LOL KYJoe...that's so yesterday at 9:18pm! (look up at RGB's post)
I did, and Andy's I was just adding to it. Guess I am a day late and a dollar short?
Also, Im sure its not a coincidence that HW is calling their new ride Will-d-beast.
Carrie M. said:
Uhhh, no. No, it doesn't.
Have you been paying attention?
As the economy has been terrible this year, being in sales I am too poor to pay attention...
Quick question about Will-d-beast this my be stupid but what keeps the boats from flying off the track? Does the magnets act as upstops also?
Also do the seat have seat belts,?I can't see any in the animation and this thing looks like it has some pretty good drops and going to have some pretty good airtime too.
It's just a conventional slide as far as the riders and rafts go. You're not looking at hundred-foot drops here. If a raft "rolls back," no biggie. There is no track to fly off.
I wouldn't say a roll back is 'no biggie'. It's probably just as big as if a coaster rolled back.
A roll back would be a big deal if the raft behind you doesn't stop. Of course, that's what blocking is for.
It will be interesting to see how HW handles these potential situations. If one raft rolls back, then all other LIM launches/blocks would halt their rafts, presumably. Do all those other rafts then roll back as well? I guess it would then only be a matter of having a ladder or stairwell at the bottom of each rollback "zone" for evacuation.
Or maybe they could just turn the magnetic launch back on after they have cleared the block. Maybe a ride op would walk from launch to launch, making sure that riders were in the seated position, then they push a button, and "woosh!" lol
But, in the event of a power failure or some other scenario where you wouldn't be able to start the ride back up, I'm sure they'll have to have ways of getting people off of the ride.
This isn't the first ride of this type. How does SFKK handle these situations?
It looks like they have stairs. Shocking, I know.
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