My co-worker (non-enthusiast) who "knows everything" Went to PKI on Sunday with his family. I of course was not there, otherwise I wouldn't ask this. He compalined about the lines, Italian Job and how short the ride was... blah blah blah...
Anyway, I asked how many trains it was running... He said it had two, but one train had THREE cars and the other had FOUR cars on it (yes, 4 "cars"). I tried to convince him to a point of turning blue that the ride has 3 "3-car" trains and no more, and all the modifications it would take to do such a thing.... but remember, he knows "everything"
It wouldn't have bothered me so if some other co-workers hadn't chimed in saying stuff about easilly adding cars to the trains... and it made me look like a fool in front of a dozen or so people since i didn't want to go into a whole engineering conversation. (Im no Engineer anyway)
The reason why I ask is that I haven't been on it in a while, (as it was down on my July visit) and had no idea whether or not any changes were made to the ride this year.
Thanks in advance, JP.
*** Edited 9/8/2006 1:13:04 AM UTC by john peck***
Checked my pics, nothing in there to PROVE that they're still 3-car trains....but 12 people per train (max) was pretty consistent... ;)
Vortex and Adventure express ususally only run two after labor day.
Any more trains would not only be technically impossible but inaccurate based on the ride's theming.
EDIT: Got my colors wrong. All better. :)
*** Edited 9/8/2006 12:34:31 AM UTC by Nitro Dave***
edited to correct gender pronoun... ;)
*** Edited 9/8/2006 12:40:11 AM UTC by rollergator***
I will agree that the lines were long on Sunday though.
The station is only built for 3-car trains, and the ride is "tuned" for 3-car trains (the LIMs). How could they run the ride tuned for 3-car trains and then throw a train with 4 cars on there? It's not like the ride has a chain lift; it has LIMs, and they are probably "tuned" to have enough boost for a 3-car train, but not a 4th.
And yes, the theming would be thrown off, as well.
coastin' since 1985
I talked to him today.. he still thinks IJ ran 3 and 4 and he swears by it. I gave up, there was work to do.
coastin' since 1985
Domestic gross was $175,810,474. Sounds like it could have been even more than one!
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