Was about to post this myself... Nice catch Colin!
Personally, I was hoping that the first X-coaster over here would be more like the one they have at ... shoot, is it Thorpe? Anyway... looks like there is reason to go to Arkansas now! *** Edited 9/20/2005 9:13:28 PM UTC by escher26***
"It's probably in my basement... let me go upstairs and check" -Escher
*nods* Agreed PT300 The one in spain pushes the concept further which I like. I dont know about you guys, but I need a ride with substance. These one-trick wonders don't do it for me. (I've never ridden one of these X-car-coasters though so I can't speak for ride experience) But that one in spain looks far more interesting and substantial of a ride experience than the one Arkansas is getting.
The only problem I can forsee is that since it does have a lift, obviously, that means it can stop anywhere up that incline... including that near inverted part of the track. Just seems to have bad news written all over. I wish Hot Springs the best of luck.
The capacity on this ride, at this park, probably will not be too much of a problem - except maybe a couple days a year. We went to Magic Springs the last week in July this year, on a Sunday, and had a really good time....no lines for anything....except for the few slides in the waterpark.
There are a few things we (family and friends) thought that the park needed to make it a "must do" every season: a river rapids ride and more slides in the water park. We thought that the coaster lineup was decent considering you have a fun woody, the SLC, mine coaster, mouse, and kiddy coaster.
I know the park wanted more attractions that are "billboards" to people driving by - I guess this will fill that need as well as be the new "record breaking" attraction.
The topography of the park is perfect for an absolute crazy terrain woody - so maybe one day, hopefully soon.
Wow, says there's 7501 people on Coaster Buzz right now. Thats amazing.
Back on topic...
The park has a great set of coasters. Yes this is going to be ground breaking for Maurer Söhne X-Car-Coaster's in America, but come on, did it have to be a clone. Well I guess you could think of it as atleast we got one.
And It isn't supposed to be painful if you are in any possition in Maurer Söhne X-Cars. They have a state of the art design were you can be in any position and not experience any pain.
*** Edited 9/20/2005 11:16:50 PM UTC by Colin Fisher***