Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:45 AM
I just stumbled on this today. A rather impressive update page including a link to a webcam. Not much to see right now but it is a nice addition!
Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:58 AM
More importantly, the entire project has a new webpage:
Not too much up there right now, but they do have the ride stats:
Maximum Height: 50'
Maximum Speed: 35 fps (24 mph)
Trains: 2 people per car, 5 cars
Looks like there will be a lot more up there in the coming days/weeks. Hopefully, this means they have all the kinks worked out and if we're lucky, we'll be riding this by mid 2006.
If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.
Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:28 PM
Eek, Larson is building the trains. Granted they are being designed by a former Morgan employee, but I can't help but to think of Larson and Hi-Roller/Crazy Train in the same sentence. I have to say that I'm a little bit suprised by the low speed, but, it shoudn't be a problem knowing that Avalance at PKD probably doesn't run all that fast either (although there was that one opening day with one train and the midcourse off....). Granted this was a long time ago, but according to a coaster book I own they had to keep dry seat cushions on hand for one of the Flying Turns.
Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:32 PM
Another webcam to watch all winter.
Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:58 PM
I like the covers that go over the Looper cars in the first picture!
Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:03 PM
Here's hoping the trains don't use OTSRs, particularly like those on the Larson Fireball. They're pretty uncomfortable even on a straight loop.
Schwarzkopf shuttle loops...The most possible fun in 36 seconds.
Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:36 PM
As tight as the turns are on these things, I'm sure 24mph will seem pretty intense.
Long live the Big Bad Wolf