PKD - 5/27 - HypersonicXLC closed

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 2:53 AM

yea...the rumor wasnt true. i was hoping everyone was right saying that PKD was trying to get it open for memorial day weekend, but it did the same as it did on saturday.

couple things i noticed though...

1.)NO WINDSHIELDS!! i was so happy when i saw the trains didnt have them. they really cut out the experience of being in t he front row.

2.)a couple times the train whipped over the top. i wasnt close enough to hear if the brakes on the tower were used or not to adjust to the correct speed, but it might have been too much launch power also.

3.)also, the best of all experiences(for me)is that anaconda is halfway more enjoyable! im not sure exactly how much i grew in the past 3-4 wks, but i dont recall riding my 2nd visit this season either. anyway, my head is actually above the restraints now, enabling for less "headbanging".

i didnt have time for a whole trip report so thats what i got. by the way, if anyone here has a website, that will host my pics, ill send the pics of the trains to you so that you can post them. there is only 3-5, but it shows them as close as i could get.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 12:20 PM
When is it opening. If it has water test dummies already it should be 2 weeks maximum. Also hasn't the train tested almost a month already.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 2:46 PM

Medusafanatic said:
When is it opening. If it has water test dummies already it should be 2 weeks maximum.


That's not true. Having water dummies means nothing in terms of imminent opening.

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- Peabody

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 4:24 PM

by the way, if anyone here has a website, that will host my pics, ill send the pics of the trains to you so that you can post them. there is only 3-5, but it shows them as close as i could get.


Email them to webmaster@woodencoaster.com and I will setup a page for yo :)

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 1:55 PM
Did they take the cages from behind the seats? When I was there I saw the horrible things. Had heard they were gone?

As for the windshields, I found them more ugly than functional. They really didn't take away from the front seat experience, as they were pretty low, & well, nonfunctional looking:).

Yeah, I saw a few trains really FLYING over. Nothing like last season, looked real hardcore. No hesitation what-so-ever.

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 2:35 PM
Does XLC test just in park hours or after park hours too. Also this may sound stupid but what does testing it for over a month prove. It worked fine for over a month testing so whats left to do.
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Thursday, May 30, 2002 3:30 PM

Medusafanatic said:
It worked fine for over a month testing so whats left to do.


You assume too much. How do you know if it's testing fine. There's all kinds of stuff with the air system, computers, weighing station for the train, etc. that are not visable to us that could need major work.

What we all see in testing is just the tip of the iceberg. There's much, much more to a ride like this than we all know.

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- Peabody

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 4:50 PM
I guess your right.
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