Yep. Michigan's Adventure will get Thunderhawk for 2008. They even featured a photo of the coaster at Geauga Lake. So, I guess it is in the bag.
My friends were surprised that I wasn't that excited about it. Well, I am somewhat excited about it. I will just have to make sure that I buy a season pass before the price goes up next summer. And, if I am lucky. Find someone to go with me, so I can do a few marathon rides, and have someone to hit Funnel of fear with.
However, with this attraction. I expect crowds next summer to tripple. Saturdays are going to be nuts over there in 2008!
Correct me if I'm wrong... I want to understand here... SLC is a model from Vekoma and it has more rolling than Inverted which I read it somewhere but it doesn't make since since inverted roller coaster does the same thing... maybe it is the different in the track design?
Anyone can clear this confusion? That would be great! Thanks!
It's like Batman's Wing Over, and Arrow's Corkscrew. One is the inverted version, and the other is the sitdown version.
Vekoma's are cheaper, and those smaller parks that couldn't afford B&M's bought them. Vekoma's aren't that cheaper though. However, if it saves a million or two, it does matter to these smaller parks. *** Edited 10/3/2007 2:17:07 PM UTC by Spinout***
Another question... just for a clarification... Suspended coaster would be consider as a inverted since it is beneath the track than on the track? or it is just a seperate categories since it has a boat-like swinging all over the place as you soar through the ride like Top Gun at Kings Island or Iron Dragon at Cedar Point...
I am planning to head to Michigan Adventure next season (2008) hopefully Thunderhawk will be ready when I go up...
One sucks, the other one doesn't. Michigan will be getting the un-sucky one. :)
SLC stands for Standard Looping Coaster.
Actually, it stands for Suspended Looping Coaster. You can read about exactly what they are at the Vekoma site which ironically has a picture and logo up from the Opryland Hangman, an SLC which opened in 1995 but was closed and relocated in 1997. Odd picture to use, when there are a ton of others out there still operating to this day that would be better to show off how well they did for the parks that they were installed in...
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