Monday, July 11, 2005 4:15 PM
Any news on the latest status of Kingda Ka? All has seemingly been quiet on that front, with no official updates from Six Flags, and I haven't heard much on other sites. Has anyone here been to the park lately and seen anything, know any updates, anyone?
Monday, July 11, 2005 4:36 PM
Yea here is your update......Six Flags made a horrible investment and will most likely pay for it in either attendance or lost revenue. Im sure that Cedar Fair is quite happy with their decisions.
Monday, July 11, 2005 4:54 PM
I've heard that it will open by the end of July and that its moving along nicely. But I have no clue if these rumors are fact or just started in the gadv underground lol.
Monday, July 11, 2005 5:05 PM
Is the train still wedged in place on the launch?
Monday, July 11, 2005 5:20 PM
No they took it off awhile back. About three weeks ago if i'm not mistaken.
Monday, July 11, 2005 5:40 PM
Right, there are no trains to be seen, and a piece of track is missing. I believe that there was another thread about this...
Monday, July 11, 2005 5:45 PM
Hey SVLFever, Homer is hot, are you really starting to look like him? I actually feel bad for the park since there was SOOO much hype, as with any new coaster or ride, and then have fallen flat on their face. It would be a nice gesture for the park to at least be honest and give an HONEST time frame, if any.
Monday, July 11, 2005 5:52 PM
Thanks made my day, eventhough I am starting to look like Homer. My staff says I even act like him at times...not quite sure what that means...

I didn't know they removed the train. It must look odd with the piece of track missing. *** Edited 7/11/2005 9:53:02 PM UTC by SVLFever***

Monday, July 11, 2005 6:39 PM
I'm not sure that there was ever a peice of track missing. (possibly the transfer track was out of position and somebody incorrectly assumed there was a segment missing)
Monday, July 11, 2005 6:45 PM
Anyone have any pictures?
Monday, July 11, 2005 7:30 PM
Kingda Ka won't be open till next year. they need to order a new train and fabricate a new piece of track. This whole accident was their fault. they installed a catwalk along side the launch track without getting approval from Intamin first. the catwalk is what tore the train and track apart. These are not rumors. my sister's fiance is the director of the batman show and he talked to the iron workers who are fixing the ride.
Monday, July 11, 2005 7:36 PM
Hmmmm...I'm not claiming to know any facts about the situation, but somehow I think almost everything in your post is completely wrong.

The catwalk doesn't come into contact with any part of the train, cable, sled, brake fins, electronics, hydraulics. How in the world is that going cause any problems??

About the train, you may be right that they need a new one, but I've seen pics of the train post-breakdown and it appears 100% fine. (at least from the outside) There certainly is no *major* damage. I'm sure the undercarriage has some damage to it, but it's definitely not enough to warrant a brand new train IMO. (even if we do get a new one, maybe they'll fix up Blueberry and we'll have one to spare if another goes down for maintenance!)

Monday, July 11, 2005 7:38 PM
Sorry but I'm not buying that.

As with every new ride, after testing is complete a representative from the manufacturer signs the ride over to the park for operation. The catwalk was there during construction so Intamin most likely knew about it.

Monday, July 11, 2005 8:58 PM
I thought the train that was stuck at the end of the launch truck was loaded up on a flat bed truck and was sent back to Intamin.
Monday, July 11, 2005 9:18 PM
As unlikely as Mini's post sounds, I know of other coasters that have installed catwalks on a ride after the ride has been 'signed off' from the manufacturer. I suppose it is possible that a portion of the catwalk broke free somehow and came in contact with part of the ride. Granted it's extremely unlikely, but possible.

Regardless, the lack of a train wouldn't close down the ride. All the ride would do is operate at lower capacity. I am guessing that train does need some 'lovin' and it probably had to be removed to the maintenance shop, or Intamin.

Monday, July 11, 2005 9:28 PM
Forgive me, remind me again what happened to KK. I don't feel like searching through the other thread. I want the truth too not some one's thoughts on what happened.


Monday, July 11, 2005 10:00 PM
From what I have heard, a piece of the liner in the launch sled trough broke free and caused some big problems. I think some of the fins were tore up and most likely the under carraige of the train.
Monday, July 11, 2005 10:01 PM

"You can't handle the truth!"

Monday, July 11, 2005 10:12 PM
^LOL :p
Monday, July 11, 2005 11:22 PM
I went to six flags a couple of days ago but i didnt hear any updates only that people were complaining a little about it being closed and not hearing any news

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