Interveiw will be in day three podcast that will be put up later tonight. Days one and two already posted.
I don't see any speakers........ . . . .
P.S.: I looked at some POVs of Eejanaika on youtube such as this:
and from the reaction of the riders it was no way as rough as my recent experience on X -
each time I came back into the station, I heard no one laughing at all, but a lot of people moaning about how rough it was.
So, I'm not giving up hope yet that new trains will give X a better ride.
*** Edited 11/18/2007 9:16:03 AM UTC by superman***
I also hope that the new trains can add a little more smoothness to X. We'll just have to wait and see.
If they are spending alot of money on buying new trains for X - why not make 'something' of it. Why spend all that money on improvements and not make the public aware of it?
It makes perfect sense.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
I never experienced this "leg banging" on X before though. Must only be an issue with people with weak legs.
I never before thougt about having 'weak legs' - but I am a pretty tall person, which probably doesn't help in this case.
BTW... since the color scheme for X2 looks different - are they really going to repaint the whole thing?
I actually liked X's color scheme - it must be an infinte amount of paint... wow.
Why not make an improvement and build another loading/unloading station into the mix?
If you haven't ridden X personally, you really have no idea how painstakingly slow it is, even if the ride ops are working quickly.
The ride averages a load time (time it takes when the airgates open to when the train begins leaving the station) of approximately 5 minutes per train, even with ride hosts rushing around checking harnesses.
And to answer your last question, they are completely gutting out the old station platform and reconfiguring it -- in hopes to speed up the load/unload process.
*** Edited 11/19/2007 8:26:28 PM UTC by Spinout***
The main issue being the time consumed waiting for the seats to pivot from a reclining position to the upright loading position -- then loading passengers, adjusting the restraints, and then waiting for the seats to pivot from the upright position to a reclining position before dispatch.
Because of the amount of time it takes to dispatch a train, Arrow decided rather than let guests in the other trains stack behind a loading train, they would just create an additional block section where they could let riders off -- where the empty train would then advance forward when the train before it disembarks from the station.
With the complete redesign of the loading areas, dropping steel platforms (ala Eejanaika) would easily shave minutes off the loading time from the current setup. It is my understanding that the separate load and unload block setup will still be intact after the refurbishment.
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