Someone Answer This...

Friday, August 24, 2001 11:26 PM
look at this picture of Batman:The Ride @ SFMM, and tell me how these 2 trains can be at these points at the same time...It would be practically impossible to load a train so fast, that it would be on the second vertical loop by the time the train ahead of it is on the second heartline twist....and there are people on it as well, so it isnt a test run of any sort.. http://home.earthlink.net/~sfmm84/batman.html
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*** This post was edited by UpsideBlue on 8/25/2001. ***

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Friday, August 24, 2001 11:34 PM
I must say that is a rare case. That picture could have gotten a few ride ops fired if that were to be shown to park management. It's so dangerous how the second train was dispatched so early, and usually the computer won't allow such a thing to pass by it. But then again, it could be a fantasy photo edit :)
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 12:03 AM
(Please, try to use a little more descriptive title when you start a new thread next time. Thanks!)

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 1:01 AM
Krax is right, it's edited. Look below the last car of the train on the loop, the rail is not lined up. Looks cool though. :)
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 1:02 AM
I seriously doubt that actually happened.  They have to have overlapped the pictures.  There are no brake runs on that ride so the computer wouldn't allow it.  If the computer did allow it, then the ride ops must have let the second train have a re-ride.  If you think about it, there's only a 15-second time difference between those trains.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 7:27 AM
I think they edited it. It looks like the same train just shot at two different places to make it look cool. Look at the rows with people in it. Its the same on the other train.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 7:58 AM

How can you tell, NitroExplodes? The people on the right sides are visable on the loop but the people on the left sides are visable on the zero g roll. Please point out a specific person or a specific row or something.


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Saturday, August 25, 2001 10:05 AM
Taipan is right. Haven't you seen his post? Look at the running rail below the last car going through the vertical loop. It's got an obvious break.

Whether or not it's the same train we'll never know, but it's obvious that picture's an edit.

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 10:11 AM
Oh, ok I see it now! I didn't know what he was talking about at first. I thought he meant the back row was off or something. It's a fake alright.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 11:04 AM
I have one of Montu, with on train on the lift, one in the loop, and one going into the big half loop, i'm guessing this is an edit too...

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 11:41 AM
Yup at the very last row you can see the track isn't lined up.  However they did it makes it look really cool with them in front of eachother like that.

I'm not quite sure of the layout of Montu but it jst sounds like an edit.

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 11:57 AM
Actually, that picture was taken during a test of Batman: The Ride's safety systems, but even if the ride ops were super speedy in loading and unloading, that would be impossible.
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 12:07 PM
That looks a like this pic here - http://www.joyrides.com/sfa/full/wild_one2.htm but Joe did a much better job if you ask me...
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