You can check out the last 5 pics over at RCDB for some pics of SFM's newest coaster and what looks to be a very fun Chance-Morgan hypercoaster. The design is more of a hypertwister design, along the lines of the turn around on Steel Dragon, though I'm sure the success of Superman at SFNE had an influence on SFI's design specifications that they had when they ordered the ride from Chance-Morgaon.
Anyway's, enjoy the pics. I'm sure we'll be seeing more soon now that it is at least testing.
*** Edited 11/20/2004 7:12:57 PM UTC by Coaster Lover***
...it seems like the station is in the upper left corner, but if that is where the station is, seems there would be a much faster route to get the train from the station to the lift. It also seems, from what I can see in these pictures, there really won't be too much airtime in this coaster. You'll get maybe too nice pops before the brake run, another nice pop up onto the brake run, one on the hill after the brake run, and maybe one or two small ones after that. But there's no long series of camel back hills so common on these Chance-Morgan rides, and unless I'm missing something, it just seems like a short ride. However, I REALLY like how careful they were to preserve all the trees around the ride. With all the trees so close to the ride, it looks like the ride has been there for years.
If nothing else, it's just good to see this ride FINIALLY opening. Considering it was supposed to be open like 2 years ago, it's about time.
If so, you can see his traditional "let's helix" signature.
Finally, this thing is opening. I love the old school Morgan trains, though. Very Magnum-ish.
It looks like alot of fun. But, dosen't el Ultimo Escape mean Ultimate Escape, and not ultimate flight like I've seen listed?;)
Plus, this thing is 5500' long! The pics make it seem so much shorter though. To me at least.
Club Montana Rusa has some pics of the opening day celibtrations. I think the thing I like most is how they themed the building that the queue goes through to be the Daily Planet. It looks REALLY good with all the offices and such, but by the way it looks if I'm not mistaken, the building is all the way at the begining of the queue line so unless the line is completly full, you'll never be able to spend enough time walking through the nicely themed building to enjoy it. Worst part is, if the line IS full enough to be stopped in that Daily Planet building, you have a good 2 hours after you leave the building before you get on the ride based on that HUGE maze they have set up. Either way, it looks good visually. I'd have to see some more pics to really give my opinion on the layout, but I'm sure all those down in Mexico are going to be very happy with their new hyper.
I really like the layout of this coaster. You may think it looks short, but according to RCDB it's the 14th longest coaster in the world. Who cares if a lot of the elements are before the lift?
The landscaping is also very impressive as they left a fair amount of trees near the course which gives the ride an "earthy" feel to it,unlike SF's usual standard of just plopping down a coaster in an empty field devoid of any vegetation......or worse smack dab in the middle of a parking lot.
I'd actually take this latest superman hyper in place of the Intamin that SFA has any day,who knows? this thing just might de-throne SFNE's S:ROS as the favorite among the superman quadruplets...only time will tell. *** Edited 11/23/2004 3:37:11 AM UTC by BATWING FAN SFA***
an "earthy" feel to it
Since when has greenpeace been coaster enthusiasts! *** Edited 11/23/2004 3:00:14 PM UTC by green_raptor_6***
Still looks like a fun ride, though.
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