I was looking at a few extended SLC versions of the ride, and the added helix looks like it would be pretty intense. I'm wondering why there aren't any versions like this in the united states?
If they did build an extended version, it would be very cool if they put the added helix inside a dark tunnel. (Hint to Cedar Fair!) And, make the tunnel go as far as the brakes...the sudden stop in the dark would totally freak people out.
I also saw a video of a new SLC at Blackpool. That is supposed to have an underwater tunnel? Did not see the tunnel in the video, but got a great laugh out of the poor female reporter who almost lost her lunch on the ride...It was really funny! *** Edited 10/13/2007 3:03:28 AM UTC by Timber-Rider***
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An example of ideas, is the most interesting themed coaster I have seen yet. Crystal Wings at an amusement park in China. One of the most interesting settings I have ever seen. It is a flying coaster like Superman at Great America that is built in an almost Lord of the rings like setting of Mountains and fantasy like castles. the color of the coaster is ugly. But the setting is beautiful.
Go to rcdb and check it out. You can also see the extended SLC design there by looking at various Vekoma coasters.
I'll take the bait:
Given Cedar Fair's very serious and potentially ruinous financial situation, they are not going to spend an additional dime that they don't have to next year. Just because you "Could" extend that Hang N'Bang, doesn't mean anyone will, and certainly not to put it in MiA (no matter how much they "deserve" it (snark intended).
You will see the salvageable GL rides moved to other parks this year, and probably next year as well. If they can get any type of exceptional offer for PGA, they'll do the same thing to it. The winners out of the PGA situation will be Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Discovery Kingdom.
Carowinds is potentially at risk also, and you can believe that whatever "excess land" exists in SW Ohio is being pitched as we speak.
Check out the Yahoo message board for the FUN stock symbol if you need a primer on just how bad CF's situation really is.
That ride would never have landed at the park if it weren't being removed from another in the company. I'm still shocked that they didn't send the Boomerang there instead.
The SLC extended is a somewhat different design & takes up more space than the standard model.
I could also see other flats showing up at MIA from Geauga Lake.
As for That horrible boomerang coaster being moved to michigan...Please no! That's a horrible coaster. If we get any coaster from whats left at geauga lake. Give us a refurbished Big Dipper. You can send Raging wolf bobs somewhere else. The Villain too!
Time warp would be a good idea, as would the top spin at GL. And the old enterprise ride would find a nice home at Michigan's adventure. There are a few flats there I'm sure MA could use, even the Music Express (Himalaya) would be a great addition to the park. Even the Demon Drop being relocated from Cedar Point would be cool.
The whole "it could happen" is a given. We know it could happen. If the $2.1 billion debt-load carrying Cedar Fair decided to drop hundred of thousands of dollars more to modify a relocated coaster just for the sake of making it a little bit longer, they COULD do it. But they're not.
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