Just realised nobody had posted this on here. Looks absolutely insane, can't wait for a full announcement! Still wondering if it's for 2017 or 2018. Seems to be too far along for 2018, but not quite far enough for 2017!
I'm back again with yet another construction image, it's all getting very exciting now! The first hill seems to have been completed now and looks ready for track hopefully in the not too distant future! What is interesting is that the 2nd hill appears to be almost the same height (if not higher, it's hard to tell from this angle) than the 1st hill which suggests that we will likely see some sort of launch!
The lift hill wood looks about complete according to some reliable/experienced members on TPR/CF. Also the flag on the 2nd hill supports the idea that that will be the tallest point on the ride. I was initially sceptical, but the idea of a launch is seeming more and more realistic to me, I guess we'll have to wait and see. Regardless, it looks like a world class coaster!
It's worth remembering that RMC didn't manufacture the launch on Lightning Rod, so they could go with a different manufacturer if they wanted to. Also, Lightning Rod will have given the teams some experience with the launch system, so installing it a 2nd time should be a smoother process.
Are we absolutely sure that the lift on this isn't going any higher? Because, unless Meaner Streak/Mean Streak RMC is launched, the middle of that hill isn't going to have much airtime, especially knowing how fast RMCs burn off their speed...
Definitely intrigued to see this project finished. I personally think they'll be opting for a traditional lift hill for reliability reasons (Cedar Fair mainly invests in reliable B&Ms), hopefully the rest of the layout is as crazy!