Only because I was bored I decided to browse through some photos of Scream from Magic Mountian from AmericaCoasters.net. I couldnt help but notice this one in particular. At the bas of the initial turn from the station it appears there was "suppose" to be two small beam supports that were never placed ?. You can clearly see the track has the extension underneather to where the supports would have been connected. Anyone ever take notice of this?. Wonder why it ended up like that. I've never seen or at least taken notice to another BM with that before.
I think they left them out and made the support before and after the opening bigger with that kind of side way brace.(A shaped) I don't think it was a flaw, I think they left it open for access via car to something. And if you look at the support before and after that have that extra column to make it sort of look like an A.
Are you serious? One of the newest B&M coaster being one of the roughest? This is new to me!!!!!! I've always known B&M to have smooth coasters. WOW a Shocker!!!!!! I do agree with CoasterFanMatt; the color combo is awesome, but in parking lot sounds weird since ive never rode a coaster over pavement. B&M fix the problem!!!!
Aye if SFMM don't want it, send it to SFA. We don't have a B&M coaster yet. It will be our First. Hopefully SFI will give us a B&M soon....
Wasn't California getting absolutely DROWNED in rain like a month or so ago? It amazes me how the weather can swing so severely in areas, here in western NY included... We have a motto here, if you don't like the weather, give it five minutes and it'll change...
Sure they got drowned a couple of months ago, but as a whole the west/southwest is going through a drought. Plus, most of that water is long gone having runoff into the ocean. The snowpack levels in Colorado are finally back to normal or above normal, but one good season doesn't end a drought. Until I moved out to Colorado I never realized how bad the situation is and it's only getting worse as all the metropolitan areas of the west are growing rapidly.
First, those same sort of "track extension" appears on Mantis. I couldn't find a good picture of it, but it is right after the final break run, on the turn right before the two block brake runs. I can't hypothesize as to why it's there, but it sounds like it could be something B&M does.
Second, I thought Scream! was just like every other B&M I have ridden. I did notice a few awkward shakes at the bottom of a few drops, but all of the inversions were butter-smooth. The zero-g and cobra roll were heavenly. Maybe I caught it on a good run? *** Edited 4/19/2005 11:24:12 PM UTC by Craig the Coaster Freak***
That's just it. I rode it about 6 months after opening and it had violent vertical shuffle, much like that of a wooden coaster in dire need of track work. Maybe I caught it on a bad day, but I know I wasn't the only one who's had rides like this. The inversions were fine, however.
My brother said the same thing about bad shuufling that ruined his rides on Scream. I've only experiences that once on the former BKF at SFWOA back in June 2003. Nasai and RObocoaster will back me up that it was so freaking painful that day we only rode once despite it being a walkon. I think that was upkeep/wheel related too.