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  1. ^I believe Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland uses magnetic trims. Edit: Furthermore, to get more precise control, they could operate the magnetic brakes the same way as mechanical ones by compressing the magnets closer to the fins on the train without making actual contact with the fin. I believe the brakes right after the splashdown on The Backlot Stunt Coaster are a similar concept, however, I don't know if B&M has ever toyed with this and I'm not sure if the physics behind eddy currents would even allow this.
  2. The Action Zone is going to be amazing this year! It's going to look completely different! I'm not sure if I'm more excited for Banshee itself or the new atmosphere of the area!
  3. I bet it's a new stage of some sort for a show!.... merely a minute before the reveal!
  4. I was gonna post this but I didn't have the time! And no, I do not think this is Clifford, Clifford had a vertical section, a joint, and another more horizontal boom. This one only has the vertical. But I've thought the same thing for days!
  5. I have been super busy this week and have not been actively on the form and I missed this! Do you just need to have a KIC username by 1/24/14 and can still participate in media day if I order the subscription to CC now? Or did I have to pay my subscription to CC by yesterday? I would love to attend media day (being that my schedule permits), but I understand if it's too late to sign up. If anyone can clear this up for me, I would really appreciate it!
  6. I think (although am not sure) that the trains in the back to the left of the old SoB psv's are the trains from the Villain that was at Geauga Lake.
  7. Horror Hollow! I love it!! And Demon Drop, Hellfall sounds cool, but I don't think that is a name a family oriented park would opt for. I'm not sure on the others.
  8. In my perspective, I really don't care that its wider, and I'm sure theres a reason for it. But figuring out the reason and understanding why it was done is fascinating to me and probably to the other people commenting about it. An interesting observation I have made, is that the base of this first loop appears to be a bit wider than the second loop in the blueprints. This rules out the restraint/clearance window hypothesis, in my opinion. However, I think it has to do with the way the layout was designed. It could have to do with the fact that its encircling the lift hill, or the entrance/exit points of the loop. If you notice how the ride comes out of the first dive loop, in order to set up for the vertical loop, it has to bank slightly to the left. To shift this entrance point any closer to the exit point, that bank would need to be increased which might not have been how they wanted the ride to perform. And moving the exit point closer to the entrance point might not have set up the zero-g roll the way they wanted, or the rest of the ride after that for that matter, considering moving this section of the loop would shift the rest of the ride over. Or possibly this would cause the need for another banked turn in the ride somewhere short after the loop. I think they made the base wider because it was the easiest way to set up the ride to perform the way they wanted to, not necessarily because it changes the experience of the loop.
  9. Last Intamin was built this year; looks like a prototype : http://rcdb.com/10044.htm Is that in one of those Chinese ghost cities?
  10. Take out the basketball game on the North end of the Coney Mall and put a ferris wheel there! That way the two ends of the Coney Mall are marked with cool, bright LED lights!
  11. When did Clifford the big red crane show up? And I'm hoping by the time haunt rolls around that the first hill and the first dive look will be done!
  12. I think were about to go vertical!!! Or at least visibly vertical. If we are already. I can't tell.
  13. Something should be done with Congo. I think it feels dirty all the time. Maybe somehow it could be cleaned up and fixed up, but if not, I think a replacement should be in order, particularly something large and thrilling. For example I would love to see a properly themed Mack Super Splash, Water Coaster, or Interactive Boat Ride for a more family friendly attraction. If Timberwolf were to be removed, I think the area could be used to create a good Mack Water Coaster. I've never rode a Mack Water ride before, but they do look pretty nice, and appear to be a decent replacement for Intamin Water rides. As for the Action Zone in general, I don't see a complete re-theme. Just paint Invertigo's sign to match, do something to clean up Congo Falls, and somehow get rid of that awful pavement! Not only does the painted part look bad, but there's still a place for car advertisement over by Congo Falls! I think the worst thing they could do is leave that nasty pavement in right in front of their brand new coaster! Also, the bathroom next to Banshee should be re-modeled and the pathway to Flight Deck should be opened up and that old concrete bridge for the access road should be leveled. I think IF they want to completely re-theme, Adventure Village should make a comeback. Rename Invertigo Stingray, Congo can remain or be replaced as mentioned above, re-theme/renovate Flight Deck to be "The Bat", and maybe re-theme Drop Tower (Or just fix it up And make minor changes to get a more abstract paint design). Could easily make the area much more friendly, cool, and habitable. My other theory is to break Banshee and "The Bat" (if re-themed) in to their own sub section like X-Base.
  14. I was at the park yesterday too! And I thought the same thing. If it is an invert, I think an Immelmann loop right where the White/Red circle is would be amazing!
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