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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2016, 11:04:33 PM »
I know this sounds weird, but with my motion sickness I would not be able to ride a spinning coaster. Right now I can do all the rides at Silver Dollar City except for the tea cups, swings, electro spin, (a lot of the kiddie rides in Grand Expo) etc. anything that spins like they do. If this new attraction is a spinning coaster I'm afraid I won't be able to do it. I go from being excited about the new attraction to not. Hopefully it will be something I can ride.

The more I think about it, the more I think a "traditional" spinning coaster with extreme elements would be hard to market to SDC's demographics. I could see a smaller park trying to do something like that, but whatever this is will still have to be somewhat broadly appealing. Could still spin like a 4D coaster though. I don't have any guesses left at the moment, but I will be watching this year's IAAPA VERY closely.

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2016, 11:08:08 PM »
It could be a tilt-a-whirl on a coaster track for all we know.
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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2016, 04:52:45 PM »
I know this sounds weird, but with my motion sickness I would not be able to ride a spinning coaster. Right now I can do all the rides at Silver Dollar City except for the tea cups, swings, electro spin, (a lot of the kiddie rides in Grand Expo) etc. anything that spins like they do. If this new attraction is a spinning coaster I'm afraid I won't be able to do it. I go from being excited about the new attraction to not. Hopefully it will be something I can ride.

I'm right there with you on things that spin but like Swoosh said hopefully this one won't be that extreme and we can ride it.  I had to give up Wildfire as well because of the continuous loops and cobra rolls.  it's fun getting old  :o
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2016, 06:50:02 PM »
I know this sounds weird, but with my motion sickness I would not be able to ride a spinning coaster. Right now I can do all the rides at Silver Dollar City except for the tea cups, swings, electro spin, (a lot of the kiddie rides in Grand Expo) etc. anything that spins like they do. If this new attraction is a spinning coaster I'm afraid I won't be able to do it. I go from being excited about the new attraction to not. Hopefully it will be something I can ride.

I'm right there with you on things that spin but like Swoosh said hopefully this one won't be that extreme and we can ride it.  I had to give up Wildfire as well because of the continuous loops and cobra rolls.  it's fun getting old  :o

I don't remember saying it won't be extreme.  It'll actually be the exact opposite.  This thing is rumored to be a record breaker. 
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2016, 07:43:00 PM »
I know this sounds weird, but with my motion sickness I would not be able to ride a spinning coaster. Right now I can do all the rides at Silver Dollar City except for the tea cups, swings, electro spin, (a lot of the kiddie rides in Grand Expo) etc. anything that spins like they do. If this new attraction is a spinning coaster I'm afraid I won't be able to do it. I go from being excited about the new attraction to not. Hopefully it will be something I can ride.

The more I think about it, the more I think a "traditional" spinning coaster with extreme elements would be hard to market to SDC's demographics. I could see a smaller park trying to do something like that, but whatever this is will still have to be somewhat broadly appealing. Could still spin like a 4D coaster though. I don't have any guesses left at the moment, but I will be watching this year's IAAPA VERY closely.

This is why I am hoping it will have optional seating like how ThuNderaTion was for all those years. This way it would be extreme but more broadly appealing.
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« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2016, 09:00:00 PM »
I hope we get a GCI soon. I want them to make a coaster for SDC as awesome as Wildcat was. Ever since my first ride on it, I fell in love with GCI coasters.

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« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2016, 10:05:20 PM »
I hope we get a GCI soon. I want them to make a coaster for SDC as awesome as Wildcat was. Ever since my first ride on it, I fell in love with GCI coasters.

Pretty positive that ship has sailed
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« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2016, 12:44:19 AM »
https://youtu.be/tEOMTzhxu0o

A traveling "drifting" coaster.  It's only to give you the swinging side to side action like what you find on  SDMTat WDW.

BTW, if you have larger legs you would hate the SDMT trians' narrow  leg opening for the lap bars. It's super tight because they want really little.kids to be able to ride.

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« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2016, 08:11:08 AM »
It's a Mack.

looks more like a Peterbilt...

lol!!!!!

To the powers that be if you're reading.....please no spinner.....or at least have an option to not spin!!!!! 

Mack Rides look amazing:) 
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« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2016, 12:34:47 PM »
I know this sounds weird, but with my motion sickness I would not be able to ride a spinning coaster. Right now I can do all the rides at Silver Dollar City except for the tea cups, swings, electro spin, (a lot of the kiddie rides in Grand Expo) etc. anything that spins like they do. If this new attraction is a spinning coaster I'm afraid I won't be able to do it. I go from being excited about the new attraction to not. Hopefully it will be something I can ride.

I'm right there with you on things that spin but like Swoosh said hopefully this one won't be that extreme and we can ride it.  I had to give up Wildfire as well because of the continuous loops and cobra rolls.  it's fun getting old  :o

I don't remember saying it won't be extreme.  It'll actually be the exact opposite.  This thing is rumored to be a record breaker.

I'm beginning to think you're hinting very strongly at a Mack 4D Hyper. Am I anywhere close to the right track?

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« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2016, 03:35:23 PM »
I sure hope it's nothing like the rides that has been shown on here.  Boring.

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« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2016, 03:41:16 PM »
How many inversions do you think it'll have?  I'm guessing at least 7
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2016, 04:43:40 PM »
I hope we get a GCI soon. I want them to make a coaster for SDC as awesome as Wildcat was. Ever since my first ride on it, I fell in love with GCI coasters.

Pretty positive that ship has sailed

That's quite unfortunate being a huge fan of GCI myself. I had always hoped SDC would get their version of Thunderhead. Are HFEC and GCI not on good terms after Wildcat got left to rot?

How many inversions do you think it'll have?  I'm guessing at least 7

If this is supposed to be an attention getter that steps on the toes of other parks in North America I'm betting 10 or 12.
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2016, 05:12:22 PM »
I hope we get a GCI soon. I want them to make a coaster for SDC as awesome as Wildcat was. Ever since my first ride on it, I fell in love with GCI coasters.

Pretty positive that ship has sailed

That's quite unfortunate being a huge fan of GCI myself. I had always hoped SDC would get their version of Thunderhead. Are HFEC and GCI not on good terms after Wildcat got left to rot?

How many inversions do you think it'll have?  I'm guessing at least 7

If this is supposed to be an attention getter that steps on the toes of other parks in North America I'm betting 10 or 12.

I don't see why GCI would care that Wildcat was left to rot. HFEC paid for it, and GCI has other coasters. I also want a GCI, but I agree with the parks decision to not build two wooden roller coasters in a row.

So this will go upside down? Making 3 out of 6 major coasters at SDC having inversions? Most parks don't have inversions on 50% of their coasters.

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2016, 05:26:48 PM »
7 inversions is what I heard over memorial day