I am jealous Ajrides-------------i was in line on sunday for about an hour an then it shut down. I called on monday before heading down and they said it was not running and i later found out that it started up after 4pm. I would be there right now if the weather was nicer :(
I think the weight thing actually might be because the trains are weight each time. I heard a gentleman talking on Thursday about how each train is weight to make sure its got the right amount of launch power. Not sure if its true or not but maybe thats where it came from.
I have noticed that on Dragster when the trains are less full or empty and weigh less there is an increased chance of a rollback. Maybe the 150lbs thing is that the train has to average 150 lbs or so per person. I remember reading before that each train is weighed before the launch.
Assuming that Kingda Ka's launch works the same way as Dragster, the trains are NOT weighed for the launch. It's much simpler than that.
On Dragster, the ride launches, monitoring the speed of the train as it goes down the launch track. Once the train reaches the necessary speed, the hydraulic flow is simply shunted back to the tank, bypassing the drive motors. The train's progress down the launch track before the system cuts out is monitored, and the system is automatically adjusted after each launch in an attempt to get enough speed out of the system on each launch, but to maximize the distance required to reach that speed.
It's all related to train weight, but the trains are not weighed to get the proper results.
Actually Media pic where on the other side of the station. My side of the station had about 15 people waiting for the front row but they kept sending people over to the other side. So they yelled at everyone in the front row. And the guy was a complete asshole about it. There was no line what so ever. 20 people in ourside of the station and 400 on the other side. They said they run them full or empty no inbetween.
I wasn't invited to the Media event I went for the season pass sneak peak. I don't know if I would do it again. *** Edited 5/25/2005 9:28:42 PM UTC by Crashmando***