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    America's First Wing Coaster - Wild Eagle At Dollywood

    Go ahead and spread your wings! Take flight on this unique coaster that will leave riders breathless as they swoop through the air, literally away from the track.
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    Re: America's First Wing Coaster - Wild Eagle At Dollywood

    There are actually three of these being built in the US next year.

    This one at Dollywood, X Flight at Six Flags Great America and Skyrush at Hershey Park (although that one is being built by Intamin).


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    Re: America's First Wing Coaster - Wild Eagle At Dollywood

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    There are actually three of these being built in the US next year.

    This one at Dollywood, X Flight at Six Flags Great America and Skyrush at Hershey Park (although that one is being built by Intamin).
    Wow! Can't wait to see all three. You're on top of the coaster world, Clinks. Thanks!

    Guess that Dollywood figures it will have it's wing coaster up and running first....but that apparently will be short lived.
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    Re: America's First Wing Coaster - Wild Eagle At Dollywood

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    There are actually three of these being built in the US next year.

    This one at Dollywood, X Flight at Six Flags Great America and Skyrush at Hershey Park (although that one is being built by Intamin).
    While Skyrush will utilize "winged" seats, the seats are all above the track with only the outer two being floorless.

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    Re: America's First Wing Coaster - Wild Eagle At Dollywood

    3 Wing-Riders are being built on the planet, two in the US (X-Flight and Dollywood).

    A winged-coaster is being built at Hershey Park, SkyRush. However its seating is much more like a traditional coaster than the wing-riders are.

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    Re: America's First Wing Coaster - Wild Eagle At Dollywood

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    While Skyrush will utilize "winged" seats, the seats are all above the track with only the outer two being floorless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ice101 View Post
    3 Wing-Riders are being built on the planet, two in the US (X-Flight and Dollywood).

    A winged-coaster is being built at Hershey Park, SkyRush. However its seating is much more like a traditional coaster than the wing-riders are.
    So, Lazyboy and Ice are saying that only two out of the previously mentioned coasters are true wing coasters with all riders situated to the right and left of the track, creating the sensation of free flight.

    Sure would be great if there was some rockin' music in the Dollywood's Wild Eagle queue. I'm ready for a new sensation! INXS - New Sensation HD - YouTube
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    Re: America's First Wing Coaster - Wild Eagle At Dollywood

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    So, Lazyboy and Ice are saying that only two out of the previously mentioned coasters are true wing coasters with all riders situated to the right and left of the track, creating the sensation of free flight.
    The problem is different companies use different terms. There are four B&M Wing coasters, which includes Wild Eagle. X2 (S&S 4D Coaster) and Green Lantern: First Flight (Intamin ZacSpin) at Six Flags Magic Mountain also feature seats on the side of the track, but they also rotate, which does not happen on the B&M Wing coasters.

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    Re: America's First Wing Coaster - Wild Eagle At Dollywood

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    The problem is different companies use different terms. There are four B&M Wing coasters, which includes Wild Eagle. X2 (S&S 4D Coaster) and Green Lantern: First Flight (Intamin ZacSpin) at Six Flags Magic Mountain also feature seats on the side of the track, but they also rotate, which does not happen on the B&M Wing coasters.
    Interesting info to contemplate.... These are each wing coasters as defined by their seats being located away from the track, off to the side(s). Green Lantern is way cool!
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