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Window Of The World to get China's 5th S&S Launched Coaster

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by roomraider, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    If there is one type of coaster that has proved popular in China that I wish would show up over in the west it is the new generation of S&S launched coasters seen at Happy Valley Shenzhen, Beijing and Wuhan as well as Sun Tzu Cultural Park. I've ridden the three HV versions and they are all excellent.

    Anyway Window of The World in Changsha (not the Shenzhen one, Sorry Gavin) has announced a new S&S launched coaster.
    Some stats from the announcement.
    Stats - 60m
    Length - 1500m
    Speed - 0-120km\h in 3secs

    The ride will replace the currently SBNO sitdown looping coaster.
    https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/k1tlqPcDLVbJ3TfQr8VY2g

    It isn't too surprising as the park is owned by OCT the same company that own the Happy Valley parks.

    Strangely the park made this announcement on Christmas Eve. The day they opened a new inverted coaster from BJA.
    Which looks to be somewhat smoother looking than the early BJA models.

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    Can't wait to see the layout!
     
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    China seems to have a real attraction to S&S launch coasters, like how Orlando has an attraction to B&M in general. Anyway, the ride sounds pretty neat from the stats, and it's replacing a knockoff SLC, which judging by the reception of the SLC ride type is probably not a massive loss to the park.
     
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    It's actually replacing the shutdown looper that has been SBNO. The inverted coaster littlerally opened last week. and the new ones are pretty solid.
     
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    Are these knock-off coasters cheaper than genuine models?
     
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    Knock-off? Of what?
     
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    The SLC? That isn't a Vekoma...
     
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    So? It's also not a Vekoma layout? It's hardly a knock-off just because the track/trains resemble Vekoma's. If it was a generic SLC layout, then yes, it could be deemed as a 'knock-off'.
     
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    It still uses the same track and train design. I am asking if they are generally cheaper than Vekomas.
     
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    I don't think they'd be built in any substantial number otherwise.
     
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    I stand corrected! What was the looper like, anyway?
     
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    Ugh, f**k that park. The looper was closed when I went there (hadn't been reported as such anywhere at that point), and I "found" the new SLC being built. Now this?

    Changsha was a crap city and I don't won't to go back.

    It would have been hilarious if Window of the World Shenzhen opened one, a five minute walk away from Happy Valley's.

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    Well it's official. Looks like the ride will have a few inversions as well.

    Source
     
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