Hixee said:I've been curious about that for a while, it is such an obvious copy of the Intamin design I wonder how they feel about it? Maybe it's just more competition meaning they'll want/need to push the boundaries further.
But this ride does look great, both visually and from an expected riding experience stand point, and I do look forward to riding it sometime.
What I think must be worst for Intamin is that the park worked very closely with them during 2009 and 2010 to build their version, and then they just put the ride on hold, and when they do build it it's from someone else.
Good thing Piraten is still exists <33
Nemesis Inferno said:The park said a while back that it was effectively the same design Stengel did for Intamin originally, but Mack were their preferred manufacturers for it for maintenance reasons...
While the Mack version do have some easier maintenance than the Intamin version (as clearly showed by the train storage & the chain lift) the Mack trains were what got them to chose Mack. They felt the train on Piraten were outdated.
Screaming Coasters said:^ Can I ask, where did you read Stengel saying that? I wouldn't mind taking a read of that.
They did not, the design is 100% Intamin, the Stengel firm only calculated the design, like so many other rides that have his name.