(6/6/08) A Screamscape readers visiting Hard Rock Park caught up with some workers leaving the Maximum RPM ride area and asked a few questions about when it might open. They were told that it should be open “within a month” and that the only problem they’re having right now is with the giant revolver lift-wheel either getting stuck or stopping in the wrong place. Once they fix that issue for good, the ride will be ready to go.
It stinks that the wheel lift is holding it up, cause it's not really a huge ride or anything... it fits in with the park great but it's not some amazing attraction that should need such special attention, IMO anyway.
True as that may be, Phantom, I think I-fan is spot on: sounds like prox-sensor probs to me too. But what do I know? Had they asked me to design the ride in the first place my end design wouldn't have included a complicated-in-the-name-of-unique and bound-to-be-problematic ferris wheel lift followed by a short and uninspired figure-8 course.
I'd like to meet the person at HRP who signed off on this ride idea...and ask "WTF were you thinking?
All he/she needed to do was talk to parks that own rides made by Premier. I'm sure SFGAdv would tell her how happy they were with Batman/Robin Chiller...or how happy SFOT and SFStL were with the delays opening their Chiller shuttles, or [P]KD and [P]KI about how they tortured guests on FoF until forces to redesign the train's restraints.
This isn't a mistake. A mistake is when you fall down an elevator shaft. Or when you skinny-dip in a school of piranha. Or when you accidentally douche with Drano! No, MaxRPM was no mistake...it's a WTF were they thinking!?!?! ;)