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Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by AlexanderMBush, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. SkiBum

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    Height is looking like potentially 240 feet high (that was based on a ThemeParkReview poster who tried to estimate based upon the angle of lower lift hill). Really hoping that holds true.

    Also, the supports for the drop seem to suggest a vertical drop. Looks like at least four inversions. First hill will be awesome but then two subsequent hills will absolutely rock as well.
     
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    A trip to the Point is long overdue for me....
     
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    I think it's a bit of a stretch to say 240 feet high. The orignal ride was only 160 feet high. It may be a little bigger but I don't see 80 extra feet added anywhere.
     
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    I was skeptical myself but several people on that forum were quite sure of their calculations. Of course, I didn't think that they were going higher than the original height, so what do I know? It is more probable that they go just over 200' to add another hypercoaster to their repertoire. Still, 90 degrees could be very fun.

    Interesting Note: Both Kings Island and Cedar Point have experienced power outages this year at a higher rate than normal. I don't know why, though. I would prefer to NOT get stuck on a coaster for however long it would take to evac.
     
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    Maybe for this early in the season, but I remember 2007 (when I worked there) as the summer of power outages. :lol: There was a particular stretch of a week or two where there were constant power outages. Of course, Blue Streak was on a different circuit than the one(s) that kept failing, so while the rest of Area 1 got to chill for a few hours we got everyone who wanted to ride. I know they've made at least one upgrade/major repair to the lines out to the peninsula in the past 10 years, but apparently that hasn't fixed much. No clue what KI's issue is.
     
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    Turned out that a road widening project had necessitated the temporary of utility poles. In doing so, the wires became loose and shorting out somehow. Then, this caused the power to go out for seconds but which interrupted the ride cycles. It has now been fixed.
     
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    Please God do not name it Rolling Thunder.
     
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    It's going to immediately be considered one of the best coasters in the country, I guarantee it. Lightening Rod in Dollywood is up there with tower of terror as one of the greatest rides of all time for me.
     
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    If you love coasters, this is the park to make sure you visit in your lifetime. Super scenic on Lake Erie and Coaster lovers' heaven.
     
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    Annoucement will be August 7th at 5pm
     
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    Live video of the announcement.

     
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    Steel Vengeance has been revealed.





     
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    Unreal. This ride is going to own.
     
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    I honestly can't tell which looks better, Time Traveler or SV. Both look amazing, and I wish I can do a trip if I get a chance to both Silver Dollar and Cedar Point.
     
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    Incredible.

    And a round of applause for the quality of these digital renderings?? They're fantastic
     
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    Here's the page for the coaster and stats:
    Steel Vengeance | Hyper-Hybrid Record-Breaking Coaster | Cedar Point



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