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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:08 AM
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:41 AM
All threads eventually lead back to Son of Beast
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:57 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:20 PM
Then again, a park can have two of the same type of coaster and it be popular. CW built a B&M hyper in 2008, and then built what is essentially a taller version of the B&M hyper just this year (Can you tell I'm not a fan of B&M hypers and gigas?). And of course, many parks have two or more woodies, but I think every woodie is a little different, even when the layout is similar. Though it would make no sense to put them in the same park, I could tell stark differences in the ride experience between Racer and Thunder Road when I went to Carowinds and those rides seem at first glance to be near-identical.
Oh, and in response to Medford about having the same conversation in 20 years, I do think that's very possible. But I can think of one key difference that may or may not play a role. A lot more people got to ride Son of Beast than got to ride the Bat, and a lot more information about its stats, it's layout, etc, exist on the internet. To people who weren't alive for the Bat, it seems to be shrouded in mystery. Compared to any other roller coaster in KI's history, I think less is known today about the Bat than any other defunct roller coaster, except perhaps the Bavarian Beetle, but I've always assumed it was your basic Galaxi Spiral and had a similar layout to Python at Coney. There isn't a wealth of info out there about the Ghoster Coaster either, but I think at very least most users of these forums were alive before its removal.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:09 PM
Beat me to it, I was going to say this. I think it would've been cool to still have The Bat around, but we wouldn't have Top Gun, which to me is a classic (I'm not calling it by its new name, I refuse. haha)
Flight Deck IS am improved version of Bat, which was a prototype.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:11 AM
Perhaps the Vortex would have been constructed in another section of the park...
I feel like I've read on this site that Vortex was built by Arrow as kind of a 'sorry for messing up so bad on The Bat.' If that is true, then it would be weird seeing how the park built up over the years without two of its current major thrill rides (Flight Deck and Vortex).
Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:57 AM
The amount of Zoom was the same in both screenshots. No way to prove it, you'll just have to believe me.
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