August reopening for Steel Dragon 2000

Monday, July 24, 2006 12:50 AM
RCDB has it posted that a mid-August reopening is expected.

http://rcdb.com/id1173.htm

I've read at other sites that changes have been made to the trains of some sort and they have tested the ride with them.

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Monday, July 24, 2006 12:54 AM
Does anyone else think it's pretty stupid to have 2000 on the end now, since it's been closed so long and is just now reopening in 2006?
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Monday, July 24, 2006 1:07 AM
Well it was built in 2000 and in Japan, that was the year of the Dragon, and it is made of steel.
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Monday, July 24, 2006 1:08 AM
What took them so long?
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Monday, July 24, 2006 4:37 PM
Magnum still includes 200 with the name so I see no reason why Steel Dragon should drop the 2000. It's part of the name regardless if it sounds corny or not.

Anyway, I'm glad it's going to open.

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Monday, July 24, 2006 5:16 PM
Yeah, let's go ahead and call it Millennium And Six Force while we're at it.
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Monday, July 24, 2006 5:18 PM
It's better than letting the thing rust away...which is what I thought was going to happen.
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Monday, July 24, 2006 5:20 PM

Keith2005 said:
What took them so long?

Quite simply, superstition. Sure it was a major problem (thankfully no one got seriously hurt), but it could have been quickly and safely fixed. (Several weeks perhaps...several months at the most)

But, the Japanese culture has a level of superstition AND especially perfection that we don't havein our culture which resulted in the long time.

I'm glad it's reopening. It's a wonderful coaster full of gentle floating air (that lasts a LONG time) The extended turnaround is awesome as well. *** Edited 7/24/2006 9:20:50 PM UTC by Peabody***

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Monday, July 24, 2006 6:33 PM

PT300 said:
Magnum still includes 200 with the name so I see no reason why Steel Dragon should drop the 2000.
And Magnum is still 200ish feet tall (if you don't count the sinking).
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Monday, July 24, 2006 6:44 PM
Actualy, the magnum is "205 feet tall with a "194 foot drop. (;

See for yourself.....

http://rcdb.com/id11.htm

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Monday, July 24, 2006 6:48 PM
No, really? I've never been on Magnum.
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Monday, July 24, 2006 7:52 PM
You're not missing much ;).
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Monday, July 24, 2006 7:55 PM

crazy horse said:
Actualy, the magnum is "205 feet tall with a "194 foot drop.

No it's not.

It's 205 feet tall with a 194' 8" drop.

If you're going to correct somebody about what is arguably the steel coaster with the biggest reputation in the world be sure you get your facts straight.

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Monday, July 24, 2006 11:22 PM
Not if its sinking.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:35 AM
As always...this is a tough room...;-)
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:47 AM
Regardless of Magnum's height this is good news.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 4:10 PM
Kind of new here to the coaster world but could someone explain to me what happened to SD2000?
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 4:17 PM
A wheel flew off and into the waterpark. I don't recall if it hit anybody.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:14 PM
Corect...a wheel (1 of like 120 on each train) literally came off. I believe there were 1 or 2 minor injuries. All in all, far down the list of serious coaster accidents. It stayed closed for so long due to the reasons I mentioned above.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:33 PM
lol....still laughing about the runaway maggie comments above:) good to see SD2000 reopening, though i doubt ill ever make it to Japan....perhaps....:)
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