I'm not going to get to weighed down with the technical details of this as it will either be amazing or dire. It will be fascinating seeing the construction of this and how it will look when it is built, I'm more intrigued by what the themeing elements will be and whether or not the tunnels will look hideous. My guess is they will look awful
Really hoping it isn't the whole "metal frame with plastic sheeting over it" that you see for a lot of mid air tunnels on coasters. Given it's a major ride, I hope they come up something that looks good.
That said, Wooden Coasters require more frequent inspections and repair work than steel coasters don't they? Could that limit what they do with tunnels?
I'm confused by the suggestion of this thing having a launch - the lift hill leads straight into a >180 degree turn, surely it can't launch that fast?
I think a launch is incredibly unlikely in a coaster that only has a single hill/launch. The very tight turn at the top makes it even less so, they'd have to control and limit the speed so much that it wouldn't server much purpose other than to get you up the hill fast.
The speculation for a launch as come about because the lift hill is very long and they're not using a lift chain.