Just wanted to let you guys known that BORG trains are on track and station is up. The station looks exactly like Stealth's and the trains, well I couldn't really tell. Carowindsconnection.com has pics. Does anyone know for sure if the trains are new or what. They look nice, but do they have the spring-loaded wheels (pleeeeease!)?
The trains appear to be exactly the same as those that were on Stealth...the body design of the trains used on Batwing/X-Flight are slightly different.
Also from what I could tell by the pics seen yesterday is that Borg's trains don't have the onboard computer system that the new trains used on the other two have,this could actually mean reduced downtime for Borg though because most of Batwing's shutdowns are caused by those pesky little computers messing up all the time.
It's a classic example of if one little thing doesn't compute properly then the whole darn thing doesn't work & it's frustrating to both the guests as well as maintenance & operations personel who have to deal with the problems on a daily basis.
At CCC they told us that the trains would be undergoing some modifications and I can't remember if this was said there or online but I was under the impression that the spring-loaded wheel assemblies and an updated loading procedure would be brought to Carowinds. Not quite sure what that means but that's what they said.
From all of the pictures that I've seen, it appears that the ride will have the same loading procedure as it did at Great America. Hopefully, the rumors about the new wheel assembly are true as that would definitely improve the ride.
The trains still look the same as they were from PGA to me. If they planned on some modifications, I'm curious to know what they were or will be. I will also go on to say that the location of the ride at Carowinds looks to be much better than it was over at PGA.
So, it has been said that we have the same station and identical trains as the original Stealth. Looking at the construction photos, it seems that the only thing that is really setting Borg apart from Stealth is the water/landscaping and a sphere. I can't wait until opening day to read everyone's opinion about the finished theming.
If Premier rides was able to modify the trains for Borg than maybe SF would consider contracting them to do the same for Batwing & X-Flight.
Premier did work wonders for the most part on the LIM coaster train conversions & I'm sure SF is pleased with them for that but then again that was done for rides that premier engineered themselves to begin with.
The only problem I see w/ green water is green ducks... the island and former lake was home to atleast twenty ducks and geese... it would be sad to see them meet the same fate as the radioactive fish under the walkway between Nickelodeon Zone and RFD... disturbing really... (quivers)
Not to mention it's already done. I'm excited, I'll get assimilated in May, I'm excited. I think the sphere and theming will be just enough to make this a fun ride, and If they do a decent job on the trains making them smooth, I'll be so very happy.