Disaster Transport closed due to weather??

Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:56 AM
Last Sunday afternoon, Disaster Transport closed due to weather. Yes, it was raining pretty hard, but DT is an indoor coaster. Can anyone share the real story?
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:11 AM
eightdotthree's avatar Maybe it was in case of lightning?
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:13 AM
If I remember correctly, I think that the roof leaks like crazy. I think it does no good as far as rain, but is there to make it dark. It doesn't make much sense to me as to why they don't repair it... Again, this is just what I've heard so I'm not positive.
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:32 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar FlyInBack,

I've pretty much heard the same thing as well. It seems that there are some leaks in the roof and there will be water in the trough, which will cause the bobsleds to get lost on the way to Alaska. There are some drainage points on the circuit but not nearly as many as the Mack bobsleds... heh.

~Rob Willi

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:58 AM
That is correct. Water gets in the trough, which slows down the shuttles. If there's a puddle somewhere, it has the possibility of causing the shuttle not to make it through the course.

Kyle
-Raptor Crew-
2000-01

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:14 AM
More proof that Disaster Transport is appropriately named!
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:57 AM
matt.'s avatar ...more proof they should just remove the building and let it run like it used to! (and maybe make some more holes for drainage or something)
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:41 PM
How exactly is this more proof that they should remove the building? It would be even worse in that case. The point of the building wasn't to block the rain.

Did you ever ride it as Avalanche Run? It was even less exciting than it is now.

I may be the only one that still enjoys the ride. It's not very thrilling, and it's very short, but I always enjoy riding it. That's the case with every coaster I ride though (unless they hurt me like SOB or Gouderix).

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:46 PM
matt.'s avatar Ok, ok, it isn't *proof*, I was just using the wording from the previous post to express my personal opinion that the ride would benefit from the removal of the building.

I do still enjoy the ride but 1. The building/theming doesn't really add much to the ride (although the AC is nice) and 2. The building is 100% hideous.

Mkay?

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:52 PM
crazy horse's avatar Actualy,

the tunnel right after the second set of brakes leaks like crazy and in return the shuttle fishtails up into the guide rail.

I used to work on dt, and have ridden it wile it was fishtailing due to the rain. We would have to cycle the ride in order to dry it out.

The section that leaks is inclosed in fiberglass.

And if there is any lightning in the area, the ride must be closed down. Think about it.....your in a big building made from what? *** Edited 5/26/2005 4:54:25 PM UTC by crazy horse***


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:36 PM
I understand that prior to enclosing it they had a lot of problems with sand from the beach blowing into the trough. Removing the building may not be an option.
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:42 PM
crazy horse's avatar You are correct. The sand was blowing into the troff of the ride cousing sand drifts in the troff.

Every day the troff would have to be swept/ shovel out. It was also getting into the wheel assembaly of the ride.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:46 PM
Heeeyyy! DT is an okay ride.

CP needs SOME rides that aren't super thrilling for the younger kids and people who are scared of Gemini.

It's become a WAY more exciting ride the past few years, imho.

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 6:09 PM
what exactly is the theme of DT right now. I understand the whole space thing but at the end they add that welcome to alaska line....side note: i wish they would bring back that eye and the im loosing control line(or whatever it was)
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 6:19 PM
I rather enjoy my trips to Alaska by way of Sandusky. Much more than I enjoy the backyotomy I get on Gemini.
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