Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:54 PM
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***
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:57 PM
Bad week for loops!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:58 PM
Someone is pulling your leg or it is just temporary while construction procedes on the new dark-ride being built in the area.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 5:09 PM
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:
http://mousetimes.com/dlrpictorials/12_12_06/index.html *** Edited 12/13/2006 10:12:26 PM UTC by halltd***
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 5:23 PM
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.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 5:35 PM
Maybe they just need to replace some sort of necessary parts pieces in the middle part of the loop. Who knows?
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 5:35 PM
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.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 5:55 PM
Support movement is what I heard.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 6:43 PM
^ Might have happened when the Earth shook (SFI's announced intention to sell SFMM as a park)... ;)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 8:34 PM
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.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 8:54 PM
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.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 8:58 PM
I was going to say the same thing....."bad week for loops!"
Glad to hear it was only a temporary thing. :)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:44 PM
Sheikrafanatic, it's an Intamin coaster though. What could POSSIBLY go wrong? ;)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:55 PM
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!
Chris the Coaster Freak
Thursday, December 14, 2006 1:17 AM
Sometimes I just don't get what happened to sarcasm in today's society...
Maybe schools need to implement these more into English classes...
Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:00 AM
^^ Dude... he was joking. Welcome to Coasterbuzz: Home of sarcastic musings.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 4:37 AM
They replaced it with the loop from SoB to make it the worlds only steelie with a wooden loop.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 7:34 AM
The loop on SOB is (was) steel.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 8:20 AM
^well that just ruins invy's joke then. ;)
Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:07 AM
They were doing brain surgery on Mickey. ;)