A rollercoaster? What's that?
Guess how many different weekends I've heard "next weekend" from a mech. or ride op?
5. That's right. On 5 seperate weekends, I've heard "next weekend, we hope" from staff.
Rentzy387: I've heard 1000 laps before it can be opened for the public. I've heard that it's been testing during the night though, and the new decal (cool) is definitely a good sign.
A rollercoaster? What's that?
Well, that would decrease capacity. S:RoS is only 3 blocks (final brake, station, lift), so they would have to wait for the blue train to get back to the final brake before dispatching the empty red train. Granted this would only slow dispatch times by 10 secs. or so, but it's still something. Also, do you think that guests will understand why there an entire train running empty the entire day? The ops could explain it over and over and over, and the guests would still be pissed off that they couldn't board the red train. Additionally, I don't know if they can have a full train and a test train at the same time. I don't know how these things work, but it might not be allowed.
I'm pretty sure, based on the application of the decal, that they're already well into the 1000 laps. I heard that figure late May, so...
Well, that would decrease capacity. S:RoS is only 3 blocks (final brake, station, lift), so they would have to wait for the blue train to get back to the final brake before dispatching the empty red train. Granted this would only slow dispatch times by 10 secs. or so, but it's still something.
I definitely agree with you that it would get annoying explaining everything to guests over and over. However, I fail to see your thinking here with the blocking. They should be able to dispatch the train as soon as the previous train reaches a certain point on the course such that by the time the first one reaches the top of the lift, the other one has made it all the way into the station.
The idea that with a two train operation, you have to wait for one to stack behind the other is kind of crazy. Magnum's two train dispatch point is when the previous train hits the "Soak City Curve" which is basically right as it straightens out for the return bunny hops. In a two train operation, the ready breaks outside the station, just slow the train down and do not stop it.
This also brings me to another pet pieve about the control system on S:ROS. Even with one train, that thing comes to a complete stop on the brake run outside the station! I was thinking that it was because they use kicker wheels to bring it in. But so do Raptor and Millennium Force and if their crews are moving fast enough, their trains never stop until they are all the way into the station. If there is nothing on the block in front of the brakes, it should slow the train down and not bring it to a dead stop. Unfortunately, I bet this is one of the limitations of the Intamin magnetic brakes.
2001 Magnum Crew
i was there today, theres still no decal (whats that kid talking about) but it ran all day long...WITH PEOPLE!!!
the line was only 30 or so minutes for the front seat and about 10-15 minutes everywhere else...if i was only with some enthusiasts or alone i would have power-rode it al day and night. I got there around 3-3:30 and took 3 rides in a row in the front, last, and second to last...all in about 1 hr 45 minutes (broke down once for about 10 mins)
the park was PACKED!!! but sros was one of the shortest lines i ever saw...really good crew runing, but front left was stapeling hard core style.
-had a good (but too short) day a SFNE
SFNE's Superman's the best!
yeah, the backs the best but you still have to experience the front at least once. we were there with a first timer so he had to have his first ride in the front...its like tradition.
-makes everyone take their first ride in the front, and second in the back...first so they can truely appreciate the first drop, then so they can experience it...buagahahahah
"Ain't no glory in a war"
Thank you God!!! S:ROS is back after a year of only one train! This is incredible! Now the only thing I have to worry about is the weather. We're supposed to get thunderstorms on Tuesday. Uh oh.... :-)
Thanks a lot for the news Messiah of the DMV!
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