Thursday, May 20, 2004 7:25 PM
Media day was this morning at the park. The news stations showed footage of all the new rides. Ragin Cajun was open for media day but I am hearing that the coaster still won't open for the public just yet.
I guess one newscaster called Ragin Cajun, "Tilt-a-Whirl meets coaster".
For you out of towners coming to CBCon04 this Saturday, you will be able to get on Revolution, Big Easy Balloons, and Jester's Wild ride for sure.
King Chaos and Ragin Cajun are still up in the air at this point.
See you all Saturday (for those that are going).
My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.
Thursday, May 20, 2004 7:54 PM
I hope that "Ragin Cajun" is open for Coasterbuzz Con. The only spinning mouse I've experienced was "Exterminator" at Kennywood, and I loved it! If not... I'll probably go back one more time this season, so I guess I can wait until then.
Personally, I'd rather see Deja Vu operational. I'll definitely be running over to the big green machine at 10:00am after Raging Bull ERT! (If it's open and testing, that is.)
And hopefully the rain will stay away most of the day on Saturday... Weather.com is reporting a 30% chance of rain (an isolated shower or 2).
Thursday, May 20, 2004 8:15 PM
Ragin Cajin does not even have the switchbacks in place yet, so it will most likely be closed on sat. King Chaos looks good to go, they just need to put the water into the pond out front of it.
Thursday, May 20, 2004 8:45 PM
Today on WGN 720 am....Cubs Radio Station....They said "UP NEXT look at Chicago's newest thrill ride. It's tilt a whirl meets rollercoaster."
Kyle Says: Diamondback was a lot of fun! Made his first time at Kings Island worth it all!
Thursday, May 20, 2004 9:03 PM
King Chaos is having problems and most likely will not be open either.
Thursday, May 20, 2004 9:19 PM
I heard the "tilt-a-wheel meets rollercoaster" after the Cubs broadcast, too. For those who have WGN as a TV station(not just Chicago area), the 9pm(Central Time) news tonight is going to have a segment on Ragin' Cajun.
Friday, May 21, 2004 1:28 AM
irish monkey said:
Ragin Cajin does not even have the switchbacks in place yet, so it will most likely be closed on sat.
Really? I wonder how they had it open for media day then.
Friday, May 21, 2004 8:19 AM
The "switchbacks" he is refering to is the ones in the queue line. But I was shocked that they had Rajin Cajun open for Media Day. As I went on Sunday and there was tons of work left to do. But according to what workers at the park said, they had a 24 hour construction crew working on it. I managed to get 2 spins on it myself, even though ACE'rs were actually only allowed one. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to get interviewed and photographed on Rajin Cajun to garner my second ride. What a fun little ride and wonderful addition to the park.
As for King Chaos, when I chatted with the Tim Black (the park manager/VP/or whatever his title is), he said that they blew out the hydraulics first, then blew out a circuit board and that when we were there on Media Day it was actually running for the very first time in the park!
Friday, May 21, 2004 11:49 PM
I can't imagine it's going to take long to install the switchbacks in the queue, if that's the case; that queue is tiny!
-Nate *** Edited 5/22/2004 3:49:28 AM UTC by coasterdude318***
Saturday, May 22, 2004 12:29 AM
Hopefully they're installed in time for my trip up there on Memorial Day weekend!
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Sunday, May 23, 2004 2:22 AM
Ragin Cajun was not open to the public yet after Media day because the ride is not done yet. The Trim breaks were not wired in yet when it was open for Media Day. I believe as of today they have completed the wiring in of trim breaks and now are doing testing with water dummies.
Sunday, May 23, 2004 12:17 PM
I am not sure if all the brakes were wired or not but I do know they were indeed using a few of them on Friday morning during media day.
Sunday, May 23, 2004 6:10 PM
MCBR was working as well as the station breaks. Trims were not working and also I was told (Not 100% sure) that many sensors were missing and that’s why they were only letting one train go at a time.