MF Queue Lie

Saturday, September 21, 2002 1:23 PM
I was at the park last night and I noticed that the overflow queue has been removed. Could this possiby be home to Chaos or Troika next year?

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 1:36 PM
maybe it just doesn't fill up anymore...
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Saturday, September 21, 2002 1:44 PM

The MF queue is going to be placed underground so that the land above it could be used for rides.

No, wait, that's an MF queue lie.

Moosh

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 1:45 PM
Nice...:)

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 4:03 PM
Hahaha!!

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 5:16 PM

Interesting! It has been my opinion that they could use a flat or two over in that area since there really isn't anything besides coasters (MF, ID, Mantis, Wildcat) in that area and it'd be nice for people who don't ride the coasters (yes, I know - they're lame! ;)) to hit a flat or two while they're waiting.

I guess they're also figuring this new ride is going to take a chunk out of MF's line and the extra queues won't be needed.

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 6:24 PM
Exactly what I thought. Only a 400ft. coaster will bring the US's only 300ft. coaster down. Sweet. More MF for me! And this other ride too...

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 6:28 PM

Looks like they found a home for Schwabinchen ;)

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 6:31 PM
On an unrelated note, can someone explain to me how you pronounce "Schwabinchen"?

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 6:34 PM
Schh-waa-binch-en

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 6:43 PM
Phew! So I haven't been making a fool out of myself all this time (more so atleast).

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 6:55 PM

Does anyone else here remember when Schwabinchen was located where Wildcat is now located? I think that's going back to the Tiki Twirl days.

Coincidentally, I think "Tiki Twirl" is a great name for a flat ride.

But to answer the original theme of thhe post, I would doubt they would put a flat ride in the position mentioned above. This is a congested area as is, and I don't think they would want to place a monstrosity of a ride like Troika there. It's too high traffic - especially when people are lining up for MF fast passes.

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 7:54 PM

They removed the overflow queue on 5/10 the day after MF rolled back. I watched them take them out so they could put the crane there and pull the train over the last over banked corner. They don't need the que bars there so they are just leaving it alone.

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 8:13 PM
wouldn't the 'ch' in Schwabinchen be "hard" like a K sound.....my Germanic language skills are relatively weak, so I very well 'K'ould be "rong" on that....
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Saturday, September 21, 2002 9:04 PM
I think I know what you guys are talking about but when I was there in June, that overflow queue was still there.

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 9:07 PM

It is pronounced

Shiwaabinken

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 10:28 PM

Sorry to break the news, but the portables queue rails were removed this time last year as well. Not that they can't be doing anything there but this is normal.

Stuff like this really doesn't make sense to me, along with the removal of Gemini's 5th and 6th trains. I mean what harm are those portable queue rails going there doing there? If they ever catch a crowd like closing weekend 2000, where are they going to put the people? The permeant queue only holds an 1/1/2 hour worth of people, and any decent size crowd will put the line over that. The only reason I could think of they would take them is for use on the halloweekends attractions.

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 10:53 PM

Joe E. said:

Stuff like this really doesn't make sense to me, along with the removal of Gemini's 5th and 6th trains. I mean what harm are those portable queue rails going there doing there? If they ever catch a crowd like closing weekend 2000, where are they going to put the people? The permeant queue only holds an 1/1/2 hour worth of people, and any decent size crowd will put the line over that. The only reason I could think of they would take them is for use on the halloweekends attractions.



Toxic Tunnel of Terror, Undertaker U, and the kids fun house all use the temp rails for their que lines. On Fridays, Cp blocks off most of Frontier Town and Gemini midways because neither have open rides. I was also thinking that CP's temp rail supply might be running low because they are using it in the construction areas and to block the track in the parking lots.

CP starts getting the park ready for offseason before and during Halloweekends every year. There is a lot of equipment and rides that must be winterized. If they can get a head start on some of the work, they don't have to rush to get it done. This also gives them a head start on train maintainence that happens every offseason. With fifteen coasters, there are about 36 coaster trains, 7-8 Wildcat cars, and 5-6 DT cars. They also service all the flat vehicles/coaches, and do general structure repair. There is a lot to do at CP every off season and any little head start can help.

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 11:07 PM

ophthodoc said:
"Does anyone else here remember when Schwabinchen was located where Wildcat is now located? I think that's going back to the Tiki Twirl days."

OMG, heck yeah. Schwabinchen and Bayern Kurve were neighbors where Wildcat is now and Monster along with Western Cruise was right across the midway where Iron Dragon is today. Tiki Twirl used to be where Matterhorn is and the Frontier Lift used to be where Coasters is now.

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Sunday, September 22, 2002 2:19 PM

MagnumForce said:
"It is pronounced

Shiwaabinken



It is most definitely not pronounced like that. If speaking with pure German pronunciation, the "Schwa" is pronounced much like it looks, but with the 'w' taking a 'v' sound, so it becomes "Shva" with the vowel sounding like 'ahh.' 'bin' is pronounced as it looks.

The 'chen' at the end really has no pure English pronunciation, but is closely approximated by the way it looks: 'ch' followed by 'en'. The 'ch' sound in German is actually pronounced similarly to that of the English "ch," but with the sound originating further back in the mouth, near the rear of the tongue and the beginning of the throat. It is slightly softer than the English "ch". Kind of a combination between 'ch' and 'sh.'

So, closely approximated in English, "Schwabinchen" would be pronounced "Schvahh-bin-chen" with the accent on the first syllable.

Jman

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