The original train from Holiday World's Legend, a Gerstlauer, was purchased by Cedar Fair for use on Raging Wolf Bobs. The retracked ride will be able to run two trains.
Read the information on the official Geauga Lake site.
On the other hand, I still don't like Gerstlauer trains, and Geauga Lake has two coasters with 'em...
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
What's funny is that now with this special connection, I might actually ride Wolf Kabobs this year!
At least with all they work they're doing to RWB, the unpadded Gerstlauers will ride a little better :) Now only if they could smooth out the rough spots on the Villain as well this offseason.
I'm in the tiny crowd that doesn't mind the Gerstlauer trains. In fact, I'll take 2 G trains over PTC trains with the Cedar Fair headrest any day.
It was brutal on Legend, though. I didn't get to Geauga Lake last season, but I hope to rememdy that this spring.
Last year the second half (which was retracked) was so smooth you could have taken a nap during it on those trains.
On the other hand, the first half was even worse than Predator's (at SFDL) worst days. Until they get the whole thing fixed, I still prefer RWB's old trains (which recently has now been converted into some Halloween props.) The old train at least had padding EVERYwhere to cushion it's rough ride.
RWB is still missing a few things. Maybe the retracking will do what Big Dipper's retracking did for it last year. Before you meander home on the return leg due to so much speed lost. Maybe RWB will be able to pick up some speed to actually have some laterals on the few final turns. I also think they should throw in one or two bunny hops at the very end on the straight leg before the brake run for some nice small pops of air while they are retracking it :)...If all goes well, it should have enough speed for them anyway.
Hmmm...Are there any coasters out there running one boxcar-style Gerstlauer train? Otherwise, Raging Wolf Bobs is going to have a mismatched set...one open-front train, one boxcar.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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