Flaw in Scream @ SFMM?

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:34 AM
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.

Here's the link.


Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:39 AM
the walkway is supported by the beam supports, that does not appear to be a place where ground-based supports were supposed to be.

The ground supports have a scylindrical attachment which then connects to a joint similar to a "ball joint" which then connect to the support post.

The walkway there is a "light duty" walkway for ride personnel only to get to the ground-level lockout area of the ride.

*** Edited 4/19/2005 1:41:23 PM UTC by redman822***

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:41 AM
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.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:44 AM
Maybe thats why the ride is so rough? :)

On a side note, that is one fugly coaster.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:56 AM
Yea couldn't they have put some grass in instead of using the parking lot?
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 10:24 AM
^^The color combo is awesome but the parking lot... not so much. But probably one of my all time favorite color schemes for a coaster.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 10:26 AM
There's more wrong with Scream than just a missing catwalk :)

How can one of the newest B&M coasters be one of the roughest?? I think I'd rather ride Flashback before Scream.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:21 AM
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....

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:31 AM

Ride of Steel said:
Yea couldn't they have put some grass in instead of using the parking lot?

Personally I'm glad that they haven't installed grass below Scream. The west is in a drought and the last thing we need is SFMM wasting water for grass under one of it's coasters.

Now I do agree that it sucks that it's over a parking lot. But I'd rather see some xeroscaping or just plain rocks underneath it instead of water intensive grasses.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:45 AM
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...
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:06 PM
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.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:11 PM
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***

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:45 PM
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.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 1:11 PM
ShivTim - you didn't catch it on a bad day...that's how Scream runs. Odd, considering the park has other B&M coasters than run smoothly.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 1:37 PM
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.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 1:58 PM
i can't wait to ride scream!!!! Sounds like my kind of coaster.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:01 PM
I'd have said Psyclone is more your kind of coaster ;)
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:08 PM
Nah, Flashback ;)
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:15 PM
LOL Beast Tamer [who's real name is Matt...he emailed me yesterday].
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:29 PM
Is that temporary or permanent Moosh?;)

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