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Zachary

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maybe try to place the location of the test balloon (ride peak) on this new site plan? It'll give us amateur coaster designers something to go on. :)
@kingadam suggested this to me privately but, honestly, I'm attempting to avoid pinpointing the location of the height waiver. The papers filed with the county are very vague regarding the exact location of the highest point and, while the FAA permit offers coordinates, I don't know how accurate those really are either. 😕
 

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@kingadam suggested this to me privately but, honestly, I'm attempting to avoid pinpointing the location of the height waiver. The papers filed with the county are very vague regarding the exact location of the highest point and, while the FAA permit offers coordinates, I don't know how accurate those really are either. 😕
I think it'd be cool just to see even if it isn't that accurate. It's almost for sure that what we have will change slightly anyway. Maybe as long as you make it clear that the coordinates are very MAYBE and take it with a grain of salt?

Just realized I'm trying to convince you to do more work. All I'm saying is if those coordinates aren't exact, you guys are the last I would blame for feeding us inaccurate imagery. I'm just glad you guys are able to put this forward and I really appreciate the work you guys put in.
 
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Thinking over manufacturers, I really can't see anyone besides B&M doing this one. Not only has their facility been pumping out track like crazy recently with little to no announcements, but I doubt BG would have Intamin put in another potential giga when you got world class intimidator an hour away. I also don't see Mack being a possibility either cause they're building a new coaster at Carowinds for next year. For me though, the area doesn't seem at all like space for a giga. Call me crazy but I wouldn't be surprised if a wing or flying coaster gets put there. That dive over the river would be incredible...
 

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I doubt they will go Intamin. They have no need. They have such good relations with B&M and I doubt they would bet all their cards on a manufacturer they haven't worked with for something this big. B&M gets my vote. Second, Mack.
 
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You know, a bigger skyrush clone would be pretty sick. My whole worry with this coaster is it being too similar to Intimidator, but the two outside seats and lapbar restraints would be pretty unique if it is in fact a giga.
 
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I doubt they will go Intamin. They have no need. They have such good relations with B&M and I doubt they would bet all their cards on a manufacturer they haven't worked with for something this big. B&M gets my vote. Second, Mack.
B&M would never attempt turns that tight. They have good relations because they’re good at what they do. This is an Intamin job no doubt. Intamins have been boosting attendance by large amounts “recently”, and if they pull this off which I think they very much could, we could have a good park manufacturer relationship. On top of that, B&M doesn’t currently hold a contract with SWPE like Intamin does. I’m putting all of my chips into Intamin. And what Zach said. The shaping of the turns, as vague as they are, look extremely similar to currently standing Intamin coasters.
 
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The most relieving part of this whole report is that we now know that Project Madrid is indeed a roller coaster. If it is indeed an Intamin, I am hoping for something along the lines of Hyperion in Energylandia.
 
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The most relieving part of this whole report is that we now know that Project Madrid is indeed a roller coaster. If it is indeed an Intamin, I am hoping for something along the lines of Hyperion in Energylandia.
Please no. Everyone says that coaster is just alright. We should want either a B&M giga, an LSM launch like Taron, a T-Rex, or another interesting option, a Vekoma like Lech.
 
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As for Project Madrid being put on hold, I have heard from my sources that work with James City County that that is indeed the case and that the project has been put on hold for the time being.
So is that no longer the case with the recent news about the coaster footers on the plans? Just to make clear what's going on....
 
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Will the entrance be from an existing hamlet? If so will it be Festa or San Marco? I'm guessing San Marco. Any chance this could still be part of a new hamlet? I would still much prefer this being the centerpiece of a new hamlet!
 
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I personally would rule out T-Rex, based on the sole reason that that they haven't built one yet and right now they theorize that it can push over 300 feet.
B&M typically does not make turns that tight on Giga's, and their footers are spaced out.
Mack builds close footers, just recently pushed over 200 feet.
Intamin can certainly does it an uses closer footers, starting to work their way back into SEAS.
S&S/Vekoma shouldn't be 100% ruled out.

A slight side note on the footers thing:
When submitting a plan like that, the box is going to be the entire effected area. Does not mean that's the actual size of the footers will be that big. When building in a buffer, it's not just the surface, but it's the sub surface and all the effected areas thanks to that construction.
 

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I hope this isn't just a 300 foot version of Apollo's. For that matter, I hope this isn't anything like most gigas out there. After the failure of DF, BGW is in need of something Kumba-esque, so maybe a giga-looper type deal? Idk what I am thinking they should do I just don't think they need an airtime coaster with Apollo's and Invadr providing both types of airtime. Something thrilling to fill the void left by DF would be awesome.
 
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