TBC: SW9 Speculation

Discussion in 'Future Discussion' started by Matt N, 2nd Nov 2017.

  1. Godscrasher

    Godscrasher TowersStreet Member

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    Which legislation would that be? Legionella can be controlled in water easily and AFAIK from reading L8 theres no requirement to use fresh water supply on everything.
     
  2. CSLKenny

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    The Smiler? Yeah it was the first infinity coaster, but that's basically a bigger version of the eurofighter. It's pretty much a compact version of a standard sit down looper.

    Thirteen. I'll give you that one.
    Although the whole drop track thing was technically already done by Mauer with Winjas - only difference being the track doesn't bounce back up on Th13teen.

    QFT
     
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    Winjas has the "seesaw" bit at the end, but I'd hardly call it a drop. Though arguably, it is far more fun than Thirteen. ;)
     
  4. Rob

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    And money. B&M are on record 4 years ago or so of saying they're interested in developing a 4D coaster. Nothing has yet happened and I can only assume that is because it would cost an absolute fortune!

    :)
     
  5. Matt.GC

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    True. Of course it would be a massive financial gamble for them, but a gamble that's paid off 3 times. The B&M coasters they have certainly didn't come cheap, but they encapsulate everything that is good about the park and have paid for themselves over the years.

    Of course the other way of looking at it is that they are easily surpassed prototypes, bit I think that's only because the park has stopped making them. It's not fanboyism to say that Nemesis, Oblivion and Air still command a great deal respect and admiration.
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing one of these Mack Launch Spinning coasters.

    Very unique selling point, as long as nowhere else in Europe adds one first!
     
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    Would work very well to replace spinball as I cannot see that staying much longer. Hopefully not on spinballs site though :)
     
  8. Matt N

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    I think the issue is that a Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster would be more aimed at thrill seekers, and Spinball is very much aimed at families. I reckon they could coexist together OK.
     
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    I agree but I'm not 100% sure some members of the gp would understand. I would love spinball to stay but I just don't see this happening long term with the height of it and other factors.
     
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    I'd rather see a Mack Multi Launch than a Mack Xtreme Spinner if I'm honest!

    If SW9 is a thrill coaster, I would like to see a Intamin/Mack Multi Launch with interactions with some other rides in the park. Both Thunderlooper and Rita were rushed so they could get a new major ride quickly and cheaply, So it would be nice to have a launch coaster which has had as much thought as the other major coasters in the park.
     
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    I think a standard multi launch coaster is unlikely now that Icon is being built. Unless it has some gimmick to it, like a wooden multi launch or a spinner, I don't see one being built anytime soon.
     
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    Multi Launch Wing coaster, Done. No one can say it takes thunder away from Icon or The Swarm then.

    World's first, Check. Wing coaster, Check. New launch coaster, Check.
     
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    Yes! That's a brilliant idea @Bert2theSpark! Pair it with a good theme and you've got yourself one of the best coasters in the UK! Now if only Merlin read these boards...
     
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    RMC have said they can launch their T-Rex coasters :)
     
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    And I imagine they would be fairly cheap. If Merlin do read this I can see them being interested now cheap is mentioned
     
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    They said that they are reducing capex by £100m between 2018 and 2021, so this is perfect!
     
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    This would be perfect for towers as a replacement for Rita, it would be so good to have an RMC in the UK. It would be only the second RMC in Europe, it would certainly draw enthusiasts to the park!
     
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    I wish Merlin thought like that, the reality is if they relied on enthusiast business alone they would have no business. Regrettably we make up a very small percent of custom
     
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    Furious Baco, so not a World's First.
     
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    Furius Baco has a single launch. So a multi launch wing coaster would be a worlds first.
     
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