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Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:21 am

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[quote]2013 - Mack Launched Coaster - Rumor - (4/6/12) New details about the Mack coaster coming to Etnaland can be found at ParksMania this week, including the layout of the ride. It will be 800 meters long, 32 meters tall and feature a 70 degree first drop. The coaster has been named The Storm, and is expected to be ready for the 2013 season.

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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:48 am

Looks sort of like a mega-lite, which is no bad thing. I like the fact that Mack are really showing the possibilities of their mega coaster. And they included a blue-fire style heart-line roll :mrgreen:
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:44 am

... looks really boring. :(

The only saving grace is what looks to be a Blue Fire-style final inline roll.
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:13 pm

Sam wrote:
... looks really boring. :(

The only saving grace is what looks to be a Blue Fire-style final inline roll.


It looks Mega Lite-y?
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:24 pm

Looks like a soft mega-lite, with a Blue Fire roll.

Promising! :D
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:31 pm

It looks good.

Mega-lite airtime, Mack seems to be a good choice (judging by the general consensus on here) and a nice inversion at the end.

It's a nice compromise coaster for a water attraction based park that is stepping into the world of rollercoasters.

You won't travel for miles for it but for what they are, it sounds like a good thing.
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:37 pm

Add another inversion or two to that and I wouldn't mind seeing one built at Drayton Manor. Either way, it looks pretty fun. :)
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Wed May 09, 2012 11:02 pm

OMG new Mack! :D

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Blue Fire colours. Faptastic!
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Wed May 09, 2012 11:38 pm

I wasn't expecting it to go up just yet! This is early for a 2013 coaster.

It looks like they've made a good start. I love the retro name and the "borrowing" of Blue Fires colour and finale roll. The question is will this mega-lite design be any good. I really hope it is as with Mack's trains and inversions this could be a really good ride type if they get the feel right.
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Thu May 10, 2012 5:31 am

I'm beginning to wonder if that specific blue colour is what makes the new Mack coasters good.
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Thu May 10, 2012 9:10 am

I wasn't expecting it to go up just yet! This is early for a 2013 coaster.


They're building a complete park remember, so they've got quite a lot to do.
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Thu May 10, 2012 9:22 pm

That cable car looks dodgy! :P
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Fri May 11, 2012 11:42 am

Much better photo, posted by MACK:

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"The next Megacoaster is on its way!"

Looks to me like the turn after the first drop, and then the first airtime hill.

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"Here another picture of the construction of The Storm. Looks good so far."

Edit 2: MACK also just added this, giving a better idea of scale:

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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Fri May 11, 2012 12:21 pm

Sam wrote:
... looks really boring. :(

The only saving grace is what looks to be a Blue Fire-style final inline roll.


Sam, your recent posts seem to show more enthusiasm than the one above  ;)

I like the look of this coaster.  As AstroDan said, it's very MegaLite-y.
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Fri May 11, 2012 12:34 pm

When I saw the thumbnail image on Facebook Sam, my heart jumped a beat as I thought the writing at the back said England.

It looks like a great family coaster, with that last inversion just to add a little extra.  With a 1.3m height restriction hopefully it will not be long before a English park invests in one. 

Going off topic a little, but I just feel that this would be the perfect style coaster for Alton to invest in, as the lower heigh restriction allows more of the family to go on.

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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Fri May 11, 2012 1:17 pm

Dylan wrote:
Sam wrote:
... looks really boring. :(

The only saving grace is what looks to be a Blue Fire-style final inline roll.


Sam, your recent posts seem to show more enthusiasm than the one above  ;)


Haha, I hoped no-one would pick up on that! :P

I think the initial layout graphic was kinda misleading, and made it look like a children's coaster like Manta. When actually, it's turning out to be an airtime-filled Megalite monster! :D
 
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Fri May 11, 2012 2:20 pm

It looks great, is that definately an inline twist prior to the station or a series of small bunny hops? If its the former it should add some nice punch to the end of the ride.
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Fri May 11, 2012 2:34 pm

Joelio wrote:
It looks great, is that definately an inline twist prior to the station or a series of small bunny hops? If its the former it should add some nice punch to the end of the ride.


I think it's clear from this image that it's an inline roll. :)
 
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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Tue May 15, 2012 1:53 pm

New hotness:

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Re: Etnaland 2013: "The Storm" Mack Coaster

Tue May 15, 2012 3:48 pm

Who is up for a weekend holiday to Sicily with a day at Etnaland?

:)

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