Any reasons why S&S's 04 coasters are not up & running yet?

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 12:58 AM
What's going on with Tsunami and Avalanche? Summer is half over and these coasters aren't even testing yet; let alone tracked.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 1:35 AM
I went to Timber Falls last week and Avalanche was being tracked and looked about 30% tracked. The trains were also on the track in the station and brakes area. I think it should be done being tracked and start testing in 2-3 weeks. I don't think it has anything to do with S&S, but your guess is just as good as mine.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 2:00 AM
From what I understand, a shortage of steel for the support structures is to blame. With two projects taking from a pile of steel large enough to build one coaster, no one wins.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 2:45 AM
Gamfan, trains? I was under the impression this would be a single train, low capacity coaster. Am I wrong?
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 3:41 AM
It is just one train. One of the cars is not attached to the other two right now so it is sitting there as two.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 9:49 AM
Does anyone know just how much is left to go on Tsunami? It seems like it's construction has been a little ahead of that for Avalanche. I feel bad for the park because it seems like they have really been advertising the new coaster (at least on their website) and I would think that they were counting on it to bring some crowds in this summer. Now here it is, July 4th weekend coming up, and it still isn't done yet. I was hoping to stop over and check it out when I'm up in Central PA visiting the family in a couple of weeks but it's looking like it may not even be done then.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 9:58 AM
Not sure, but I know that, as of a few days ago, there was at least one major hill that was just structure and no track. Since the coaster isn't close to testing, I assume that there is a lot left to do.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:20 AM
They aren't done yet sounds like a good explanation.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:44 AM
The Fårup one has been running for about a month and a half now.
-R
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:49 AM
Thanks for the update Rob. It looks like I will probably be saving myself a trip to Jersey. Hmmm, but I haven't been to Morey's Peirs yet. Maybe I'll get myself some new wood in Jersey afterall.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 1:43 PM
Great White is definitely a good reason to come to NJ! Actually, all of Wildwood is!
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 1:49 PM
This just in: New Jersey has changed it's state motto from "The Garden State" to "The Metrosexual State." Officials doubt anyone will notice the difference.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 1:59 PM
The Metrosexual State? Gee, as if the state's rep wasn't bad enough already!
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 2:01 PM
Hmm, maybe I should move to NJ!

Regarding S&S, I also thought they had sold their first Screaming Squirrel to a Japanese park and would open it in 2004. Anyone know what happend to that?

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 2:10 PM
Does that mean we have to change the name of the Garden State Parkway to the Metrosexual State Parkway? I can hear the traffic reports now... "Once again, the Metrosexual is all backed up..."
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 2:19 PM
The last I heard about the japanese Screaming Squirrel was that it was canceled and was sold to an american park instead.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 2:32 PM
I wonder if it will wind up on one of those real estate-handicapped amusement piers on the beautiful shores of the Metrosexual State?
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 2:55 PM
Are you done yet, Rob? ;)
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 3:43 PM
I think so, unless some more fuel is poured onto the fire. Any volunteers?
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Thursday, July 1, 2004 2:57 PM
The only thing I don't understand about this thread is how some of you (well, i'll just say the topic starter) is saying that summer is halfway over. Where the hell are you living, dude? Here in Cali, summers just beginning!

Oh, and i'm not sure how S&S is about testing, but If they're anything like B&M, which they're not, and if I know anything about building coasters, which i don't, testing will begin very shortly after the track is completed...I'm sure most of you know B&M's coasters open within 2-3 weeks of track completion- which in my opinion is a very short window of time.

I concur with Jeff's post.

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