Since I have been busy a lot of work has been continuing on Storm Runner. The pull through has been completed, and they should start testing anytime. The trains look amazing.
They have completed alot of concrete work, and the quene is starting to take shape. At this point it is hard to tell if they are going to make the opening day for Storm Runner. As long as the weather doesn't get too bad they should be able to make it.
They are constructing a path behind Sidewinder to connect to the path behind the rapids. That only make sense since this area of the park is going to be packed now.
As soon as they start testing I will be taking video of the runs, and that will be posted at www.xtremecoasters.com My pictures will also be moving over to there.
Is it just me who might have gotten spoiled by the Xcelerator and Dragster train design? I was expecting another cool train design with Storm Runner. Nothing fancy, just something different. Those trains, as they are currently, are very ugly. lol. Maybe they'll put a logo or something else on them to help them out. *** Edited 4/7/2004 4:07:34 PM UTC by Rampage***
AH, the headrests are the same as used on Intamins newer loopers... About the new restraints, after looking more into them I think they're bassicly like lapbars that comes down from above like an OTSRs. The lower part of the restraints looks almost exactly like those used on mega coaster trains.
Ah... I see the stadium seating now. It's less obvious because the car bodies don't angle downward like they do on most other Intamins. And I guess that's what seems "ugly" to me. I'm reminded of the Windjammer trains. But "ugly" is relative... I'm just comparing it to the other heavily-themed rocket coasters.
I'm no snob! *** Edited 4/7/2004 7:53:15 PM UTC by Olsor***
Same here Olsor. I'm making my judgement on the other heavily-themed rocket trains. I thought for sure there would be some kinda horse head mounted on the front. Guess that's just a "Cedar Fair" thing.
I guess I'm getting my "ride themes of Cedar Fair" and the "area themes of Paramount and Six Flags" crossed up. I got spoiled on every rocket coaster so far having themed trains. Oh well, the ride is still gonna be an excellent addition to HersheyPark no doubt.