So what's the deal with Lasso Loop's trains? Somebody has to know. Every other car has been taken off and it looks, well, weird. I can't understand why they'd do this unless it has something to do with the weight of the train and the drive wheels?
My guess would be it makes a lighter train, which would be less wear and tear on the drive motors. It's a tire-driven full-circut "shuttle" coaster, sort of like a Ring of Fire with an helix added at the bottom.
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Its really simple, but kind of hard to visualize without anything to go by. Its really like a figure-8, just bent at 90 degrees in the middle.
If not... its a vertical loop, with a circular section of track connecting the two ends of the loop. You board the train, it turns 180 degrees, goes through the loop, turns 180 degrees again (in the same direction as the first 180 degree turn) and brings you back to the loading area. I believe one ride features a few trips around. Like mOOSH said, a Ring Of Fire/Super Loops with a helix that serves as an area to load the cars.
In the mid-eighties, there were two of them in Wildwood NJ, but they both disappeared and never heard of any others in the U.S. Too bad... I would like to ride one.
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