I guess we should just be forever glad that they built skyrush in the first place.
I think saying that this could be a below-average B&M hyper is a slightly ludicrous statement considering B&M hypers seen to have evolved and got much better over time, and Mako is regarded by many people as one of the best B&M hypers. I'm not saying this will be as good as Mako but I'll bet it wont be far behind, if at all, considering they have similar elements and stats.If you're going to sell a roller coaster as pushing the envelop, which Hersheypark is as the "tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster at Hersheypark", when in reality it is one of the shortest B&M hypers in length; yeah, that's gonna be an annoying jab for enthusiasts.
Granted, many parks build "tallest, fastest" roller coaster types that are only mild variation of the roller coaster design (think a lot of tallest, fastest B&Ms for their type such as Valravn, Alpengeist, Riddler's Revenge, etc.) without bringing much new to the table outside of being taller and faster. But that's where Candymonium grinds my gears; it is going to be a very average (if not below average) B&M Hyper. I'd be perfectly on board if it even just had a bit longer of layout. Or, and hear me out here, they built the exact same layout as a Giga (coughKingsIslandIsProbablyGoingToBeTheSameLengthAsThisOnecough). But, this is, what it is: an aggressively average B&M hyper in a park with one of the best hypers in the world.
And no, please don't try to rationalize a 210 ft. coaster as a family attraction.
Mako's drop is apparently 75 degrees and Shambhala's is 77.8 degrees, so I think you might be onto something there!It will most likely be in the 70°-80° range.
I mean Mako is your #1 so I can see why you would be.Mako's drop is apparently 75 degrees and Shambhala's is 77.8 degrees, so I think you might be onto something there!
Also, am I the only one who likes this addition? I love B&M hypers and think that this looks absolutely fantastic, but the resounding tone on the Internet seems to be disappointment...