I rode it yesterday and it was running great as always.
The second train finally returned to the transfer track about a month ago. I figured it was just to make the ride more appealing to potential buyers. There is absolutely no reason to run two trains considering how long it takes for them to cycle just one with the seat belts and loading procedure.
I'm kinda sad that the Laser is going, but I'm superpsyched to see what Dorney puts in its place. I DO hope that they don't continue to follow the trend of removing rides and building new rides. They need to KEEP rides and get new ones. I know there is a space issue, but many parks have space issues and still end up keeping most of their rides. Let's hope that Dorney can do the same.
I guess it's safe to say Knoebels wouldn't have bought it as they are still working on Flying Turns... Glad I got a last ride on Laser though, I always thought it was alot of fun. I might make it again before the end of the season.
I'll have to head over to it this weekend sometime. If I get up early enough I should be able to swing it. That first drop and first loop on Laser was always POWERFUL. Used to scare the bejesus out of me. I stopped riding due to the jerky helixes, but I think I could handle it one more time. :)
I'll take that bet too. The space needed to put a GCI coaster, even a smaller one, just isn't there. As it is, I feel like they crammed Voodoo into a bad spot.
Chitown said: True it's built to be portable, but who would want to tour this thing around if it takes 26 trailers to do it?
With fuel prices and that many trailers, that would be insane.
I hate to break it to you, but an Irish fair operator bought a Schwarzkopf Looping Star late last year and has been touring that around the country, and that's on twenty trailers. Another six wouldn't make that much of a difference to an operator if they've got a few good sites to show the ride...