...now that Herc and MBP's Hurricane are no longer in competition for that (dis)honor...
Aww, Herc wasn't painful. It just wasn't fun.
If Herc had run at the design speed, it would have been pretty brutal....given the "slow-age", it was tolerably painful. I've certainly gotten beaten up worse though...prob should have said Psucklone and MB Hurricane... ;)
Back to GCII, though, they build NOTHING that is remotely painful...they're aggressive and FUN. Maybe a little lacking in what I call "vertical airtime" due to the twister nature, but NO ONE builds a twister as smooth...
*** Edited 1/25/2007 9:03:10 PM UTC by rollergator***
Gator, do you remember what year you rode Herc? When it opened in 89 it was an amazing ride.. it beat you up, but in that awesome-woodie way. I actually got a slight nose bleed on my first ride that's how much I was tossed around, but I was in no pain at all!
Edit: the word is 'woodie' not 'wodie'... darn xT9 input :) *** Edited 1/26/2007 9:18:07 AM UTC by dannerman***
Also, when they design the rides, do they have super-advanced in-store design software, or do they do most of it by standard methods?
I believe the software for design (layout-wise) is all in-house, however I imagine that bend design, train design, and such is the product of drafting programs such as AutoCAD or Inventor.
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I have NEVER ridden a GCI coaster and been done after one lap... re-rideability. ;)
How much testing will go into the new trains? Do they just throw them on the track and run them a couple of times or is it treated like a new ride?
Essentially, we will treat Hershey's Wildcat as a new roller coaster. It will undergo days of testing.
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