Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:32 PM
Check out the pics at RCDB.com. Now that's classy. The ride is beautiful and looks better than new. Classic station, brakes, it's all there. Nothing was neutered.
It pretty much looks like most of the ride is new. Anyone know how much was actually used from the old Dipper?
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:37 PM
From what I gather, "neutered" is almost the opposite of what happened...
Be there in about a week....gotta get my Schmeck on... ;)
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:58 PM
Duane from rcdb could probably tell you exactly what was reused and what was new. He helped build it.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 5:33 PM
The real question is: does this now count as the newest coaster with skid brakes, or just an old coaster that was relocated with skid brakes?
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 5:54 PM
Brakes, station platform, brake levers, trains, and some minimal parts of the structure (such as the platform) were reused. Pretty much everything else is new.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 6:20 PM
Just as Nate said, the majority of the ride is new.
Meteor RCDB pics.
First 3 pics are of the old structure wood piled up when it was moved to the park. Chipped away white painted wood.
Look toward the end of the pictures with the completed structure and you will maybe see a few old white painted wood beams. The rest is new.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:07 PM
But all wood coasters have wood replaced over their lifespan. It just so happens Meteor got an "extreme makeover" instead of having all the wood replaced over 30-40 years. But if you think SCBB Dipper uses the same wood as when built you're delusional.
Had I ridden Little Dipper I would not recount it as Meteor. It's the same coasters in a new loaction.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:43 PM
Does that mean if you get to ride M:TR at two different locations, It only counts once?
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:53 PM
There are no rules for coaster counting, you can do what ever you want. Coastercounter.com would count it as 2.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:05 PM
I never said there were rules. I was stating how I
would count it. Notice how I ended my post?
And yes, GN...it only counts once.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:28 PM
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:38 PM
Official opening is Wednesday Aug 8 at 1pm.
Email from the park:
The Meteor" Wooden Roller Coaster will open at 1 PM on Wednesday August 8, 2007
A drawing will be held for the first riders!
The Winning riders will be drawn from customers purchasing wristbands between 11:30 am and 1 pm on August 8, 2007
Don't miss your chance to be one of the first riders! *** Edited 8/8/2007 3:44:59 AM UTC by beast7369***