Saturday, March 8, 2008 4:13 PM
Thanks for the continual updates, they're getting this up pretty quickly, and the 2 towers will complement Dorney's "skyline" very well.
Saturday, March 8, 2008 11:24 PM
Timo said: Do any of the other impulses have the catwalk attached to the track. If you look at the curve you can see it on both sides. I guess I've never noticed it on SV and VF.
That isn't a catwalk. It is a housing for the wiring that control the holding brake. Intamin uses it on all of it's launched rides.
Sunday, March 9, 2008 8:42 AM
Here is a good pic from the Dorney site of what I'm talking about.
Sunday, March 9, 2008 3:30 PM
Yep, that's still a housing for wiring.
Here it is in Maverick's tunnel:
Here it is on Top Thrill Dragster's launch:
Here it is on the ride at Geauga Lake:
It looks like Intamin changed the design a little with Steel Venom at Valleyfair by using tubes shown here:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:01 PM
Almost done ... there's only two or so more track pieces to go up on Voodoo.
Thursday, March 13, 2008 9:31 AM
matt. said: You mean besides the concrete and trashcans?
Don't forget the gray gravel.
Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:41 AM
^Hey Rob, grey gravel is pretty cool - if you're at Knoebels ;) They also have grass, massive amounts of tall trees, GREAT rides, GREAT food, GREAT staff, historical asthetic - basically, the place is fun.
Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:54 AM
The big difference is that Knoebels uses gravel for functional purposes, while Cedar Fair uses it to decorate. It's like using cinder blocks for the mantle on your fireplace!
Thursday, March 13, 2008 12:24 PM
I thought CF used it especially at Dorney to make the rides quiet because of the neighbors so close to the park, to the point where you can be right next to Talon and Hydra and barely hear the ride.
Thursday, March 13, 2008 1:07 PM
the spine of the track. We're talking about gravel for aesthetic purposes.
Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:35 PM
I actually like that picture MHammer posted. The way the towers of Voodoo frame the lift hills of Steel Force and Thunderhawk-- pretty neat.
Friday, March 14, 2008 10:11 AM
Drove by Dorney this morning, and it looks like track construction on Voodoo is complete! The twisted tower is finished. Don't have any pics, but you can kinda tell from the webcam. I'm sure the site will have pics sometime soon.
Friday, March 14, 2008 1:21 PM
Anyone know if they had to replace any of the track to add the new supports? Don't they need a place to bolt them on?
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Friday, March 14, 2008 2:58 PM
I would say they just welded it right to the track. The supports were added on all the impulses a couple years back.
Saturday, March 15, 2008 3:23 PM
New Update, shows completed trackwork.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008 9:27 PM
DORNEY PARK"S NEW SKYLINE
I THINK VOODOO FITS IN VERY WELL
Friday, March 21, 2008 8:38 AM
^^You would have gotten a better skyline view shot from the McDonald's, but overall, dare I say I'm looking more forward to Dorney visits this year than Hershey?! But that's in part due to queue time disparities....
Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:37 PM
Hershey is getting too crowded, even on times that were slower like September and October, crowds are picking up, and the waits are getting too long for me.
That's what I like about Dorney. I think Great Adventure and Hershey have them beat in terms of coaster collections but it's very nice to know you can basically go any time of the year except for summer weekends and have walk ons, and maybe some 5 - 10 minute waits.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 12:29 AM
Here is some nice aerial shots of voodoo
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 2:17 AM
It's still hard to believe that these Impulses didn't have the added supports when they first opened.