No more loop on California Screamin'

I saw some pictures on other websites showing workers removing the loop from California Screamin'. Anyone have any ideas why they're doing this or seen anything "official" on it?

I'm going in March and I really want to ride it. *** Edited 12/13/2006 9:56:48 PM UTC by halltd***

Bad week for loops!
boblogone's avatar
Someone is pulling your leg or it is just temporary while construction procedes on the new dark-ride being built in the area.
I never said it was a "permanent" removal. (Its definitely at least half gone though - there are many high-res pics of it being removed.) But, it just seems odd to me that any construction below would require the entire loop to be removed. It would seem like a massive expense to re-profile an existing attraction for a new one. Then again, Disney has a tendency to spare no expense when they really want to. Never thought I'd see it at DCA though. :)

Edit: I'm not sure if Jeff allows outside links on here, but here's a link to photos on another website: *** Edited 12/13/2006 10:12:26 PM UTC by halltd***

I've seen this as well. I'd asume it's somestrange necessity for the construction of the Midway Mania attraction that's being built right there.

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Maybe they just need to replace some sort of necessary parts pieces in the middle part of the loop. Who knows?

Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger

It's back! Just saw on a webcam that it's back the there are workers re-attaching it. I wonder what necessitated them removing most of a loop and putting it back up a day later.

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Support movement is what I heard.
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^ Might have happened when the Earth shook (SFI's announced intention to sell SFMM as a park)... ;)
Reason I heard is to allow demolition crew to get rid of an old building under the ride so they can start building Midway Mania.
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Ya but doesn't taking out a part allow problems to occur and have it move out of alignment.

There would have to be a really good reason to take it out because now they run the risk of injury and ride malfunction.

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I was going to say the same thing....."bad week for loops!"

Glad to hear it was only a temporary thing. :)


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Sheikrafanatic, it's an Intamin coaster though. What could POSSIBLY go wrong? ;)

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You say that but there have been numerous problems with some of imtamin's coasters. Not to be a hater but Top Thrill Dragster has had hundreds of problems. One little thing like taking out a part and re installing it could put somthing out of alignment and cause problems with the loop. Look at SoB it broke down because of problems with the loop.

Thats what could go wrong!

Check it.

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They replaced it with the loop from SoB to make it the worlds only steelie with a wooden loop.


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The loop on SOB is (was) steel.

^well that just ruins invy's joke then. ;)
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They were doing brain surgery on Mickey. ;)

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