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Post April 24th, 2017, 2:57 pm
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This was posted today to RMC's facebook:

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Let the speculation begin!

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^ Unlikely, the raptor track is aimed at smaller parks. Still possible tho.
Honestly the airtime on SV's drop is so good that I really wouldn't mind being Rosy'd off of the back row.

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The strong rumors at Knotts are for a B&M Dive. But this would be an interesting curve ball. Overall though, they'd have to make some design changes obviously if this were to come to Knotts.
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Highly doubtful due to the capacity of the ride. A Raptor actually has a lower capacity than a Boomerang.

As for where it might be going, I'm leaning toward either Silverwood Theme Park (which has had rumors of an RMC for some time) or one of Premier's properties (Darien Lake, Elitch Gardens, Frontier City, or Magic Springs). That is, of course, assuming the ride will be built in the United States.
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Putting money on silverwood.
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rcdude wrote:
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Knotts Berry Farm? :D


Highly doubtful due to the capacity of the ride. A Raptor actually has a lower capacity than a Boomerang.

As for where it might be going, I'm leaning toward either Silverwood Theme Park (which has had rumors of an RMC for some time) or one of Premier's properties (Darien Lake, Elitch Gardens, Frontier City, or Magic Springs). That is, of course, assuming the ride will be built in the United States.


Yeah Knotts never installs low capacity rides. :lol:
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^ Right? I was seeing the same comments on Facebook on any comment that said a Six flags or cedar fair park.... Don't underestimate the lac of logic...
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Manic Monte wrote:
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Knotts Berry Farm? :D


Highly doubtful due to the capacity of the ride. A Raptor actually has a lower capacity than a Boomerang.

As for where it might be going, I'm leaning toward either Silverwood Theme Park (which has had rumors of an RMC for some time) or one of Premier's properties (Darien Lake, Elitch Gardens, Frontier City, or Magic Springs). That is, of course, assuming the ride will be built in the United States.


Yeah Knotts never installs low capacity rides. :lol:


Assuming normal operations, major rides at Knott's generally have an actual capacity of 500-800 riders per hour (theoretical capacities mostly range from 900-1,300). In fact, at an enthusiast event several years ago, one of the park managers said that they won't consider any major attraction with a capacity under 800 RPH. A Raptor has a theoretical capacity of about 600 RPH, and assuming the same capacity drop as other Knott's attractions, would only get 300-400 in practice. That is not something a park that is aiming for 5 million annual visitors should be considering, especially if they are going after the crowds coming for Star Wars Land in 2019.

Six Flags, on the other hand...
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As for where it might be going, I'm leaning toward either Silverwood Theme Park (which has had rumors of an RMC for some time) or one of Premier's properties (Darien Lake, Elitch Gardens, Frontier City, or Magic Springs). That is, of course, assuming the ride will be built in the United States.

People on TPR have also speculated Kentucky Kingdom.
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I'm thinking Kentucky Kingdom. RMC & Ed Hart seem to have some sort of working relationship. Thunder Run > Storm Chaser > ??? > Profit.

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Lol guys I bet it's CP's 2019 project. :lol:
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Post April 25th, 2017, 12:44 pm
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This will hopefully never go to a bigger park since 600 pph is a horribly low theoretical capacity.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't raptors inline seating?
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Yep, which is why the PPH is so low. I'm interested to see what this ends up being like - it should definitely be aimed at a smaller park - but that doesn't mean it won't be a top quality ride.
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I'd suggest Lakemont Park in PA. We might see "Leap the Dips" aka the oldest coaster and Raptor which can be the latest track design, collaborated!
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Assuming normal operations, major rides at Knott's generally have an actual capacity of 500-800 riders per hour (theoretical capacities mostly range from 900-1,300). In fact, at an enthusiast event several years ago, one of the park managers said that they won't consider any major attraction with a capacity under 800 RPH. A Raptor has a theoretical capacity of about 600 RPH, and assuming the same capacity drop as other Knott's attractions, would only get 300-400 in practice. That is not something a park that is aiming for 5 million annual visitors should be considering, especially if they are going after the crowds coming for Star Wars Land in 2019.

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Honestly I think it's going to Silverwood for zero profit or something like that.
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So this was posted to RMC's Facebook:

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R&D test track of our new single rail Raptor coaster at our shop! When complete, we will have 500' of Raptor track installed ready for testing, complete with several newly designed cars.
I, for one, welcome our new RMC overlords.

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That looks even uglier than I thought.
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Well that's extremely dissapointing
Honestly the airtime on SV's drop is so good that I really wouldn't mind being Rosy'd off of the back row.


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Wow, you mean the 500ft of test track looks boring? Who would've guessed.
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No I'm just disappointed it wasn't actually going somewhere lol
Honestly the airtime on SV's drop is so good that I really wouldn't mind being Rosy'd off of the back row.


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So maybe this thing is going to Knotts?
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Wait, so they've been officially selling these models for about a year, and now they're finally building test track? Shouldn't that come before selling?
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