Wow. I hope it's close. Love these types of rides!
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
A while back I enjoyed seeing the prototype operate in a video by and featuring somebody. After I turned the sound down I decided it looks like a great ride. I've always imagined a 4D coaster that consisted of nothing more than a bunch of hills with a Zipper car on a track, but the ones we see have those complicated 3rd rail devices that force the inversions so each ride is exactly the same every time. Those rides have their merits, I'm sure, but this seems better.
But man, those prototypes/test models sure look rough sometimes, don't they? I'm not so sure I'd be eager to show off rusted track that leads to nowhere, rusted wheels, and a seatbelt that looks totally jacked up.
And where will it go? I think it's safe to rule out Michigan's Adventure, but I hope whoever the lucky recipient is gets more than a short shuttle coaster. I realize technology improves as time goes, and test coasters are what they are, but is this ride even capable of making a full circuit? Or will it just go back and forth with no curves?
I'm sure it's awesome to have and market a first-of-it's-kind coaster, but I also think sometimes it's best to wait.
You can see the prototype in action here. I think it's interesting that it has adjustable dampers that can control the spinning intensity. I can just imagine enthusiasts swearing they got this awesome ride way different than the last every time ("The dampers were off!"), when in reality, the park hadn't adjusted the dampening the whole season. :)
Oh my god! Rollergator that Scooby reference! I'll never be able to think of Rougarou with a straight face! Laugh out loud!
A while back I enjoyed seeing the prototype operate in a video by and featuring somebody. After I turned the sound down I decided it looks like a great ride.
Shade for days. I love it.
Every time I see that "word"...this is what comes to mind. Rouga-rou....
That's exactly what i was thinking, especially considering the French word for werewolf is Loupgarou. I guess Rougarou is the Cajun version.
Plus they would have to count it as a coaster (see Pipe Scream) and if I'm not mistaken they've already said no new coaster for 2015 but a teen oriented thrill ride.
I had a half of a "Eureka!" moment a few hours ago when I read the article that said that the new S&S ride would cost $7 million. I recall reading separately somewhere that a park's new attraction was going to cost $7 million, but I have searched the internet trying to find where I read it, and can't find it. I was pretty sure that I read it here on CoasterBuzz. I can't remember the park, but if I found this, we might have found where this new S&S thing is being built next year.
Putting in my vote for Hersheypark.
New attraction in 2015. One of the clues mentioned spinning.
Could this thing be enclosed?
If it's Hershey, we will know Tuesday Aug 12 when they announce. If it's not... then who knows.
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