The Patriot: The Website

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:27 AM
It's official...

Lift: 149
Drop: 123

The inverted PATRIOT delivers two minutes and 18 seconds of the ultimate amusement park adventure by exposing riders to height, speed and a seamless transition of gravity-defying elements. Hanging beneath the track, thrill-seekers climb a 149-foot lift hill, then plunge down a 123-foot curved drop reaching a speed of nearly 60-MPH. Riders are disoriented as they fly through seven gravity-defying elements, including an 89-foot vertical loop, a zero-gravity roll, an Immelmann loop, an inclined banked curve, an s-curve, a corkscrew, and a high-speed spiral.

Worlds Of Fun Site

(edited to fix page spacing - LG)

*** Edited 9/7/2005 5:44:12 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:43 AM
That looks suspiciously similar to Talon to me. :)
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:44 AM
I agree Gonch, but that isn't such a bad thing.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:45 AM
Not at all. Talon is one of my favorite coasters.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:51 AM
Now I just have to decide if I want to get out there for opening day.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:55 AM
It'll be interesting to see how the seven car train performs on this one...

The elevation change from the top of the lift to the entrance of the Immelman is pretty big!! I am loving the B&Ms this year -- they are going to keep their speed throughout yay.

Joe "Two B&M hypers in one year? A sweet lookin' inverted? A custom huge flyer? Is that possible? Am I in heaven?" C.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:10 AM
Put me in the "if its like Talon that's a good thing" camp!

Out of curiosity...other than the woodie at SFGAdv does Intamin have any stateside projects? Seems parks may have decided to stay away?

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:13 AM

Legendary said:

Joe "Two B&M hypers in one year? A sweet lookin' inverted? A custom huge flyer? Is that possible? Am I in heaven?" C.

One's in Georgia, where is the other??

Antuan "this better not be that rumored Nitro clone at LaRonde dang nabbit" Cordero

*** Edited 9/7/2005 6:14:01 AM UTC by Antuan***

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:14 AM
Perhaps just for this year, at least. Who would have thought SFGAd would be getting *another* huge Intamin project this soon, though?

Either way, B&M's keep poppin' up and I'm quite the happy camper. :)

Joe "what a fantastic coaster year 2006 will be for the US" C.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:15 AM
'Tuan - its the La Ronde hyper.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:15 AM
^Tuan, I was actually referring to the LaRonde one. Maybe I was just jumping the gun? I have no insider info on that project, in fact, I just first even heard the rumor today. However, there are a lot of signs pointing to *something* large, so who knows.

Just the thought of getting two of my all time fav type of coaster is getting me giddy, though. :)


Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:16 AM
No interlocking loops. :( Oh well. Glad WOF is getting another nice coaster. I may start buying a season pass again. I really like the drop over the station and the various curves/dips instead of consecutive inversions.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:25 AM
This coaster has kick though. If the speed at which is traverses the track is similar to what is shown in the video, I think we have a batman/montu contender here. has the roar....hooray!!
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:34 AM
I like the name, the colors and, for the most part, the layout.

I kind of wish they did something a little different and "new" but hey, it's a B&M. What more could we ask for?

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:57 AM
Blame the park...they have final OK on the design. If they felt it was too "Talon-like" they could have asked for something more original. Or so I assume.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 3:06 AM
Cedar Fair was probably pleased with Talon and, because of that, decided something similar for WOF would be great.

My question is this...

Why didn't they just create a Talon clone instead of making minor changes? Is it because of the land?

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 3:25 AM
LOL. Why ask why? It's not a clone. Instead of rejoicing, we ask why isn't it a clone? :)
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 3:30 AM
Well ya know. I had to ask.

I'm in no way upset that it isn't a clone. Congrats to Cedar Fair for a great layout, original name and color scheme. I was just wondering why it wasn't a clone because it's something I would have expected (being that it IS so similar to Talon). ;)

I'm not bashing. Just curious is all. :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 3:32 AM
^No worries. I just got a kick out of how we all (myself included) reacted to it not being a clone.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 4:34 AM
IMO I find it funny how CF can make an almost complete clone of Talon and that's just fine and dandy. Yet if this was SF this ride would of been ripped to pieces by now. SFOG hyper has a great layout but since it was named Goliath and sported the same color scheme as SFMM Goliath, people are still bit*hing and complaining about it and that was what seven days ago. People are still bashing SF for cloning SFMM Goliath name and color scheme for SFOG. Yet CF can make an almost exact clone and everything is peaches and cream lol.

Anyways I'm not complaining because I happen to like Talon and this is a great addition to WOF IMO.


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