Kentucky Kingdom: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by BigAl, 2nd Jul 2013.

  1. Sam

    Sam TowersStreet Member

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    From the park's FB...

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    Posted 6th Mar 2014
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    Sorry for the triple post, but it's worth it...

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    This is looking better and better with every update! Lovely track colour, great-looking trains and a great layout! Perhaps if this is a success, other smaller parks throughout the world which can't afford B&M or Intamin mega and hyper coasters will get something from Chance instead? If the older Morgan / Chance Morgan coasters are anything to go off, this thing ought to be pretty smooth as well!

    Would anyone object to Chance giving PMBO a complete overhaul to actually make it a half decent roller coaster? :p
     
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    Why are they still using pre-1990s Arrow track? Haven't they seen that literally every other manufacturer has moved away from it?
     
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    To keep their prices down, perhaps? That and Chance acquired Morgan, which is the company that created that track type. Maybe it just works for them?

    Why change it if it does the job for them? If it affects the quality of the end product aesthetically or the actual ride experience itself, then sure, change it. If not, what's to fuss about? :p
     
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    Well, unless you consider PMBO to be B&M smooth, I think that there is an impact on the ride experience? :p
     
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    But Chance's / Morgan's / Chance Morgan's (whichever you prefer, I guess :p ) coasters are supposedly pretty smooth. In fact, these guys were actually brought in to Kennywood to try and salvage Steel Phantom (shame they couldn't keep one or two of the inversions).

    They will always be superior to Arrow's version of this product, simply because of the way they shape their track to how Arrow did it. Arrow couldn't even keep up with these, never mind the likes of B&M and Intamin! :p
     
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    Phantom's Revenge is also amazing, the airtime on it is fantastic <3

    Also quite smooth, though the lap bar design was something to be desired...
     
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    Really love that colour!
     
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    A new coaster with that track style does look somewhat strange. It does look nice though!

    :)
     
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    I do love the track colour but to me the track type makes it look really butt ugly.
     
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    Surely a park like Drayton Manor could get something like this? They went to Mack but couldn't afford their prices, so that also crosses B&M and Intamin off. Vekoma and Gerstlauer would be a better bet, considering the park has worked with both of them. Something from Premier or Zierer would probably be in their reach too.

    For anyone wondering whether this will ride like an Arrow, just remember that Chance aren't designing their roller coasters using the wire from old coat hangers! :p
     
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    This has now been topped off:

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    Looks like a fairly forceful drop
     
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    The first train has arrived:


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    That kind of track looks butt ugly to me too.

    This looks like an interesting ride, looking forward to a POV.
     
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    The track type just makes the ride look old and dated, even though it is new!

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