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Triggered by the post above me*****

How dare they they use that word. I'm so offended. Gonna cry now, thanks TPW!

 

Kentucky Kingdom recently just had their 2021 plans leaked. They are probably getting a Raptor of some kind (if it not delayed).

This will make the park have a brilliant top three. Three absolute airtime machines+two good woodies.

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Silverwood (a small park in Idaho) are getting a RMC Raptor, a clone of Railblazer and WonderWoman. The ride has a neat theme, and has a pleasing red and white colour scheme. Certainly going to be give the park a elite coaster, a great compliment to their two woodies, their classic arrow, and their Vekoma Giant Boomerang. Certainly a park to visit now, as their lineup is pretty unique. I honestly pinned Silverwood as a good candidate for the next RMC, considering RMC have actually constructed most of Silverwood's coasters and re-done the track for Tremors. It really was a matter of time. 2021 is going to be the year of the raptor. 

 

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1 hour ago, JoshuaA said:

2021 is going to be the year of the raptor. 

 

 

I feel like I've heard this every year since the Raptor was announced. 😂

 

No denying they've got potential and look like fun rides, but they don't seem to have taken off as well as RMC's conversions of wooden coasters. And they're having issues with the T-Rex model too still. Maybe one day they'll be a big thing, but it just feels like the model is ticking along right now, and not going to be the next big thing.
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1 hour ago, JoshC. said:

 

I feel like I've heard this every year since the Raptor was announced. 😂

I think they have been over-hyped a little, but I do think next year will see the model gain some steam.

2018 was the testing of waters, It might help we're actually getting confirmed raptors next year. Jersey Devil, Silverwood's, Kentucky Kingdom's, and the one that was due to open this year in South Dakota (probably will open next year).

1 hour ago, JoshC. said:

 

And they're having issues with the T-Rex model too still. Maybe one day they'll be a big thing, but it just feels like the model is ticking along right now, and not going to be the next big thing.

From what RMC have said in interviews, I believe they are just testing the limits of the Raptor first. Look at Jersey Devil. They wanna test all the options, and sell a few to smaller parks as their price point is a steal (Silverwood, Kentucky Kingdom, and that random park in Dakota).

The-T Rex would be a huge step forward for RMC, and remember they only got their start 9 years ago.. It would also be a lot more resources than the Raptor. I'm sure when RMC are ready, we will get a T-Rex. 

 

1 hour ago, JoshC. said:

No denying they've got potential and look like fun rides, but they don't seem to have taken off as well as RMC's conversions of wooden coasters.

I feel this is premature statement for a model that debuted in 2018. And two were due this year, remember it took several years for the hybrids to take off. I feel it is far too early to compare the model to the hybrids. 

 

 

 

 

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