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7 hours ago, Benin said:

It's been done, B&M built their version of a Vekoma SFC in one of the Happy Valleys a while back...

Just found a clip. The track looks so funny, but yeah the ride itself is as dull as dishwater. 

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Surprised the following 2020 coasters have barely been mentioned on here but I just wanted to comment about some of my observations.

 

Many of us know about the two B&M “hyper” coasters coming most likely next year to Hershey Park and KI (the latter isn’t confirmed but is like 99% likely).

 

Everyone has seemed to go with the idea that KI’s will be a giga based on what cedar fair has done in the past with other parks, the fact they already have a hyper as well as the layout plans. I noticed something from the track that may confirm it.

 

Whilst I couldn’t find an image of the track for the lift hill, I noticed a piece of track below where the spine seems to widen to what looks like the start of a B&M giga style lift.

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For the B&M most likely going to Hersheypark. It’s height is unknown but I think the lift hill track suggests a hyper given it doesn’t have the wider spine as seen on gigas.

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I don’t know if anyone else has commented about this online somewhere else, if so I’m sorry if this sounds really obvious.

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I think a giga is plausible considering Firehawk recently went and Cedar Fair seem to not announce things until last minute (remember Steel Vengeance not being announced even though track was completely visible?)

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Not strictly B&M manufacturing-wise but for those people who've always dreamt of being a ride operator or want to know how this ride type works with more "modern technology" this former operator talks very deeply about operating the B&M wing coaster "X-Flight" (relevant because most procedures and the UI are similar if not identical on other B&M wing coasters including -cough cough- The Swarm!!!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50X8CTWUuow

 

Kind of interesting but is quite boring if you don't really care about control panels.

He's also got other ride types he operated on his channel.

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Really really interesting, great channel. Just watched the roofs one too, he has some very insightful tales to tell.

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