Posted Monday, March 17, 2003 3:41 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo
Scream has finished its vertical construction phase. Work will now focus on preparing the ride for an early April opening, which doesn't leave much time. The station has yet to rise.
In other park news, Thrill Shot's cables have been removed from the towers. What are presumably new parts for the S&S Absolutely Insane ride have been spotted behind Psyclone.
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X...I still can't believe it wasn't a dream*** This post was edited by CoasterXfreak 3/17/2003 7:09:25 PM ***
The layout looks great, too....even though we just discussed a B&M layout thread 2 weeks ago with the inversions in the same "pattern", I really think this ride will have punch. Note the hard right helix after the block, and the track travelling under the transfer track after the loop. Again, good stuff from this company. They'll have another winner in SoCal.
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You know, I've said it once, and I will say it again, I still think SFMM are cutting it very thin for an April 11th opening, there just seems like too much still to do to have it ready in just over 3 weeks. Looking at the latest pictures, there is still the matter of building the station, the electrics, the testing, building the entrances/exits, Landscaping,themeing(If any) and it looks like there is that Plaza to finish too. I would be very suprised to see that ride operating in 3 weeks starting this friday
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PaulD, maybe SFMW left Medusa that way, but Scream is not open yet. On the TwistedRails update, Karl has scanned the "awesome" drawing of Scream on the park map, and it appears there will be a fence and trees around the ride.
I disagree, I think its a bit lazy from Six Flags, how long would it take them to just paint over the lines and at least make it a bit nicer(a few days at the least) how long has Medusa been open(Need I say more) and this is Six Flags we are talking about. Trust me, all of what appears on the map will probably not happen. Also if you care to view it carefully, It seems that Scream will
a) have no station ;)
b)have 6 inversions :-D
c) have an inverted cobra roll
So tell me now that the map is accurate, now I was actually joking here(dont take it seriously) but what I'm trying to say is, Dont believe all you see on the map.
The station is rumored to be up in about 2 weeks
well here is where SFMM obviously have a dillema, Do they build the station first(Lets say it takes 2 weeks) and then start the testing(this is bound to take another 1-2 weeks or so) dont forget even though this is a B&M, it still have to go through a certain amount of testing hrs, All coasters do. so already, these 2 tasks could take 3-4 weeks and easily take it past its 11th April opening
Then there is the other dilemma, Do SFMM wait until all the electrics are done(will probably take a few more days) do the testing(1-2 weeks) and then build the station(1-2 weeks) again this take it into a 3 week period still left with loads of things to do. Dont forget not everything can be done at once, and you cant rush things like this. I wouldnt like to ride a new coaster and have it breaking down on me every 5 mins.
I think I am just going to shut up now, If it does open April 11th, then BRAVO to Six Flags because it would be a huge achievment to have it ready so soon, but still dont be suprised it is does get delayed, Just because the park has announced a Opening and Press Day, Things can change without notice(Just like Superman at SFOG and X-Flight at SFWOA for example)
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