If anyone has Comcast Cable (doesn't have to be Digital), CN8 (that's channel 8 for New England/Mid-Atlantic states) will be showing a special episode of American Builders on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 6:30 AM and again at 6:30 pm.
The show will be a behind the scenes look at Six Flags New England, going through the morning maintainence of all the coasters and the preperation of the rest of the park.
They showed a 5 minute clip of the morning walk of Cyclone's track ripping out loose steel bars. Should be a great show.
*** Edited 5/30/2007 5:36:52 PM UTC by Vertigo***
Sorry for anyone left out, including Indiana.
The episode will premier Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 pm on [Comcast] CN8.
The program will then be available On Demand for the following week.
Every main segment of the show features a coaster:
Part 1: Cyclone morning walk and repair work
Part 2: Riding the Cyclone
Part 3: Riding Pandemonium then Coaster design & pre-build animation
Part 4: Superman morning walk & ride
There are also a few surprises in store!
DVD’s will be available for purchase through the Comcast CN8 website
Great show, If you have a chance to watch it at 6:30pm its worth it *** Edited 5/31/2007 11:40:26 AM UTC by Ajrides***
An interesting aspect of the show was when they reviewed the design work for superman,the original plans had called for a carousel curve but due to space limitations they ended up changing it to an overbanked turn instead.
What I had thought may have happened was that Superman was designed to be shorter (in length) than it is (I thought that I had seen artwork years ago that proved this), but that SF decided to put more money into it and make it better and cut costs elsewhere. I also heard, which went along with this, was that they were supposed to get an Invertigo, but because of money, they got the used Vampire coaster, which is Flashback.
*** Edited 5/31/2007 3:38:34 PM UTC by rablat5***
SROS was suppose to have the big helix turn around but do to the lack of space between Mind Eraser and the CT River they had to change the design. It is on in 30mins again
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