In general I think the spinning coaster are quite fun, the one in the video looks cool. However I dislike zamperla's version specificaly the Exterminator at kennywood only thing that mdae it worth while was that it was indoors and the story the the ride gives off. But im a big fan of the Maurer Sohne brand like at Seabreeze and Waldameer. I'm surprised this sorta coaster isnt somthing that would be used as a potential clone much like they dried out the tornado's by placing one in almost every park this year.
Yeah I would LOVE to see a Maurer Sohne in every SF park, but I believe cost is an issue. The Zamperla's are what, around $1.6M? Compare that to a MS spinner that is over $3M and you might be able to see why they go with the cheaper ones.
But the fact that SFNE got a Gerstlauer is good news becuase I know those are more than their Zamperla counterparts.
To comment on Typhoon, I think that looks like it'll be a great slide. I still haven't been on a NBGS masterblaster slide (Crush 'n' Gusher Cast Preview, baby!) but this one definitely looks like a worthy competitor. Especially with three people per raft, compared to the two person masterblasters.
SFNE's waterpark looks like it's one of the best around now!
PS Yes that was a Virtual Image Production, Inc animation, TheNewLMHDesign
For those curious, Typhoon technically is NOT a masterblaster waterslide... it is a White Water West Zip Coaster:http://www.whitewaterwest.com/Slides/zipcoaster.htmlInstead of using water blasted at high pressure to push you up the inclines like Proslide's "Rocket" waterslide or the original NGBS "Master Blaster" waterslide, the White Water West version uses high speed convaier belts to accomplish the same goal. Some might call it a cheep rip-off, some might call it a more effecient means of providing the same outcome, and some might call it a more reliable method...but since one has never been built yet, I guess we'll just have to see how the experience compairs when it opens. *** This post was edited by Coaster Lover 2/23/2005 1:33:02 PM ***
Ahhh, interesting...my mistake... seems only right that any and all waterslides being built this year by Six Flags would be ProSlide based on the number of ProSlide products already announced this year. Six Flags must have struck one heck of a deal with them... pretty much all of the new Hurricane Harbor at SFGAm, all of those Tornados, this ride at SFNE, and probably whatever waterslide(s) SFA is going to announce tomorrow...To add to what I already said...The park has updated their webpage with an official section for the two new attractions including construction photos. http://www.sixflags.com/parks/newengland/ParkPress/TwoNewCoasters.html Check out that themeing...ohh my: http://www.sixflags.com/parks/newengland/images/pandemoniumbirdseyerenderinghigh.jpg *** This post was edited by Coaster Lover 2/23/2005 4:02:07 PM ***