I was just wondering what the status of SOB is? The season has officially started but CF hasn't really mentioned anything recently that I am aware of except the removal of the loop. Does anyone who works at the park know or has another press release been issused that I am unable to find regarding the opening of this ride?
This past Saturday a Delirium ride op said he heard there was some problem with the trains as well, and though he didn't really know any specifics, he said it definitely won't be open anytime in June and with testing (once the train issue was resolved) that it might not be until August!!
I was pretty mad upon hearing that, but he felt the chance of re-opening this season was still 100%.
I agree with you Jason, and the lack of discussion made me wonder even more. I figured with all us CBuzzers out there...someone would have seen something along the lines of testing, or trackwork, or trains being installed...etc...
I really wish they could have made the MFlyers work.
The information about the G2 trains not being able to be used was just a rumor I heard. From what your saying, I would assume that to be not true. Unless these 'tests' they're performing are not turning out like they had hoped.
BTW Donald, what happened to the old SOB trains? *** Edited 6/13/2007 4:32:34 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
Jason Hammond said: What information about the G2 trains not being able to be used was just a rumor I heard. From what your saying, I would assume that to be not true. Unless these 'tests' they're performing are not turning out like they had hoped.
BTW Donald, what happened to the old SOB trains?
They're sitting in the maintenance lot over near the picnic grove, covered in tarps. As far as I can tell they're fully intact, but haven't been touched since they were removed from the track last July/August.
During Rumblefest when Jeff Pike was asked about GCI's possible involvement with the SOB redo, he mentioned that SOB's track gauge is completely the normal standard gauge. It's just a rumor that the gauge is not conventional. Anyway, he seemed VERY happy *NOT* to be involved with it.
SOB's wider track gauge has been common knowledge for a while, I'm not saying what Jeff Pike is saying is untrue but if that isn't the case that would be a pretty interesting reversal of what's generally been considered fact.
Shouldn't this be relatively easy to prove or disprove with some photos and simple math?