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Wow the Phantasialand strikes back again :lol:

Taron was a very impressive experience for me, so I am very excited what they will deliver here.

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I'm quite excited to see Vekoma being named. Their flying coasters always felt more forceful then the majority of the B&M's. I really can't wait to see how this is going to turn out.
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I believe they meant to say 'world's longest launched flying coaster', which I think do not exist yet, so they'll get that record with any track length.

They meant to say worlds longest flying coaster. If they meant something else they would have said something else.

Still, Flying Dinosaur is 1.124 m. That means F.L.Y. will be at least 1.124 m (making it the longest along with FD), but doesn't mean it will be any longer than that.

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Wishmaster wrote:
hyyyper wrote:
I believe they meant to say 'world's longest launched flying coaster', which I think do not exist yet, so they'll get that record with any track length.

They meant to say worlds longest flying coaster. If they meant something else they would have said something else.

Still, Flying Dinosaur is 1.124 m. That means F.L.Y. will be at least 1.124 m (making it the longest along with FD), but doesn't mean it will be any longer than that.


:lol: You obviously don't know how marketing works.

I really hope they go for the longest invert, but it wouldn't be the first time that a park claims to have 'the worldst something-ist coaster (that features yellow-painted bolts)!' or some other gimmick/cheat in order to get some claim to put on their ads. I'm a bit sceptical, that's all. I mean, for all we know it's going to be that weird Vekoma prototype with a super long darkride section, which would then technically get them the record, but not be much of a coaster per se.


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hyyyper wrote:
Wishmaster wrote:
hyyyper wrote:
I believe they meant to say 'world's longest launched flying coaster', which I think do not exist yet, so they'll get that record with any track length.

They meant to say worlds longest flying coaster. If they meant something else they would have said something else.

Still, Flying Dinosaur is 1.124 m. That means F.L.Y. will be at least 1.124 m (making it the longest along with FD), but doesn't mean it will be any longer than that.


:lol: You obviously don't know how marketing works.

I really hope they go for the longest invert, but it wouldn't be the first time that a park claims to have 'the worldst something-ist coaster (that features yellow-painted bolts)!' or some other gimmick/cheat in order to get some claim to put on their ads. I'm a bit sceptical, that's all. I mean, for all we know it's going to be that weird Vekoma prototype with a super long darkride section, which would then technically get them the record, but not be much of a coaster per se.

No, I don't know how marketing works. But at least I know it better then you it seems. PHL does not lie. lying is not good marketing. If they mean longest coaster that features yellow-painted bolts, they'll say longest coaster that features yellow-painted bolts. They did it on the last coaster by saying the worlds longest double-launch coaster. They said the longest flying coaster in the world, so that is what it will be. Like I said before, they did not say longer than any other flying coaster in the world, so it may be only 1.124m, but that still makes it impressive.

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What is the longest coaster to feature yellow-painted bolts?
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fingers crossed for actual worlds longest flyer.
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How many guests do you think will be able to ride? I mean... loading capacity! :)
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How many guests do you think will be able to ride? I mean... loading capacity! :)

Best guess is that they may have ordered the new loading system Vekoma has been experimenting with, which means only Vekoma and possibly some potential clients have seen it in action and can make a guess at rider capacity. Phantasialand is very secretive about their projects and will most likely not give us more details until F.L.Y. opens and even then not everything we would like to know.

As for this loading system: Some fans will do anything to find out what it looks like so some things have been leaked. ;)

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Again: These are all guesses. Phantasialand will not confirm anything and the may have gone with the conventional loading system.

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Track's being placed! Looks like it will be the Vekoma prototype after all!

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^^ Hope that it'll happen! We just want an exciting track! :D
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Some pictures of the construction site:

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Some pictures of the construction site:

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Which construction site is that? It's hard to read on those pictures.


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^ That indeed is going to be larger than we're thinking now! Promising! :D
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^ From the fourth image posted, I can see that coaster will get inversions - yay! :D
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WOW that went fast, I can't wait for this ride
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It looks like that I have to visit cologne next year again :D


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It looks much more impressive in person and it's already convinced me to head back soon!
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This appeared at the test site:

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so the seats will be able to rotate it seems. I wonder if it's just for loading/unloading or will they rotate during the ride as well?

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