Monday, June 18, 2007 11:14 PM
Has anyone heard of the "big" announcement planned by PTC next weekend?
It's suppose to coincide with the ACE Con. Any ideas what it is?
Monday, June 18, 2007 11:24 PM
Well, ACE Con started this past Sunday and ends Saturday. I didn't hear anything. Where did you hear?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:13 AM
Is it ridiculous to hope it coincides with some sort of announcement from Morey's... ;)
I know Morey's probably has something "bigger" in mind, but that would be pretty sweet too.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:20 AM
Perhaps they're getting back in the coaster-building biz? :)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:49 AM
Let's hope......Then they can start building coasters that are designed for their trains.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 1:29 AM
From what I read on another site, Morey's is looking to span two piers with one coaster. Is it possible to span two piers with the Golden Nugget?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 1:35 AM
They're finally going to make trailered trains that work. ;)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 1:42 AM
Is it possible to span two piers with the Golden Nugget?
Possible? Yes. Probable or likely? My guess is no. But that being said Golden Nugget is a PTC coaster.
The plot thickens ;)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:49 AM
The Golden Nugget has nothing to do with PTC's announcement.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:02 AM
Maybe they'll announce that their website will finally be functional.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:56 AM
I wish they would continue making coasters. Screamin' Eagle, Thunderhawk @ DP, Blue Streak, and Great American Scream Machine @ SFOG are great. The Little Dipper is just okay. This company is awesome in my opinion.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10:48 AM
And how many of the people responsible for those rides are still in the business? I'm guessing zero.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10:57 AM
Well, I had a conversation with Herb Schmeck the other day, and he said he is thinking about coming out of retirement.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:22 AM
I thought PTC's big announcement came several months ago (when Tom Rebbie bought it outright). I'm still waiting for Bill Dauphinee's big announcement about what he's doing now.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:50 AM
Agent Johnson said:The Golden Nugget has nothing to do with PTC's announcement.
Yeah, I was *pretty sure* of that. But I keep hoping that GN will return...someday. Figured this was as good an opportunity as I was going to get to "plug" the ride... ;)
From what I've seen and heard, Morey's announcement is going to be MUCH larger in terms of sheer size/cost.
*** Edited 6/19/2007 3:51:07 PM UTC by rollergator***
Friday, June 22, 2007 1:41 PM
Here is the news announcement from PTC:
Friday, June 22, 2007 1:46 PM
Wow, interesting news to say the least....
Have to wonder who ELSE might be in the market for a train like this...lower capacity, but lower maintenance as well - seems well-suited for a smaller park.
Friday, June 22, 2007 1:47 PM
So basically they're MilF trains...but not. Four sets of wheels per car? I wonder if the MilF's are patented and that's why PTC had to go with 4 instead of 2.
Friday, June 22, 2007 1:53 PM
Bill, it's the same capacity as a standard 6-car/2-bench train.
Friday, June 22, 2007 1:56 PM
"each of the twelve cars will seat two riders"