Rocky Mountain Construction making its mark as roller coaster rehab expert

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:25 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Rocky Mountain Construction has forged a business out of converting coasters into new steel rides and, in the process, has become responsible for turning a handful of existing wooden coasters into some of the most thrilling, contemporary and innovative rides in the coaster world. The rides often keep much of their look intact, maintaining a lot of the wood that makes up their basic structure, but now running through them is a sleek, shiny, colorful steel track that stands out from the wood and makes the overall attraction feel more 21st century.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:50 PM

I hope they will be coming to Mean Streak soon.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:02 PM

I myself am a fan of Mean Streak as it is, but I also wouldn't mind seeing it get an RMC makeover. I have not been on any RMC's to date, but it looks like something that is definitely not to be missed.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:58 PM

I love what Rocky Mountain is doing. They've taken some appallingly rough rides and turned them into top ten attractions. As much as I like wood coasters, I don't feel that any of the rides that have been converted were any great loss.

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Friday, June 17, 2016 12:00 AM

Too bad Hercules isn't still around for a makeover from RMC... I imagine they would have. Done something pretty intense with the turn over the water. **imagines**

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Friday, June 17, 2016 2:22 AM

Ya know, I forgot all about Hercules. I rode it early on and thought it was awesome and so unique (the drop under the station was *perfection*), then again in later years and oh! No.
It's fun to think about what might've been if Cedar Fair had been the company that jumped on the RMC bandwagon (or however that happened) instead of Six Flags. I've got a laundry list of CF woodies that could use attention. Maybe someday we'll see a shift and CF rides will finally see some love. It may benefit them in the end as later is oft times better than earlier.

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