California Screamin' - LIM or LSM?

Monday, August 28, 2006 9:04 AM
Alright, so I was looking at some pictures of CA Screamin's launch run, and while RCDB lists the ride as LSM launch, the assemblies on the launch run are basically the same as the LIM motors on Impulse coasters.

I did some research, and found that certain sites list the ride as LSM, some as LIM, some as LIM/LSM, and some refuse to say anything but "launched coaster". So which is it?

I'm almost inclined to say LIM here, and blame the mistake on the fact that Disney usually never release much information as to how their rides work.

Anyone have more information?

Pictures for comparison:

Wicked Twister (LIM):

CA Screamin':

Monday, August 28, 2006 9:49 AM
LIM. It's inductor-to-fin, not magnet-to-magnet.
Monday, August 28, 2006 11:58 AM
Note the LSM on the hill in the following picture.

Another picture of the LSM's *** Edited 8/28/2006 3:59:50 PM UTC by Trick Track***

Monday, August 28, 2006 12:23 PM
The ride definitely utilizes a Linear Synchronous Motor system.
Monday, August 28, 2006 1:15 PM
Sorry, they're LIMs. They look like LIMs, they sound like LIMs, and they work like LIMs. Kinda like a duck with that quacking and waddling thing.

LSMs don't have fins on the train.

Monday, August 28, 2006 2:17 PM
I've always seen it listed as LSM, but Michael makes a good case.
Monday, August 28, 2006 3:30 PM
John's right. They're LIMs

Here are LSMs on a standard coaster

None of those on Screamin *** Edited 8/28/2006 7:30:42 PM UTC by Peabody***

Monday, August 28, 2006 3:43 PM
Keep in mind that Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at WDW is LSM and the park lists it as "gravity launch."

No idea...

Monday, August 28, 2006 4:38 PM
But Duane has it listed as LSM... ;)

All LSM-listed (Screamin' included):

Monday, August 28, 2006 9:24 PM


Monday, August 28, 2006 9:33 PM
Gator...for once I think Duane is actually incorrect. A VERY rare occurance!
Monday, August 28, 2006 9:49 PM
You mean on Screamin', right Peabody?

Cause I really do (did?) believe RnRC to be Vekoma LSM....stupid Disney secrecy....was Walt a freemason? LOL! ;)

I'm a Floridian, can we get a recount? :)

*** Edited 8/29/2006 1:50:38 AM UTC by rollergator***

Monday, August 28, 2006 9:58 PM
I noticed something when I was looking at apicture of S:E SFMM. I was looking at the LSM's in this pic and I noticed a pathway going under it:

Is this pathway a civillian pathway or is it only for poeple with special actses. If anyone can use it when that would be an awsome short cut to get from Goliath to the top of the mountain.

Monday, August 28, 2006 9:59 PM
Yeah, on Screamin' Gator. I didn't click on your link...oops :)

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