The ride still sucks. The layout of the ride is bland, and the ride is still ruff.
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Geez, what a crazy idea it was to built that ride.
Couldda had a Cornball, Cyclops, Cyclone, a few Mt. Olympus-style go-car tracks, some extra support so the Beast could run faster... but we got this big mess.
I think it kinda gave the whole idea of a wooden coaster w/a loop a bad mark as well. If it were done right, there is no reason why it wouldn't be a success. Mindbender is basically a smooth woodie with 2 loops! Shockwave too.
I'm not sure if this is true, partially true, or pure myth but what I've come to understand is that Paramount was toying around with the idea of a wooden coaster layout that they could clone chain-wide...and the leading contender for this was a near-copy of the legendary Rye AeroCoaster.
If the loop had been implemented closer to the first drop in the layout, would it have needed those heavy trains? I always heard they were built like that or the ride wouldn't make it through the layout, but couldn't the layout have just been altered?