You know, Silverwood doesn't really need high capacity, and this is a huge ride for a park like that. People up there were getting freaked out by Corkscrew, so I think this will be very popular. Having said that, I hope they have better luck with uptime than SFGAm did.
Wow. I really think this is a bad move by the park. I've never been, but unless they're getting a really steep discount, the low capacity, expensive maintenance and high downtime will probably turn more customers away than attract them. And think about what they'll have to build next time to impress their customer base.
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Wow. As long as they can keep it running well, this will be a great ride for the park, but I agree it will make it more difficult to impress with future attractions since they probably won't be able to afford anything on this scale anytime soon unless they get another used ride for cheap. Hmm, maybe Hypersonic XLC will be their next coaster. ;)
I actually believe this coaster will be reborn and will fit in nicely at Silverwood. Look for it to run efficiently and proficiently, while running intensely and forcefully. This ride will be great at Silverwood. *** Edited 1/24/2008 12:24:19 PM UTC by manofthechurch***
Top 5, in no particular order: 1. MF 2. Maverick, 3. Kraken 3. El Toro, 4. TTD 5. Superman Krypton Coaster
Top overrated coasters: 1. Incredible Hulk (Boooooring!) 2. Nitro 3. Expedition G-force 4.
Goliath(SFMM) 5. Any Dive Coaster
GoliathKills said: You know, Silverwood doesn't really need high capacity, and this is a huge ride for a park like that. People up there were getting freaked out by Corkscrew, so I think this will be very popular. Having said that, I hope they have better luck with uptime than SFGAm did.
I can relate due to people freaking out about Corkscrew at MIA. I wonder how their SLC will be received.
Back on topic. This thing will scare the crap out of the locals. And then jade the few that will be willing to ride it. I'm also waiting to hear about noise complaints from the "neighbors".
Looking at the Google Earth will they put this ride in that empty spot at the SW corner or up by the water park? I hope it doesn't get hit by a plane.
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