At a recent photo shoot for a tourism magazine at SFoT (the park is currently closed for November, but reopens in December) many ACErs caught a glimpse of the Mr. Freeze train through the maintenance gate on a transfer track. The lead car was not that of Mr. Freeze, however. A Robin car from SFGrAdv's B&R:TC retrofitted with lap bars was attatched to the train. It seems that SFoT is indeed testing the ride with lap bars! All I have to say is... Kick ass! ----------------- .:| Brandon Rodriguez |:. http://www.coasters2k.com
Because I'm sure that person you talked to had more important things to do than deal with a question from a coaster enthusiast with little or no regard to anyone but himself. Please show just an inkling of maturity.
Back to the topic. This sounds like great news. Can't wait to experience the ride without the painful OTSRs.
This could very well be true, but it still may take a while. It doesn't necessarily mean that the Mr Freeze trains themselves already have been retrofitted with lap bars. If they were then you wouldn't have seen a robin car on the track. So this means they are A) still getting done, or B) they are just testing the Robin car to see if it works and if they can do it on Freeze, which would then mean it will still be a long while before Freeze opens. I know at sfgadv when the full robin train returned with lapbars, it was still 3 and a half weeks before it opened to public and that in itself was sorta rushed. They still had to attach each car since they came seperately, put on the whole wheel assembly, and all the LIM fins etc, then a lot of testing by Premier before they even officially handed the train over to gadv. But I do remember them putting the first car on the batman track along with the rest of the batman train, and testing that late overnight.
That's true, but BrandonR mentioned it reopens in December so I was making reference to that. I sure hope by at least the end of next season that all of the premier launchers have the lapbars, They'd have a REALLY impressive lineup then.
Mr Freeze at SFoTx is down for the year, as I was told by my Blue Tag, the trains are getting a compete rehab and they need the extra 2 months so they will have it open in March. Take that for what you will.
Yeah, the whole Gotham City section has been scheduled to be down for the whole Holiday in the Park event... Which does make sense. In 2002 friends, I have a feeling Mr. Freeze will suddenly jump up on our Top __ Steel Coaster lists... :) ----------------- .:| Brandon Rodriguez |:. http://www.coasters2k.com
Great news! Too bad I went to SFOT this past summer. Actually though, Mr. Freeze was not nearly as bad in the headbanging dept. as I was lead to beleive. If you think Freeze is bad, you are just a wimp. There are PLENTY of rougher coasters out there than Mr. Freeze.
Will lapbars improve the ride? Of course they will. But Jthe spaghetti bowls need more attention than the Mr. Freeze rides. THOSE are bad.
The Freeze @ SFSL was not rough at all when I rode it in July, I thought it was one of the best steel coasters I have ever ridden. I love the zero gravity at the top of the tower! Lap bars would make this thing even greater than the greatness the ride already has! ----------------- Wild Country USA is coming to Desoto County, Mississippi Memorial Day Weekend 2004! 5000 Acres and 8 operating world-class coasters on opening day! Do the words Giga, B&M, CCI, and Arrow 4D sound familiar?