Batman & Robin: The Chiller - SFGADv Deconstruction??

Monday, January 22, 2007 12:39 PM

YoshiFan said:
http://www.flyinphilsphotos.com/amuse/nj/sfga/2007-01-21/album0


Now we know what $15 parking gets us. :)

(see photos 12 through 15 at above link)

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Monday, January 22, 2007 12:42 PM

dannerman said:
  • Ultra-Twister from "The Park formerly known as SFDL"

*** Edited 1/22/2007 11:22:39 AM UTC by dannerman***


Ultra Twister was at SFA not SFDL. Everything seems to point to it being damaged beyond repair and removed from the park. I thinking of AW's old stand up that was located to SFDL.

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Monday, January 22, 2007 12:42 PM
They don't have a standup coaster (Batman)?? Maybe, they are just getting rid of it.
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Monday, January 22, 2007 5:14 PM

dannerman said:
What other ones did I miss? This is going to be a huge year for MiA!!
How about Free Fall from SFoG?
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Monday, January 22, 2007 11:59 PM
You're right, coasterguts.. I had the wrong coaster in mind. It was the standup that was in pieces at SFDL, not UT. I do remember seeing Ultra Twister @ SFA the 2 times I went this year. I shouldn't try making lists late at night after being up for almost 36 hours with no sleep. :)
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 9:17 PM
My rolls... :( I love this ride and I am thankful it is not being scrapped. I'm glad I got to ride Robin and Batman (this summer) in the lap-bar only, barrel-roll glory. Here's hoping for a good modification.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 9:24 PM
It's a good ride but man does that line drag.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 5:33 AM
Perhaps they're not removing it? Perhaps it's just a good, old-fashioned re-tracking? New physical steel pieces? I know it's rare on a steel coaster, but that doesn't mean it's impossible?
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:21 PM
Our wonderful friends at Screamscape (oh how we hate thine name) - are now reporting from their (ahem) "sources" that Chiller's zero-g rolls will be taken out completely and replaced with a piece of straight track to connect up to the spikes for the return trip.

YAWN! I mean the zero-g rolls add that element of shock and surprise...now it would just be a straight drop down, no fancy funkified things? Jeez....

Then again, can you truly 100% trust Screamscape?

Has anyone tried to call the park to ask about this?

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:25 PM
Then again, can you truly 100% trust Screamscape?

100%? No. While I agree he posts some pretty wild rumors occasionally his sources [many of whom are the same as mine] are much more often right than wrong.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:36 PM
Yeesh...then I really hope this rumor isn't true...and that they'll do something better with this than "straight track".
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:57 PM
Methinks "straight" track is implying not another inversion. While I don't know for sure seems a double up/down [depending on direction of travel] would be a good fix.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:08 PM
Again, I have to ask; Why remove the zero-g rolls? Were they painful? Did the trains cause problems, and if so, why?
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:16 PM
Personally, from when I rode them...they're not painful at all. I enjoyed the hell out of them. Sure, the ride overall is a bit bumpy, but I don't see how eliminating the rolls would help...unless it was a train problem, but I don't even recall the exact reasons why it shut down for that extended period this year...
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:42 PM
On some Great Adventure sites, I have heard that they are speculated to be replaced with air time hills though I don't know how true that is.
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Thursday, January 25, 2007 7:24 PM

Geewhzz said:
They are probably just removing the zero-gs because didn't many trains valley in them leaving passengers upside down?

Nope...Trains never valleyed in the rolls. You can't really valley in the top of a zero-g. They did valley between the zero-g and the cobra though on a few occasions.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 8:39 PM
... just like you can't stop at the top of Dragster? I'm sure it very rarely happens, but given the right conditions, a train could come to a rest partially upside down.
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Thursday, January 25, 2007 8:42 PM
I think a double up/down would be much cooler than a zero-G roll, but this is coming from a guy who thinks the zero-G roll is the worst thing to happen to roller coasters since the corkscrew.
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Thursday, January 25, 2007 8:43 PM
^^ It valleys between the roll and the spike. When that happens, part of the train is sideways or inverted. What they do to unload is push it back into the low valley.
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Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:43 PM
When the power goes out and the booster lims don't work, I heard it valleys in the roll, leaving riders upside down. This is why I heard they are replacing the rolls with straight track.
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