I'm not jumping for joy just yet. It's soft opening for passholder previews on the listed days. Any poor sap that buys a regular ticket won't be able to ride until January. Based on that, I'm considering it a 2020 opening, which is just hysterical.
I honestly thought it was sped up a bit during my first view but that doesn't appear to be the case. The exit to the second inversion really has a whip to it as the train levels out, and that turntable is quite swift.
Another list thread - let's get on with it:
France - Parc Asterix
Spain - Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Canada - Canada's Wonderland
Mexico - Six Flags Mexico
California - Six Flags Magic Mountain
Connecticut - Lake Compounce
Florida - Busch Gardens Tampa
Georgia - Six Flags Over Georgia...
SFFT replaced their boat ride with Wonder Woman and SFOT is replacing theirs with Aquaman. There are plenty of feasible replacements out there - it's really just a matter of what each park eventually chooses.
I can rattle off numerous major attractions that had significant downtime in their initial year of operation, but those rides didn't have six launches, a reverse section, a drop track, tons of dynamic theming that requires train position input, and operated a dozen trains simultaneously...
The interwebs saw a few too many near-carbon copies of those SLCs and now calling everything a knockoff is overused. I saw Intamin's wing Rider and B&Ms wing coaster mentioned - yes, they're similar products within the same competitive set, but B&M definitely did not rip off Intamin's design...
Update: looks like the full admission price has raised to $60, but they introduced a $35 twilight admission which will get you in for the last three hours of operation:
I saw a Reddit thread where a visitor claimed (with...
There seems to be a healthy mix of rides among both bolt patterns. I didn't look at every single invert on RCDB, nor did every ride have conclusive photos, so I cannot quite pinpoint a grouping of rides, but Silver Bullet and Black Mamba feature six bolts across, yet Patriot features five, so...
Looks like we have a number of duplicate topics with all of these "Rank the" discussions:
For the construction nerds and civil engineers, it looks like someone is somehow plotting construction progress based on the markers and holes currently on the site:
The graphic also gives a good indication on where exactly the ride will be in relation to the rest of the park.