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  1. Antinos

    Strange new teaser from Cedar Point

    Based on Tony's cryptic replies, it sounds like the current trains will continue to be in service and that there won't be any refurbishments or appearance changes aside from the typical (read: generous) amount of TLC the rolling stock receives every off season. Guests who attended Winter...
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    Dreamworld Australia | Unknown | Modified Blue Fire Clone

    I'd bet they're still on track for a late 2020 opening. Remember - the seasons are flipped in the southern hemisphere. Their parks are gearing up for the summer months as ours close for winter.
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    Coasters that were built too early?

    Luckily for Nagashima Spaland, it seems like Morgan worked to perfect their craft and applied lessons learned with each ride they designed. Of the Morgans I've ridden, they seem to get better by opening year.
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    Strange new teaser from Cedar Point

    It is very clearly Millennium Force. Photo credit: CPFoodBlog Millennium Force is likely receiving a bit more TLC than it typically does.
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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+

    Ah, yes. I love when discussions fragment into multiple topics. Let's continue the discussion of the Vekoma Firestorm in the thread for the Vekoma Firestorm: forums.coasterforce.com/threads/vietnam-vinpearl-thu-thiem-theme-park.40984/page-4
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    Knott's Teasing Possible Pony Express Removal?

    It is better than Coast Rider, which goes to show how bad Knotts' investments were between Silver Bullet and Hangtime. But I rode Motocoaster at Darien Lake the same year that I rode Pony Express and Motocoaster was much more intense and exhibited a much better launch.
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    Coasters that were built too early?

    There it is! Definitely this too. The soft straps they retrofitted a few years back certainly improved the ride, but why not take it a step further? I'm sure I hold an unpopular opinion, especially not having ever ridden the ride, but I've always thought that The Smiler was very well designed...
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    Universal Studios Beijing | 2020

    This little guy. They likely have a product lineup (as opposed to just one single LSM product) that differs by power consumption and the electromagnetic field it creates. The launches also surely differ due to a different controls strategy, which would make sense if completely different people...
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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+

    Wait, they built a family boomerang too?! I completely missed that!
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    Knott's Teasing Possible Pony Express Removal?

    This. Pony Express was awful, even for family coaster standards. I never understood why they added it in the first place (let alone three family coasters in a row). Now if they are actually removing it...I would literally die of laughter if they relocated it to Dorney 😂 (this last part is a...
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    Coasters that were built too early?

    In a very particular lens, I would argue that Maverick was built about five to seven years ahead of its time. Maverick is without a doubt a hallmark ride and since other blitz coasters of that era (Cheetah Hunt, iSpeed, etc) don't hit the mark the same way Maverick does, I'd argue that it's a...
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    Nickelodeon Universe | Chongqing China |Indoor Theme Park

    Additionally, I recall reading that their spike technology appears to be their attempt into breaking into the material handling sectors of industry. Interestingly, Maurer Rides only has three products showcased on their website: spike coaster, spike transport (monorails and dark rides and such)...
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    Universal Studios Beijing | 2020

    I'm not surprised that they stuck with the tire launch for a bunch of engineering related reasons. The first being that they had already done this before and by reusing an already existing method on a nearly identical ride means that 95% of the work is already complete. The more complicated...
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    New track at the B&M plant

    This is essentially the same as what I said. To add some clarity, when I refer to Valravn as originally intended for Canada's Wonderland, I don't literally mean Valravn as we know it today. Likewise, Yukon Striker has surely evolved from when a dive machine for the park was originally pitched.
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    IoA | Unknown | Jurassic Park Intamin Blitz

    Say it ain't so. Universal's really about to pull such an unprecedented flex like an over water heartline roll. That almost makes me want to weep.
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    Bellewaerde | Wakala | Gerstlauer Family Semi-Shuttle

    Reminds me a lot of Firechaser Express, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that at all!
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    What other hobbies do you have?

    Haha, @Snoo, @tomahawk, @pkiknex25, and I started playing World of Warships at the new year. I've sunk nearly 300 hours into the game already and COVID-19 has certainly been an enabler.
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    New track at the B&M plant

    No, the opposite. Valravn was originally intended for Canada's Wonderland and Yukon Striker didn't exist until DM-H was relocated to Cedar Point. Yukon was never intended for Cedar Point.
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    Vietnam | Vinpearl Thu Thiem | Theme Park

    Same, tbh. Also, any discussions about negative G's are rendered false due to Skyrush. If Skyrush hasn't ripped anybody in half yet, other rides will be fine without a trim.
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    New track at the B&M plant

    A B&M hyper was certainly part of CGA's master plan, and evidence of a project code as well as a building permit suggest that the project was fairly mature. Unfortunately, the permit was pulled and no track with that code on the label has surfaced...yet. At this point, all we can assume is that...
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