2) Can anyone tell me whether its standard to leave lift hills to last or whether AT may be holding something back by not including them yet? I'm not speculating as to a world first, just curious if this is a common construction technique?
On most rollercoasters the lift hill is one of the first things to go up after the station, although there is times when that isn't the case. The reason in this instance I personally believe is they are doing the lifts/drops last because of access on the site. I believe they will use the access road to the top of the site and from that area (next to the toilet block) will put the crane and lift the first drop, vertical lift, final bend, second drop then first lift hill in that exact order.
It could also be because there is something 'special' about the lifts although I don't believe this to be the case - we will soon find out within the next few days/within a week.
Thank you, this makes sense!
could it be that we get a twisty lift hill?
Agree with most other forum members on this one, there would be no real point to it.
Last night I was thinking about the fact it's got the most inversions in the world, and this is world beating - fact. Having said this, there is definitely a SE, JW has never lied to us! I don't see AT going with 'the most inversions in the world' as a tag line as I doubt, outside of the enthusiast community, many would know what they meant. It's not like colossus when they could say 'ten looping'.
I have a feeling the SE will not be track related, whatsoever, as there has been a real hang up by AT and JW to promote it as a terrifying, psychological ride. JW also said that you won't find out 'until you ride the ride' this suggests it won't be a visible SE - if that makes sense, and possibly not a physical one either.
Note: I know this is partly speculation, but I believe it also relates to construction on the basis of track layout.
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