Project Madrid/2020: Festa Field Multi-Launch Coaster

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Oh, I totally agree you need speed. My point was I think the number 78 is BS. Between the speed gained from the drop on the spike plus that huge accelerator I think, I am no expert, but I think it is probably possible.
I'm no expert either. But looking at other coasters (like Red Force) it takes not only speed but track length to accelerate to 90+mph to crest that high. I don't think either are present here.
 
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I'm no expert either. But looking at other coasters (like Red Force) it takes not only speed but track length to accelerate to 90+mph to crest that high. I don't think either are present here.
With the triple-launch you won’t need anywhere near as much track length to hit a top speed like that. Coasters like Red Force go from a dead stop to top speed over that length. This will have two launches to get it momentum to get up a spike and then whatever speed it gets from the spike drop plus a third launch to get it up a top hat.

I have my own doubts about this hitting 300’+ myself, but that’s because I doubt the leaked slide stats were deliberate misdirection or that it would have changed that drastically from what we saw on that, plus the “above grade” statement can be interpreted many different ways. But it’s not because what we know from the overhead layout makes it not feasible.
 
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As I said, I'm no where near an expert. But I have to agree with others here and the excellent analysis on the Coaster Studios video that we aren't going to see a 315ft top hat. The latter is estimating a top hat of around 200ft with a top speed "going down to the Rhine" at about 80mph. That's about 4mph faster than the Parc Asterix design. The speed going up the PA top hat is 67mph, according to Intamin. That's the same speed as Soaring with Dragon. It hits 77mph going down.
 
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Well volcano was built 20 years ago and I305 was built almost 11 years ago. Intamin has changed a lot since then.
The new ones are bad too man:

SEAS Intamins(I'm aware of):
-Pompeii: frequently down
-Roman Rapids: Ocasionally down
-Congo River Rapids:frequently down
-Cheetah Hunt: frequently down
-Falcon's Fury: Constantly down
-Infinity Falls:6 months late, open for a few months, down frequently, and currently down for "annual maintenance"
 
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I think the concept of this coaster has the potential to revolve around a Labyrinth or a Minotaur. After reading about both of these and their connections to each other, the Minotaur's duality as a man and bull could service the idea of the reverse/switch launch section if BG wants to connect that idea to this being a coaster with a "dual thrill" in that regard.

The Labyrinth was the very thing that contained the Minotaur, so "escaping" it would be a worthwhile theme if they wanted to go that route IMO.

Perhaps I am completely off base and it will be dubbed "Dippin' Dots Dastardly Dasher." 😱
 

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The new ones are bad too man:

SEAS Intamins(I'm aware of):
-Pompeii: frequently down
-Roman Rapids: Ocasionally down
-Congo River Rapids:frequently down
-Cheetah Hunt: frequently down
-Falcon's Fury: Constantly down
-Infinity Falls:6 months late, open for a few months, down frequently, and currently down for "annual maintenance"
Almost none of these are "new", and out of all these, one is a roller coaster. And it opened nearly 10 years ago. That's not new either.
 
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Unfortunately I think most the trees will be coming out. Cutting just enough for the ride makes it VERY difficult to get construction equipment there. I think the best to hope for is that they decide to use a live tree removal and try to preserve some of them to replant fully grown. Otherwise it's going to take the area about 10-15 years to recover.
 
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It’s gonna be different walking by that area and hearing “VROOOOOOOOM” every 40 seconds lol
 
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I am very excited with this news, especially after finding out about Volcano. Hats off to Intamin for working hard on projects overseas and making a splash back in the US market. With this ride and the future Jurassic Park coaster good things are on the horizon.
 

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Do we actually KNOW it's Intamin, yet? It certainly looks like their design, but I don't think I've seen anything that points to Intamin 100%.
 
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