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Post December 11th, 2018, 10:12 am

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I feel like we’re seeing the size and quality of this ride decrease...
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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Post December 11th, 2018, 10:48 am
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We'll see what happens. Management style of the Busch parks has been very different lately. In the past they tended to add something huge every 4-5 years instead of the more frequent littler additions they've been getting lately.
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Post December 11th, 2018, 1:54 pm

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Coasterkidmwm wrote:
We'll see what happens. Management style of the Busch parks has been very different lately. In the past they tended to add something huge every 4-5 years instead of the more frequent littler additions they've been getting lately.


I hope they don't turn into Six Flags in 2006...
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Post December 11th, 2018, 5:12 pm

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Kw6sTheater wrote:
I feel like we’re seeing the size and quality of this ride decrease...


Size is by no means an indicator of quality. My guess is that we're looking at a ride fairly similar to what Parc Asterix announced at IAAPA last month. It's not a huge ride (though not small either), but it looks like a really good one. Truthfully, any quality Intamin design is very likely going to be in the top two at BGW, so I'm excited for whatever they've got up their sleeves.
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Post February 9th, 2019, 2:15 am

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And so, Busch Gardens Williamsburgs new 2020 projects is...

...a new multi launch coaster with a vertical spike of 315ft above gradient and a massive drop down the Rhine River:

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To me, this looks like this will be from Intamin since some of the elements are very similar to that of Parc Asterix's 2021 coaster.

Source: https://bgwfans.com/2019/project-madrid-site-plans/

Post February 9th, 2019, 4:39 am
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Yeah definitely seems like new gen intamin - layout seems to sprawl out quite a bit - I imagine it's going to be a relatively short but intense ride!

Post February 10th, 2019, 12:41 pm
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Too bad to see all these rides being extremely short! Imagine all the amazing stuff you could do when you have speed from a 300ft+ spike.
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Post February 11th, 2019, 7:23 am

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Guys look. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it is NOT going to be 315’ tall. According to TPR Forums, back when Tempesto was leaked that required a height waiver of 242’: (https://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/v ... start=5940). And this requires 315’ height waiver, putting this Intamin swing launcher somewhere between 200 and 250 feet high.
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Post March 13th, 2019, 3:46 pm

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Well here is it, fulls plans with the layout and elements for Busch Gardens Williamsburg new 2020 coaster:

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All i can say is that, if this turns out to be true, this is gonna be one hell of a ride.

Source: https://bgwfans.com/2019/project-2020-revealed/

Post March 14th, 2019, 6:18 am

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This is going to be INSANE!! I am going here on the 23rd but I might just have to come back next year for this beast!
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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Post March 15th, 2019, 3:47 am
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I'm not overly excited. What happened to all awesome long duration rollercoasters? It's all short gimmicky rides now-a-days. From what I see on the layout there will be so much potential speed left when entering that final brakerun. So much more awesomeness could have been done with it...
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Post March 15th, 2019, 6:06 am

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Dirk_Ermen wrote:
I'm not overly excited. What happened to all awesome long duration rollercoasters? It's all short gimmicky rides now-a-days. From what I see on the layout there will be so much potential speed left when entering that final brakerun. So much more awesomeness could have been done with it...


It must be noted, however, that this coaster has to climb a large hill to the station. I agree with your part about gimmicky rides, instead of going for the highest quality, longest and most thrilling coasters avaliable parks have the mindset of “why pay $25 million for a quality MACK/Intamin multilaunch when I can get a Skyrocket II for a quarter of that” or something along those lines. But gimmicky rides can be done right, ala Maxx Force — it packs a crazy amount of variety into 17 or so seconds of ride time.
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Post March 16th, 2019, 9:36 am
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Dirk_Ermen wrote:
I'm not overly excited. What happened to all awesome long duration rollercoasters?


Accountants found something that isn't a shuttle coaster.
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Post March 16th, 2019, 10:20 am

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To be fair, based on the NL POV, the ride will be something like 1:15 from start to brakes. If you disregard the length of a lift hill, that's pretty substantial. The shuttle section adds a lot of time.

Post March 17th, 2019, 3:31 am

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The ride was teased at the town hall during the membership preview day. Hints at a 95 degree drop:

https://www.facebook.com/BGWFans/videos ... 859950382/

They were also handing out these caps with the MMXX branding on it:

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Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvE0rGNBfbL/

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