Is Hiede Park's Colossos getting rough?

Friday, May 16, 2003 11:55 AM
Tricktrack your sig says Colossos is getting rough. How rough is it now? Are the Intamin plug N play woodies living up to its promises?
Friday, May 16, 2003 12:19 PM
I spent a great day at Heide Park last Monday. It was very empty and I manged countless rides in the wonderful "C".

They took out the trims and replaced them with an axle brake. I donĀ“t know how it works, or even IF it works, because throughout the day the ride got faster and faster.

I could definitley feel some jerks, which supposedly came from the track connections.

In 5/1 I even experienced some "washboard effects" in the third valley and after the killer-turnaround. It might have been a wheel issue or an axle-issue, because in 5/3 everything was alright.

I noticed as well that the ride tends to be vibrating more in the morning when it is slower.

Actually my sig was just a hint at all the people who still think that "C" is not a real woodie.

As I said the ride was faster than ever, the "C-sound" (upstop wheels being the only connection to the track) started way before the trains reached the peak of each hill and it could be heard until the train reached the valley. It was amazing.

I guess with proper maintenance it will be alright for the coming years.



Friday, May 16, 2003 10:11 PM
I was starting to get worried because I don't want Colossos to end up being another Mean Streak, or Son of Beast with poor tracking and also because I want to build a HUGE Intamin hyper (giga or strata) woodie if I win a HUGE lottery jackpot. Pepsi is giving away a billion US dollars (250 million) lump sum. I need to win that so that I can build a theme park in park starved Miami, FL with the world's largest woodie and there is NO WAY that I would pick anyone other than Intamin to do the job since no one else has the ability to build successful woodies over 200 feet tall. Intamin new woodies I have heard nothing but good about them and I want it to stay that way!! BTW a little roughness is OK as long as the ride isn't too rough to ride repeated. Viper @ SFGAm I can ride all day and the same is with Shivering Timbers, and Raven.
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Saturday, May 17, 2003 3:27 PM
Pink Floyd, I thought I would just inform you that while Pepsi is having the Billion dollar thingamabob, they aren't giving away a billion dollars. If you listen to the commercial carefully, they say, "All those on the show will win one million dollars and one of them will have the CHANCE to win one billion more." I probably wouldn't have caught that if I didn't hear about Pepsi trying to insure the event to the company in Europe that insures weird stuff like that. The insurance company approved the event to make it difficult enough that they most likely will not have to give out the one billion dollars. But I like your enthusiasm, we all wish we could win the lottery and build and amusement park or at least a coaster in the backyard!

Warning: I do not think like the average person. My remarks have plenty of thought behind them. Take it for what it's worth, if you disagree, please, feel free to express it, but don't put me down because of it.

Saturday, May 17, 2003 3:38 PM
Also, you should look at how the payout of that billion dollars happens. The fine print on the wrappers says that the payout is over FORTY years, with the majority of the billion dollars paid out in the last year. Overall, nothing to bank your future on.

I am the TickTockMan

Saturday, May 17, 2003 5:13 PM
If I won the lottery, my first order of business would be to give the money to Will Koch, and request that he put a 400 ft. tall, 9000 ft. long Intamin AIRTIME-FILLED Plug N Play in at HW!
Saturday, May 17, 2003 6:00 PM
There is a $250 million lump sum option in the Billion Dollar givaway. Another option I'd do is in the post just before this one but give some of the money to Titan Thrills to build that 400 ft tall 9000 ft long Intamin woodie. Of course HW would see a huge chunk of that money for the same reason. You just can't have too many giant wooden airtime machines. :-)

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