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Friday, March 23, 2007 3:57 PM
So Adam and Evan...why weren't the "banisters" put on yet? Enquiring minds want to know.
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Friday, March 23, 2007 4:07 PM
I just HAD to quote this from Adam's blog:

"More than anything it is amazing to think that something I built will bring millions of people thrills and happiness for years to come."

Thanks to Adam, Evan, and the entire crew at Great Coasters (now with even more *International*)... :)

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Friday, March 23, 2007 5:10 PM
The banisters are still in production and will be mounted before the opening date. They were modified to be different from the previous banisters. I think people will like the changes...
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Friday, March 23, 2007 5:48 PM
Interesting. Considering the logo is already on that bottom plate of the lead car, I can imagine the banniester will be "special" since it doesn't need to have the ride name plastered across it.
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Friday, March 23, 2007 5:54 PM
The park is saying 6 coasters will be operating for the Springtime event. So I guess that leaves out Soaker and the 3 in Midway America. Oh well, not that much longer until May.
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Friday, March 23, 2007 6:24 PM
They have an official rides list posted. You just have to dig for it. I forget where I found it.
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Friday, March 23, 2007 6:30 PM
I got an e-mail from them, AV. I remember it mentioning 6 coasters and over 40 rides being open.
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Friday, March 23, 2007 6:32 PM
Here it is:
http://www.hersheypa.com/events/springtime/spring_list.php

SPRINGTIME IN THE PARK Rides List

FOUNDER'S CIRCLE
Carrousel
Balloon Flite (kiddie)
Dinosaur-Go-Round
Starship America
Helicopters (kiddie)
Mini Himalaya (kiddie)
Scrambler
Space Age (kiddie)
Amtrak Tiny Tracks (kiddie)
Traffic Jam (kiddie)

MUSIC BOX WAY
Bizzy Bees (kiddie)
Dizzy Drums (kiddie)
Dry Gulch Railroad
Fender Bender
Ladybug (kiddie)
Capital BlueCross Monorail
Pirate
Skyview
Mini Pirate (kiddie)
Swing Thing (kiddie)
REESE'S XTREME CUP CHALLENGE

COMET HOLLOW
Comet
Wave Swinger
Tilt-A-Whirl
SOOPERDOOPERLOOPER

PIONEER FRONTIER
STORM RUNNER
Sidewinder
Trailblazer
Rodeo
Mini Scrambler (kiddie)
Frontier Flyers
Livery Stables (kiddie)
THE CLAW

MINETOWN
Convoy (kiddie)
Flying Falcon
Frog Hopper
GREAT BEAR
Kissing Tower
Red Baron (kiddie)
Sunoco Classic Cars
Sunoco Speedway

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Friday, March 23, 2007 9:42 PM
Sorry for the delay, but here are a few answers to some questions that I have recently recieved.

The banister is actually finished, but is being painted at the current time. It has been re-designed and now has a lower profile. It will give rides a more open view from the front seat.

About the no seat belt thing. The picture was actually taken after testing for the day and the train was parked in the brake run. We jumped in to take the picture. I mean what do you expect, us to give up ride time to take a picture ;) You must be crazy.

And the Renegade trains are coming together quickly. They will definately be finished in time for opening day.

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Friday, March 23, 2007 9:46 PM

RavenTTD said:
If you look in the first visible seat on the other train you can see a seatbelt. Those goofballs are just sitting on them.

I took the picture of the goofballs. The picture was actually taken while the train was parked on the transfer table for the night (you can actually see the one of the Clamps securing the train in the lower right. The lap bars weren't even down for the picture because they knew I would have taken the release hooks away and they would have been stuck there!

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Friday, March 23, 2007 10:02 PM
Just in case this was taken too seriously, I figured that was the case and didn't mean to accuse those lucky interns of riding without seatbelts. :)
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Saturday, March 24, 2007 11:22 AM
I love the look of the train without the banister. I suppose it is a safety requirement to have it, but is there anyway it could be done away with? Great job on the WIldcat trains guys!

Oh one other question...Kentucky Rumbler has LED lights on its trains. Are any of the new trains featuring that?

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Saturday, March 24, 2007 1:04 PM
The banister is infact a safety feature, but as I said, it has such a low profile now that your ride will be unobstructed. As far as LEDs, there are currently no other ride that will feature that.
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Monday, March 26, 2007 10:33 AM
I guess if the banister wasn't there, there would be a risk of people falling in front of the train while loading in the station. Hey, when do I *not* have a theory? ;)
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 12:28 AM
...Unless there could be some type of swinging gate in the station for loading and unloading purposes. Once the train is loaded, the gate moves out of the way and presto you have a *frontless* flyer.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:37 AM
No gates like on a floorless. Just a redesigned banister to give you a better unobstructed view.
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Friday, March 30, 2007 11:55 AM
http://www.greatcoastersinterns.com/photos.php

I'm not sure which thread to put this in, but since the interns gave us the pics, here they are.

This is a Renegade update.

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Friday, March 30, 2007 1:03 PM
Dig the new banister!
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Monday, April 2, 2007 10:28 PM
http://greatcoastersinterns.com/photos.php

Another update on the Renegade trains.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 7:35 AM
This is Evan. I'm finally posting again. I always had the username 'SupermanFan', but the site has been giving me difficulties logging in, so here is my new one.

Anyway, I thought I'd address that the safety reason for the banister is the same as the safety reason for the "kneeguards" on every other coach ...just done a little more stylishly.

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