No it doesn't. Compared to all the other old school Arrow multi-inversion coasters, Viper is tolerable. Rides like ShockWave, GASM, Python are in craving need for new trains or restraints. Either that or they need to be scrapped altogether. Quickly.
I do not know how well the DF trains would navigate the other arrow loopers. Lets remember that the train design was a custom designed suited specificially for DF, since regular Arrow trains did not have the right guage or the manueverablitity. Anyways, it is highly unlikely we will see this happen. I really loved the sleek DF train design especially the tracer lights on the vehicles. ----------------- There is only so much time left in this crazy, I just crumbling erb. they don't understand the master plan, i just cumbling erb. Outkast
sethman, yes, the Drachen Fire trains were built specially for Drachen Fire, but mechancially they are not significantly different from the earlier Arrow trains. I think the gauge is the same, the basic configuration is the same, and in fact the only truly significant difference is in the car body, with the different body style.
Hence the subsequent use of that train style on later Arrow coasters (Canyon Blaster, for instance). When the style was introduced, there was talk about Arrow trying to sell those trains as an update for some of their older rides. Trouble is, the old trains were working just fine, thank you...! The only coaster I can think of that logically might have got the new bodies (and didn't) was Steel Phantom when they switched from the yellow cars to the blue ones.
How do we know that Drachen Fire is going to get completly torn to pieces? How do we know it didn't get sold somewhere? Why would BGW tear down a ride that was selling for some # of millions and then just get like close to nothing for melted down metal? I find it highly unlikely that BGW will tear it down in the same fashion of Windjammer. The problem was roughness and down time. Drachen fire's only problem that I know of was roughness. I have said it before and I will say it again, I think Great Escape will get Drachen Fire.
The chassis of the phantom trains are the same, just the shells are different, in fact someone has a couple on here and posted a pic of it a while ago. ----------------- Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?