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Post October 26th, 2017, 9:02 pm
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This new track was spotted being built at the S&S plant. It looks a lot like the Steeplechase/Soap Box style track that Arrow made and it looks similar to the Maurer Spike coaster as well. I assume we will learn more at IAAPA.

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Post October 27th, 2017, 5:31 am
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Post October 27th, 2017, 9:23 am
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Whoops they should be working now!
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Interesting.
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Post October 27th, 2017, 12:25 pm

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Doubt there'd be a new Steeplechase style ride built. My guess is this is replacement track for either Knotts or Blackpool.

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Doubt there'd be a new Steeplechase style ride built. My guess is this is replacement track for either Knotts or Blackpool.

I thought Knotts' one closed years ago?
I know Drayton Manor's new coaster will be built by S&S, and will be a "first of it's kind". Could that be it?
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Post October 27th, 2017, 12:43 pm
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It is similar to the existing Steeplechase track design. The track appears to bank at the bottom of the helix so I don't think it has weird wide trains or anything.
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Post October 28th, 2017, 5:31 am
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Doubt there'd be a new Steeplechase style ride built. My guess is this is replacement track for either Knotts or Blackpool.

I thought Knotts' one closed years ago?
I know Drayton Manor's new coaster will be built by S&S, and will be a "first of it's kind. Could that be it?


It's the right timescale for a well timed annoucement if it is. Alton are starting to ramp up their marketing department and with Track appearing at BPB I'm sure they will be too. It could be 1994 all over again just with 2 family coasters and hopefully an outstanding thrill ride in Icon.
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Post October 28th, 2017, 1:37 pm
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This definitely looks like some kind of prototype. Maybe they're re-releasing the steeplechase type? Since they pretty much took over the arrow stuff anyway.
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Post October 29th, 2017, 10:41 am
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Well the track is now a complete circuit.

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Here's the ride vehicle:

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Could it be the prototype for this thing Universal is working on?

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Hmm they're doing a good job, I know, but it looks a tad sketchy. Fun to see new tracks invented, though. :lol:
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Post October 30th, 2017, 6:20 am
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Well looks like it is a redesigned Steeplechase type ride.

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Post October 30th, 2017, 6:44 am
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I wonder how different the restraint system will be?
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Post October 30th, 2017, 9:53 am
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I'm sure there will be tons of photos and videos from IAAPA from many different sources.
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That explains a ton. I figured when S&S bought Arrow they'd get access to all of the plans.
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Post October 30th, 2017, 1:27 pm
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I am a bit bummed they are bringing this concept back instead of the Arrow suspended, but hopefully they attempt that soon.
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Post October 30th, 2017, 3:58 pm
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Would anyone buy a suspended though unless it could do loops?
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Another Six Flags gimmick ride that will be cloned into oblivion?

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Will anyone be at IAAPA to get photos?


I mean, if it's expo'd the day that I go, I will.
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I am a bit bummed they are bringing this concept back instead of the Arrow suspended, but hopefully they attempt that soon.

I wouldn't be surprised if S&S is probably already working on that part. This was probably just easier to modernize.

I'm curious on the cars they are going to put on top of it.
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Post November 14th, 2017, 10:49 am
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^ Probably a lot more comfortable than the old-style ones (which hurt my back)!
Wonder if Blackpool PB will replace the Steeplechase's cars with the new ones? (hope so)

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Looks like you can ride Velociraptors too!

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