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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:58 pm

Complete waste of money, they could have done nothing and The Swarm and it still be very popular.

How can they spend money on a ride which is not even a year old when the rest of the park is rotting away. its seems madness.
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:28 pm

I think this will be very popular among the average guest, but unpopular among people that know the back seats of rides are usually the best!
 
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:19 pm

I'm not going to knock it till i've tried it, it could be an amazing ride experience.
 
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:52 pm

Again, I won't knock it until I've tried it, but I am big fan of the rear seat experience as it is.
 
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:50 pm

I'm just glad that I got to ride it back row, on both sides, last year. Not sure if anyone else has raised this, but is it only on one train or both?
 
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:59 pm

I think that it is both trains.
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:45 pm

Has any one got a pic of the billboard and the no handle seats?
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:51 pm

This is all they have released but it might give you a hint on what the Swarm could look like.
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:32 pm

Tbh, i think just the one train should have the back cars backwards, but the other car be normal.
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:51 pm

Henry wrote:
This is all they have released but it might give you a hint on what the Swarm could look like.
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Yah but how badly photoshopped is that  :lol:
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:43 pm

RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
Tbh, i think just the one train should have the back cars backwards, but the other car be normal.


This would be nice, but would also make an organized queuing system a genuine impossibility...
 
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:11 pm

Sam198 wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
Tbh, i think just the one train should have the back cars backwards, but the other car be normal.


This would be nice, but would also make an organized queuing system a genuine impossibility...


As much as that would be cool, the chaos that would create would be terrible. Imagine how long the queue for it would be with every other train having passengers from your queue....

I wonder if this was something planned into the original budget for the ride on an agreement with B&M to remodel after a season?


On and random thought..... On ride photos?!?! That's going to be tricky for them.
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:00 am

They struggled to get the on-ride video working.. that's going to be even more interesting now they have two rows which don't have video and they will need another camera. Are Picsolve up to the job or will we see most of the ORP or ORV not working for most of the year?
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:51 pm

It just occurred to me that the new billboard near-miss could be around the inline twist, because currently it just goes through a rectangle created by supports. Also, inline twists are where a lot of the near-misses are on wing coasters (raptor & x-flight).
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:56 pm

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It just occurred to me that the new billboard near-miss could be around the inline twist, because currently it just goes through a rectangle created by supports. Also, inline twists are where a lot of the near-misses are on wing coasters (raptor & x-flight).


Agreed, that thing needs a proper keyhole element as opposed to mere near misses...

Something like this would be ideal in my opinion:

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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:25 pm

Some huge tight keyholes in this gatekeeper construction Video,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SPX7_jJtTGQ
 
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:16 pm

Vote wisely you only get one chance :D
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:01 am

lewis97 wrote:
It just occurred to me that the new billboard near-miss could be around the inline twist, because currently it just goes through a rectangle created by supports. Also, inline twists are where a lot of the near-misses are on wing coasters (raptor & x-flight).

The thing I see with that is the inline is ment to be a near miss to the church and fly over the station, I seriously doubt the new billboard will be added there.
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Personally I think it will be fitted near to the Zero-G.
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:18 am

Coasterfreck wrote:
lewis97 wrote:
It just occurred to me that the new billboard near-miss could be around the inline twist, because currently it just goes through a rectangle created by supports. Also, inline twists are where a lot of the near-misses are on wing coasters (raptor & x-flight).

The thing I see with that is the inline is ment to be a near miss to the church and fly over the station, I seriously doubt the new billboard will be added there.
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Personally I think it will be fitted near to the Zero-G.


Fair enough, I forgot about that part of the church, I only remembered the part of the church you fly through on entry into the inline twist.

EDIT: I agree then it would go after the zero-g roll, or perhaps on the corkscrew through the inclined loop. I'm not sure if there'd be enough space there, but it would also mean the inclined loop has near misses too, so that may be a reason to do that...
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Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:27 am

I'd like to see it in the Center of the bottom of the incline loop if that makes sense because you would then go through it twice (it probably will not happen though :()
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