YAY! A new woodie at my home park. The video looks awesome. There don't seem to be any trims (knock on wood). It looks like there will be some good air. Yep, this is all good. The press release says that they will begin construction when they get the permits so that explains the apparent delay. Hopefully it won't take too long. Wow, I am so happy for this ride. I will probably be there every day next year.
I did see the ACE comment, hysterical. Also, did anyone notice the announcement says this is the park's 7th coaster? That means they are not counting Mild Thing, just as they shouldn't. That goes for parks AND enthusiasts.*** This post was edited by RavenTTD 9/21/2006 9:30:47 AM ***
My first impression of Renegade is that it could seriously challenge Lightning Racer as the "funnest" wooden coaster I've ridden. I've been impressed with every GCII layout but there is something about this one that makes me really want to ride it NOW. Kudos to GCII and Valleyfair on what looks to be a phenomenal coaster.
Please, please, please let this be the start of a trend at Cedar Fair parks! :)
I find it interesting that both of CFs new coasters next year are a western theme. I visited VF for the first time this summer and I don't recall a 'western' themed section of the park. Did I miss that?
This + Marverick = The 2 best coasters CF has possibly built in thelast 20-25 years.
I've been VERY "blah" about VF before. It's a nice park with some nice rides. (Certainly more enjoyable as a park than most SF parks :) ) Now it's going to be a nice park with some nice rides + 1 killer, world class ride :)*** This post was edited by Peabody 9/21/2006 9:51:20 AM ***
Looks great from the rendering...so glad to see this announcement. I hope more CF parks get GCIs....(hopefully one really close to me) in the near future.
I can't get the videos to load though...it says the trains are Millenium Flyers...24 people per train, 4 people per car? What do these trains look like? I thought LR's MFs were 2 people per car? Are these different from the ones in use at Hershey?
Well, this is not going to be the greatest ride ever. Even if every element they designed works perfectly it will not be as good as The Voyage. However it still looks very very good. I think it will be second to Thunderhead for GCIIs but it could be better...or worse. The important thing however is that it is already better than all of VF's other coasters. ;)
IMO, the layout "looks" kinda boring, BUT as long as the forces are there, it should be a great ride. For comparison, I think Thunderhead "looks" wayyy more interesting, BUT my two visits have never delivered anything sooper dooper. I'm hoping GCI is pushing the intensity factor further than they ever have before.