hypersonic running at full capacity?

Monday, August 20, 2001 7:46 AM
many times i go to ride this and the line is never less than 1hr.  but if i get in-line for grizzly, i always see 2 extra trains on transfer tracks, and i wonder why they dont run 3 or all 4.  would the trains stack if they did this?  i would like to know because it doesnt make sense to me having 4 trains if your only going to use 2.
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Monday, August 20, 2001 8:58 AM
Better to have 2 trains w/ no stacking than 4 with Major stacking!
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Ricochet: Bouncing to you in 2002, Only at King's Dominion!
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Monday, August 20, 2001 7:53 PM
Bruce, I can't say I agree with your logic. When I was in line the other day I could see there was two loading stations in front of each other. They could be loading two trains at once, instead of one. It's another example of a ride not being run to it's capacity.

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Monday, August 20, 2001 8:50 PM
I think with 4 trains wouldn't decrease wait times, but increase it.  It would just let people ON the train, but not onto the Launch Bay.  MAYBE they will combine two trains together since the 2 trains on the Transfer Track have no fronts.  This WOULD decrease wait times.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 5:30 AM

Intamin Fan said:
\When I was in line the other day I could see there was two loading stations in front of each other. They could be loading two trains at once

Well I have not had the chance to ride it, so I wasn't aware of the double loading. Thanx for telling me:)

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Ricochet: Bouncing to you in 2002, Only at King's Dominion!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 6:29 AM
Sorry to say this, but there is no way in my mind that 4 trains running on H:XLC will do anything to help capacity.

I've been there on days when they have used both stations to load (with only two trains) and they still didnt advance the second train out of the entire station untill the first train hit the brakes.

See the problem is this, if Hypersonic rolls back (which I've *personally* experienced hehehe;)) then they have to backup the train to the "weighing area", which is located directly outside of the first loading area. Therefore, this area should remain clear until the first train clears the hill.

Now what I think they should do is use the first station as a "loading" station and the second station as an "unload" station, much like on Millennium Force. Then they could run three cars with a somewhat improved throughput. But I guess I'm just not smart enough to understand how they could ever run four cars in such a manner as to increase capacity over three cars.
lata,
jeremy
--who had to sneak his experience in there somewhere

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