I have been wondering for a while what kind of safety device the Millennium has to keep the train from rolling back down the lift hill should the cable brake. Most coasters have that catch dog that makes the clickityclack going up the hill, but MF is quiet.
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MF has the same system, but there's another mechanism that lifts the anti-rollback dogs while the train is on the lift. When the train slows the dogs will drop and make contact with the anti-rollback track.
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Yep. I believe the anit-roolback dogs are magnetic so that if they are in motion there's a force pulling them up off the ratchets, but if the train every slows down they'll drop into place. Right hand rule at work.
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God, how much I love Intamin and their constant innovations. As if the Elevator Lift wasn't enough. I always assumed the reason MF was so quiet was because it had dampers like B&M puts on theirs, but now, looking back, I can see that B&M's dampers wear out after the first month or two.
Perilous Plunge has those Magnetic Anti Rollbacks too. The lift is super quiet. Kind of off topic, but does anyone know if the new Intamin River Plunge in Europe can control the splash? I know PP could, but they don't cause it breaks down the ride, and they've already had a boat crash into the rocks at the end of the splashdown pool.