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Sep 7th 2011 8:34PM B&M just began making these. Their first wing coaster was this year's Raptor at an Italian park called Gardaland. Now there are two more planned for 2012 for the U.S. (Great America and Dollywood) and one more in Europe at Thorpe Park. Here's the list: http://rcdb.com/r.htm?ot=2&ml=9896
Apr 14th 2011 7:00PM I thought about Seattle, but I figured the rain and the cold wouldn't really make a large park feasible, except for a few months a year. But if I listed an indoor Arizona park as an idea, then I guess an indoor park in the Northwest could work too.
Feb 28th 2011 4:44AM You're right. I missed that one. Although, that's not really a 'race car theme'.
Feb 25th 2011 11:26PM Manta is a great ride, but Starry Night Ripper looks to have a different layout. For example Manta has a pretzel loop while SNR will actually have a 'traditional' vertical loop. But, you're right. Same type of ride as Manta, but with a different overall layout.
Feb 23rd 2011 6:33AM I'm not sure what you mean about doing better research. I looked at the roller coasters opening in the U.S. this year and picked the ones I thought looked the best.
Thanks for reading!
Feb 11th 2011 12:45PM You're right I've never been to England. I just didn't know the park as being noteworthy on the international amusement park scene. So I was wondering if the solar panels would raise its profile in a way. I agree that the solar panels are a good move either way.
Feb 11th 2011 12:40PM I'm not sure how it's different than your typical water well, but that's what it sounds like according to Wikipedia.
Jan 3rd 2011 7:38AM Good point Kenneth. That wasn't the best title when Knoebels hasn't confirmed Flying Turns for 2011. I changed it to 'could'. Thanks for the feedback.
Dec 31st 2010 7:40PM Credit given Doug. Nice interview! I'm excited to see what happens with this park.
If the $30 million is going to be paid out over time, wouldn't that mean that they wouldn't be able to afford a brand spanking new $15 - $20 million B&M coaster for 2012? If they've only got a few million to work with wouldn't the Led Zeppelin/Time Machine B&M that's sitting dormant in Myrtle Beach be the most likely choice?
Dec 18th 2010 3:39PM Justin, the coaster was originally built in 1997. They weren't using any other type of chain lifts back then. Besides the chain lift itself wouldn't make the rest of the ride smoother.
Look at it this way. In my opinion, Green Lantern will be tied for the park's 4th best coaster after El Toro, Nitro, and Kingda Ka. I put it tied with Bizarro. And again, it's a huge step up from Great American Scream Machine. Also videos, especially animated videos, really can't do rides justice. I think you'll be impressed when you ride it. It's nothing ground-breaking, but definitely a solid addition to the park's lineup.