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StepandFetch, 27 Aug 2009
Posted 28 Aug 2009
Does it have an overrated son?
Its a shame they would choose a name like that.
What are they tearing down to build it? I haven't done the Borg yet, haven't been when it was actually working.
while the Borg was fun, the way it ends is somewhat painful. it's because leaving the station you are layed down about 5 degrees past level, and get flipped over for that flying feeling, but it doesn't leave you flipped coming back into the station. The VERY abrupt stop at the end sent so much blood into my head that several veins in forehead began to show, and they leave you there just as long as any other coaster does. You finally get put back upright once you pull into the station. I went in that day planning to ride it several times and only rode it once because of this.
As for tearing something down...Don't they have plenty of land?
From that video it looks like its to the northwest of Thunder Road...which would be a parking lot, correct?
ok ok I didn't quite let on that I was a thrill ride enthusiast... I love roller coasters and have ridden many at different parks..
The clamshell restraints/ open- air stadium seating are two of the best components of the B&M hyper... I think our new coaster would easily be the best of all B&M hypers if the original plans had been carried out- that is- the first drop would have been steeper- around 80+ degrees- and the turn up to the micro-brake would have been a tight helix instead of just a turn... but who knows? It is difficult to see how great this ride will truly be from the video... it all depends on pacing: the faster, the better.
The end of the ride looks a bit slow and muted... we will just have to wait and see.
And about how big this thing will be and where it will go: the station/ lift hill/ brake run will all go where the log flume was, near the front of the park. The coaster will extend from the flume's footprint, up to the north gate, down to the south gate over re-claimed parking lot, and all the way back. If you know how far that is, then you understand how HUGE this coaster is going to be! It will look magnificent from the interstate.
They tore down the water logs. plus it is taking some of the parking lot if I remember correctly. Kings Dominion is also building a new coaster call Intimidator 305 which is higher and faster.
our intimidator is longer... and it looks like more fun IMO... there's very little air time on the other intimidator.. and I gotta have my air time
the official page for the coaster says it will be 3min 33sec long. thats a good ride. it also says 75mph. i retract my first statement of it being week.
I like how they have the 2 hills at the ending like Thunder Road. That was always one of my favorite parts of the ride. That first downslope looks intense!
I went to Carowinds a couple weeks ago and Thunder Road has become a very rough ride. It was more painful than fun when we went on it. I don't remember there being so many jarring bumps on the track or it shaking so violently in past years. Was killer on my lower back.
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