Monday, July 24, 2006 12:50 AM
RCDB has it posted that a mid-August reopening is expected.
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.
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?
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.
Monday, July 24, 2006 1:08 AM
What took them so long?
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.
Monday, July 24, 2006 5:16 PM
Yeah, let's go ahead and call it Millennium And Six Force while we're at it.
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.
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***
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).
Monday, July 24, 2006 6:44 PM
Actualy, the magnum is "205 feet tall with a "194 foot drop. (;
See for yourself.....
Monday, July 24, 2006 6:48 PM
No, really? I've never been on Magnum.
Monday, July 24, 2006 7:52 PM
You're not missing much ;).
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.
Monday, July 24, 2006 11:22 PM
Not if its sinking.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:35 AM
As always...this is a tough room...;-)
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:47 AM
Regardless of Magnum's height this is good news.
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?
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 4:17 PM
A wheel flew off and into the waterpark. I don't recall if it hit anybody.
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.
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....:)