Indiana Beach has just posted a teaser trailer for their new custom steel coaster "Steel Hawg." Looks like some elements I have never seen before. Could be a fun ride. It will be short, so if its horrible at least it won't be a long bad experience. http://www.indianabeach.com/blog/
Looks to me like it may be a painful ride. There are definitely some element's that I have never seen before... except for when I was trying to figure out how to design coasters in No Limits. Hopefully I'm wrong. But either way... If the ride turns out to be a horrible experience, or an amazing one...I'm excited that I have an excuse to get back to IB so I can ride Cornball Express some more!
How can you call something painful if you've never ridden it?
Chuck, who thinks its the future of looping coasters except for some very well off parks. A decent sized Beemer or intamin is gonna run well over 20 million in these times of Weak dollar and high steel prices.
1. Frankenstein's Castle. Yes, it costs a few dollars extra but this L-O-N-G walk-thru is well worth the money. And when you get to the balcony near the end make sure you walk out to the end and look up to the ceiling or you'll miss the best effect, one many people miss. Guests enter in groups so if you're not first be sure to walk slowly at and put some distance between you and the person in front of you so as none of the gags are spoiled.
2. Fascination. Be sure to put aside $20 to drop on Fascination. As if the game wasn't addicting enough the hilarious women who run it (and have "we've-been-smoking-for-50-years" voices) make sitting in the airconditioned parlor and dropping even more fun.
^^I've continued to say HW needs a Euro-fighter like Speed/Mystery Mine or an Intamin like Fahrenheit...it would be economical while still providing top-rate steel thrills and would blend in nicely among the wood coasters and still modestly fit in with the park's trademark charm. Of course, a Mack spinner would be logical, but those are/will be everywhere now and I would like to see something bigger to take HW to the next big level…the only issue might be capacity, but I still think something could be engineered to hit 1,000 + pph with the right trains.