briansmyth....here's a link to a good pic on Paul Drabek's site... http://www.negative-g.com/SFKK/SFKK2002/SFKK-2002-12.html . Scroll down to see what the ride looks like in its normal (i.e., non-operating) state...;) ------------------ Guaranteed humorous or your money back... CB slacker (n): someone posting a topic recently covered because they're WORKING....;)
If you haven't ridden Quake, you're not missing much. I have ridden it more than a few times, and have to say it is really lame.
The thing only operates every blue moon and when it does it typically only loads one side... the one facing away from the midway. It is a sloooow loader too. I only recall seeing it operate once last year. From what I understand, it pulls a lot of juice. It actually dims the lights in the area (for instance Thunder Run's station) when it operates.
It reminds me (different ride) of the old Gladiators Gauntlet that lived at BGW for a few seasons in the late 1980's. As with GG, it looked like it would be lots of fun, but then I got on and found it a total yawner.
Alas, all a park has to do to generate interest in a ride is keep it closed. Seems like no-one cares for an attraction until it isn't operating. Truth be told, I couldn't care less if Quake is open OR closed. Rip it out, blow it up, set it on fire, I will shed no tears.