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RTcmix

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This new system will hopefully cut all of that ‘game the system’ BS, even the playing field and keep things simple for everyone (to the collective mutual benefit), but who knows.
Hopefully this is the case. I know that apps for everything are ubiquitous now, but as you said, having to constantly be on your phone really hampers the experience. I'd much prefer to just be at Disney and ignore my phone entirely, but it seems those days are long gone (and now I sound like a crotchety luddite).
 

Nitefly

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Hopefully this is the case. I know that apps for everything are ubiquitous now, but as you said, having to constantly be on your phone really hampers the experience. I'd much prefer to just be at Disney and ignore my phone entirely, but it seems those days are long gone (and now I sound like a crotchety luddite).
What I’m hoping is that it doesn’t just shunt the mad ‘refresh your phone’ exercise to 7am of the day if your visit, or whatever, to get that ‘important fast pass’ as quickly as possible. I’d prefer putting that stress before my holiday!

Sites like Touring Plans are really interesting when it comes to approach, if you ‘study’ their day planner tool and throw all sorts of alternatives at it… which is the sadistic level of planning I was going to. According to their algorithms, it’s sometimes better to wait in the standby line for 2 hours for the busiest ride and fast pass everything else (using the aforementioned tactics), than lock yourself to a single fixed afternoon slot on the busy ride and standby line everything in the meantime. Makes sense when you think about it and no different than any standard park strategy, but it is counter intuitive!

I guess Touring Plans will be a little worried now that this Genie thing is offering a similar-ish service.
 
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Pokemaniac

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This may be old news, but it appears Orphan Rocker has been scrapped piece by piece over the last few years. No longer will it be eternally SBNO, but officially removed. Not sure what RCDB is classifying it as, since RCDB itself appears to be down at the moment.
 

Cranedude

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This may be old news, but it appears Orphan Rocker has been scrapped piece by piece over the last few years. No longer will it be eternally SBNO, but officially removed. Not sure what RCDB is classifying it as, since RCDB itself appears to be down at the moment.
RCDB still says SBNO.
 

TilenB

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This may be old news, but it appears Orphan Rocker has been scrapped piece by piece over the last few years. No longer will it be eternally SBNO, but officially removed. Not sure what RCDB is classifying it as, since RCDB itself appears to be down at the moment.
I can't really find any sources that would report more of the ride being removed since my visit in 2017 (you can see most of the somewhat decent photos I took on rcdb). And I kind of doubt they'll ever bother removing the entire ride, since most of it is well away from where the general public can reach.
 

cookie

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Land of Legends, the theme park in Turkey known for the Mack hypercoaster creatively named "Hyper Coaster," is apparently building a Mack PowerSplash set to open later this year(?).

 

Niles

Hyper Poster
Sorry for a double post but Skyline Attractions are back, with a new family coaster range known as the P'Sghetti Bowl ( Awww :3 ) , cannot wait till a park announces a single rail coaster is coming just to find its one of these, however depending on there comfort and cost I think these designs should sell much better for them than there original coasters.

Model A (185’)

Skyline Attractions P'Sghetti Bowl Rendering Model A Ortho

Model B (235′)


Skyline Attractions P'Sghetti Bowl Rendering Model B Ortho


Model C (420′)
Skyline Attractions P'Sghetti Bowl Rendering Model C Ortho


Model D (410′)

Skyline Attractions P'Sghetti Bowl Rendering Model D Ortho


Custom Duelling
Skyline Attractions P'Sghetti Bowl Custom Layouts

Themeable track:
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Source: https://skylineattractions.com/skyl...-for-any-park-or-family-entertainment-center/
 

Pokemaniac

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Looks like another new model from Zamperla has appeared on there site under the Lighting coaster range this one being the 927M version, Looks like a pretty fun layout to me with some great elements and a nice first drop, depending on the cost I think this would be a brilliant addition for parks on a budget.
Knowing Zamperla, though, it will probably ride like a shopping cart going down an escalator.
 

richardcrete

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Looks like another new model from Zamperla has appeared on there site under the Lighting coaster range this one being the 927M version
Zamperla added the 568m model too, which is the layout of the upcoming "Canal Peak" in Yangzhou Dream City (China):

ZPL_Rides-Lightning568.jpg

This one should be a Thunderbolt given the trains:


(Zamperla's website states that "the Lighting Coaster is an updated version of our Thunderbolt attraction")
 
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