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Iron Rattler? Does that mean the wooden coaster? I thought Rattler was being taken down

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New England is planning the sky screamer for probably 2014 not next year.

 

i also hear Bizarro is not going anywhere!!!!! thank god

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The latest from Screamscape...

 

Six Flags America - Hurricane Harbor expansion

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - S&S Turbo Drop Tower

Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Iron Rattler - retracking with rolls

Six Flags Great Adventure - Safari Makeover/Entertainment lineup

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor NJ - Proslide KrackenRacer

Six Flags Great America - Merged kiddie section

Six Flags Magic Mountain - Sling Shot/New Coaster

Six Flags Mexico - Spinning coaster

Six Flags New England - ~400 foot SkyScreamer

Six Flags Over Georgia - SkyScreamer

Six Flags Over Texas - SkyScreamer

Six Flags St Louis - Flashback from SFOT

Great Escape - Larson Flying Scooter flat ride

LaRonde - ?

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Go Big? In 2013 were going big, bigger, biggest! Stay tuned for our three BIG pieces of news to be announced on Thursday!

 

3 big things, maybe we will get a new ride in the theme park too?

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Just thinking, but how hard would it be to add a couple of sections of tower to SkyScreamer? Odd that they didn't add that lighting package yet? Hmmm.....

 

That would take care of the "Bigger" or maybe even the "Biggest" category!

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After keeping things a secret since the Spring, it is going to be strange for me to be able to talk to someone about the new additions for 2013! Can't wait! :)

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i hope they dont add to SS, its scary as heck already!

 

I don't mind the height of SkyScreamer but I do get a little nervious when I am up there and catch a glimpse of how small the links are that make up the chains on the ride. Much smaller than those found on the Flying Wave.

 

It would seem like a pretty simple modification to the SkyScreamer to increase the height (insert sections and longer cables). If not 2013 than possibly for the future.

 

The other "bigger" might be modifying the King Cobra by repositioning the head higher with a larger run-out so that it can accomodate larger riders. Although I would think that would be a modification that they would make behind the scenes and not promote as new.

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Wouldn't there be quite some foundation work to increase SS's height? Just curious.

 

Probably, but it surely looked like the foundation they installed this spring was significant.

 

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We shall share no news before it is time! :clock: Or at least until we get a green light from the park! :hyper:

 

 

 

 

Can you at least say what themed area it's going in?

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Just thinking, but how hard would it be to add a couple of sections of tower to SkyScreamer? Odd that they didn't add that lighting package yet? Hmmm.....

 

 

I kept thinking about this before I went to bed, and I realized that it can't be done. I was not really thinking abou the footer, or the cables, but I was thinking of the tower itself. Remember the European (austrian?) Star Flyer that is 384 feet tall? Well, the center column is wider because of the height. As the tower got taller, funtime knew that a different structure must be constructed so that they could eliminate some of the variables of having a "weaker" tower at 384 ft. in the air.

 

i.e.

 

European Star Flyer:

 

PraterStarFlyer3.jpg

 

 

Our Sky Screamer:

 

SkyScreamer11.jpg

 

 

 

Notice the differences in the lattice?

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The suspense is killing me!!! Less then 24 hours:)!! I hope we get some sort of stunt show.

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I kept thinking about this before I went to bed, and I realized that it can't be done. I was not really thinking abou the footer, or the cables, but I was thinking of the tower itself. Remember the European (austrian?) Star Flyer that is 384 feet tall? Well, the center column is wider because of the height. As the tower got taller, funtime knew that a different structure must be constructed so that they could eliminate some of the variables of having a "weaker" tower at 384 ft. in the air.

 

European Star Flyer:

 

PraterStarFlyer3.jpg

 

Notice the differences in the lattice?

 

Ah, it does look beefier!

 

O.K., instead I think they should take Six Flags Over Texas' removed parachute tower sections and add them to ours! (Just kidding)

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O.K., instead I think they should take Six Flags Over Texas' removed parachute tower sections and add them to ours! (Just kidding)

 

unfortunately, that cant be done because their parachute ride is welded not bolted together,thats main reason it wont be resurfacing at another park

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Harry, since you have known since spring whats in store, did you have anything to do with the concepts?

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