July 29, 2014, 1:17 PM ·

I see that holiday worlds new coaster thunderbird is being dubbed B& M's first launch coaster, not first winged launch coaster but first launch coaster. Even though a separate company did the launch part of hulk at IOA wouldn't that still be the first B & M launch coaster?

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July 30, 2014, 8:22 AM ·

B&M did not design the launch system on Hulk, it was created by Universal Creative. The track and trains are B&M, but that launch system (the only high-speed friction launch I can think of) is not B&M.

Thunderbird is the first coaster by B&M where they designed it with a launch.

July 30, 2014, 11:01 AM ·

There is a video of the Universal Team working out the launch system. It was kinda basic but it did the job.

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