Okay, slight bump of topic here, but this is a coaster that seems to have slipped under TTF's Radar it would appear.
Yes, here we have Intamin's 2nd attempt at a Winged Coaster, 5 years after their first generation Wing-rider, Furius Backache
, flopped. This however, is a totally new take on the design and sees Intamin adding winged trains to a standard coaster as apposed to a launch. They have also made modifications to the trains, only making the outer seats winged, which is still a rather controversial decision discussed among the enthusiast community. These new trains also seem to feature lapbars of a similar style to Blue Fire going on the concepts seen here
So, why am I bumping the topic, well in the past few days the lift and drop has infact being topped out, all be it about a month behind schedule thanks to Hershey's reputation for flooding and the fact this coaster is built over the river!
So there we have it, the tallest 'winged' coaster in the world, standing at exactly 200ft. Personally I think it could be a good ride, it certainly looks great and with the possibility of lapbar style restraints it could eliminate the roughness often complained about with the Intamin OTSR's.
Below are some more images of the current state of construction;
It definitely has a look of the newer Intamin layout style seen on the likes of I305, which gets good reviews, it's very, dare I say it, 'Twisty'
Anyway, on with the discussion people :p