Six Flags America will get a Flying Dutchman!!

Saturday, January 27, 2001 1:16 AM
This is confirmed. SFA will get a Vekoma Flying Dutchman. This will be open at the end of April or early May.

Name: Batwing
Type: Flying Dutchman
Height: 125 feet
Top Speed: 55 m.p.h.
G-Force: 4.3
Track Length: 3,200 feet
Opening Date: Late April - Early MAy 2001
Designer: Vekoma
PPA: 1,500
Elements in their Order: Half-roll, Horse-shoe, half-corkscrew, vertical loop, half-roll, double-corkscrew, half-roll, helix

Also, theming including a dive over a stream

Color-scheme: Most Likely Purple and Yellow

Location: Inside S:RoS' L-shaped Layout

Access: A path around S:RoS's first curve and one under the lift-hill leading to a strip a shops and eateries parelles to the coaster including an observation area.

Other attractions: 4 new snows, new paths, possible a Top spin and one other ride / attraction for 2001.


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Saturday, January 27, 2001 2:44 AM
We've already known this for about a month, but what's a top spin?
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 3:11 AM
That's a flatride from Huss. Like the Texas Twister in Six Flags Ohio.
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 3:19 AM
That doesn't make much sense, seeing that SFA already has the Iron Eagle.

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Saturday, January 27, 2001 3:20 AM
Is this going to be same as X-Flight at SFO, or will it be different?
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 3:33 AM
I think this a other design than the X-flight, but i'm not sure.
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 4:42 AM
When will construction start?
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 7:06 AM
Vekoma has only built two Dutchmans. One a Prototype and the other x-flight. So how can you say that vekoma will not clone this ride. My guess is that stealth is the prototype, and x-flight will be the clone. So i believe that if SFA gets their dutchman this year it will be exactly like x-flight. You are also talking about six flags here who does not really care if they build clones at all of their parks. It is also cheaper to build a clone because you do not have to pay extra money to research the layout.

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Saturday, January 27, 2001 9:13 AM

coastergenius said:
"That doesn't make much sense, seeing that SFA already has the Iron Eagle."


I would agree with you that no park really needs to run a Top Spin and a roto-shake, but since Iron Eagle was DDM SO OFTEN it may be time to give it the boot.

It seems strange to me that they would theme a coaster to 'batman' in that area (i.e. west of S:ROS) I would think it would have been a better fit east of S:ROS, on that hill behind Krypton comet, that way it would have been fairly close to JJ. No matter, that will at least make the first SROS helix more intersting, as you would get to see the flyer overhead.
lata,
jeremy
P.S. Isn't it interesting that both of the flyers are going right next to Superman coasters?
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 10:12 AM
how could batwing be a clone of x-flight. if it were a clone of x-flight why would it have different heights. and finally you can't say it's a clone because nobody has seen the ride because it hasn't been built.
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 9:08 PM
Sounds like another great year for us SFA lovers. The 'Stealth' will be a custom version from what I have heard. Official anouncement should be on Feb. 15th, after the county council rubber stamps the rides.

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Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 4:55 AM

WildOne said:
"Sounds like another great year for us SFA lovers. The 'Stealth' will be a custom version from what I have heard. Official anouncement should be on Feb. 15th, after the county council rubber stamps the rides.

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Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes."



Yes, I think that you are right I think that this coaster is just the thing that SFA needs, now if they could only get a stand-up and 4th dimension.
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 5:10 AM
I hope this is true, I don't care about the color!
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 5:22 AM
No one in there right mind would clone Stealth. Unless they want to spend a lot of money on junk

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Sunday, January 28, 2001 8:59 AM
Well then SFO and SFA just wasted their money then lol. Other than an extra turn and helix, it's the same ride. Thank goodness SFMM went for something different.

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Thank you Disney, thank you... *** This post was edited by Middleman on 1/28/2001. ***
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 9:03 AM
Actually I think that this dutchman was a stroke of genius (like me haha).
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 9:44 AM
It still has a top speed of 50mph(very slow), and will still have that annoying Vekoma roughness. IMO, all these rides will be very lame. SFO is a very nice park, but I think I'll wait until they build a hyper before I return. Stealth was amazingly boring and I don't see these others being much better.

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Thank you Disney, thank you... *** This post was edited by Middleman on 1/28/2001. ***
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 6:23 PM

The SFA version will be diferent. It is ten feet taller, among other things.;)
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 6:51 PM
Hmmm...Roar->Jokers Jinx/twoface->Superman:ROS->flying dutchman...how can people criticize SFA???

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Monday, January 29, 2001 4:00 AM
World-class rides make not a world-class park... see current editorial.

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