Published: August 3, 2010 at 7:39 PM
Premier would be my choice for a launcher. Since they solved their restraint systems on their spaghetti-bowl coasters, they've had a run of successful installations including Revenge of the Mummy, one of the highest rated coasters on TPI.
Intamin's rocket coasters (hydraulic cable launch) are unreliable and have already proved to be risky propositions, while its LIMs and LSMs systems are gigantic power draws for any park that has them (not that Premier is any more energy efficient).
Reps from B&M have stated their interest in working with launching systems in recent interview, but a park needs to approach them first, meaning they're not going to actively market a launching product. As everyone knows, B&M's only launched coaster, Incredible Hulk, has a custom-designed launching system that B&M outsourced to develop, and was a product of very special design specifications that Universal presented to B&M.
If this project is going to open in 2011, there's probably not much more waiting to do before everyone finds out what this new coaster is going to be.