tarheel1231 wrote:A low-to-the-ground launched coaster with lots of airtime (in the form of RMC Hurler) seems like it'd be extremely similar to what we're getting next year. As much as I'd like an RMC at some point, I don't see why it has to come at the expense of Hurler.
With all due respect, I feel like you're not looking at the big picture with regards to Hurler. You see it as losing a ride, but I view it as gaining TWO better coasters at the expense of one fairly "meh" woodie.
Nothing is guaranteed, but I can't see Cedar Fair not investing in a modern wooden coaster at Carowinds in the coming years. This is one of their expansion parks and it's missing a grand wooden coaster (and, no, I don't consider Hurler to be in the same class as Thunder Road was).
Then, if RMC got their hands on Hurler, Carowinds could have not only a new, possibly world-class woodie, but a badass hybrid as well. Make it a launch that traverses the track in the opposite direction as it currently runs now and you'd get A) another steel launch (most parks have more than one), and B) a completely different ride experience than Twisted Timers (which some are concerned about).
As far as I'm concerned, it would be a win-win. But there's a reason this is called the wishlist thread.