buzzers here were pretty split down the middle on this one.  I think Jeff leaned towards the floorless variety, but something about the interlocking corkscrews caused the most kink in the plans...

I rode "X" and never went upside down.

Friday, September 14, 2001 11:00 AM
I remember reading something about Krakens train going into Extra Train station whn some guy was on it. I think he dot decapitated :( that's sad

that really doesn't have anything to do with B&M.


Keep up the good work B&M!;)


Friday, September 14, 2001 11:19 AM
B&M Rules!!!
Friday, September 14, 2001 11:58 AM
If its B&M, its good in my book.  This will only be a 2 train operation since you can see where the storage track will be from those plans that were posted and there are only spots for 2 trains.

Take a Virtual Ride:

Mike "Viper"

Friday, September 14, 2001 12:35 PM
This is awesome, SFNE has it finally approved.  This is going to be great even though it is not as tall and long as other B&M coasters.
Friday, September 14, 2001 12:36 PM
B&M designs are awesome!!!!!  I hope its a floorless.  2,700 feet is really short.  I wish it was longer.  

 Duffman says Ohh Yeah!!!!!
Friday, September 14, 2001 1:41 PM
yeah well the most intense B&M I"ve ever ridden was BTR.  Let  me tell you that the more compact a B&M is, the more intense they seem to be.  However, if that straight section of track is a zero g-roll I'm gonna be one happy camper.
sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
Friday, September 14, 2001 1:47 PM
"But a description - a 120-foot steel roller coaster with top speeds around 50 miles an hour - matches characteristics of Batman the Ride, already in place at six Six Flags parks around the country."

Sounds like an inverted.  Since it doesn't sound like anybody is talking about an inverted, is that just bad writing on the website's fault?  I really don't know much about this coaster. 


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