Not a whole lot to rank here...
1. OzIris: Such a fun ride. Smooth, great variety of elements, fun theme, all around just a good experience.
2. Batman: No pun intended, bat**** crazy. So intense. I wish the layout had more variety, but this ride holds up really well.
3. Dragon Challenge...
I mean, with the crazy oligarch money being funnelled into some theme parks in the East, you never know. But outside of that, I consider it highly unlikely, especially since I'm not even sure that S&S offers it anymore now that they have the FreeSpin, which is designed to be scaleable.
The potential for this ride type is huge, but I honestly think that was Six Flags' thought process here. Call it a record-breaker and make it look cooler than it would if it were a wooden layout.
Jersey Devil would be ****ing fantastic as a woodie, btw.
I'll do parks since I'm a laughably ill-travelled enthusiast.
In rough order of my ability to get there:
1. Cedar Point
3. Holiday World
4. Kings Island
6. USF/IoA (so many spites)
9. Lake Compounce
1. Parc Asterix (for the...
Braking systems on most modern coasters (MACKs included) are based on permanent magnets, basically like an LSM. You're thinking of LIMs, which are given a magnetic field through pulses of electricity to the metal plates (hence why LSMs can be used as brakes while LIMs cannot). For a comparison...